On July 21, the province of British Columbia issued 62 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination to PNP technical pilot candidates in British Columbia. The BC PNP Tech Pilot is a fast-track immigration path for in-demand tech workers and international students.
All technical pilot candidates invited by the British Columbia Nominee Program (BC PNP) must have a job offer of at least one year (365 days) in one of the 29 in-demand occupations of the pilot.
During the July 21 draw, invitations were sent to applicants in the Skilled Worker and International Graduate categories of the BC Express Entry (EEBC) and Skills Immigration streams.
Candidates selected in all subcategories had to achieve a minimum provincial score of 80 points.
Applicants registered in the BC Express Entry categories will receive an additional 600 points for their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) if their application for Provincial Nomination is approved. These points effectively guarantee an invitation to apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence in a subsequent Federal Express Entry draw.
Other invited applicants in the immigration skill categories will have their application for Canadian permanent residence processed directly by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) once a provincial nomination is issued by British Columbia.
Anyone interested in immigrating to British Columbia through the BC PNP categories should start the process by creating an online BC PNP profile online. However, only applicants in the Skilled Worker, Entry Level, Semi-Skilled, and International Graduate categories are required to register with the BC PNP Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) to obtain a score.
Statistics for latest BC PNP Tech Draw
The province hosted 15 tech draws in 2020, including this one, with more than 1,500 people have received provincial nominations so far this year. Recent data shows that last year was a big year for British Columbia. immigration in terms of registrations, applicants, and Tech Pilot.
The number of Tech Pilot appointments was 1,509 in 2019, a 33% increase from 2018. Tech Pilot appointments accounted for 23% of all appointments, up from 17% in 2018. British Columbia’s Tech Pilot program was launched in 2017 and is expected to run until June 2021.
In addition, it should be noted that B.C. continues to invite foreign workers and graduates in non-technological professions.
Reference is taken from CIC News
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