New Tech Draw from British Columbia Invites 87 Immigration Candidates

British Columbia tech draw

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) held a new tech draw on November 16 to specifically target 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 international students and in-demand tech workers.

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November 16 PNP Tech draw nominated such 87 tech workers.

All the invited immigration candidates under BC PNP Tech Draw are required to 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, Software Engineers, Tech Managers, Media technicians, Writers/Editors 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 75 points to qualify in this draw. This is five points less than the previous qualifying score of 80 points.

Qualify for Upcoming BC PNP Tech Program

Earlier this year, British Columbia upgraded this pilot Tech program into a permanent residence program. This was done in-line to boost the immigration for in-demand tech workers and international students in the province.

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.

British Columbia had now issued over 10,500 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.

In fact, British Columbia is also the only Canadian provincial program to have such a huge number of nominations issued in a year. 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.

Take this free assessment online to determine your eligibility.

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