British Columbia, through its latest Tech Pilot draw on May 26 invited 133 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residency.
Candidates in Skilled Worker and International Graduate have received the invitations under Express Entry BC (EEBC) and Skills Immigration (SI). The candidates required a minimum score of 80 in both the categories.
The draw of May 26 saw the minimum score just as low as the draw from B.C.'s May 12th Tech Pilot. The latest draw, however, saw 41 more ITAs issued than on May 12.
British Columbia invites tech workers with a valid job offer to apply for permanent residency in one of 29 in-demand technology occupations under its Tech pilot draw.
The aim of the Tech Pilot is to help address B.C.'s tech sector's labour market needs. Applicants for Tech Pilot must get a job offer that is a minimum of one year. At the time the applicant submits their profile to B.C., there must also be at least 120 calendar days left in the candidate's work tenure.
EEBC candidates should have profiles under both the B.C.'s Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) as well as the Federal Express Entry Program.
Express Entry candidates who receive a provincial nomination receive an additional 600 points for their score on their Comprehensive Ranking System. Under Express Entry, a provincial nomination is assigned the most CRS points and getting those 600 points essentially guarantees that an immigration candidate will receive an invitation to apply for permanent residence (ITA).