A total of 76 invitations to apply for Provincial Nomination for Permanent Residence were sent to Express Entry BC and Skills Immigration candidates.
British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)’s has divided the invitations between the Skilled Worker and International Graduate categories.
A minimum provincial score of 80 was required for applicants in all categories.
The BC PNP Tech Pilot is a fast-track immigration route for in-demand IT workers and international students. It operates through BC’s existing provincial immigration streams.
To be considered for immigration to British Columbia through this program, applicants must have a valid job offer in one of the 29 eligible occupations.
The following are some of the eligible occupations for the BC PNP Tech Pilot: Computer and information systems managers, Civil engineers, Web designers and developers, Translators, and audio and video recording technicians, among others.
Unlike other PNP streams in British Columbia that require a permanent job offer, Tech Pilot job offers must be for a minimum of one year. However, job offers lasting longer than one year will still be eligible under the pilot project. It is also necessary that the job offer be full-time and from an eligible employer in the province.
Invitations to the province’s technology pilot project are sent out weekly to top-rated applicants who meet the eligibility criteria.
Candidates who are invited to apply for provincial nomination have 30 days to submit a full application. Once done, most technology applications will be processed within two to three months.
Those wishing to apply in the Skills Immigration or Express Entry BC categories must first create a profile through the BC PNP online portal and register under its Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS).
SIRS is a points system that allows BC PNP to prioritize applicants who have the skills required to contribute to the economic growth of the province. All the applications for BC PNP nomination are assessed and assigned a score based on factors such as education level, work experience, English proficiency, and location of employment.
Express Entry applicants who can get a provincial 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 in a future federal draw.
Reference is taken from CIC News
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