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BC PNP Tech Pilot Draw: 81 Invitations Issued

British Columbia has held their second draw of 2021 targeting those who qualify for the Tech Pilot program. This latest draw saw 81 applicants invited to submit an application for nomination from the province of British Columbia.

January 26th BC PNP draw results: 81 invitations

Express Entry BC categories (EEBC) minimum score:

  • Skilled Worker: 80
  • International Graduate: 80

BC Skills Immigration categories minimum score: 

  • Skilled Worker: 80
  • International Graduate: 80

What do you need to be successful in a BC PNP Tech draw?

In addition to having an active federal Express Entry profile, to be successful in the BC PNP tech program, applicants must have an active BC Express Entry profile and have a valid job offer (at least 12 months in duration) from an employer based in British Columbia in one of the following occupations:

  • Telecommunication carriers managers;
  • Computer and information systems managers;
  • Managers – publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts;
  • Civil engineers;
  • Mechanical engineers;
  • Electrical and electronics engineers;
  • Chemical 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;
  • Editors;
  • Translators, terminologists and interpreters;
  • Broadcast technicians;
  • Audio and video recording technicians;
  • Other technical and co-ordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts;
  • Support occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and the performing arts;
  • Graphic designers and illustrators;
  • Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade

About British Columbia’s provincial immigration system

BC PNP is primarily for candidates who have a job offer from a BC employer. In some cases, holders of a graduate diploma from an eligible BC educational institution can be eligible to apply without a job offer.

Since most BC PNP programs require an applicant to be living and working in the province, they make efforts to ensure the applicant has continuous status during the processing of the application. To support this, once you have received your BC PNP nomination, you also receive a work permit support letter to be used in lieu of an LMIA.

Lauren Boorman

Lauren is a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant based in Montreal with a particular focus on researching and writing about the latest updates in immigration news.

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