British Columbia invited 80 immigration candidates with a job offer in the province’s technology sector to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence.
The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) Tech Pilot draw held on March 3 issued invitations to candidates under the Express Entry BC and Skills immigration categories.
Selected candidates from the Skilled Worker and International Graduate subcategories needed a minimum provincial score of 90.
The BC PNP Tech Pilot is a fast-track immigration pathway for in-demand tech workers and international students.
In order to be considered eligible for this program, candidates need to be in one of B.C.’s existing provincial immigration streams and have a valid job offer of at least 12 months in one of the Tech Pilot’s 29 eligible occupations.
To apply for the Skills Immigration or Express Entry BC categories candidates must first create a profile through the BC PNP’s online portal and register under its Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS).
Applicants are evaluated and issued a score based on factors such as level of education, work experience, proficiency in English and location of employment.
Express Entry candidates who receive a nomination from British Columbia will be given an additional 600 points toward their Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score and are effectively guaranteed an Invitation To Apply (ITA) in a future federal Express Entry draw.
BC PNP Draw Results — March 4, 2020
|Date||Category||Minimum Score Required||Number of ITAs Issued|
March 4, 2020
|EEBC – Skilled Worker||90|| |
|EEBC – International Graduate||90|
|SI - Skilled Worker||90|
|SI – Skilled Worker||90|