British Columbia ready to add 75 skilled tech workers

British Columbia Express Entry Draw

British Columbia invited 75 tech-skilled candidates on April 29 to apply for a provincial nomination for Permanent Residence.

British Columbia (BC) is known for its opportunities in IT and technology job opportunities. On April 29, 2020, BC conducted a Tech Pilot draw, aiming at candidates skilled in technology. 75 candidates in the Express Entry and Skills Immigration streams were invited. They can apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence.

For Canada immigration, Tech Pilot draws has great significance. It fetches skilled foreign workers with a valid job offer in any of the technology occupations that are in demand in the province. These occupations are:

Occupation NOC
Telecommunication carrier managers 131
Managers – publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting, and performing arts 512
Computer and information systems managers 213
Mechanical engineers 2132
Civil engineers 2131
Chemical engineers 2134
Electrical and electronics engineers 2133
Information systems analysts and consultants 2171
Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers) 2147
Software engineers and designers 2173
Database analysts and data administrators 2172
Web designers and developers 2175
Computer programmers and interactive media developers 2174
Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians 2241
Biological technologists and technicians 2221
Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics 2243
Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment) 2242
User support technicians 2282
Computer network technicians 2281
Authors and writers 5121
Information systems testing technicians 2283
Translators, terminologists, and interpreters 5125
Editors 5122
Audio and video recording technicians 5225
Broadcast technicians 5224
Support occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, photography, and the performing arts 5227
Other technical and coordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, and the performing arts 5226
Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade 6221
Graphic designers and illustrators 5241

The candidates who got invitations belonged to Skilled Worker and International Graduate categories. The minimum score required of them was 85.

Total 11 draws held in 2020 so far.

Sl. No. Draw No. Date of Draw Minimum CRS Invitations sent 
1 #134 January 8, 2020 473 3,400
2 #135 January 22, 2020 471 3,400
3 #136 February 5, 2020 472 3,500
4 #137 February 19, 2020 470 4,500
5 #138 March 4, 2020 471 3,900
6 #139 [PNP] March 18, 2020 720   668
7 #140 [CEC] March 23, 2020 467 3,232
8 #141 [PNP] April 9, 2020 698   606
9 #142 [CEC] April 9, 2020 464 3,294
10 #143 [PNP] April 15, 2020 808     118
11 #144 [CEC] April 16, 2020 455 3,782

The Express Entry BC (EEBC) candidates must register themselves both under the BC’s Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) and federal Express Entry system. Skills Immigration candidates have to register only with SIRS.

Express Entry candidates will get an additional 600 points to their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score.

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