61 Invitations Issued In Latest BC PNP Tech Pilot Draw

In the new BC PNP Tech Pilot draw held on August 13, a sum of Sixty-One (61) candidates were invited to apply for provincial nomination. The invited candidates belonged to the four streams: Express Entry BC International Graduate, Express Entry BC- Skilled Worker, Skills Immigration-Skilled Worker and Skills Immigration-International Graduate class of BC PNP.

The invited applicants of all immigration streams were expected to have at least Ninety (90) points. The BC PNP Tech Pilot draw essentially aimed at international graduates and skilled workers with skills and work experience in IT occupations.

The eligibility criteria for the BC PNP Tech Pilot and each of the four (4) streams are listed below.



Minimum Score

Number of Invitations To Apply Issued


SI – Skilled Worker


Total: 61


SI – International Graduate



EEBC – Skilled Worker



EEBC – International Graduate


In the last British Columbia immigration draw, ITA’s were sent out to skilled workers and international graduates.

The August 6 draw saw invitations sent out across five British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program categories.

The direct provincial skilled worker stream saw a minimum score of 100 points, while the Express Entry-aligned skilled worker stream has at least a score of 104 points.

International graduates via both the direct provincial and Express Entry-aligned streams needed 105 points to be eligible. The entry-level and semi-skilled category recorded a minimum score of Eighty (80) points.

The BC PNP Tech Pilot has been extended into 2020 after its first launch in 2017. It presently has a list of Twenty-Nine (29) targeted occupations with easy duration requirements.

BC PNP draws targeted specifically at technology workers started in May 2017. The province has a flourishing technology industry with some big company of the tech world basing themselves in B.C.

What Are The BC PNP Tech Pilot Job Requirements?

  • The Job offer must be for one of the Twenty-Nine (29) targeted occupations (see below)
  • The job offer must be for a minimum of one-year duration
  • The job offer must be valid for a minimum of 120 days at the time of application

A coveted provincial nomination practically guarantees nomination under the Canada Express Entry System, worth 600 CRS points.

The B.C. PNP announces the scores immigrants need to have to get invitation for Canada immigration under its four streams.

The score required for an international graduate is Thirty (30) points below a skilled worker under both the Canada Express Entry and provincial program. For semi-skilled workers and entry-level, that score is lower again.

BC PNP: Scores Required for Guaranteed Invitation


Guaranteed Registration Score

Express Entry BC – Skilled Worker


Express Entry BC – International Graduate


Skills Immigration – Skilled Worker


Skills Immigration – International Graduate


Skills Immigration – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled workers