British Columbia immigration held a new draw targeting twenty-nine (29) IT occupations through the BC PNP Tech Pilots. The October 22 draw saw invitations rolled out to Sixty-two 62 candidates through four British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program stream.
The Tech Pilot offers priority processing to targeted applicants through the existing stream of the BC PNP.
Minimum scores were Ninety (90) for all four included streams, which were:
- SI – Skilled Worker
- SI – International Graduate
- EEBC – Skilled Worker
- EEBC – International Graduate
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October 22 British Columbia Immigration Draw
|Date||Category||Minimum Score||Number of Invitations Issued|
|22-Oct-19||SI – Skilled Worker stream||90||Total: 62|
|SI – International Graduate stream||90|
|EEBC – Skilled Worker stream||90|
|EEBC – International Graduate streams||90|
The last British Columbia immigration saw invitation issued to 277 candidates.
The October 16 draw saw invitations through five stream of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program. Minimum scores were up slightly on the last general draw.
The direct provincial skilled worker streams required a minimum score of Ninety-four (94) points, while the Express Entry-aligned skilled worker streams required 102 points to qualify.
For international graduates, the direct provincial stream saw a minimum score of Ninety-Nine (99) points, and the Express Entry-aligned stream recorded a minimum score of 102 points.
Entry-level and semi-skilled workers needed eighty (80) points to qualify.
October 15 British Columbia Immigration Draw
|Date||Category||Minimum Score||Invitations Issued|
|15-Oct-19||SI – Skilled Worker stream||94||Total: 277|
|SI – International Graduate stream||99|
|SI – Entry Level & Semi-Skilled||80|
|EEBC – Skilled Worker stream||102|
|EEBC – International Graduate||102|
The BC PNP Tech Pilot has been extended into 2020 after its first launch in 2017. It presently has a list of Twenty-Nine (29) targeted occupations with easy duration requirements.
BC PNP draws targeted specifically at technology workers started in May 2017. The province has a flourishing technology industry with some big company of the tech world basing themselves in B.C.
What Are 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
A coveted provincial nomination practically guarantees nomination under the Canada Express Entry System, worth 600 CRS points.
The B.C. PNP announces the scores immigrants need to have to get an invitation for Canada immigration under its four streams.
The score required for an international graduate is Thirty (30) points below a skilled worker under both the Canada Express Entry and provincial program. For semi-skilled workers and entry-level, that score is lower again.
What Are The twenty-nine (29) Target Occupations Under the BC PNP Tech Pilot?
|NOC Code||Job Title|
|0131||Telecommunication carriers’ manager|
|0213||Computer and information systems manager|
|0512||Managers – publishing, broadcasting, motion pictures, and performing arts|
|2133||Electrical and electronics engineer|
|2147||Computer engineers (except designers and software engineers)|
|2171||Information systems consultants and analysts|
|2172||Database analysts and data administrators|
|2173||Software engineers and designer|
|2174||Computer programmer and interactive media developers|
|2175||Web designers and developer|
|2221||Biological technologist and technicians|
|2241||Electrical and electronic engineering technologist and technicians|
|2242||Electronic service technician (household and business equipment)|
|2243||Industrial instrument mechanics and technician|
|2281||Computer network technician|
|2282||User support technician|
|2283||Information systems testing technician|
|5121||Authors and writer|
|5125||Translators, terminologist and interpreters|
|5225||Audio and video recording technician|
|5227||Support occupations in broadcasting, motion pictures, photography and the performing arts|
|5226||Other technical and coordinating occupations in broadcasting, motion pictures, and the performing arts|
|5241||Graphic designers and illustrator|
|6221||Technical sales specialist – wholesale trade|