British Columbia invites 80 PNP candidates in recent Tech Pilot draw
British Columbia (B.C.) issued 80 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for a provincial nomination for permanent residence on April 6.
The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (B.C. PNP) Tech Pilot draw issued ITAs to candidates under the Express Entry B.C. (EEBC) and Skills Immigration (SI) categories.
Invited candidates needed a minimum provincial score of 80. Selected candidates were from the Skilled Worker and International Graduate sub-categories of EEBC and SI.
B.C. has held nineteen (19) draws through various Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) categories and streams so far in 2021. B.C. has invited almost 3,000 candidates to apply for a provincial nomination.
The B.C. PNP Tech Pilot is a fast-track immigration pathway for in-demand tech workers and international students.
To be eligible, candidates need to be registered in one of B.C.’s existing provincial immigration streams and have a valid job offer of at least twelve (12) months in one (1) of the Tech Pilot’s twenty-nine (29) eligible occupations.
To apply for the Skills Immigration or Express Entry B.C. categories, candidates must first create a profile through the B.C. PNP's online portal and register under its Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS).
Applicants are then evaluated and issued a score that determines whether they may receive an ITA in a given invitation round. The score is based on several factors such as level of education, years of work experience, and having a valid B.C. employment offer.