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67 candidates invited in the latest British Columbia Tech Pilot draw


67 candidates invited in the latest British Columbia Tech Pilot draw

On 8th September, the British Columbia province held the Tech Pilot Program Draw where 67 Express Entry and Skills Immigration candidates were invited. The EOI Selection score was 80 points in all the subcategories.

In the latest BC PNP draw, there were 67 Express Entry and Skills Immigration candidates through the Tech Pilot program on 8th September. The selected applicants were issued invites in the Skilled Worker and International Graduate categories. The EOI score of selection was 80 points in all the categories. It means the applicants who secured the benchmark point of 80 they were selected in the Draw.

The Important Aspects of the Draw-
  • Candidates Invited – 67
  • categories- Express Entry and Skills Immigration
  • EOI score – 80


The 8th September Draw

Candidates selected in the Express Entry BC categories are eligible for the additional 600 points in the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) for getting the nomination. The applicants under the kills Immigration categories will get their applications processed BY the IRCC directly. To be selected under the Skills Immigration or Express Entry BC categories, the candidates need to be registered in the BC PNP’s online portal and the Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) both.

Understanding the BC PNP Tech Pilot Program

The British Columbia PNP - Tech Pilot is a fast way for the technical workers and international students to relocate to British Columbia province. The program was started in 2017 with the idea of helping companies attract skilled workers from all over the world. To be selected in this category, all applicants must have a job offer and at least one-year work experience in one of the pilot’s 29 in-demand occupations.

These 29 Tech Pilot Occupations of British Columbia are listed below:

Telecommunication carriers managers


Computer and information systems managers


Managers - publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts


Civil engineers


Mechanical engineers


Electrical and electronics engineers


Chemical engineers


Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)


Information systems analysts and consultants


Database analysts and data administrators


Software engineers and designers


Computer programmers and interactive media developers


Web designers and developers


Biological technologists and technicians


Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians


Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)


Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics


Computer network technicians


User support technicians


Information systems testing technicians


Authors and writers




Translators, terminologists and interpreters


Broadcast technicians


Audio and video recording technicians


Other technical and co-ordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts


Support occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and the performing arts


Graphic designers and illustrators


Technical sales specialists - wholesale trade



British Columbia is the new Silicon Valley as there is a high demand for technical workers in the province. Hence, the Frequency of the tech workers draws as also increased in recent times. With the COVID 19 times increasing our dependency on Technology, more such draws are expected in the future as well.

The processing time of the province is fast, and it has become one of the most preferred choices of immigration in the world.

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Frequently Asked Questions

No, There is no cost to completing an Express Entry profile. After you receive an ITA and submit a full application you will be required to pay application fee…for more details call us directly.

Yes, one can easily apply being in job because express entry process run simultaneously.

If your spouse, or common law partner accompanying & have graduation, post graduation or any higher qualification you can get ECA done this will increase CRS points, there is no compulsion.

The basic thing that you should aware of your profile eligibility before you apply, there are certain steps to follow like get qualification assessed by ECA prepare IELTS and follow the Federal System of inviting skilled immigrants in Canada is called Express Entry Program. The program is one of the most popular way to applying to Permanent Resident Visa.

Express Entry was introduced by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) in the year 2015 This Federal system of CRS evaluates the applicants on the basis of their credentials such as present age, educational levels, work experience & skills acquired, English and French language ability etc.

Basically Proof of funds indicates your financial stability

Number of Family Members Funds Required (in Canadian dollars)
1 $12,474
2 $15,530

Application processing fees to IRCC: $550 per person, and $150 per dependent child. Right of Permanent Residence fees to IRCC: $490 per person, no fees for dependent children. Educational Credential Assessments: around $300 per person if you count international delivery by courier.

ECA is the only way for you to receive points for your foreign education, yes it is mandatory , you can avoid ECA only if you have any qualification done from Canada .

No, Not really. IELTS is to know language proficiency parameter which can also be awarded by giving CELPIP-G

TEF Canada- Exam for proving proficiency in French

TCF Canada- Exam for proving proficiency in French

In 75% of cases, an application submitted through Express Entry is processed within 6 months from the date it is received, processing time also depend on getting ITA also , rest left 25% cases can clear process in 9-12 months, if someone is on very low CRS then time varies case to case

For filing your application, you need to create your express entry profile. You cannot file your express entry application if you are not having your Language Proficiency points with you . It is mandatory to appear in any of the asked tests by IRCC either is will be IELTS exam
TEF Canada- Exam for proving proficiency in French
TCF Canada- Exam for proving proficiency in French
Any of the above provide you language proficiency points

You do not need a job offer to immigrate to Canada. There are programs available for you that allow you to apply for permanent residency in Canada without securing employment beforehand. You can apply PR if you are considered a Skilled Worker.

After you receive PR Canada you can start your job search from Indian, we also help applicant to reach wider audience of employers so that applicants profile can get more approaches, you can also refer to social media platforms like Linked in, it plays important role, make connections stay connected & explore.

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