the CanadaVisa Team - 31 July, 2019
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.
|Date||Category||Minimum Score Required||Number of ITAs Issued|
July 30, 2019
|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).