53 Invitations Issued In New BC PNP Tech Pilot Draw

British Columbia immigration has issued fifty-three (53) invitations to skilled workers and international graduates in a third consecutive BC PNP Tech Pilot draw in two weeks.

The Feb, 10 British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program draw featured minimum scores of Ninety (90) for all four streams. The draw focused on candidates with skills and experience in Twenty-Nine (29) targeted occupations.

The four streams were:

  • SI – Skilled Worker
  • SI – International Graduate
  • EEBC – Skilled Worker
  • EEBC – International Graduate

Through the Tech Pilot, individuals with skills and experience in one of Twenty-Nine (29) target occupations are given priority processing.

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Were You Invited in the Feb, 19 B.C. Immigration Draw?

Date Category Minimum Score Invitations to Apply Issued
19-February-2020 SI – Skilled Workers 90 Total: 53
  SI – International Graduate 90
  EEBC – Skilled Workers 90
  EEBC – International Graduates 90

In its last draw, British Columbia issued Eighty-three (83) invitations, also through the Tech Pilot.

The Feb. 11 draw targeted the same four streams, with the same minimum score of Ninety (90).

Were You Invited in the Feb, 11 B.C. PNP Tech Pilot Draw?

Date Category Minimum Score Invitations to Apply Issued
11-February-2020 SI – Skilled Workers 90 Total: 83
  SI – International Graduate 90
  EEBC – Skilled Workers 90
  EEBC – International Graduates 90

The BC PNP Tech Pilot has been extended into 2020 after its first launch in 2017. Presently, it has a list of Twenty-nine (29) target occupations with relaxed duration requirement.

BC PNP draws focus specifically at technology workers started in May 2017. The province has a thriving tech industry with some big names of the technology world basing themselves in Canada’s westernmost province.

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 a minimum of 120 days at the time of application

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 – publishing, broadcasting, motion pictures, and performing arts
2131 Civil engineers
2132 Mechanical engineers
2133 Electrical and electronic engineers
2134 Chemical engineers
2147 Computer engineers (except software engineer and designers)
2171 Information system analysts and consultants
2172 Database analysts and data administrator
2173 Software engineer and designers
2174 Computer programmer and interactive media developers
2175 Web designer and developers
2221 Biological technologist and technicians
2241 Electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians
2242 Electronic service technician (household and business equipment)
2243 Industrial instrument technician and mechanics
2281 Computer network technician
2282 User support technicians
2283 Information systems testing technicians
5121 Author and writers
5122 Editors
5125 Translator, terminologists and interpreters
5224 Broadcast technician
5225 Audio and video recording experts
5227 Support occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and the performing arts
5226 Other technical and coordinating occupation in motion pictures, broadcastings and the performing arts
5241 Graphic designer and illustrators
6221 Technical sales specialist – 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 issues the scores immigrants require to guarantee an invitation for Canada immigration under its program.

The score required for an international graduate is thirty (30) points below a skilled worker under both for the Canada Express Entry and the provincial streams. For entry-level and semi-skilled workers, that score is reduced again.