The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) invited 102 tech workers to apply for a provincial nomination in its first immigration draw of the year under its popular stream – BC PNP Tech Program on January 4, 2021.
Invitations were issued to candidates from the Skilled Worker and International Graduate subcategories under BCPNP’s Express Entry BC and Skills immigration categories, which are managed through the Skills and Immigration Registration System (SIRS).
In order to receive an invite this draw, eligible candidates needed a minimum provincial score of 80.
BC PNP Tech Program
Launched in May 2017, the BC PNP Tech provides a fast-track immigration pathway to qualified foreign tech workers and international student who want to become permanent Canadian residents.
In order to apply through this stream, immigration candidates need to have a full-time job offer in one of 29 eligible tech occupations from an eligible employer in the province. The job offer must be valid for a minimum of one year with at least 120 days remaining at the time of submitting the application.
The 29 eligible tech occupations that can qualify under this stream include Computer engineers, Civil engineers, Information systems analysts and consultants, Software engineers and designers, Web designers and developers, Computer network technicians, Authors and writers, Graphic designers and illustrators, Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade, among others
The eligible candidates need to first create a profile through the BC PNP’s online portal and register under SIRS. They must choose to apply through the Skills Immigration or Express Entry BC immigration categories.
The BC PNP will then invite top-scoring candidates to apply for a provincial nomination through weekly draws conducted by BC PNP.
Candidates, who received an invitation in this draw, now have 30 calendar days to submit their complete application for provincial nomination to BC PNP.
British Columbia PNP invited over 11,500 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residency in 2021.
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