B.C. invites 59 candidates from the IT sector in new PNP Tech draw
British Columbia (B.C.) invited 59 immigration candidates with work experience in the IT sector to apply for a provincial nomination on July 27.
The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (B.C. PNP) issued the invitations through the B.C. PNP Tech.
Those invited were from the Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry B.C. (EEBC) categories of the B.C. PNP. In this draw, candidates were from the Skilled Worker and International Graduate sub-categories of the SI and EEBC. To receive an invitation, candidates needed a minimum provincial score of 80, regardless of the subcategory they were from.
Invited candidates now have thirty (30) calendar days to apply for the nomination.
So far in 2021, B.C. has issued 6,667 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to immigration candidates for a provincial nomination.
The B.C. PNP Tech is a fast-track immigration program for in-demand technology workers and international students. 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 of the 29 eligible occupations.
Job offers under the B.C. PNP Tech must be for a minimum of one year, with at least 120 days remaining at the time of submitting the application to the B.C. PNP. This is different from other B.C. PNP streams. The job offer must also be for a full-time position and from an eligible employer in the province.
The B.C. PNP Tech invites candidates on a weekly basis to the top-scoring candidates who meet the eligibility requirements.
Once invited candidates submit their application, the average processing time at the moment is two to three months.