The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) issued invitations through the Express Entry BC (EEBC) and Skills Immigration streams.
Candidates were invited under the Skilled Worker, and International Graduate subcategories through the BC PNP Tech Pilot. Invited candidates need to have job offers in an eligible tech occupation in order to receive the nomination.
The minimum required score for successful candidates was 80 in all categories.
The BC PNP also issued 11 invitations through its Entrepreneur Immigration stream. The minimum score requirement for this draw was 121.
To apply for the Skills Immigration or Express Entry BC categories candidates must first create a profile through the BC PNP’s online portal and register under its Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS).
Applicants are evaluated and issued a score based on factors such as level of education, work experience, proficiency in English and location of employment.
If an applicant is approved, they can then use their provincial nomination to apply for permanent residence with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) under the PNP.
Express Entry candidates who receive a nomination from British Columbia will be given an additional 600 points toward their Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score.
The BC PNP has conducted 25 technical draws since January, with minimum scores dropping from 90 to 80 points that have remained constant for several months.