British Columbia has sent 91 invitations for a provincial nomination in a draw that happened on April 21 under British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)’s Tech Pilot. The candidates with job offers in B.C.’s technology sector are invited, for provincial nomination. So far British Columbia has invited 2,353 candidates for a provincial nomination this year.
The reason for conducting Tech Pilot Draw is to meet the demand for tech talent. BC's tech market is rising faster than supply. By providing a unique route for professional tech and IT staff, BC will satisfy the demand for tech talent.
Candidates were sent invitations under the following streams.
1. EEBC – Skilled Worker
2. EEBC – International Graduate
3. Skills Immigration (SI) – Skilled Worker
4. SI – International Graduate
Invited candidates needed a minimum provincial score of 85.
In order to be considered under the BC’s PNP, most candidates must have a full-time job offer from an employer within the province. The BC PNP uses a points-based system known as the Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS.)These points determine whether a candidate could be invited to apply during a given invitation round. The score is predicated on a variety of things like level of education, years of direct work experience and having an employment offer from B.C. Employer.
Applicants have up to 30 calendar days from the date of invitation to submit an entire application via the BC PNP Online registration system. Invitations do not guarantee that applicants are going to be approved for a nomination.