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British Columbia invited 63 Skills Immigration and Express Entry B.C. candidates to apply for a provincial nomination in a new Tech Pilot draw held May 28.  

The BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)'s Tech Pilot provides an accelerated pathway to Canadian permanent residence for international tech workers with a one-year, full-time job offer in one of its 29 eligible occupations.

The job offer must have at least 120 days remaining at the time of application to the BC PNP.

The draw was the fourth in a row with a minimum score of 90 in the Skilled Worker and International Graduate categories of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program's Express Entry BC (EEBC) and Skills Immigration streams.

Scores are based on information provided by candidates when registering with the BC PNP, which is the first required step for most Skills Immigration and Express Entry categories. 

The BC PNP: Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) is a points-based system that evaluates candidates based on factors like education, work experience and proficiency in English or French.

Invited candidates under the Express Entry BC stream who are approved for a British Columbia provincial nomination will receive an additional 600 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 — May 28, 2019

Date Category Minimum Score Required Number of ITAs Issued

May 28, 2019

EEBC – Skilled Worker 90 63
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