Canadian province British Columbia has issued 91 invitations through BC PNP Tech on January 18. BC PNP Tech is a stream under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP).
It is an economic immigration way launched by the province to invite experienced and qualified candidates to British Columbia. The program offers immigration candidates to live and work in the province and attain permanent residence.
The immigration candidates who are invited through the BC’s Tech draw must fulfill the requirements of British Columbia’s Express Entry BC and Skills Immigration categories, which are exclusively managed by SIRS.
Candidates who are invited through this draw are selected from the Skilled Worker and International Graduate subcategories with a minimum provincial score of 80. Immigration candidates have 30 calendar days to apply for the nomination.
BC PNP Tech Program
The BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) was launched in 2017 to attract talent to the province and build a stronger technology sector in the province. With the success of the program, British Columbia made it a permanent program to invite immigration candidates to the province. It is designed to enable employers to hire foreign talent when qualified workers are not available locally.
It is a fast-track immigration process for in-demand tech workers and foreign students. Candidates just have to register in British Columbia’s existing immigration stream and must possess a valid job offer of at least one year in one of the 29 occupations to be eligible for the stream. Immigration candidates who are invited to apply for PNP are required to submit the complete application. And after completion, most tech applications take up to two-three months of processing time.
Shortlisted candidates will receive a nomination confirmation from the province that is to be used during the application for permanent residence from IRCC under the PNP.
Here, PNP candidates immediately get 600 points in their CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) and make it a good chance to receive an ITA for PR through express entry.