B.C. invites 80 immigration candidates in latest Tech Pilot draw
Candidates in the Express Entry BC and Skills Immigration categories were invited through the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program.
In this round, the government invited 80 high-tech specialists to apply for the provincial nomination in four categories: Skills Immigration - Skilled Worker, Skills Immigration - International Graduate, Express Entry British Columbia - Skilled Worker, and Express Entry British Columbia - International Graduate. All candidates scored 80 points or higher. British Columbia invited 592 Tech Pilot candidates this year. In total, BC issued 2,989 invitations in the BCPNP in 2021.
About the BC PNP Tech Pilot
The pilot project was launched in 2017 and has been extended several times, most recently until June 2021. In order to be considered eligible for this program, candidates need to be registered in one of B.C.’s existing provincial immigration streams and have a valid job offer of at least 12 months in one of the Tech Pilot’s 29 eligible occupations.