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A new draw through British Columbia's Tech Pilot held March 19 issued 37 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination to eligible Skills Immigration and Express Entry candidates.

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP's) Tech Pilot was launched in 2017 to assist employers in attracting and retaining in-demand talent by providing a fast-track, permanent immigration pathway for foreign tech workers and international students.

The BC PNP issues weekly Tech Pilot invitations to eligible candidates with a valid one-year job offer in one of the program's specified occupations. The job offer must also have at least 120 days remaining at the time of application. 

The March 19 draw saw invitations issued to candidates in the Skilled Worker and International Graduate categories of the Express Entry BC (EEBC) and Skills Immigration streams. 

Express Entry candidates who receive a nomination from British Columbia will be awarded an additional 600 points toward their Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score and are effectively guaranteed an Invitation To Apply (ITA) in a future federal draw.

In order to be considered for immigration to British Columbia through the Skilled Worker and International Graduate categories, individuals must first create a profile through the BC PNP Online portal and register under the program's Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS)

Learn more about the BC PNP Tech Pilot

BC PNP Tech Pilot Draw Results — March 19, 2019

Date Category Minimum Score Required Number of ITAs Issued

March 19, 2019

EEBC – Skilled Worker 89


EEBC – International Graduate 97
SI - Skilled Worker 89
SI – International Graduate 97

Use the CanadaVisa Skills Immigration Registration System Calculator to assess your potential score under the BC PNP's SIRS. 

For more information on the eligibility criteria for the BC PNP’s various streams, please visit our dedicated BC PNP page.

Find out if you are eligible for one of the BC PNP Canadian immigration streams