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BC Province Announces Tech Draw and Selects 89 Applicants

BC Province Announces Tech Draw and Selects 89 Applicants

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In the new BC PNP Tech Pilot draw, there were 89 applicants selected for immigration with a CRS score requirement of 78 points.

On November 30, the British Columbia province invited 89 tech workers for a provincial nomination. The Invitations were issued under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP). With this draw, the total number of applicants invited through the draw has reached nearly 11,000 invitations. With the tech Pilot draw, the province selects applicants who are experienced, and their profession is in high demand. The province will allow applicants with the right to live and work in British Columbia.

The applicants should be able to meet the requirements through British Columbia’s Express Entry BC and Skills immigration categories, and they get managed through the Skills and Immigration Registration System (SIRS). The subcategories through which applicants are invited are Skilled Worker and International Graduate subcategories, and the minimum point score requirement is set at 78 points.

The Key Highlights of the draw

  • ITA - 89 applicants
  • CRS - 78 Points

About the BC PNP Tech Program

British Columbia launched the Tech Pilot Program in May 2017, and since then, it has been one of the successful programs of the province. As per the market study of the region, BC has a lot of demand in the technology sector, and it aims to attract international talent when the local talent is unable to fill the gap of demand and supply.

BC PNP is a fast-track immigration pathway and is a demand to fill the demand gap through international workers. The candidates who are registered through the BC existing Provincial immigration streams have a valid job offer of at least 12 months, and they are eligible for at least one of the 29 listed occupations of the province; they can immigrate through the BC Tech Pilot Program.

The BC PNP Tech Pilot stream asks for a Job offer of a minimum of one year with a basic requirement of 120 days remaining at the time of application. The application should be full-time and should be provided by the eligible employer in the province. It is the top-scoring applicants who get selected in the draw.

The applicants who have provincial nominations are eligible for 600 bonus points in the federal score calculation.

By: Pawan
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