The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) issued 44 invitations on August 15, 2018

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program issued 44 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination in its latest weekly tech-specific draw held on August 15.

Invitations were issued to qualified registrants with job offers in the tech pilot's 29 priority occupations.

Skilled workers and international graduates who received invitations through an Express Entry BC category obtain 600 additional points under the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) if their application for provincial nomination is approved.  

Skills Immigration candidates with a successful nomination from the province will have their applications for permanent residence processed outside the Express Entry system. Registration to the BC PNP Tech Pilot is free and requires candidates to provide information about their BC employer.

In order to be issued an invitation to apply, both the candidate and their employer must meet all program requirements at the time of registration. 

BC PNP Tech Pilot benefits

The BC PNP provides faster processing for applications submitted through its Tech Pilot.  The BC PNP web page states "processing times for 80% of BC PNP applications is 2-3 months from receipt."

While the majority of BC PNP candidates are required to provide proof of an indeterminate job offer, candidates in the BC PNP tech pilot are only required to have a job offer that is at least one year in duration. 

Individuals interested in immigrating to Canada through the BC PNP must submit a complete online profile with the BC PNP's Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS)

CanadaVisa's Skills Immigration Registration System Calculator can help you determine how many points you may be awarded under the SIRS system.

For more information on the eligibility criteria for the BC PNP’s various immigration categories, please see our dedicated BC PNP page.

The minimum scores for each category involved in the August 15 draw were as follows:

Date Category Minimum Score Required Number of ITAs Issued

August 15, 2018

EEBC – Skilled Worker 87 44
EEBC – International Graduate 91
SI — Skilled Worker 82
SI — International Graduate 91

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