B.C. invites 72 new IT workers with new PNP draw
B.C. (British Columbia) has invited 72 new IT workers via the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program. Therefore, these 72 can now apply for permanent residence. British Columbia has also held weekly Tech Pilot draws. Via tech pilot, the province can invite to apply candidates from over 29 different eligible occupations.
The Tech Pilot program aims to perfect B.C.’s technology sector. The province launched the program in 2017, aiming to fulfil labour market needs. For example, keeping a minimum score of 80 for applicants in each draw shows B.C.’s commitment to excellence.
Anyone wishing to apply for Tech Pilot must be registered in one of B.C.’s immigration streams. Moreover, each candidate must hold a valid job offer corresponding to Tech Pilot’s eligible occupations. In order to apply, first register through the BC PNP’s online portal. Once approved, the candidate can then use their provincial nomination to directly apply for permanent residence.
Provincial nominees are quickly becoming one of, if not the, leading tools for regional labour needs and immigration. Candidates invited via PNP receive an additional 600 points in their CRS score. Moreover, the IRCC effectively grants them an invitation to apply (ITA) for a future federal Express Entry draw.
Through its PNP, British Columbia has invited over 1430 candidates only this month – 450 only last week. This was the largest draw this year, and the province remains committed to invite even more IT workers in the near future.