British Columbia Tech Pilot Draw issued invitation for 82 candidates: Since February, British Columbia has been conducting its invitations in 2 rounds periodically every two weeks. British Columbia has issued around 4,438 invitations this year through various PNP streams. These invitations were sent in every two weeks of intervals. In the recent draw held on 18th May 2021, 82 candidates were sent invitation under British Columbia Tech Pilot Program.
On May 19, the province held a new British Columbia Tech Pilot draw in which 82 immigration candidates were sent invite under two categories:
- Express Entry BC
- Skills Immigration
Candidates under these two categories were only eligible if they have a minimum provincial score of 80. All eligible candidates are now eligible to apply for provincial nomination with in 30 days.
About British Columbia Draw
The aim BC PNP program is to attract those foreign workers who have high demand in B.C. and want permanent residency status in Canada.
BC PNP generally follows two immigration streams, one is skills immigration (SI) and another is Express Entry. In these both the categories are managed by the Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) of British Columbia and also these streams are further divided into subcategories. The candidate will be required to register in the account if applying for SIRS. After the completion of registration, the candidate will then get their scores assigned based on their education, work experience, and language proficiency.
British Columbia Tech Pilot Program
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 3,977 candidates so these candidates are given 30 days to apply for their provincial nominations.
About the Tech Pilot Program
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.
British Columbia Tech Pilot for 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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