Yet again BC (British Columbia) opens the gates wide for the chosen 72 tech workers through its latest PNP (Provincial Nominee Program) Tech Pilot draw conducted on August 25, 2020.
As you must be aware, the Tech Pilot draw is a road for international tech skilled workers to immigrate to Canada. British Columbia has been a hub of technology-driven occupations that is sought after by many candidates all over the world. Then Tech Pilot draw helps employers in the technology sector to find the finest talents and recruit them into jobs, solving the labor market shortages that are existing in the region.
This time, invitations were sent to international students and foreign tech workers via British Columbia PNP to apply for a provincial nomination from BC. The candidates involved in the draw came from International Graduate and Skilled Worker sub-categories in both the EEBC (Express Entry BC) and Skills Immigration streams.
The candidates had to have a minimum score of 80 to be eligible for selection in the draw. Also, under the Tech Pilot, it’s necessary for candidates to be registered in one of BC’s existing streams for provincial nomination. They also must have a valid job offer that lasts at least a year in one of the 29 approved eligible tech-related occupations.
Coming to applying for EEBC or Skills Immigration categories, every candidate must first create a profile via the BC PNP’s online portal and go ahead with registration under SIRS (Skills Immigration Registration System).
The applicants will get evaluated on the basis of factors like work experience, education level, job location, and English language proficiency. They will get scores based on this evaluation. If approved, the candidate can apply for Canadian permanent residence (PR) using the provincial nomination he/she got. Applying for PR is done with IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) under the provincial nominee class.
The perks of procuring a nomination? The candidates will get an extra 600 points on their original CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score. That’s enough guarantee in effect to be sure that they will get ITAs (Invitation to Apply) in a federal Express Entry draw coming up soon.
You know Canada immigration has been happening all through the hard times of the pandemic. In August 2020, BC has conducted 4 draws via various PNP streams and categories. BC has also invited 863 candidates so far to apply for a provincial nomination.
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