September 10, 2020

British Columbia Invites 67 Immigration Candidates In Tech Pilot draw

Invitations to apply for a provincial nomination were issued to foreign tech workers and international students through the BC PNP.

British Columbia invited 67 Express Entry and Skills Immigration applicants to give an application for a provincial nomination for permanent residence by its Tech Pilot on September 8. 

The BC PNP Tech Pilot is a quick-path immigration  pathway for in-order tech workers and international students.

All Tech Pilot applicants invited  by the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) are needed to have an employment offer that is a minimum one year (365 days) in duration in one of the pilot’s 29 in-desired occupations. 

The September 8 draw invitations were provided to applicants in the Skilled Worker and International Graduate classifications of the Express Entry BC (EEBC) and Skills Immigration streams. 

Chosen applicants in all the subcategories required at least a provincial score of 80. 

Applicants enrolled under the Express Entry BC classes will be granted an extra 600 points toward their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) if their provincial nomination application is affirmed.These points successfully guarantee an Invitation To give an application (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence at a later federal Express Entry draw. 

British Columbia invites 67 immigration candidates in Tech Pilot draw

The remainder of the applicants invited under the Skills Immigration classes will have applications for Canadian permanent residence processed straightly by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) when a provincial nomination is given by British Columbia. 

To give an application for the Skills Immigration or Express Entry BC classifications applicants will have to initially make a profile by the BC PNP’s online portal and enroll under its Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS). 

Candidates are assessed and given a score based on elements, for example, level of education, work experience, skills in English and location of job.

Key features of the BC PNP Tech Pilot

BC PNP draws pointed particularly at technology workers began in May 2017.The province has a developing technology industry with some huge names of the tech world basing themselves in Canada’s westernmost province.

Besides elevating access to the expertise and ability of the province’s laborers, the objective of the Tech Pilot is to enable organizations to attract skilled workers from around the globe.

The Province of British Columbia is working to guarantee that the presence of technology business people and skilled workers from different countries can add to the development of the technology sector and that this will consequently result in a large number of employment opportunities for British Columbians. 

BC PNP Tech Pilot Job Offers must be:

  • for one of the 29 targeted occupations;
  • a minimum one-year term; and 
  • at time of application a minimum 120 days

Eligible Tech Pilot occupations include:

  • Telecommunication carriers managers;
  • Civil engineers;
  • Database analysts and data administrators;
  • Translators, terminologists and interpreters;
  • Graphic designers and illustrators;
  • Information systems testing technicians;
  • Audio and video recording technicians;
  • Chemical engineers.

British Columbia provides weekly invitations to the most elevated scoring technology sector registrants. 

As per the BC PNP site, the  processing  time for most BC PNP applications is two-three months from the time they are gained. Similarly as with the Tech pilot, applications are commonly processed in a less amount of time.

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