British Columbia holds a Tech Pilot draw

British Columbia Draw
  • January 13, 2021

British Columbia issues 80 invitations under the Tech Pilot draw on January 12, 2021 for provincial nomination. BC PNP invited applicants from skilled workers, international graduates, entry level, and semi-skilled category to apply for provincial nomination.

Immigration candidates who had secured a job offer in the technology sector of the province are invited to apply for provincial nomination through weekly draws under Tech Pilot.

Tech Pilot was introduced in 2017 that provides a fast-track pathway for Canadian PR for international skilled individuals who have job offer in any one of the 29 eligible occupations.

The candidates who received an invitation must have a valid job offer in one of the eligible job occupation released by the province of British Columbia such as computer information system managers, system managers, civil engineers, web designers and developers.

Candidates selected in the latest draw were from Skilled Worker and International Graduate subcategories under the Skills Immigration and Express Entry B.C. streams. Invited candidates needed a minimum provincial score of 80.

The detailed bifurcation of the streams is given below:

  • SI – Skilled Worker
  • SI – International Graduate
  • SI – Entry level and Semi-skilled
  • EEBC – Skilled Worker
  • EEBC – International Graduate

Candidates invited under EEBC – Skilled Worker and International Graduate categories will obtain additional points of 600 under the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). Later, an Invitation to Apply (ITA) will be issued if they are successfully nominated through the Express Entry draw.

BCPNP has a point-based system Skilled Immigration Registration System (SIRS) where the score determines if the candidate will be invited to apply for the given invitation round. The score is given based on the various factors like level of education, direct work experience and employment offer from the offer.

The job offer must be at least of one year and have at least 120 days remaining on it at the time of application.

The candidates who have received the invitation to apply in this draw have up to 30 calendar days from the date of invitation to submit the complete application through BC PNP Online registration system.

Please note that the invitation to apply does not guarantee that applicants will be approved for a nomination. Therefore, we advise you to ensure that you submit your application appropriately with all the supporting documents.

If you are an existing client of Winny, you may contact your concerned Case Officer to know more about the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program.

For inquiry about Express Entry and PNP programs and to apply for the same, you may contact us at or call us at 1800-419-3242

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