In the draw conducted on July 28, 2020, British Columbia sent invites to 46 Canada immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence.
34 candidates were selected by British Columbia PNP (British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program) in the Tech Pilot draw. These candidates came under the Skills Immigration and Express Entry (EE) BC categories.
The candidates who got selected were either from the International Graduate or the Skilled Worker sub-categories. They had to have a minimum provincial score of 80 points.
The BC PNP Tech Pilot is an immigration pathway on fast-track. It opens immigration opportunities to tech workers whose skills are in demand. It also serves international students. Tech Pilot operates via existing provincial immigration streams of BC.
To be eligible for the Tech Pilot program, a candidate needs to have a valid job offer or a minimum of 12 months. The job must be among one of the 29 occupations considered eligible by Tech Pilot.
Candidates who apply for EE BC or Skills Immigration categories must first create a profile through the online portal of BC PNP. They must register under its SIRS (Skills Immigration Registrations System). A score is assigned to applicants, after an evaluation based on factors like work experience, education level, job location, and English proficiency.
EE candidates who get a nomination from British Columbia will get an extra 600 points added to their CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score. They are thus in effect guaranteed to receive an ITA (Invitation to Apply) in an upcoming federal Express Entry draw.
The BC PNP also had 12 ITAs issued in a draw for its Entrepreneur Immigration stream. The least score a candidate needed for this draw was between 123 and 125. The score required depended on the category.
The Entrepreneur Immigration stream is for business people experienced in their field and looking for an opportunity for permanent residence in Canada. They are capable of establishing themselves in BC. They can invest and operate a business that’s commercially viable providing great benefits to the economy of the province.
The candidates coming under this stream are assessed on the basis of factors like their business proposal, adaptability, personal net worth, work and/or business experience.
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