British Columbia immigration held a new provincial draw, issuing invitations to apply to Eighty-Three (83) BC PNP Tech Pilot candidates.
The new draw focused on four streams of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program.
Minimum scores were Ninety (90) across the board for the four streams:
- SI – Skilled Worker
- SI – International Graduates
- EEBC – Skilled Worker
- EEBC – International Graduates
Through the Tech Pilot, applicants with skills and experience in one of Twenty-Nine (29) target occupations are given priority processing.
The BC PNP Tech Pilot Program
The BC PNP Tech Pilot has been extended into 2020 after its first launch in 2017. It presently has a list of twenty-nine (29) target occupations with little duration requirements.
BC PNP draws are specifically targeted at technology workers started in May 2017. The province has a successful technology industry with some big names of the technology world basing themselves in one of Canada’s most populated province.
What Are The BC PNP Tech Pilot Job Requirements?
- The job offer must be for one of the Twenty-Nine (29) targeted occupations (see below)
- The job offer must be for a minimum of one-year duration
- The job offer must be valid for 120 days at the time of application
List Of Twenty-Nine (29) Target Occupations Under the BC PNP Tech Pilot
|NOC Code||Job Title|
|0131||Telecommunication carriers’ manager|
|0213||Computer and information system managers|
|0512||Managers – motion pictures, publishing, broadcasting and performing arts|
|2133||Electrical and electronics engineer|
|2147||Computer engineers (except software designers and engineers)|
|2171||Information system analysts and consultants|
|2172||Database analyst and data administrators|
|2173||Software designers and engineers|
|2174||Computer programmer and interactive media developers|
|2175||Web developers and designers|
|2221||Biological technologists and technician|
|2241||Electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians|
|2242||Electronics service technician (household and business equipment)|
|2243||Industrial instrument technician and mechanics|
|2281||Computer network technician|
|2282||User support technician|
|2283||Information system testing technicians|
|5121||Author and writers|
|5125||Translators, terminologist and interpreters|
|5225||Audio and video recording technicians|
|5227||Support occupations in motion picture, broadcasting, photography and the performing arts|
|5226||Other technical and coordinating occupation in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts|
|5241||Graphic designer and illustrators|
|6221||Technical sale specialists – wholesale trade|
A coveted provincial nomination effectively assures selection under the Canada Express Entry System, worth an additional 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points.
The B.C. PNP publishes the scores immigrants requires to guarantee an invitation for Canada immigration under its streams or programs.
The score required for an international graduate is Thirty (30) points below a skilled worker under both the Canada Express Entry and provincial streams. For entry-level and semi-skilled worker, that score is lower again.