BC PNP Tech Draw: 85 immigration candidates invited

BC PNP Tech immigration draws
  • October 21, 2021

B.C. invited 85 immigration candidates who work in key technology occupations to apply for a provincial nomination on October 19

The invitations were issued through the BC PNP Tech, which is a stream under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP).

Candidates who received invitations in this draw were from the Skilled Worker and International Graduate subcategories and needed a minimum provincial score of 70.

Invited candidates now have 30 calendar days to apply for the nomination. So far in 2021, British Columbia has issued nearly 10,000 invitations to apply for provincial nomination.

In order to be considered eligible for this immigration program, candidates need to have a valid job offer of at least 12 months in one of the Tech Pilot’s 29 eligible occupations


What is  BC PNP Tech program?

The BC PNP Tech is a fast-track immigration pathway for in-demand tech workers and international students. The program is designed to enable employers in British Columbia’s technology sector to continue to attract and select international talent when qualified workers are not available locally

To qualify for the stream, candidates must be registered in one of B.C.’s existing provincial immigration streams and have a valid job offer for at least 12 months in one of 29 eligible occupations.

Job offers under the BC PNP Tech must be for a minimum of one year, with at least 120 days remaining at the time of application to the BC PNP.  It must also be full-time and from an eligible employer in the province.

Invitations are sent out weekly through the province’s tech program to the top-scoring candidates who meet the eligibility requirements.

Candidates who are invited to apply for a provincial nomination must complete an application. After that, most technology applications will be processed within two to three months. If approved, candidates will receive a nomination confirmation letter IRCC  that can be used to apply for permanent residence under the Provincial Nominee Program Class.

PNP candidates automatically earn 600 points for their score in the Comprehensive Ranking System and thus have a very good chance of obtaining an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence via Express Entry.

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