The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program in the recent Tech Pilot draw on 9 Feb, 21 selected 74 candidates from the Express Entry BC and Skills Immigration categories. The minimum selection score for skilled workers and International graduates was set at 80 points.
On February 9 The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) selected 74 applicants in the recent Tech Pilot draw. The applicants were selected in the Express Entry BC and Skills immigration categories. The Skilled Worker and International Graduate subcategories' applicants required a minimum provincial score of 80 to be shortlisted. Since the beginning of the year, a low score of 80 has been asked in the tech pilot draw.
The Key Highlight of the B.C. tech Pilot draw - February 9
The BC PNP Tech Pilot is the fastest way to immigrate for the in-demand tech workers and international students. The program was in 2017 and has been highly successful; thus, it has been extended several times. The most recent extension has been until June 2021.
To be considered for this program, the candidates should be registered in any one of the B.C.'s existing provincial immigration streams, and they should also have a valid job offer with a validity of at least 12 months in one of the Tech Pilot's 29 eligible occupations.
In the Skills Immigration or Express Entry BC, the candidates can start the process by creating a profile through the BC PNP's online portal and register under its Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS).
Those candidates who meet these scores are selected for nomination. The score is calculated on personal information such as age, level of education, years of direct work experience, and a B.C. employment offer. Applicants who have the nomination are also awarded 600 bonus points in the Federal express entry system.
The Latest Express Entry draw was on January 21, where 4,626 ITAs for permanent residence were allotted. It was one of the largest rounds of invitations since the Express Entry system had been launched in 2015.
So far, in the year 2021, B.C. has conducted six draws through its various PNP categories, and around 1000 applicants have received the provincial nomination. The applicants who are selected should file for nomination in the next 30 days as per the rules.