Invitations to apply for a provincial appointment were sent to foreign tech workers and international students through the BC PNP on August 25.
Province of British Columbia hosts weekly Tech Pilot raffles in which applicants with vacancies 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.
The 72 invitations issued as part of the Tech Pilot raffle on August 25 were sent to candidates in the skilled worker and international graduate subcategories of the BC Express Entry (EEBC) and Skills Immigration streams. The minimum score required for applicants in both subcategories was 80 points, which is no change in score from the previous technical draw held on August 11.
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 the 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 score in the Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) and will effectively be guaranteed an Invitation to Apply (ITA) upon a future Federal Express Entry draw.
So far in August, British Columbia has held four draws in its various PNP categories and streams and has invited 863 candidates to apply for a provincial nomination.
Express Entry and PNP draw specific to PNP in British Columbia. and other provinces like Ontario have the consequence that more technological immigrants are invited to apply for Canadian permanent resident status, which is due to the importance of the technology sector to the Canadian economy, even during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Reference is taken from CIC News
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