B.C. On August 24, B.C. invited 74 immigrants who work in key tech occupations to apply at the provincial nomination.
The BC PNP Tech issued the new invitations. It is part of British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP).
B.C.’s Tech draws invites only those who meet the requirements for one of the Express Entry BC or Skills categories. These are managed by Skills and Immigration Register System (SIRS).
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The Skilled Worker and International Graduate categories were invited to this draw. Candidates needed to have a minimum provincial score 80.
Invitational candidates have 30 days to apply for the nomination.
About the BC PNP Tech Program
After a labour market analysis that revealed the greatest challenge facing B.C.’s tech sector was talent access, BC PNP Tech was established in May 2017. B.C. recently made the program permanent due to its success. BC PNP Tech was extended indefinitely by the province. It was renamed BC PNP Tech to enable BC technology employers continue to recruit and select international talent, when local skilled workers are unavailable.
The BC PNP Tech program is fast-tracked and is available to in-demand IT workers and international students. To be eligible for this stream, candidates must have a job offer valid for at least 12 months in any of the 29 eligible occupations.
Contrary to other BC PNP streams job offers, the BC PNP Tech requires that they be at least one year old and have at least 120 days left at the time of applying to the BC PNP. The job must be full-time, and it must come from an approved employer in the province.
Weekly invitations are sent via the provincial tech program to the highest-scoring candidates who meet eligibility requirements.
Candidate who are invited to apply to a provincial nomination must submit a full application. Most tech applications will be processed in two to three months after this has been completed.
Candidates will be granted a nomination confirmation if they are approved. This confirmation can then be used to submit a permanent residence application for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada under the Provincial Nominee Program.