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British Columbia invites 92 Applicants in the latest Tech Pilot Draw


British Columbia invites 92 Applicants in the latest Tech Pilot Draw

On 15th December, 2020, the active province of Canada, British Columbia has issued invitations to 92 candidates through the Express Entry BC (EEBC) and Skills Immigration (S.I.) streams. The EEBC stream is aligned with the federal Express Entry system of skill worker immigration, and the S.I. stream accepts applicants who are skilled and semi-skilled workers. For selection in the province, the applicant's occupations must also be in high demand in B.C. Both these streams – EEBC and S.I., allow applicants to apply under various categories.

The minimum CRS score required in the 15th December draw was 80 in the following streams -

  • S.I. – Skilled Worker
  • SI – International Graduate
  • EEBC – Skilled Worker
  • EEBC – International Graduate


The Key Highlights of the Draw – 15th December 2020

  • ITA sent – 92
  • Minimum Score - 80


Tech Pilot Program- British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)

Tech Pilot Program of B.C. is one of the most successful programs. It was launched in 2017 to help employers get potential immigrants in the Information Technology (I.T.) sector and facilitate immigration for foreign tech workers and international students.

There are weekly draws conducted for the Tech pilot program, and the applicants who are shortlisted are those who have a one-year job offer in one of the 29 specified occupations. The valid job offer should have at least 120 days remaining at the time of application.

The express entry applicant selected for the BC PNP program is eligible for additional 600 points in the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). The applicants are evaluated on personal credentials such as age, language skills, work experience, education, etc. All those applicants who had the highest scores were shortlisted for the provincial nomination.

To be considered for immigration to British Columbia province through the Skilled Worker and International Graduate streams, the applicant should have a BC PNP online portal profile and be registered under the program's Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS).

Apart from the pilot draws, British Columbia also invites skilled foreign workers and international graduates in non-tech occupations every two weeks. The BC province has been holding these techs regularly draw despite the coronavirus pandemic. The Corona pandemic has not been able to deter the Canadian government's plans to meet the immigration targets. On 29th September 2020, the province of B.C. held its largest draw of the year. In that draw a total of 450 Express Entry and Skills Immigration candidates were selected and invited in that draw. Over the last few months, to meet the immigration targets, the B.C. province has maintained that steady trend in which more than 350 applicants are invited in every draw.

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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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