British Columbia (BC) recently began conducting tech-only immigration draw through the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP).

At this time, BC has not itemized the number of Invitations to Apply (ITA) issued to candidates who have registered in BC’s unique Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) for the most recent draws.

Within the BC PNP Categories are established for skilled workers, international graduates, and entry-level and semi-skilled workers. A portion of ITAs are issued under the BC Express Entry stream, with the remaining invitations issued under the ‘base’ Skills Immigration (SI) stream, not aligned with the federal Express Entry system.

Candidates who achieve the following registration scores will receive an INVITATION TO APPLY (Guaranteed invitation) in the next draw for his or her chosen category:

EEBC – Skilled Worker  – 135 (MINIMUM SCORE)

EEBC – International Graduate – 105 (MINIMUM SCORE)

SI – Skilled Worker -135 (MINIMUM SCORE)

SI – International Graduate -105 (MINIMUM SCORE)

SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled -95 (MINIMUM SCORE)

BC in not the only province that has made moves to increase the number of IT/tech workers immigrating. Over the past year, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick have each, in their own way, prioritized these workers for provincial nomination.