First 2022 BC PNP Tech Draw: British Columbia Invites 102 Canada Immigration Candidates

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First 2022 BC PNP Tech Draw: British Columbia Invites 102 Canada Immigration Candidates
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Canada immigration news: British Columbia immigration has conducted its first BC PNP Tech draw of 2022, issuing 102 invitations to skilled workers and international graduates. 

The January 4 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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Did You Get Invited in the Latest B.C. Immigration Draw?

Date

Category

Minimum Score

Invitations Issued

04-Jan-22

SI – Skilled Worker

80

Total: 102

 

SI – International Graduate

80

 

EEBC – Skilled Worker

80

 

EEBC – International Graduate

80

Source: www.welcomebc.ca


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The BC PNP Tech Pilot has been renamed BC PNP Tech and converted to a permanent immigration stream. It was initially launched 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 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 BC PNP Tech?

NOC Code

Job Title

0131

Telecommunication carriers’ managers

0213

Computer and information systems managers

0512

Managers – publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts

2131

Civil engineers

2132

Mechanical engineers

2133

Electrical and electronics engineers

2134

Chemical 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

5122

Editors

5125

Translators, terminologists and interpreters

5224

Broadcast technicians

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.

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