BC PNP Tech Pilot draw July 16

British Columbia invited 73 Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC candidates to apply for a provincial nomination in a new Tech Pilot draw held July 16.

This is the second largest number of nominations issued for the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) Tech Pilot this year.

The latest Tech Pilot draw is also the eighth consecutive invitation round with a minimum score of 90 in each of the four targeted categories.

Invitations issued on July 16 went to candidates registered in the Express Entry BC (EEBC) Skilled Worker and International Graduate categories and candidates in the Skills Immigration (SI), Skilled Worker and International Graduate categories.

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) Tech Pilot was created after the 2016 TechTalentBC Report identified the shortage of skilled tech workers as the biggest concern for companies in the sector. 

Launched in 2017, the BC PNP’s Tech Pilot is designed the provide a fast-tracked pathway to Canadian permanent residence for international talent with a job offer of at least a year from a B.C employer in one of the pilot’s 29 key eligible technology occupations.

Skilled Workers and International Graduates invited under the Express Entry BC and Skilled Immigration streams who are approved for a British Columbia provincial nomination will receive an additional 600 Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points toward their Express Entry profile.

Find out more about the BC PNP Tech Pilot

BC PNP Tech Pilot Draw Results — July 16, 2019

Date Category Minimum Score Required Number of ITAs Issued

July 16, 2019
(tech-pilot only)

EEBC – Skilled Worker 90 73
EEBC – International Graduate 90
SI - Skilled Worker 90
SI – International Graduate 90

Use the CanadaVisa Skills Immigration Registration System Calculator to determine your potential score under the BC PNP Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS).

Find out if you are eligible for one of the BC PNP Canadian immigration streams