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:
|Telecommunication carrier managers||131|
|Managers – publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting, and performing arts||512|
|Computer and information systems managers||213|
|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|
|Audio and video recording technicians||5225|
|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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