- Tech Pilot Draw
- Latest PNP Draw
- Eligibility for the Draw
- Previous BC Draws
- Effect on Express Entry
The British Columbian government invited 87 candidates through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) to apply for permanent residency in its latest Draw.
Tech Pilot Draw
Under the PNP Tech Pilot Draw, the BC government issues weekly invitations to qualified professionals in crucial IT operations.
This Draw helps BC employers fulfil their talent needs by providing a fast immigration pathway for foreign workers and international graduates in demand.
It was launched in 2017 and has been extended various times, with the most recent extension until June 2021.
Latest PNP Draw
The candidates invited under the Tech Pilot Draw were from the international graduate and skilled worker subcategories. They now have 30 days to apply for the nomination.
The provincial cut-off score for these candidates was 75 points, 5 points lower than the minimum score for the previous draws of 2021.
Eligibility for the Draw
To be eligible for the Tech Pilot Draw, a candidate must register with one of the province’s existing immigration schemes.
Moreover, they must also have an employment offer for at least 12 months in one of the 29 eligible occupations under the Draw.
To apply for the Skills Immigration category, the candidate must first create their profile through BC’s online portal.
They must then register themselves under the Skills Immigration Registration System.
Previous BC Draws
So far in 2021, British Columbia has held seven draws via its various Provincial Nominee Program categories and streams to invite over 1395 immigration candidates to apply for a nomination.
Effect on Express Entry
Candidates under the Express Entry System who receive a provincial nomination gain a significant addition of 600 points in their CRS score.
This effectively ensures them an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in the future Express Entry Draws.