British Columbia held a new Tech Pilot draw on July 7 and issued 57 invitations. Invitations to submit a provincial nomination have been sent to foreign tech workers and international students through the BC PNP.
The technology pilot of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) was launched in 2017 to help employers attract potential immigrants to the information technology (IT) sector and to facilitate the immigration process for foreign workers in technology and foreign students.
The BC PNP sends weekly invitations from Tech Pilot to eligible candidates with a job offer valid for one year in one of the professions specified in the program. The job offer must also have at least 120 days at the time of application.
The July 7 draw saw the publication of invitations to candidates in the Skilled Worker and International Graduate categories in the BC Express Entry (EEBC) and Immigration Skills categories. Applicants selected from all subcategories were required to obtain a minimum provincial score of 80 points.
Express Entry applicants who receive a British Columbia nomination will be awarded an additional 600 points for their score on the Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) and will effectively be guaranteed an invitation to apply (ITA) a future federal draw.
To be considered for immigration to British Columbia in the categories of skilled workers and international graduates, individuals must first create a profile via the BC PNP online portal and register as part of the registration system – Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) program.
Statistics on latest BC PNP Tech Draw
To date, the Province of British Columbia has completed 14 technology draws in 2020 through its BC PNP, the most recent draws before today’s draw being held on June 9 and 23.
Recent statistics show that last year was a big year for British Columbia. immigration in terms of registrants, candidates, and Tech Pilot.
The number of Tech Pilot applications was 1,509 in 2019, an increase of 33% compared to 2018. Tech Pilot applications represented 23% of all applications, compared to 17.4% in 2018.
In addition, it should be noted that British Columbia continues to invite workers and foreign graduates into non-technological occupations.
Last week, the province held its largest draw since the start of the coronavirus pandemic and the second largest in 2020. A total of 314 Express Entry and Skills Immigration applicants were invited to this event. draw. This number of invitations is comparable to the number of invitations issued during the largest draw that took place on March 10, before the start of the pandemic, when 332 invitations were issued.
Reference is taken from CIC News
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