The British Columbia Tech Pilot issued 32 invitations to apply on August 30, 2018

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program's Tech Pilot program held its weekly draw on August 30, issuing 32 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination.

The latest invitations from the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) were issued to eligible candidates with a job offer that is at least one year (365 days) in duration in one of the tech pilot's 29 priority occupations.

Express Entry candidates nominated by British Columbia obtain an additional 600 additional points toward their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).

Skills Immigration candidates nominated by the province will have their applications for Canadian permanent residence processed by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) outside the Express Entry's online application processing system.

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. 

Faster processing for tech-related occupations

Registration to the BC PNP Tech Pilot is free and requires candidates to provide information about their BC employer. The BC PNP says its Tech Pilot offers faster processing for applications with processing times of two to three months from receipt. 

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

Find out your potential SIRS score with CanadaVisa's Skills Immigration Registration System Calculator now. 

For more information on the eligibility requirements for the BC PNP’s immigration categories, visit our dedicated BC PNP page.

The minimum scores for each category invited in the August 30 Tech Pilot draw were as follows:

Date Category Minimum Score Required Number of ITAs Issued

August 30, 2018

EEBC – Skilled Worker 87 32
EEBC – International Graduate 91
SI — Skilled Worker 82
SI — International Graduate 91

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