B.C. PNP holds new Tech draw inviting 56 candidates
British Columbia (B.C.) invited 56 immigration candidates with work experience in the information technology sector to apply for a provincial nomination on July 13.
The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (B.C. PNP) issued the invitations through the B.C. PNP Tech. Further, invited candidates were from the Express Entry B.C. (EEBC) and Skills Immigration (SI) categories of the B.C. PNP.
Candidates who received invitations were from the Skilled Worker and International Graduates sub-categories of the SI and EEBC. Regardless of the category, all invited candidates needed a minimum provincial score of 80.
Candidates now have 30 calendar days to apply for their nomination.
So far in 2021, B.C. has issued 6,225 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination through various Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draws.
The B.C. PNP Tech launched in May 2017 as a pilot project, however in June 2021 it was instated as a permanent program due to the success of the program. The fast-track immigration program is for in-demand technology workers and international students.
To be eligible for this program, candidates need to be registered in one of B.C.’s existing provincial immigration streams. In addition, candidates must have a valid job offer of at least twelve (12) months in one of twenty-nine (29) eligible occupations.
The B.C. PNP Tech requires that a job offer must be for a minimum of one year, with at least 120 days remaining at the time of the application. The job offer must also be for a full-time position.
The B.C. PNP Tech sends out invitations every week to top-scoring candidates who meet the eligibility requirements.