June 5, 2019 – The BC PNP Tech Pilot has been extended into 2020 to give British Columbia technology companies continued fast access to in-demand skilled workers.
Existing job offer criteria will be maintained for the popular pilot, which provides expedited processing for British Columbia immigration applications in 29 in-demand occupations.
What Are The BC PNP Tech Pilot Job Requirements?
- Job offer must be for one of the 29 targeted occupations (see below)
- Job offer must be for at least one-year duration
- Job offer must be valid for at least 120 days at time of application
What Are The 29 Target Occupations Under The BC PNP Tech Pilot?
Telecommunication carriers managers
Computer and information systems managers
Managers – publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
Electrical and electronics engineers
Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
Information systems analysts and consultants
Database analysts and data administrators
Software engineers and designers
Computer programmers and interactive media developers
Web designers and developers
Biological technologists and technicians
Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)
Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
Computer network technicians
User support technicians
Information systems testing technicians
Authors and writers
Translators, terminologists and interpreters
Audio and video recording technicians
Support occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and the performing arts
Other technical and co-ordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts
Graphic designers and illustrators
Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade
What Is The BC PNP Tech Pilot?
The BC PNP Tech Pilot allows British Columbia immigration officials to expedite the processing of immigration candidates in key in-demand technology occupations.
Weekly invitations are issued to candidates in target occupations.
Technology employers get access to a concierge service that includes a guaranteed next business day assignment of applications.
The BC PNP Tech Pilot prioritises technology sector applications for existing B.C. categories. This means candidates still need to meet the basic requirements of each British Columbia immigration category, including a job offer from a B.C. employer.
Categories include Skilled Workers, Health Care Professionals, International Graduates, International Post-Graduates and Entry-Level and Semi-Skilled Workers.
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