British Columbia (BC) held a new round of sending LAA (Letter of Advice to Apply) on July 21, 2020. In the draw, 62 invites (LAAs) were issued to BC PNP (Provincial Nominee Program) Tech Pilot candidates.
In-demand tech workers and international students find BC PNP Tech Pilot a fast-track pathway in Canada immigration to arrive and settle in Canada.
The candidates invited in the BC PNP Tech Pilot must have a job offer for a job that lasts for at least a year and is one of the Tech Pilot’s 29 in-demand occupations.
In this draw, invitations were sent to candidates in the categories of International Graduate and Skilled Worker that comes under the Express Entry BC (EEBC) and Skills Immigration streams.
The minimum provincial score expected from the selected candidates in every subcategory was 80.
The Express Entry BC candidates will get 600 points added to their original CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score upon getting nominated provincially to BC. The point addition will in effect guarantee that they will get an ITA (Invitation to Apply) for permanent residence (PR) in Canada at an upcoming Express Entry draw.
The PR applications of candidates invited under the Skills Immigration categories will be processed by IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) after a provincial nomination is issued by BC.
The first step for an aspirant trying immigration to BC through British Columbia PNP categories is to create a profile online in BC PNP. However, only applicants under the following categories need to register to the SIRS (Skills Immigration Registration System) of BC PNP to get a score:
- International Graduate
- Entry Level and Semi-Skilled
- Skilled Worker
BC PNP Tech Pilot draw is pretty big in immigration Canada. BC conducted 15 such draws in 2020 so far. Over 1,500 people received provincial nominations through these draws.
In 2019 1,509 Tech Pilot nominations were issued, which is a 33% increase over 2018. Out of the total nominations issued, Tech Pilot accounted for 23% in 2019, which was a jump from 17% in 2018.
The BC PNP Tech Pilot, which was introduced in 2017 is expected to go on until June 2021. BC also invite foreign non-tech workers alongside its Tech Pilot draws.
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