British Columbia has issued invitations to 87 immigration candidates with a job offer in the technology sector of the province to apply for a provincial permanent residency in the most recent draw held on 23 June.
Express Entry BC and Skills immigration category candidates were issued invitations under The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)'s Tech Pilot draw.
Selected candidates from the subcategories of Skilled Workers and International Graduates needed a provincial minimum score of 80.
The June 23 draw saw the minimum score remaining in the low 80s, as has been the case with Tech Pilot draws since early May.
Summary of the recent BC PNP draw
Draw date: June 23, 2020.
Program: British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)
Draw Type – Tech Pilot Draw
The Number of candidates invited in this draw: 87
The categories invited
Express Entry BC (EEBC)
Skills Immigration (SI)
The Minimum score required under each sub category: 80
The Number of candidates invited so far in June: 729
The Number of Candidates invited so far this year: Close to 4000
The BC PNP Tech Pilot, which was launched in 2017, is a fast-track immigration pathway for in demand tech workers and international students and it was extended several times , most recent extension made till June 2021.
Candidates must be registered in one of B.C. 's existing provincial immigration streams and have a valid job offer of at least 12 months in one of the 29 eligible occupations of the Tech Pilot to be considered eligible for this Program.
Candidates must first build a profile via the BC PNP online portal and register under its Skills Immigration registration system (SIRS) to apply for the categories Skills Immigration or Express Entry BC.
Applicants are assessed and a score is issued based on factors such as education level, work experience, English language skills and employment location.
Express Entry candidates will receive an additional 600 points for their Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score if they receive a Nomination from British Columbia, and an Invitation to Apply (ITA) is effectively guaranteed in a future federal Express Entry draw.
Candidates who are invited will have 30 calendar days to apply for nomination.