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:
Search: NOCJob Title0131Telecommunication carriers managers0213Computer and information systems managers0512Managers - publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts2131Civil engineers2132Mechanical engineers2133Electrical and electronics engineers2134Chemical engineers2147Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)2171Information systems analysts and consultants2172Database analysts and data administrators2173Software engineers and designers2174Computer programmers and interactive media developers2175Web designers and developers2221Biological technologists and technicians2241Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians2242Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)2243Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics2281Computer network technicians2282User support technicians2283Information systems testing technicians5121Authors and writers5122Editors5125Translators, terminologists and interpreters5224Broadcast technicians5225Audio and video recording technicians5226Other technical and co-ordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts5227Support occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and the performing arts5241Graphic designers and illustrators6221Technical sales specialists - wholesale trade