Canadian Province of British Columbia (B.C.) has remained quite active this year. So far, the province has conducted 15 tech draws, the latest held July 21 B.C. PNP Tech Pilot. In 2020 alone, these draws have issued invitations to over 1,500 people to apply for provincial nominations. Securing a provincial nomination takes a step closer to obtaining a permanent residence in Canada.
July 21 draw issued 62 invitations to foreign tech workers and international students through BC PNP to apply for provincial nominations. The invited candidates belonged to the Skilled Worker and International Graduate categories of the Express Entry BC and Skills Immigration streams. The minimum provincial score required for candidates to qualify in this draw was 80.
Earlier this month, British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) invited 320 candidates belonging to Express Entry BC and Skilled Immigration streams with a required provincial score ranging from 76-98.
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How to get nominated by British Columbia?
Tech Pilot under the BC PNP is easily regarded as one of the fastest immigration pathways for in-demand tech workers and international students. The program was first launched in 2017 and will continue to incentivise foreign tech talents until June 2021.
Candidates qualifying for Tech Pilot must have a permanent job offer that is at least for over one year and can be categorised into one of the pilot’s 29 in-demand occupations. In addition, foreign workers and graduates in non-tech occupations are eligible to apply through other programs under BC PNP.
Not only skilled workers but the province also requires foreign investors/entrepreneurs who wish to settle in the province and contribute to the growth of its economy. The British Columbian Entrepreneur Stream mandates such candidates to offer a minimum investment/business plan in the region before qualifying for provincial nomination. It remains to be an ideal immigration pathway for such candidates to obtain a permanent residence in Canada.
Candidates willing to apply for a provincial nomination through BC PNP are required to register themselves under the SIRS. It is a points-based system designed for the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) and helps prioritize those candidates who demonstrate their skills to support the province’s economy.
Typically, a candidate is ranked on scoring system based Economic Factors (max. 120 points) and Human Capital factors (max. 80 points)
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