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The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) Tech Pilot draw held today issued invitations to candidates under the Express Entry BC and Skills immigration categories.

The September 22 draw saw the minimum score remain within the low 80s, as has been the case for Tech Pilot draws since the start of May.

The pilot program was launched in 2017 and has been extended several times, last until June 2021.

In order to be considered eligible for this program, candidates got to be registered in one among B.C.’s existing provincial immigration streams and have a legitimate job offer of at least 12 months in one among the Tech Pilot’s 29 eligible occupations.

To apply for the Skill 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 that determines whether or not they could also be invited to apply during a given invitation round. The score is predicated on variety of things like level of education, years of direct work experience and having a B.C. employment offer.

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 and are effectively guaranteed an Invitation to apply (ITA) during a future federal Express Entry draw.

So far in September, B.C. has 6 draws through its various PNP categories and streams and invited numerous candidates to apply for a provincial nomination.

Invited candidates have 30 calendar days to apply for the nomination.