British Columbia, so far in the year 2021 has invited 3,531 candidates through PNP to apply for the provincial nominations. On April 20, B.C. invited 90 immigration Candidates to apply for provincial nominations in the BC PNP Tech pilot Draw. Under the categories of Express Entry BC and skills immigration, the candidates are given invitations under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) Tech Pilot draw.
BC Tech Pilot Draw invited immigration candidates
Under BC PNP Tech Pilot Draw, the candidates who got invitations from the subcategories skilled worker and international graduate will need a minimum score of 80 in provincial nominations. As the province has given invitations to 3,531 candidates so these candidates are given 30 days to apply for their provincial nominations.
What is meant by Tech pilot draw?
For the Tech workers and the international students, the BC PNP Tech Pilot is the fastest track Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). Candidates should have a valid offer for a job of at least 12 months in one of the eligible occupations of Tech pilot along with this the candidate will also need to register in one of the existing provincial immigration streams of British Columbia.
The candidate must create a profile by the online portal of BC PNP for the categories like skills immigration or Express Entry British Columbia and after creating their profiles they must register to its Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS).
On the basis of evaluation and the scores of the applicants, they are given invitations to apply for further invitation rounds. These scores are based on many factors which are
- The level of education,
- The time period of direct work experience and
- B.C. job offer.
Tech Pilot draw held every week. In May 2017, the pilot project was first launched in which as per the labor market study it was facing some issues in the tech sector of British Columbia. Thus, the purpose of creating Tech Pilot was to support the growth of the tech sector by immigrating in-demand skilled workers to the province. The Tech pilot is extended many times, most recently it was until June 2021.
Tech pilot draw for the Express Entry candidates
The Express Entry candidates who received their nominations from British Columbia will be provided 600 additional points to their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) of Express Entry and for the future federal draw of Express Entry, they will guarantee an Invitation To Apply.
The Express Entry is a system designed to manage the applications for three federal immigration programs, which are:
- Federal Skilled Worker Program,
- Federal Skilled Trades Program, and
- Canadian Experience Class.
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There are many factors by which the candidates are given their scores which includes:
- Candidate’s age,
- The skilled work experience,
- Education qualification, and
- Proficiency in English or French language, and
- other factors.
If all the criteria are fulfilled by the candidate then Canada will invite them to apply for their permanent residency status by Express Entry draws. Once they got approved, the final step for them is to land in Canada and claim their permanent residency status in Canada.
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