British Columbia has been holding regular draws in order to invite more immigrants this year. On March 9, British Columbia invited 95 immigration candidates who will now be able to submit applications for a provincial nomination.
The province has already organized 12 draws in 2021 so far. A total of 1,926 candidates have been invited until now.
The Tech Pilot under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program or BC PNP issued invitations to eligible candidates belonging to the Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC categories. The International Graduate and Skilled Worker sub-categories were targeted during the draw.
All the invited candidates were required to have a provincial score of at least 80. The people who received invitations will now have 30 days to submit their provincial nomination applications.
Candidates in the Express Entry pool who are nominated by British Columbia will have 600 points added to their CRS score. This boosted score almost guarantees them an Invitation to Apply in the next federal draw.
Express Entry candidates are usually evaluated on the basis of educational qualifications, age, professional experience and language proficiency.
The British Columbia PNP Tech Pilot provides a convenient immigration pathway for international students and in-demand tech workers. In order to be eligible for the Tech Pilot, they should have a job offer spanning at least 12 months in any of the 29 occupations listed by the Tech Pilot.
This pilot is meant to help the tech sector advance in the province.