The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program's Tech Pilot invited 28 Skills Immigration and Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence on February 19.
Candidates who obtain a provincial nomination under the EEBC streams receive an additional 600 points toward their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score.
The Tech Pilot was launched in 2017 to attract and retain skilled workers and ensure the province's tech sector can meet its growing labour market needs.
Candidates invited in the February 19 tech draw must demonstrate a one-year full-time job offer — with at least 120 calendar days remaining at the time of applying— instead of the BC PNP's standard requirement of a permanent, full-time job offer, which applies to most immigration categories under the program.
Find out more about the eligibility requirements of the BC PNP Tech Pilot.
Use the CanadaVisa Skills Immigration Registration System Calculator to determine how many points you may be awarded under the BC PNP If you are interested in immigrating to Canada through the BC PNP.
The minimum scores for each category involved in this draw were as follows:
|Date||Category||Minimum Score Required||Number of ITAs Issued|
February 19, 2019
|EEBC – Skilled Worker||85|| |
|EEBC – International Graduate||94|
|SI - Skilled Worker||85|
|SI – International Graduate||94|