October 7, 2020

British Columbia Invites 72 IT Workers In New PNP Draw

The October 6 draw presented invitations  through four streams of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program. 

British Columbia invited immigration applicants working in the technology sector to give an application for a provincial nomination for permanent residence.

On October 6 through the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) Tech Pilot a total of 72 invitations were provided.

Applicants in the Skilled Worker and International Graduate subcategories in both the Express Entry BC (EEBC) and Skills Immigration streams were invited in this freshest invitation round. 

The at least needed score for candidates in both subclasses was 80, which represents no adjustment in score from all other tech draws held since mid-June. 

British Columbia holds weekly Tech Pilot draws through which applicants with employment offers in 29 qualified occupations are invited to give application for a provincial nomination. Started in 2017, the aim of the Tech Pilot is to assist B.C’s technology sector  enroll IT workers to assist address present labour market necessity. 

In order to be viewed as qualified under the Tech Pilot, applicants have to be enrolled in one of B.C’s current provincial immigration streams and have a legitimate employment offer of a minimum 12 months in one of the Tech Pilot’s qualified occupations. 

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

Candidates are assessed and provided a score based on elements for example level of education, work experience,  expertise in English and place of job.

In case any candidate is affirmed, they may then utilize their provincial nomination to give application for permanent residence with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada under the Provincial Nominee Class. 

Express Entry applicants who get a nomination from British Columbia will be given an extra 600 points toward their Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score and are adequately ensured an Invitation To Apply (ITA) in a future federal Express Entry draw.

B.C. holds draws by its different PNP classes and streams on a weekly basis.Past week, the province provided  450 provincial nomination invitations in its biggest draw this year. September was a busy month for British Columbia, because the province held a total of 7 draws in its different PNP classifications and streams and invited over 1,430 immigration applicants.

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