British Columbia PNP Tech Pilot Draw Sent Out 63 Invitations

British Columbia PNP Tech Pilot Draw Sent Out Sixty-Three (63) Invitations. The draw was conducted on August 27, which issued invitations to apply (ITA’s) to eligible Skills Immigration and Express Entry applicants.

The BC PNP Tech Pilot helps British Columbia employers in drawing and retaining in-demand foreign workers by providing a fast-track, permanent immigration gateway for tech workers and international students of eligible B.C. designated higher-learning institutions.

To qualify, applicants must have a valid job employment offer in one of the program’ listed occupations. The employment offer must be for at least one year and have a minimum of 120 days remaining at the time of application.

The August 27 draw saw invitations sent out to applicants in the Skilled Worker and International Graduate streams of the Express Entry BC (EEBC) and Skills Immigration streams.

The minimum score of ninety (90) in each of the four targeted streams has not changed since April 2019.

In order to be considered for immigration to B.C through the Skilled Worker and International Graduate streams, applicants must first create a profile through the BC PNP online portal and apply under the program’s Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS).

Individuals are evaluated based on factors like work experience, level of education, English and French proficiency location of employment.

Express Entry candidates who receive a invitation from British Columbia will be awarded an extra 600 points toward their Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score and are practically guaranteed an Invitation To Apply (ITA) in a future federal draw.

BC PNP Tech Pilot Draw Results 

Date Category Minimum Score Required Number of ITAs sent out
August 27, 2019

(tech-only draw)

EEBC – Skilled Worker 90 63
EEBC – International Graduate category 90
SI – Skilled Worker 90
SI – International Graduate category 90

Job Offer Requirements

The BC Tech Pilot has a special job offer requirements. In order to be qualified for the Tech Pilot, your job offer should be for one of 29 selected in-demand occupations. The employment offer does not need to be indefinite, but it must be for a minimum period of one year. If the individual is already working for the employer in the position that is being given to them, they must have at least 120 days left in that position at the time they lodge their application.

Application Procedure For BC PNP Tech Pilot Draw

The BC Tech Pilot is connected with BC’s Skills Immigration programs. The programs best appropriate for the Tech Pilot are the BC Skilled Worker and BC International Graduate programs. In order to file in for the BC Tech Pilot, a foreign national should confirm that they meet the National Occupation Classification (NOC) code criteria for one of the twenty-nine (29) in-demand occupations. If this criteria is met, the person may start the application process by creating a profile with BC PNP Online.

Once the profile is created, the candidate can follow the application steps for the BC Skills Immigration program for which they are qualified. BC Tech Pilot applicants gets a number of benefits when going through the provincial nomination process. First, more rounds of invitations to apply are sent out on a weekly basis for Tech Pilot applicants. Second, individuals will have their PNP application processed at an fast rate. Finally, employers are able to access the Tech Pilot “concierge services” to help with the recruitements of foreign nationals through this program.