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British Columbia issues more invitations to Tech Workers

Published Date: 16th December 2021

The province of British Columbia issued invitations to a total of 71 candidates on the end days of the year.

The province of British Columbia held another tech draw for it-sector skilled workers and international graduated students who met the eligibility criteria under the Express Entry BC and Skills Immigration BC. The applicants were invited to apply for permanent residency on 14th December who had a minimum of 80 points on the Comprehensive Ranking System. The subcategories that were looked at were: SI- Skilled Workers; SI- International Graduates; EEBC- Skilled Workers and; EEBC- International Graduates.



The pilot program was started to help Tech employers in British Columbia to recruit and retain global talent if they are unable to fill in the job positions locally. It provides 29 tech occupations that are a fast tracked way for permanent residency. One just needs to receive a work permit support letter from the employer which allows them to apply for a work permit.

Eligibility Criteria

There are certain requirements regarding job offer that one must fulfill.

  • Although this program does not require a LMIA, you still must have a valid job offer
  • You can qualify if your job offer is in one of the 29 selected in demand occupations
  • Your job offer must be valid for at least one year
  • If you are already working with the employer then you must have 120 days left in the current position before you submit your application under this pilot program
Till date, British Columbia has issued 12,000 Invitations to Apply under various programs and its PNP Draw is getting more frequent. Other than that it has supported more than 6,000 tech workers to be nominated for permanent residence since its launch in May 2017. BC PNP Tech helps ensure the technology sector can attract and retain the talent it needs to sustain and grow the sector further.

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