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The BC PNP Tech Pilot selected 76 applicants


The BC PNP Tech Pilot selected 76 applicants

British Columbia province held its first Tech Pilot draw of November. A total of 76 candidates were provided with the provincial nomination in Express Entry BC and Skills Immigration categories.

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) has selected the applicants under the Skilled Worker and International Graduate categories. The minimum provincial score requirement was of 80 Points for the candidates in all categories.

The Tech Pilot program is a fast-track immigration pathway for all IT workers and international students. It was launched in 2017 and operated through British Columbia’s existing provincial immigration streams. The applicants who wish to relocate through the BC Tech Pilot program should be eligible in one of the 29 eligible occupations and have a valid job offer.

The list of eligible occupations include

  • computer and information systems managers,
  • civil engineers,
  • web designers and developers,
  • translators
  • audio and video recording technicians


It is not the complete list; there are many more occupations that are listed.

In comparison to the other BC PNP streams, where a valid employment letter is required from the candidates, the Tech Pilot job requires at least one year of employment. For more than one year, the duration is eligible as well. Just the offer letter should be in a full-time continuous occupation from an employer in BC. The invitations are sent out to the top-scoring candidates only who have met the eligibility requirements.

Candidates with the provincial nomination have 30 days to submit documents with a complete application. The processing time is ideally two to three months. The candidates who wish to apply under the Skills Immigration or the Express Entry BC categories can start the process by first creating a profile through the BC PNP’s online portal and by registering under its Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS).

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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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