Double delight awaits for Canadian immigration aspirants as British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) made two major announcements.
The first announcement was the release of the Tech Pilot draws result that was held on March 23. A total of 95 invitations were issued to eligible candidates to apply for a provincial nomination.
On receiving a successful nomination, the eligible candidates can apply with Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for permanent residence.
The second announcement was about the extension of the Entrepreneur Immigration (EI) Regional Pilot until March 31, 2024.
“This extension will help communities welcome new entrepreneurs to their regions, and be well-positioned to support recovery post-pandemic,” the government announcement states.
“A total of 65 communities have enrolled in the initial pilot phase.” It will boost regional immigration to the province.
Qualify for BC PNP Tech Pilot
March 23 draw invitations went to candidates registered in the federal Express Entry pool. Another category of candidates was nominated from the province’s Skills Immigration (SI) stream.
Those who wish to apply under the Skills Immigration or Express Entry BC categories will have to create a separate profile under the province’s Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS).
The SIRS is a point-based system that assesses applicants’ skilled and scores them on factors like level of education, work experience, proficiency in English, and location of employment. The candidates are scored out of a maximum of 200 points.
March 23 draws selected candidates having a minimum provincial score of 80 in all categories.
The BC PNP says most applications are processed within two to three months.
29 Eligible Tech Occupation- BC PNP Tech Pilot
BC PNP started a weekly Tech Pilot draw in 2017 to attract foreign talent in the growing BC’s tech sector. The pilot is now available to nominate skilled workers for 29 occupations as mentioned below. The Tech pilot is open until June 2021 and may extend beyond.
|Telecommunication carriers managers||0131|
|Computer and information systems managers||0213|
|Managers – publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts||0512|
|Electrical and electronics engineers||2133|
|Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)||2147|
|Information systems analysts and consultants||2171|
|Database analysts and data administrators||2172|
|Software engineers and designers||2173|
|Computer programmers and interactive media developers||2174|
|Web designers and developers||2175|
|Biological technologists and technicians||2221|
|Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians||2241|
|Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)||2242|
|Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics||2243|
|Computer network technicians||2281|
|User support technicians||2282|
|Information systems testing technicians||2283|
|Authors and writers||5121|
|Translators, terminologists, and interpreters||5125|
|Audio and video recording technicians||5225|
|Other technical and co-ordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, and the performing arts||5226|
|Support occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, photography, and the performing arts||5227|
|Graphic designers and illustrators||5241|
|Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade||6221|
Qualify for Entrepreneur Immigration
The Entrepreneur Immigration – Regional Pilot allows British Columbia to work in partnership with regional communities of less than 75,000 people to welcome approved immigrant entrepreneurs who want to open a new business.
All interested foreign entrepreneurs must complete an exploratory visit to the community where they wish to set up their business and must obtain a community referral before registering for the pilot. Get in touch with our business formation experts to understand the process better.
Further, successful candidates are granted a temporary work permit on the basis of which you can apply for a provincial nomination from British Columbia. Eventually, you can obtain a permanent residence along with your family in a quick time.
Good Time to Migrate to Canada is Now!
With the unveiling of the much-awaited Immigration Levels Plan for 2021-2023, now is definitely the right time to migrate to Canada. Over the next three years, Canada is planning to welcome more than 1.2k new immigrants to support their economy as well as ageing demography.
About 50% of such immigrants each year are expected to come from economic-class programs like Federal Skilled Workers Programs, Canada Experience Class, Provincial Nominee Programs, etc. The likely beneficiaries are foreign skilled workers with/without work experience in Canada, international students aspiring to study and settle in Canada, and foreign entrepreneurs looking to establish their business in Canada.
Take this free assessment online to determine your eligibility to qualify under the mentioned occupations.
Recent changes to the evaluation criteria of the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) used for Express Entry profiles are aimed at increasing the francophone or French-speaking population outside the Quebec region by 2023.
All these also strengthen the fact that Canada is the most preferred migrant destination, ahead of Australia and the USA. Wait for no further and contact CanApprove to know your best immigration programs.
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