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BC PNP Tech Pilot Draw Issues 67 Invitations To Apply

Sept. 8 BC PNP Tech Pilot Draw Issues 67 Invitations To Apply

The BC PNP Tech Pilot program issued 67 invitations to apply to candidates working in British Columbia’s booming tech industry. The September 8 draw invited candidates with a job offer in one of 29 eligible tech occupations. 

September 8 BC PNP draw results

Candidates needed a minimum Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) score of 80 to be eligible for this draw. SIRS is a points-based registration and application system that helps B.C. select the best workers to meet labour market needs and has a maximum point total of 200.

Candidates who receive an invitation to apply will have 30 days to submit their complete application for their provincial nomination. If approved, successful Tech Pilot candidates can then apply for Canadian permanent residence either directly to IRCC or through the Express Entry program

BC PNP Tech Pilot Program

The BC Tech Pilot program, which was recently extended until at least June 2021, has supported over 4,200 tech workers since it’s launch in May 2017. The program features prioritized processing for applicants and a dedicated concierge service to help candidates and employers navigate through the PNP process. 

The pilot helps ensure the BC technology sector can attract and retain the talent it needs to sustain and grow the sector further.

BC Tech Pilot eligibility requirements

Applicants with stronger credentials and language proficiency will be ranked higher and therefore have a greater chance to receive an invitation to apply but the basic eligibility criteria are:

  1. A job offer from a BC employer in one of the 29 eligible occupations listed below. This offer must be for a year or longer and have at least 120 days remaining at the time of submission. 
  2. An active profile with BC PNP
  3. Language scores demonstrating at least a CLB score of 4 or higher
  4. A payment of $1,150 at the time of application but registration is free

29 eligible occupations for BC’s Tech Pilot program

NOCJob Title
0131Telecommunication carriers managers
0213Computer and information systems managers
0512Managers - publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
2131Civil engineers
2132Mechanical engineers
2133Electrical and electronics engineers
2134Chemical engineers
2147Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
2171Information systems analysts and consultants
2172Database analysts and data administrators
2173Software engineers and designers
2174Computer programmers and interactive media developers
2175Web designers and developers
2221Biological technologists and technicians
2241Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
2242Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)
2243Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
2281Computer network technicians
2282User support technicians
2283Information systems testing technicians
5121Authors and writers
5125Translators, terminologists and interpreters
5224Broadcast technicians
5225Audio and video recording technicians
5226Other technical and co-ordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the
performing arts
5227Support occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and the performing arts
5241Graphic designers and illustrators
6221Technical sales specialists - wholesale trade
Adam Pinsky

Adam Pinsky has a keen interest in all things immigration and has been working in the industry for 11 years.

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