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British Columbia Latest draw invites 72 Tech workers


British Columbia Latest draw invites 72 Tech workers

There were 72 applicants selected in the Tech pilot program category of British Columbia. This selection was made in 29 eligible occupations of Tech domain for applicants with valid job offers. The minimum selection score was set at 80 points.

The British Columbia province announced the latest draw for foreign tech workers and International students through the BC PNP on 25th August 2020. In the Tech Pilot draws were held, there were 72 applicants who got invited in 29 eligible occupations. The applicants who were selected should have a job offer in hand.

Important Aspects of the Draw –

  • ITAs –72
  • The minimum score required - 80


The invitations which were sent in the draw were in the skilled worker and International Graduates subcategories of both the Express Entry British Columbia and Skilled Immigration stream. The minimum score requirement in both the streams was 80 points. It is equal to the score asked in the previous draw of Tech workers conducted on 11th August 2020.

The Tech Pilot is a very popular and successful British Columbia category, which was launched in 2017. It is designed to help the technical sector hire recruits and help them address the labor market needs.

To be eligible in the Tech pilot program, the candidates should have registered in one of the BC's existing provincial nominee program. They should have a job offer of at least 12 months in one of the tech pilot program's eligible occupations.

To be shortlisted in the Skill immigration or Express Entry category of BC, the applicants should have a BC PNP online portal profile, and the applicant should be registered under the Skills Immigration Registration System ( SIRS). The approved applicants are eligible for 600 bonus points in the federal express entry system.

August 2020 has been a really active month for BC as there are four draws that have been held this month in different PNP categories and streams. There are 863 applicants invited to apply under the provincial nomination.

The COVID 19 pandemic has helped us realize the importance of technology at this time. Therefore, a lot of Tech immigrations are happening in provinces like British Columbia and Ontario. If you are an IT worker yourself, then it is the golden period for your immigration.

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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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