B.C. PNP invites tech workers and entrepreneurs in new draw
British Columbia invited immigration candidates under its Tech Pilot and entrepreneur streams in this month’s first provincial draw.
The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) issued 68 invitations throughout the Express Entry BC (EEBC) and Skills Immigration streams. Newest British Columbia PNP draw invites immigrants for provincial nomination.
Candidates were encouraged under the Skilled Worker, and International Graduate subcategories throughout the BC PNP Tech Pilot. Invited candidates have to have job offers in an eligible tech job so as to obtain the nomination.
The minimum required score for successful candidates was 80 in most categories.
The BC PNP also issued 11 invitations during its Entrepreneur Immigration stream. The minimum score requirement for this particular draw was 121. \
B.C. holds draws through two Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) categories and streams on a weekly basis.
To apply for the Licensed Immigration or Express Entry BC categories candidates must first produce a profile via the BC PNP’s internet portal and enroll under its Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS).
Applicants are assessed and issued a score based on factors such as level of education, work experience, proficiency in English and location of employment. Newest British Columbia PNP draw invites immigrants for provincial nomination.
When an applicant is accepted, they can subsequently use their provincial nomination to submit an application for permanent residence with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) under the PNP.
Express Entry candidates who get a nomination out of British Columbia is going to receive an additional 600 points toward their Express Entrance Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score.
The BC PNP is one of Canada’s PNPs. During these programs, provinces can nominate beginners who can settle to the local labour market.
The BC PNP has ran 25 technical draws since January, with minimum scores dropping from 90 to 80 points that have remained steady for several months.
It must be noted that BC continues to invite employees and graduates in non-tech jobs on a regular basis as well.
British Columbia’s high-growth technology sector has grown faster lately due to the influx of international talent departing U.S. technology centers such as Silicon Valley. This has been attributed, in part, to strict immigration and economic policies which have led to a period of doubt in the U.S. technology sector.
In addition to its reputation for innovation and technological talent, British Columbia’s moderate climate and proximity to both U.S. markets are also factors that bring companies and workers.
ο Reference taken from CIC News
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