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British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program invites skilled workers and graduates in tech jobs

the CanadaVisa Team - 19 July, 2018

British columbia tech draw july18
British columbia tech draw july18

Twenty-seven invitations to apply for a provincial nomination were issued to skilled workers and international graduates in the latest British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) tech pilot draw, which took place on July 18.

The invitations were issued to candidates who meet the BC PNP Tech Pilot eligibility requirements, which were updated recently with list of key technology sector occupations and job offer requirements for candidates in these occupations. For these candidates, a full-time job offer of at least one year (365 days) is required among other criteria.

The BC PNP says it launched its Tech Pilot as way to establish British Columbia "as a preferred location for new and emerging technologies, increasing the growth of domestic B.C. tech companies, and removing barriers to attracting skilled workers."

Candidates who obtain an invitation 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.

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 July 18 were as follows:

DateCategoryMinimum Score RequiredNumber of ITAs Issued

July 18, 2018

EEBC – Skilled Worker9227
EEBC – International Graduate96
SI — Skilled Worker87
SI — International Graduate96

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

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