Canada B.C PNP Draw

Latest B.C. Tech Pilot PNP Draw Invited 74 Immigration Candidates

Published on : February 10, 2021


Key Highlights:

  • The Latest Draw
  • Skilled Workers & International Graduates
  • The BC PNP Tech Pilot
  • Eligibility for BC PNP
  • How to Apply?
  • B.C. Provincial Nomination
  • Six BC PNP Draws in 2021


B.C. issued 74 invitations to apply for permanent residence to immigration candidates in the new Tech Pilot draw held on 09 February 2021.

The latest British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) Tech Pilot draw was held under the Express Entry BC and Skills Immigration categories.

Skilled Workers & International Graduates

Candidates selected under this Tech Pilot draw come from the Skilled Worker and International Graduate subcategories. They required a minimum provincial score of 80 points.


Skills Immigration & Express Entry BC


Number of 





Other Considerations

February 9, 2021


SI - Skilled Worker


Tech Pilot draw

SI - International Graduate


EEBC - Skilled Worker


EEBC - International Graduate


February 2, 2021


SI - Skilled Worker


Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on B.C. businesses.

The following NOCs were excluded:

0621, 0631, 0632, 0651, 3236, 6211, 6311, 6313, 6321, 6322, 6341, 6421, 6511, 6512, 6513, 6521, 6522, 6523, 6524, 6525, 6531, 6532, 6533, 6562, 6564, 6611, 6621, 6711, 6721, 6722, 6731

SI - International Graduate


SI - Entry Level and Semi-Skilled


EEBC - Skilled Worker


EEBC - International Graduate


2021 Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC draws to date

The BC PNP Tech Pilot

The 09 February Tech Pilot draw saw the minimum score remain in low 80s. It has been so since the beginning of this year.

This category is a fast-track immigration pathway designed for in-demand tech workers and international students.

The project was initially launched in the year 2017 and has been extended several times.

Eligibility for BC PNP

Candidates need to be registered in one of the B.C.’s existing provincial immigration streams to be eligible for this program. 

They also need to have a valid job offer for at least 12 months in any of the 29 eligible occupations in Tech Pilot’s subcategories.

How to Apply?

Candidates must first create a profile on the BC PNP’s online portal. Then they should register under the Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) to apply for Skills Immigration or Express Entry B.C. categories.

Every applicant is subsequently evaluated and issued a score. It determines whether they could be invited to apply in a round. These scores are based on age, education, work experience, and whether they have an employment offer from an employer in British Columbia.

Provincial Nomination from British Columbia

Express Entry candidates receiving a provincial nomination from British Columbia get additional 600 CRS points in their profile. They are virtually guaranteed an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in the next Express Entry round.

Federal Express Entry draws are typically held once every two weeks. Almost 4,000 immigration candidates are invited to apply for permanent residency every fortnight.

Six BC PNP Draws in 2021

British Columbia so far has seen 6 PNP draws in 2021. It has invited about 1,000 candidates to apply for provincial nomination.

Candidates invited in the BC PNP draws have 30 days to apply for nomination.

Topics: Migrate, Canada




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