Last Updated on April 7, 2021
British Columbia immigration has issued 80 invitations to skilled workers and international graduates in a new BC PNP Tech Pilot draw.
The April 6 draw featured invitations through four streams of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program.
Minimum scores were 80 for all four streams. The featured streams were:
- SI – Skilled Worker
- SI – International Graduate
- EEBC – Skilled Worker
- EEBC – International Graduate
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|Date||Category||Minimum Score||Invitations Issued|
|06-Apr-21||SI – Skilled Worker||80||Total: 80|
|SI – International Graduate||80|
|EEBC – Skilled Worker||80|
|EEBC – International Graduate||80|
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The BC PNP Tech Pilot currently expires in 2021 after its initial launch in 2017. It has a list of 29 target occupations with relaxed duration requirements.
BC PNP draws aimed specifically at technology workers started in May 2017. The province has a thriving technology industry with some big names of the tech world basing themselves in Canada’s westernmost province.
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?
|NOC Code||Job Title|
|0131||Telecommunication carriers’ managers|
|0213||Computer and information systems managers|
|0512||Managers – publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts|
|2133||Electrical and electronics 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|
|5121||Authors and writers|
|5125||Translators, terminologists and interpreters|
|5225||Audio and video recording technicians|
|5227||Support occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and the performing arts|
|5226||Other technical and coordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts|
|5241||Graphic designers and illustrators|
|6221||Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade|
A coveted provincial nomination effectively guarantees selection under the Canada Express Entry System, worth 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points.