The British Columbia Tech Pilot issued invitations to apply on October 24.

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) has invited 41 candidates to apply in a new round of Tech Pilot invitations held November 21. 

The Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC candidates invited in this draw are required to have a one-year full-time job offer in one of the pilot's 29 in-demand occupations

Candidates invited under the Express Entry BC categories will obtain 600 points toward their overall Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score if their provincial nomination application is approved. These points will effectively guarantee an Invitation To Apply (ITA)  for Canadian permanent residence in a subsequent Express Entry draw. 

Skills Immigration candidates will have their permanent residence applications processed by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) outside the Express Entry system if their provincial nomination applications are approved. 

All potential Skilled Worker and International Graduate candidates must begin the process of applying for the BC PNP by creating an online profile and registering under the program's Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS).

As part of their registration, candidates are assigned a SIRS score based on their credentials, such as completed education, work experience and adaptability factors.

All candidates issued an invitation to apply will have 30 calendar days from the date they received their invitation to submit a complete application to the BC PNP and pay the required processing fee. 

The following is the points breakdown per category for candidates invited in the November 21 draw

Date Category Minimum Score Required Number of ITAs Issued

November 21, 2018

EEBC – Skilled Worker 80 41
EEBC – International Graduate 90
SI — Skilled Worker 80
SI — International Graduate 90

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