British Columbia has invited would-be immigrants working in the tech sector to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence. A total of 72 invitations were issued under the BC PNP tech pilot program on October 6.
Applicants from the Skilled Worker and International Graduates subcategories of the BC Express Entry (EEBC) and Skills Immigration streams were invited to this final round of invitation.
The minimum score required for applicants in both subcategories was 80, which is no change in score compared to all other technical draws held since mid-June.
British Columbia hosts weekly Tech Pilot raffles in which applicants with job openings in 29 eligible occupations are invited to apply for a provincial nomination. Launched in 2017, the technical pilot project aims to help British Columbia’s technology sector recruit IT workers to meet current labor market needs.
To be considered eligible under the Technical Pilot, applicants must be enrolled in one of British Columbia’s existing provincial immigration streams and have a valid job offer of at least 12 months in one of the eligible occupations of the technical pilot.
To apply for BC PNP’s Skills Immigration or Express Entry BC categories, applicants must first create a profile through the BC PNP online portal and register under its Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS).
Applicants are assessed and assigned a score based on factors such as education level, work experience, English proficiency, and location of employment. If a candidate is approved, then they can use their provincial nomination to apply for permanent residency with IRCC in the Provincial Nominee category.
Express Entry applicants who receive a nomination from British Columbia will receive an additional 600 points for their Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score and will effectively be guaranteed an ITA upon submission.
BC PNP held provincial draws through its various categories and PNP feeds every week. Last week, the province issued 450 invitations to provincial nominations in its biggest draw this year. September was a busy month for British Columbia as the province held a total of seven raffles across its various PNP categories and streams and invited over 1,430 immigrant applicants.
Reference is taken from CIC News
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