British Columbia province undertook the latest Tech Pilot draw on June 1, 2021 and selected 68 Express entry candidates for provincial nomination.
British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) conducted Provincial draws and invited 68 workers in the technology and information technology sector. The applicants were selected only after meeting the eligibility requirements under British Columbia’s Express Entry BC and Skills immigration categories. The applicants selected in the latest draw were from the Skilled Worker and International Graduate subcategories and required a minimum score of 80 points.
The Key highlights of the draw:
With this latest draw, the British Columbia province has issued 4876 invitations for provincial nomination so far.
Overview of June 1 BC PNP Tech draw
Total Invitations Issued: 68
|Immigration Streams||Minimum SIRS Score|
|EEBC - Skilled Worker||80|
|EEBC - International Graduate||80|
|SI - Skilled Worker||80|
|SI - International Graduate||80|
The BC PNP Tech Pilot has been the baton holder for Technically skilled workers since May 2017. Earlier the BC tech sector was facing many shortages of workers, but the shortage has been covered with the introduction of this program. The pilot project has been a very successful program and has covered more than 6,000 potential immigrants for nomination based on their skills and abilities. The project has been extended till 2022 owing to its success. There is also news that this program will soon become a permanent program.
Immigration through the tech pilot program is a fast track, and the candidates need to be registered in one of B.C.’s existing provincial immigration streams. Apart from this, the appellant should also have a valid job offer of at least 12 months in one of the 29 eligible occupations. The employment shown by the applicants should be of at least one year with 120 days left from the time of appellation. The occupation needs to be full-time and from an eligible employer in the province.
The invites are sent weekly, and it is the highest scoring applicants who are selected. Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) allows a 30-day window for the candidate to submit a complete application. After the proceedings within two to three months, the nomination gets confirmed.
British Columbia is a preferred province for a lot of immigrants. It is highly suited for technologists, manufacturers, managers, Financial advisors, and also engineers. The province provides job security along with good monetary compensation for their work.