BC Tech Pilot Draw

British Columbia sent out 67 invitations to Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC candidates to apply for a provincial nomination under the Tech Pilot program.

The latest draw, held November 5, was the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)’s largest draw since July 30, which rendered 70 invitations. The BC PNP Tech Pilot is an initiative to support the province’s technology sector.

The Pilot allows international tech workers that have an eligible job offer in one of 29 tech occupations to obtain an accelerated pathway to Canadian permanent residence.

The Tech Pilot uses a points-based system called the BC PNP: Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) to evaluate candidates based on factors like education, work experience and proficiency in English or French.

Those selected in this draw needed a minimum score of 90 in each of the four Express Entry BC (EEBC) and Skills Immigration categories.

Invited candidates under the Express Entry BC stream who are approved for a British Columbia provincial nomination will receive an additional 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points toward their Express Entry profile.

Learn more about the BC PNP Tech Pilot.

BC PNP Express Entry and Skills Immigration Draw Results — November 5, 2019

Date Category Minimum Score Required Number of ITAs Issued

November 5, 2019

(tech-only draw)

EEBC – Skilled Worker 90 67
EEBC – International Graduate 90
SI Skilled Worker 90
SI – International Graduate 90

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