BC PNP Tech Pilot draw July 30

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program issued invitations to Skills Immigration, Express Entry and Entrepreneur candidates in draws held July 30.

A total of 70 invitations were issued under the BC PNP’s Tech Pilot to Skilled Workers and International Graduates with job offers in one of its 29 eligible tech occupations.

A minimum score of 90 was the cut-off for each category.

Introduced in 2017, the Tech Pilot responds to labour needs in British Columbia’s tech sector. Since January 2019, a total of 848 invitations have been issued to qualified applicants through the pilot.

BC PNP Tech Pilot applicants are not required to demonstrate an indeterminate, full-time job offer, a requirement that applies to most other BC PNP immigration categories. Instead, candidates must have a job offer that is at least one year in duration and have at least 120 calendar days remaining at the time of applying for a provincial nomination.

Another 28 invitations were issued to applicants in the Entrepreneur Immigration - Base Category Stream and the Entrepreneur Immigration - Regional Pilot Stream.

In the Entrepreneur Immigration Base Category, 22 invitations were issued to candidates with scores as low as 114. The Base Category is for either senior managers or business owners who plan to invest in a business in B.C. and to actively manage it on a day-to-day basis.

Another six invitations were issued to candidates with scores of at least 111 through the Entrepreneur Immigration - Regional Pilot Stream, which is designed to attract new businesses to smaller, regional communities in B.C.

Find out more about the BC PNP Tech Pilot, the BC PNP Entrepreneur Base Category or the BC PNP Entrepreneur Regional Pilot Stream.

BC PNP Express Entry and Skills Immigration Draw Results — July 30, 2019

Date Category Minimum Score Required Number of ITAs Issued

July 30, 2019

(tech-only draw)

EEBC – Skilled Worker 90 70
EEBC – International Graduate 90
SI Skilled Worker 90
SI – International Graduate 90
July 30, 2019 Entrepreneur Immigration - Base Category 114 22
July 30, 2019 Entrepreneur Immigration - Regional Pilot 111 6

Use the CanadaVisa Skills Immigration Registration System Calculator to determine your potential score under the BC PNP Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS).

Find out if you are eligible for one of the BC PNP Canadian immigration streams