British Columbia has invited over 5,500 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination so far in 2020.

British Columbia invited 52 immigration candidates with a job offer in the province’s technology sector to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence on August 11.

Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC

Date Number of
Invitations
Category Minimum
Score
Other Considerations
August 11, 2020 52 SI- Skilled Worker 80 Tech Pilot draw
SI – International Graduate 80
EEBC- Skilled Worker 80
EEBC- International Graduate 80
August 7, 2020 437 SI- Skilled Worker 97 Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on B.C.
businesses.

The following NOCs were excluded:
0621, 0631, 0632, 0651,
3236, 6211, 6311, 6313,
6321, 6322, 6341, 6421,
6511, 6512, 6513, 6521,
6522, 6523, 6524, 6525,
6531, 6532, 6533, 6562,
6564, 6611, 6621, 6711,
6721, 6722, 6731.

SI – International Graduate 98
SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 76
EEBC- Skilled Worker 97
EEBC- International Graduate 98

British Columbia holds tech-only draws on a weekly basis to invite the highest-scoring technology sector workers to apply for a provincial nomination. Those who are invited then have 30 days to submit their complete online applications. Applicants must also pay a processing fee. As of August 6, 2020, the processing fee for a skilled immigration application is $1,150 (formerly $700), and the fee for a review request is $500 (formerly $200).

Source: CICnews

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