Province of British Columbia issued invitations to apply to the candidates who have applied for a provincial nomination through British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP)’s Express Entry BC and Skills Immigration streams in the latest round of invitations through its Tech Pilot held on April 29.
The Tech Pilot targets eligible foreign tech workers with a valid job offer in one of 29 in-demand technology occupations in the province.
Invitations were issued to Skille Worker and International Graduates candidates in both BCPNP’s Express Entry BC (EEBC) and Skills Immigration streams. The minimum score required for both the streams was 85 points under BCPNP’s SIRS system.
Candidates under EEBC must be registered under the federal government’s Express Entry program and BC’s Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS). For an express entry candidate, provincial nomination gives a major boost of 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points.
Skills Immigration candidates only need to register under SIRS.
SIRS awards the candidates’ points based on their credentials like work experience, age, language proficiency, and the highest-scoring profiles are then invited to apply in weekly Tech Pilot draws.
Introduced in 2017, Tech Pilot addresses the provinces in the tech sector that are not able to fulfilled locally. Its goal is to ensure B.C.’s tech sector has access to the talent it needs to continue growing.
Tech Pilot candidates are exempt from the permanent, full-time job offer requirement that applies to most immigration categories under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP).
Tech Pilot candidates, however, must demonstrate a job offer that is at least one year in duration and has at least 120 calendar days remaining at the time they apply for a provincial nomination.
Reference is taken from CIC News
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