British Columbia has been more active in inviting immigrants this year. On its Tech Pilot Draw held on the 5th of February, British Columbia invited 32 Skills Immigration and Express Entry candidates. All candidates who have received an invitation will get to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence.
British Columbia’s Tech Pilot Program was created in the year 2017 in order to meet the rising labour shortage demands in the province. This program helped the province to bring in skilled immigrants to occupations which were unable to meet its needs.
It should be noted that the Tech Pilot Program has been issuing weekly invitations to foreign workers who are eligible and have a valid employment offer in one of the 29 occupations that are considered to be the in-demand occupations of the province.
The streams through which the invitations were sent to candidates were the Express Entry BC (EEBC) and the Skills Immigration Streams. Candidates were required to have a minimum score of 85 for the Skilled Worker Candidates and for International Graduates, it was a slightly higher 95. The Express Entry British Columbia Candidates will be considered eligible only on registering under both British Columbia’s Skills Immigration Registration System and the Canadian Federal Express Entry System.
Candidates selected under the Tech Pilot Program need not have to have full-time employment offer requirements, however, he/she be showing a job offer with at least a minimum of one-year duration and having 120 remaining days when applying for a provincial nomination.
The minimum required scores for this Tech Pilot Draw are being mentioned below:
- Express Entry British Columbia Skilled Worker – 85
- Express Entry British Columbia International Graduate – 95
- Skills Immigration Skilled Worker – 85
- Skills Immigration International Graduate – 95
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