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British Columbia published the results of its weekly Tech Pilot draw August 1, which issued 31 invitations to qualified Skills Immigration and Express Entry candidates with job offers in the 29 key technology-related occupations.

Candidates in both the Express Entry British Columbia (EEBC) Skilled Worker and International Graduate categories with a score of 91 in the province's Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) were issued invitations in this latest draw.

Skills Immigration candidates in the International Graduate category with a score of 91 were also issued invitations, as were Skills Immigration candidates in the Skilled Worker category with an SIRS score of at least 84.

The BC PNP launched its 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. The pilot was updated in June 2018 and extended until June 2019. 

Candidates invited under BC's Express Entry-aligned streams 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. 

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 components of the 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 see our dedicated BC PNP page.

The minimum scores for each category involved in the August 1 draw were as follows:

Date Category Minimum Score Required Number of ITAs Issued

August 1, 2018

EEBC – Skilled Worker 91 31
EEBC – International Graduate 91
SI — Skilled Worker 84
SI — International Graduate 91

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