The British Columbia province has conducted 27 tech-only draws so far in 2020. The latest draw has invited applicants in Express Entry BC (EEBC) and Skills Immigration (S.I.) streams with the minimum CRS score requirement of 80 points.
On 15th December, British Columbia PNP has issued invitations to candidates through the Express Entry BC (EEBC) and Skills Immigration (S.I.) streams. The EEBC stream is linked to the federal Express Entry system, and the S.I. stream accepts applicants who are skilled and semi-skilled workers; also, the applicant's occupations should be in high demand in B.C. Both these streams allow applicants to apply under various categories. The minimum CRS score required in the latest draw was 80 in the following streams -
Tech Pilot Program of B.C. is one of the most successful programs. It was launched in 2017 to help employers get potential immigrants in the Information Technology (I.T.) sector and facilitate immigration for foreign tech workers and international students.
There are weekly draws conducted for the Tech pilot program, and the applicants who are shortlisted are those who have a one-year job offer in one of the 29 specified occupations. The valid job offer should have at least 120 days remaining at the time of application.
The express entry applicant selected for the BC PNP program is eligible for additional 600 points in the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).
To be considered for immigration to British Columbia province through the Skilled Worker and International Graduate streams, the applicant should have a BC PNP online portal profile and be registered under the program’s Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS).