BC PNP selects Tech Pilot candidates to apply

BC PNP selects Tech Pilot candidates to apply for a provincial nomination

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BC PNP selects Tech Pilot candidates to apply for a provincial nomination

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program issued 35 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence through its Tech Pilot on October 24.

All candidates issued invitations in the October 24 draw are required to have a one-year full-time job offer in one of the pilot's 29 in-demand occupations.

The Tech Pilot was introduced in 2017 to help employers in B.C.'s tech sector fill labour shortages by facilitating access to foreign talent.

Express Entry BC candidates who successfully obtain a nomination from BC will be awarded an additional 600 points toward their overall Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. With the additional points, these candidates become among the highest-ranked and more likely to be issued an Invitation To Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence in a future federal Express Entry draw.

The remaining candidates invited under the Skills Immigration categories have their Canadian permanent residence applications processed directly by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) once a provincial nomination is obtained from the BC PNP.

Any individual interested in immigrating to British Columbia through the BC PNP categories must begin the process by creating an online BC PNP online profile. However, only applicants under the Skilled WorkerEntry Level and Semi-Skilled, and International Graduate categories are required to register under the BC PNP's Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS). Once registration is complete, a candidate is assigned a SIRS score based on their credentials.

All candidates issued an invitation to apply have 30 calendar days from the date of invitation to apply to the BC PNP and pay the required processing fee.


The following is the points breakdown for categories invited in the October 24 draw
Date Category Minimum Score Required Number of ITAs Issued
October 24, 2018 EEBC – Skilled Worker 80 35
EEBC – International Graduate 90
SI — Skilled Worker 81
SI — International Graduate 91