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British Columbia’s Latest Tech Pilot Draw Invites 76 Candidates

British Columbia’s Latest Tech Pilot Draw Invites 76 Candidates

In the 23rd draw of the year, BC PNP’s Tech Pilot is a consistent route to Canadian permanent residence for thousands of tech workers in the province. 

The Nov. 19 British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) Tech Pilot draw sent 76 invitations to candidates working in BC’s technology industry. 

What is the BC PNP Tech Pilot?

The BC PNP Tech Pilot is part of BC’s overall provincial nominee program strategy. The program, which was renewed until at least June 2021

BC’s Tech Pilot provides VIP Canadian immigration service. The pilot program offers priority processing and work permit support to ensure an applicant has continuous status throughout the processing of the application. 

It also features a dedicated BC PNP concierge for tech employers. This concierge provides tailored information and navigation assistance for immigration programs and processes.

Who is eligible for the program?

Candidates wishing to apply to the program must meet the following criteria: 

  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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