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|
|213||Computer and information systems managers|
|2133||Electrical and electronics 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|
|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|
|6221||Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade|
|5241||Graphic designers and illustrators|
Subclass 189 (Independent Visa)
Subclass 491 (Family Sponsored)
|Subclass 190 (State Sponsored) — In March 2020|| |
|Subclass 491 (Regional Sponsored) — In March 2020|| |
|Skill Nominated Visa (Subclass 190)|| |
|Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa (Subclass 491)|| |
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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