91 tech workers invited in British Columbia Tech Pilot draw

British Columbia tech pilot

British Columbia (BC) has conducted yet another Tech Pilot with its BC PNP Tech Pilot on April 21, 2020. It’s yet another event that offers the opportunity to get to Canada PR immigration.

The BC PNP Tech Pilot is conducted by British Columbia immigration officials to speed up the processing of candidates immigrating to Canada. These candidates take up Canada immigration to reach British Columbia to work in key technology occupations. These occupations are in high demand in the province.

Invitations are sent to candidates who seek work in any of the 29 occupations listed in the BC technology sector.

In the draw on April 21, invitations were sent through 4 streams of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP). For all these streams, the minimum score prescribed was 85. The streams involved were:

  • Express Entry BC – Skilled Worker
  • Skills Immigration – Skilled Worker
  • Express Entry BC – International Graduate
  • Skills Immigration – International Graduate

A total of 91 invitations were sent to eligible candidates in the draw.

The BC Tech Pilot opens up a great opportunity for technology workers with competent skills to work in Canada and find their footing in the country. The following requirements are stipulated by BC PNP Tech Pilot for candidates:

The 29 occupations that are considered under the BC PNP Program are:

NOC Code Job Title
131 Telecommunication carriers’ managers
512 Managers – publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
2131 Civil engineers
213 Computer and information systems managers
2134 Chemical engineers
2133 Electrical and electronics engineers
2132 Mechanical engineers
2175 Web designers and developers
2174 Computer programmers and interactive media developers
2173 Software engineers and designers
2172 Database analysts and data administrators
2171 Information systems analysts and consultants
2147 Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
2221 Biological technologists and technicians
2243 Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
2242 Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)
2241 Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
2283 Information systems testing technicians
2282 User support technicians
2281 Computer network technicians
5125 Translators, terminologists and interpreters
5122 Editors
5121 Authors and writers
5227 Support occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, photography, and the performing arts
5226 Other technical and coordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, and the performing arts
5225 Audio and video recording technicians
5224 Broadcast technicians
6221 Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade
5241 Graphic designers and illustrators


Invitations Given





Subclass 189 (Independent Visa)





Subclass 491 (Family Sponsored)









Applicants who received nominations from State and Territory Governments in March 2020.
Subclass 190 (State Sponsored) — In March 2020


Subclass 491 (Regional Sponsored) — In March 2020


Total           1778
Applicants who received nominations from State and Territory Governments from 1 July 2019 to the end of March 2020.
Skill Nominated Visa (Subclass 190)


Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa (Subclass 491)


Total 10745


The candidate who gets a provincial nomination will effectively get selection under the Canada Express Entry System. An additional 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points will be added to the current score.

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