B.C. invited 52 immigration candidates who work in the IT sector to apply for a provincial nomination on June 29.
Candidates who received invitations in the draw which took place on 29th June were from the Skilled Worker and International Graduate subcategories and needed a minimum provincial score of 80.Invited candidates have 30 calendar days to apply for the nomination.
The BC PNP Tech was launched in May 2017 as a pilot project following a labour market study that found the biggest issue facing B.C.’s technology sector was access to talent. This year, B.C. announced that the program is becoming permanent.
This fast-track immigration program is for in-demand tech workers and international students.Invitations through the province’s tech program are sent out weekly to the top-scoring candidates who meet the eligibility requirements.
Candidates who are invited to apply for a provincial nomination have 30 days to submit a complete application. Once this is done, most tech applications will be processed within two to three months.
If they are approved, candidates will receive a nomination confirmation that can be used to apply for permanent residence from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) under the Provincial Nominee Program Class.