The Canadian province of British Columbia held a new provincial nomination draw on October 5 to invite immigration candidates working in key tech occupations.
The new Tech draw held by British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) is an employer-driven, fast-track immigration program that targets in-demand tech workers and international students to apply for provincial nominations. October 5 PNP Tech draw nominated 108 tech workers.
British Columbia had recently made this pilot Tech program into a permanent residence program. This is expected to boost the immigration for in-demand tech workers and international students in the province.
All the invited immigration candidates have work experience and a valid job offer in one of 29 eligible occupations including Web designers & developers, Graphic designers and illustrators, Software engineers and designers, Civil Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Chemical Engineers, Audio technicians, etc.
The invited candidates were required to qualify for either Express Entry or Skills Immigration categories, managed by the Skills & Immigration Registration System (SIRS). They were required to have a provincial score of 80 points to qualify in this draw.
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British Columbia had now issued over 9,000 invitations to apply (ITAs) for provincial nominations, so far in 2021. A successful provincial nomination will guarantee an ITA for permanent residence in subsequent federal nomination draws.
This is the highest by any Canadian provincial program which only explains Canada’s overall commitment to welcome skilled foreign workers, recent graduates to settle permanently in the country.
In order to qualify for the program, candidates need to 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 29 eligible occupations to qualify for this stream.
Candidates who are invited to apply for a provincial nomination will need to submit a complete application within the next 30 days. Once this is done, most tech applications will be processed within two to three months.
After receiving a nomination confirmation from the province, they can apply for permanent residence from Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) under the Provincial Nominee Program Class.
If you are planning to migrate to Canada, getting nominated through Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) will assure you permanent residency in Canada as 600 points get added to your Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score linked to your Express Entry profile.
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