British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) invited 85 tech workers to apply for provincial nomination on October 19, 2021. The invitations were issued through British Columbia’s tech pilot draw. The invited candidates needed a minimum registration score of 75 to receive invitation.
The candidates also had to meet any one of the requirements under the Express Entry BC, or skills immigration categories like language ability, education, work experience, job offer, etc. Express Entry BC and skills immigration categories are managed by Skills and Immigration Registration System (SIRS).
BC Tech Pilot:
The BC PNP is administered in partnership with the federal government in accordance with the 2015 Canada-British Columbia Immigration Agreement (CBCIA). The Government of Canada allocates a limited number of nominations each year to British Columbia. The Provincial Immigration Programs Act (Act) and the Provincial Immigration Programs Regulation (Regulation) governs provincial administration of the BC PNP.
The BC PNP Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC streams are intended for workers or international graduates with the skills, education and/or experience required for high-demand occupations in B.C. To apply for the Skills Immigration or Express Entry BC categories, candidates must first create a profile through the BC PNP’s online portal and register under its Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS).
If approved as a provincial nominee, the candidate and dependent family members can apply to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to become a permanent resident of Canada in the Provincial Nominee Class. The province’s Tech pilot program sends out weekly invitations to top scoring candidates who meet the eligibility requirement.
Express Entry is an electronic selection system used by the Federal as well as Provincial governments of Canada [to select], as well as designated Canadian employers [to nominate] candidates for Canadian permanent residence under three of its popular economic [skilled] immigration programs:
Candidates eligible for any of the above programs are given a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score in the Express Entry Pool. It is based on their Core/Human capital factors such as age, work experience, education, and language ability in English and/or French, etc. And, based on scores, candidates are periodically invited (or nominated) for permanent residence.
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