Prepared by Nithin Koshy; Shi Hui Yu; Edited by Samuel Francis Gills on June 5, 2021

68 workers from Technology as well as Information Technology sector were invited to apply for provincial nomination on June 1 by the province of British Columbia.

These invitations were issued through British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP), under the Tech Pilot program. Those invited were from Skilled Workers and International Graduate sub-categories and needed a minimum score of 80.

The candidates needed to be eligible under the Express Entry BC and Skills Immigration categories managed under the Skills and Immigration Registration System (SIRS). The candidates have 30 calendar days to apply for the nomination. So far, the province has invited 4,876 immigration candidates in the current year.

BC Tech Pilot:

The BC Tech Pilot was launched to fill in the gap for the province’s labour market of talented workers; it was launched in May 2017. The project has been very successful and has more than 6,000 potential immigrants nominated for permanent residence.

Because of its success, the Tech Pilot program has been extended for the past 4 years on an annual basis. The Tech Pilot draws was due to expire this June but following requests from employers and various stake holders in the province, BC Immigration has decided to make the program permanent.

The province’s Tech pilot program sends out weekly invitations to top scoring candidates who meet the eligibility requirement. The selected candidates will receive a nomination confirmation that can be used to apply for permanent residence from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) through the Express Entry system.

Check out Owlspriority Immigration’s Canada Settlement Resources to learn more about ways to finding a new job in Canada, making your initial days in Canada stress-free and confident, etc.

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