British Columbia Tech Pilot draw

British Columbia invites 87 candidates under Tech Pilot draw

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BC PNP conducted its latest draw for its Tech Pilot Program under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program on 09 June 2020. In this latest BC PNP tech draw, 87 invitations are issued to the candidates from the Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC categories. A total of four Sub Categories were included in the Draw. The minimum score requirements for each program was 82.

  • SI – Skilled Worker
  • SI – International Graduate
  • EEBC – Skilled Worker
  • EEBC – International Graduate

Tech pilot stream was started in 2017, to meet the growing demand for skilled workers from the tech sector. British Columbia Tech Pilot draw is conducted weekly and candidates are invited from 29 eligible occupations. This program is now extended until June 2021.

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The BC PNP Tech Pilot allows British Columbia immigration officials to expedite the processing of immigration candidates in key in-demand technology occupations.

In-Demand Technology Occupations

Successful nominations through a Provincial Nominee Program to a candidate, provide an additional 600 points in the Express Entry profile and boost their CRS score. Eventually, it guarantees an invitation to apply to the candidates in the subsequent draw. Candidates need to accept the nomination in the Express Entry profile to add 600 points to the CRS score.

BC PNP recently decided to extend its Tech Pilot Program for one more year. Launched in 2017, it was originally planned till June 2020 but now it is extended till June 2021. Therefore, it will provide an opportunity for the worker from 29 eligible technology occupations to apply for BC NP through a faster route and they can participate in weekly draws.

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This pilot program also ensures employers to allow their workers to start their work even before getting their permanent residency. This program is working as a catalyst to fill the growing demand for technology workers in the British Columbia province.

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