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British Columbia issued 26 new invitations to apply for a provincial nomination through its tech pilot program in a draw that took place on June 20. 

The new invitations were issued to candidates under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) who have a full-time indeterminate valid job offer in one of the its Tech Pilot's 32 eligible occupations. 

The BC PNP introduced the Tech Pilot in 2017 to attract and retain skilled workers and international graduates of Canadian post-secondary institutions with skills required by the province's technology sector. 

Candidates invited under BC's Express Entry-aligned streams, such as the  EEBC - Skilled Worker and EEBC - International Graduate streams, obtain 600 additional points under the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) if their application for provincial nomination is approved.  

Candidates selected under the Skills Immigration categories will have their applications for permanent residence processed outside the Express Entry system if they receive a successful nomination from the province. 

Individuals interested in immigrating to Canada through the BC PNP must first submit an online profile with the BC PNP's Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) and complete all sections of the registration form.

Once a profile is assessed, applicants receive a score based on education, work experience, and other factors.

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 categories, please visit our dedicated BC PNP page.

The minimum scores for each category involved in the June 20 draw were as follows:

Date Category Minimum Score Required Number of ITAs Issued

June 20, 2018

EEBC – Skilled Worker 96 26
EEBC – International Graduate 96
SI — Skilled Worker 90
SI — International Graduate 96

Complete our free online assessment to find out if your are eligible for the BC PNP Canadian immigration categories.