British Columbia immigration has conducted a new BC PNP Tech Pilot draw, issuing 80 invitations to skilled workers and international graduates.
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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|SI – Skilled Worker
|SI – International Graduate
|EEBC – Skilled Worker
|EEBC – International Graduate
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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?
|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 coordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts
|Graphic designers and illustrators
|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.