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BC PNP Tech Pilot Extended To June 2021

BC Tech Pilot

The BC PNP Tech Pilot program has been extended to June 2021 and is offering fast-tracked processing times of two to three months for candidates in the tech industry. The pilot project has already seen over 4200 applications processed since its launch in May 2017.

Eligibility For BC PNP Tech Pilot:

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
  2. An active profile with BC PNP
  3. Language scores demonstrating at least a CLB score of 4 or higher


  • Does not require a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)
  • BC PNP will provide work permit support letters to obtain a new work permit or renew an existing permit to ensure continuous status throughout the processing of the application
  • Client support through phone and email
  • Weekly draws 
  • Priority processing with most applications approved in two to three months 

Provincial nominee programs remain a great way to immigrate to Canada but they tend to focus on applicants with experience or connections to the province. For candidates hoping to immigrate to Canada who do not yet have a connection to the country, the Federal Express Entry program remains a great option to consider. 

Eligible NOC Codes:

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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