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PROVINCIAL NOMINEE PROGRAM DRAW BC PNP ISSUES 87 INVITATIONSBritish Columbia sent out 87 invitations through the Tech Pilot Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). Invitations were sent through BC’s Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry BC (EEBC) programs. 

This is the sixth BC PNP draw for June so far, and the second draw for the recently extended a tech pilot program. It’s a positive sign that Canadian immigration is returning to a “new normal” after a rocky start to 2020 in March and April.

Minimum scores

  • SI – Skilled Worker: 80
  • SI – International Graduate: 80
  • EEBC – Skilled Worker: 80
  • EEBC – International Graduate: 80

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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