British Columbia PNP invited 75 Skills Immigration and Express Entry applicants to apply for a British Columbia provincial nomination for Canada PR by its Tech Pilot draw that held on 29 April 2020.
The Tech Pilot draw announces invitations to apply to eligible international tech workers with a valid employment offer in one of the 29 in-demand tech professions in the BC province.
Invitations to apply went to Skilled Worker applicants and International Graduate applicants in both the Express Entry British Columbia (E.E.B.C) and BC Skills Immigration categories. The minimum needed score for applicants in both Skilled Workers and Global Graduates subcategories was 85 points.
EEBC applicants must be enrolled below both the Canadian Express Entry system and Skills Immigration Registration System (S.I.R.S) of British Columbia.
Express Entry applicants with a BC provincial nomination get an additional 600 CRS points to their cumulative Comprehensive Ranking System (C.R.S) score.
Skills Immigration applicants only require to be enrolled with the Skills Immigration Registration System (S.I.R.S) of British Columbia.
Candidates are given a score based on several parameters such as educational level, work experience, age, and language ability as part of the enrollment process, and the highest-scoring applicants are invited to apply for Canada PR in the regular BC PNP Tech Pilot draws.
Launched in 2017, the BC PNP Tech Pilot addresses labor requirements in British Columbia’s technology sector that cannot be reached locally. It aims to assure B.C.’s tech sector has a way to the talent it requires to maintain growing.
BC PNP Tech Pilot applicants are excluded from the permanent, full-time employment offer condition that applies to most immigration classes below the Provincial Nominee Program of British Columbia (BC PNP).
Tech Pilot applicants, however, must show an employment offer that is for a minimum tenure of one year and has a minimum of 120 calendar days outlasting at the time they appeal for a BC provincial nomination.
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