The British Columbia Tech Pilot issued  invitations to apply on August 30, 2018

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program issued 28 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination on September 26 to British Columbia immigration candidates registered in the province's tech pilot program. 

All candidates invited by the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) must have a job offer that is at least one year (365 days) in duration in one of the BC PNP Tech Pilot's 29 key occupations.

If nominated by British Columbia, Express Entry BC candidates will be awarded an additional 600 additional points toward their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), out of a possible total of 1,200. With the additional points, a candidate is well-positioned to obtain an Invitation To Apply for Canadian permanent residence at a later federal draw from the Express Entry pool.

Skills Immigration candidates nominated by the province will have their applications for Canadian permanent residence processed by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) separate from the Express Entry system.

To begin, individuals interested in immigrating to British Columbia through the BC PNP are required to submit a complete an online profile using the BC PNP's Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS)

The CanadaVisa's Skills Immigration Registration System Calculator can help you determine your potential SIRS score. 

To learn more about the eligibility requirements for the BC PNP immigration categories, visit our dedicated BC PNP page.

The minimum scores for each category invited in the September 26 Tech Pilot draw were as follows:

Date Category Minimum Score Required Number of ITAs Issued

September 26, 2018

EEBC – Skilled Worker 82 28
EEBC – International Graduate 91
SI — Skilled Worker 82
SI — International Graduate 91

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