British Columbia PNP Tech Pilot draw issues 80 invitations
The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (B.C. PNP)’s Tech Pilot. A total of eighty (80) invitations to apply (ITAs) were issued. Immigration candidates with job offers in B.C.’s technology sector receive ITAs. Candidates selected were from two subcategories under the Skills Immigration and Express Entry B.C. streams: Skilled Worker and International Graduate. Invited candidates needed a minimum provincial score of 80.
The B.C. PNP Tech Pilot was introduced in 2017 and helps international skilled workers with a job offer in one of the 29 designated tech occupations, Canadian permanent residence. The job offer must be for an opportunity that lasts at least one full year and have at least 120 days remaining on it at the time of application. The purpose of the Tech Pilot is to support the attraction and skilled workers and satisfy the high demand technology talent jobs. This program has been extended since launched and is valid until June 2021 but could be extended further.
The B.C. PNP uses a points-based system called the Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS). The points determine whether a candidate may receive an ITA what a draw occurs. The points are based on various factors about a candidate, level of education, a B.C. job offer, and years of direct work experience for example. Express Entry candidates who apply and receive a provincial nomination from B.C. receive an automatic 600 points. These individuals are then prioritized for an ITA for Canadian permanent residence.
Individuals who received an ITA now have up to thirty (30) days to submit a complete application through the B.C. PNP online registration system. Please note that an ITA does not guarantee that applicants will be approved for nomination.