British Columbia invited 89 tech candidates to apply for provincial nomination for Canada PR
The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) conducted a new Tech draw on November 30, 2021.
A total of 89 immigration candidates received invitations to apply for provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residency in this draw.
Invitations were issued to candidates from the Skilled Worker and International Graduate subcategories of the BC PNP.
In order to receive an invitation in this draw, candidates were required to have:
- a minimum provincial score of 78;
- work experience in one of 29 eligible tech occupations; and
- A valid full-time job offer of at least 12 months in one of the eligible occupations to qualify for the stream.
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 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 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 its Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS). They must choose to apply through the Skills Immigration or Express Entry BC immigration categories.
The BC PNP will then invite candidates who fulfill the minimum score requirements 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 has now invited around 11,000 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination so far in 2021.
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