On July 7 British Columbia invited 57 candidates in their Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) to apply under their Tech Pilot program.
BC PNP issues weekly draws under the Tech Pilot program to candidates who have a job offer in selected tech occupations from an employer in the province. The applicant must have at least 120 days remaining on the 365-day offer.
Applicants of the BC PNP Tech Pilot program receive prioritized processing from provincial immigration authorities related to:
- Service: a dedicated BC PNP concierge for tech employers provides tailored information and navigation assistance for immigration programs and processes.
- Prioritization: tech applications are prioritized during processing to meet the sector’s fast-paced demands.
- Engagement: continuous support is provided to tech sector employers through proactive engagement activities and participation at key industry events.
BC Tech Pilot PNP requirements
In order to receive an invitation from the pilot program, candidates must be registered under both the federal Express Entry system and B.C.’s Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS). In addition, the candidate must also have an offer of employment from a BC employer in the technology field in one of the following 29 occupations:
NOC Job Title
0131 Telecommunication carriers managers
0213 Computer and information systems managers
0512 Managers - publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
2131 Civil engineers
2132 Mechanical engineers
2133 Electrical and electronics engineers
2134 Chemical engineers
2147 Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
2171 Information systems analysts and consultants
2172 Database analysts and data administrators
2173 Software engineers and designers
2174 Computer programmers and interactive media developers
2175 Web designers and developers
2221 Biological technologists and technicians
2241 Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
2242 Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)
2243 Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
2281 Computer network technicians
2282 User support technicians
2283 Information systems testing technicians
5121 Authors and writers
5125 Translators, terminologists and interpreters
5224 Broadcast technicians
5225 Audio and video recording technicians
5226 Other technical and co-ordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the
5227 Support occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and the performing arts
5241 Graphic designers and illustrators
6221 Technical sales specialists - wholesale trade