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BC PNP July 7On 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:

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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