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Skilled Techonology Workers Get An Invitation In British Columbia Immigration Draw

03 Apr 2018


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Introduction

In the Provincial Nominee Program, the immigration officials of British Columbia have conducted a draw on March 28, 2018. It has a Preference for technology occupations. 58 candidates received the invitation to apply here.

Scores

The least score for the EE international graduates as well as skilled workers was 105 points. The score for the skilled worker and international graduate streams in the province was 100 points. There were no invitations for semi-skilled and entry-level workers.

B.C. PNP Draw: March 28, 2018

Date

Category

Minimum Score

Invitations Issued

28-Mar-18 (Technology-only draw)

EEBC – Skilled Worker

105

Total: 58

EEBC – International Graduate

105

SI – Skilled Worker

100

SI – International Graduate

100

Details

In the previous draw, 146 new candidates received the invitation to apply to submit an application in various streams. This draw happened on March 21, 2018, and did not have a technology draw in it.

The least score for the EE international graduates as well as skilled workers was 105 points. The score for the skilled worker and international graduate streams in the province was 100 points. 60 points were required for a semi-skilled and entry-level worker.

B.C. PNP Draw: March 21, 2018

Date

Category

Minimum Score

Invitations Issued

21-Mar-18

EEBC – Skilled Worker

105

Total: 146

EEBC – International Graduate

105

SI – Skilled Worker

100

SI – International Graduate

100

SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled

60

Tech Pilot

Also, the immigration authorities in British Columbia launched their Tech Pilot in 2017. It has the aim to attract skilled workers in 32 well-defined technology occupations. It has been conducting specific provincial draws for technology workers from May 2017.

The change can be seen as the province is seeking to get benefit from international technology workers. Presently, they are searching for an alternative to the happenings in the USA after president Trump has assumed office.

 

BC PNP Tech Pilot: 32 In-Demand Occupations

NOC Code

Job Title

113

Purchasing managers

131

Telecommunication carriers managers

213

Computer and information systems managers

512

Managers – publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts

1123

Professional occupations in advertising, marketing, and public relations

2131

Civil engineers

2132

Mechanical engineers

2133

Electrical and electronics engineers

2134

Chemical engineers

2147

Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)

2171

Information systems analysts and consultants

2172

Database analysts and data administrators

2173

Software engineers and designers

2174

Computer programmers and interactive media developers

2175

Web designers and developers

2221

Biological technologists and technicians

2241

Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians

2242

Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)

2243

Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics

2281

Computer network technicians

2282

User support technicians

2283

Information systems testing technicians

4163

Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants

5121

Authors and writers

5122

Editors

5125

Translators, terminologists, and interpreters

5224

Broadcast technicians

5225

Audio and video recording technicians

5227

Support occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and the performing arts

5226

Other technical and co-ordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, and the performing arts

5241

Graphic designers and illustrators

6221

Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade

When a candidate is successful in getting the provincial nomination there is a guarantee of selection. It earns a place in the Express Entry system and adds 600 CRS points also.

The PNP also publishes the score to ensure that the candidates are invited to various programs.

The score which is needed by an international graduate is 30 points lower than a skilled worker. This is applicable in the provincial stream and also in Canada Express Entry.

The score is again less for semi-skilled and entry-level workers.

BC PNP: Scores Needed For Guaranteed Invitation

Category

Guaranteed Registration Score

Express Entry BC – Skilled Worker

135

Express Entry BC – International Graduate

105

Skills Immigration – Skilled Worker

135

Skills Immigration – International Graduate

105

Skills Immigration – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled

95

 

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