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

The province of British Columbia issued 24 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination to BC PNP Tech Pilot candidates on October 10. 

All Tech Pilot candidates invited by the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) are required to have a job offer that is at least one year (365 days) in duration in one of the pilot's 29 in-demand occupations. 

Candidates registered under the Express Entry BC categories will be awarded an additional 600 points toward their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) if their provincial nomination application is approved. These points effectively guarantee an Invitation To Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence at a later federal Express Entry draw. 

The rest of the candidates invited under the Skills Immigration categories will have applications for Canadian permanent residence processed directly by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) once a provincial nomination is issued by the British Columbia. 

Any individual interested in immigrating to British Columbia through the BC PNP categories must begin the process by creating an online BC PNP online profile. However, only applicants under the Skilled Worker, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled, and International Graduate categories are required to register to the BC PNP's Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) to obtain a score

All candidates issued an invitation to apply have 30 calendar days from the date of invitation to submit a complete online application and pay the required processing fee. 

CanadaVisa's Skills Immigration Registration System Calculator can help you find out your potential SIRS score. 

Learn more about the BC PNP immigration categories.

The points breakdown for the October 10 Tech Pilot draw was as follows:

Date Category Minimum Score Required Number of ITAs Issued

October 10, 2018

EEBC – Skilled Worker 82 24
EEBC – International Graduate 91
SI — Skilled Worker 82
SI — International Graduate 91

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