British Columbia issued 35 invitations to the candidates to apply for a provincial nomination through its British Columbia Provincial Nominee program’s Tech Pilot Program. The Tech Pilot Draw was held on 24th October 2018.
BC PNP issued the invitations to the eligible express entry candidates with a job offer of at least 1 year in duration in one of the 29 In-Demand occupations of tech pilot program.
The express entry candidates will get an additional 600 points towards their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) once nominated by British Columbia. The candidates with highest ranks will get the priority of obtaining Invitation to Apply for Canada Permanent Residency through Federal Express Entry Draws.
Both the candidate and their employer have to meet all the requirements of the program at registration time in order to be issued an ITA, Invitation to Apply.
The remaining applications of the candidates under Skills Immigration Categories who will be nominated by the province will be processed by IRCC, the Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) outside the online application processing system of Express Entry.
The primary goal of BCPNP was to attract and retain the international graduates from the Canadian post-secondary institutions (with the skills as required by the province’s technology sector) and the talented skilled workers. The tech pilot program was launched in 2017 and as per the latest news, this pilot program is extended till June 2019.
The candidates who are interested in Canada Immigration through British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP), would have to submit a complete online profile using the Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) of BC PNP.
The candidates who are issued with an ITA will have 30 days of time from the ITA date to the BCPNP and pay the processing fee as required. Below are the minimum scores requires in 24th October Tech Pilot Draw in each category.
Minimum Scores Required for Each Category of Tech Pilot Draw of 24th October
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