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Most Recent BC PNP Tech Pilot Draws See 83 Invites Issued

British Columbia immigration held a new provincial draw, issuing invitations to apply to Eighty-Three (83) BC PNP Tech Pilot candidates.

The new draw focused on four streams of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program.

Minimum scores were Ninety (90) across the board for the four streams:

  • SI – Skilled Worker
  • SI – International Graduates
  • EEBC – Skilled Worker
  • EEBC – International Graduates

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

The BC PNP Tech Pilot Program

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) target occupations with little duration requirements.

BC PNP draws are specifically targeted at technology workers started in May 2017. The province has a successful technology industry with some big names of the technology world basing themselves in one of Canada’s most populated province.

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 120 days at the time of application

List Of 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 – motion pictures, publishing, broadcasting and performing arts
2131 Civil engineers
2132 Mechanical engineer
2133 Electrical and electronics engineer
2134 Chemical engineer
2147 Computer engineers (except software designers and engineers)
2171 Information system analysts and consultants
2172 Database analyst and data administrators
2173 Software designers and engineers
2174 Computer programmer and interactive media developers
2175 Web developers and designers
2221 Biological technologists and technician
2241 Electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians
2242 Electronics service technician (household and business equipment)
2243 Industrial instrument technician and mechanics
2281 Computer network technician
2282 User support technician
2283 Information system testing technicians
5121 Author and writers
5122 Editors
5125 Translators, terminologist and interpreters
5224 Broadcast technicians
5225 Audio and video recording technicians
5227 Support occupations in motion picture, broadcasting, photography and the performing arts
5226 Other technical and coordinating occupation in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts
5241 Graphic designer and illustrators
6221 Technical sale specialists – 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 publishes the scores immigrants requires to guarantee an invitation for Canada immigration under its streams or programs.

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