B.C. invites 95 in Tech Pilot draw, extends Entrepreneur Immigration Pilot
B.C. has encouraged 2,535 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination up to now in 2021.
British Columbia issued 95 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence on March 23. Latest British Columbia PNP Draw 2021 invites candidates for provincial nomination.
The Province held a Tech Pilot draw its British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP), under the Express Entry BC and Skills Immigration categories.
Invited applicants were out of the Skilled Worker and International Graduate subcategories and had a minimum provincial score of 80. Latest British Columbia PNP Draw 2021 invites candidates for provincial nomination.
The BC PNP Tech Pilot is a fast-track immigration route for both in-demand IT workers and international students. It functions through B.C.’s existing provincial immigration streams.
What is the Tech Pilot ?
The BC PNP Tech Pilot offers an accelerated immigration pathway for those who have technology skills and are attempting to become permanent Canadian residents. Candidates need to be enrolled in one of B.C.’s existing provincial immigration streams and have a valid job offer of at least 12 months in one of the Tech Pilot’s 29 qualified occupations.
Unlike another BC PNP flows that require a permanent job offer, Tech Pilot project offers must be for a minimum of one year, with at least 120 days remaining in the time of application to the BC PNP. The job offer must also be fulltime and from an eligible employer in the state. Job offers of more than 1 year are also eligible under the pilot application.
Invitations throughout the state’s tech pilot have been sent out each week to the top-scoring candidates who fulfill the eligibility requirements.
After this is completed, most technician applications will be processed within 2 to three months.
If they are accepted, candidates will be given a nomination confirmation that can be used to apply for permanent residence from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) below the Provincial Nominee Class.
How do you apply to the BC PNP Tech Pilot ?
Because the Tech Pilot is not a separate stream or category of the BC PNP, people who want to apply must first create a profile through the province’s internet portal, the Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS), and enroll below one of its present categories.
The SIRS is a point system that allows the BC PNP to give priority to candidates who possess the required skills to add to the state’s economic development.
Applicants are evaluated and issued a score which determines whether they may be invited to use in a given invitation around. The rating is based on a number of factors such as level of education, years of work experience and using a B.C. job offer.
Eligibility for the Tech Pilot is based on the registrant’s job offer or occupation.
The pilot project was launched in May 2017, after a labor market study that saw the largest problem facing B.C.’s tech industry was access to gift. So, the Tech Pilot was produced to support the tech industry’s development by making it easier and faster for workers with in-demand abilities to immigrate to B.C.
The pilot has been extended several times, most recently until June 2021.
What is the Entrepreneur Immigration – Regional Pilot ?
The Entrepreneur Immigration — Regional Pilot, was launched in early 2019. The pilot enables B.C. to operate in partnership with regional communities of less than 75,000 people to welcome approved immigrant entrepreneurs who wish to start out a new business enterprise.
Communities have to be located farther than 30 kilometres from a population centre of over 75,000 people in order to be enrolled in the pilot.
All interested entrepreneurs must complete an exploratory visit to the community where they desire to set up their enterprise and has to get a community referral before enrolling for the pilot.
Successful applicants are granted a temporary work permit. The Province may subsequently issue a nomination for permanent residence once it determines that the business has fulfilled all of the criteria outlined in a performance agreement.
“This expansion will help communities welcome new entrepreneurs to their regions, and also be well-positioned to support retrieval post-pandemic,” the government announcement states.
“A total of 65 communities also have enrolled in the first pilot phase.” The Province also anticipates several communities will welcome new entrepreneurs once restrictions on global travel are lifted.
ο Reference taken from CIC News
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