The Canadian province, British Columbia issued 52 invitations to eligible candidates in a BC PNP tech pilot draw, which was held on August 11, 2020.
All the invited immigration candidates had a job offer in the B.C.'s technology sector and are now eligible to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian PR.
In this latest Tech Pilot draw opened by British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program, invitations were issued to candidates under the Skills immigration and Express Entry BC categories with minimum score requirement of 80.
|Date||Categories||Minimum Score Requirement||Total Invitations Issued|
|August 11, 2020||SI - Skilled Worker||80|
|SI - International Graduate||80|
|EEBC - Skilled Worker||80|
|EEBC - International Graduate||80|
|Total Number of Invitations Issued:||52|
Please note, the BC PNP Tech Pilot is extended up to June 2021 to provide tech employers in the province an ability to hire and retain international workers in places where local skilled workers are not available.
A tech draw is designed with an aim to offer an expedited pathway to tech skilled immigrants who wish to apply for Canadian permanent residency and can significantly contribute to British Columbia's shared prosperity.
Since its launch in May 2017, the Tech Pilot has so far supported more than 4,200 tech workers by nominating them for Canadian PR.
The pilot helps ensure that the province's technology sector attract and retain global talent it requires for sustainable growth.
Thus, it helps employers address their labor shortage by offering a fast-tracked, permanent pathway for both international students as well as in-demand international workers.
In order to qualify under BC PNP Tech Pilot, applicants must register in any one of the existing provincial immigration streams of B.C. and have a valid employment offer of minimum 1 year in any one of the 29 eligible tech occupations.
Creating a profile through online portal of BC PNP is mandatory for candidates applying under Skills Immigration or Express Entry BC categories.
Also, they have to register under SIRS, i.e. Skills Immigration Registration System. Applicants' profiles are then evaluated and awarded with a score on the basis of factors like education level, age, work experience, English language proficiency and more.
To find out whether you qualify for any Canadian PNP or not, take a quick profile assessment online.
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