British Columbia (B.C) Tech Pilot draw issues 57 invitations in the latest draw which held on 7th July 2020.
British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) Tech Pilot was launched in the year 2017 to assist employers in attracting potential immigrants in the Information Technology (IT) sector and to facilitate the immigration process for the foreign tech workers and for the international students. In this latest draw, BC issues Invitations to apply for a provincial nomination to foreign tech workers and international students through the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP).
British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) issues weekly Tech Pilot invitations to the eligible immigration candidates with a valid 1-year job offer in one of the program’s specified occupations and the job offer must also have at least 120 days remaining at the time of application.
In this latest draw of July 7, we saw the invitations issued to immigration candidates in the Skilled Worker and International Graduate categories of the Express Entry BC (EEBC) and Skills Immigration streams. The selected immigration candidates in all the subcategories needed the minimum provincial score of 80.
The Express Entry candidates who receive a nomination from British Columbia will be awarded an additional 600 points toward their Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. This CRS score is effectively guaranteed an Invitation To Apply (ITA) in future federal draws.
In order to be evaluated for immigration to British Columbia through the Skilled Worker and International Graduate categories, the individual candidate must first create a profile through the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) online portal and register under the program’s Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS).
Latest BC PNP Tech Pilot figures
The province of British Columbia has conducted 14 tech draws so far this year through its British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) with the most recent draws prior to today’s draw taking place on June 9 and June 23.
According to the recent statistical data, it shows that last year was a big year for B.C. immigration in terms of registrants, nominees, and the Tech Pilot and the number of Tech Pilot nominations was 1,509 in 2019, a 33 percent increase over 2018.
The Tech Pilot nominations accounted for 23 percent of all nominations and up from 17.4 percent in 2018. In addition, it should be noted that British Columbia continues to invite foreign workers and graduates in non-tech occupations.
Last week, the province of B.C held its largest draw since the start of the COVID 19 pandemic and the second largest of 2020.
The total number of 314 Express Entry and Skills Immigration candidates was invited in that draw and that number of invitations is comparable to the number of invitations issued in the largest draw that took place on March 10, before the start of the Coronavirus pandemic, when 332 invitations were issued.