Good News for Aspiring Applicants: British Columbia Launches Immigration Tech Pilot

British Columbia Launches Immigration Tech Pilot

The Provincial Nomination Program (PNP) enables Provincial and Territorial governments in Canada to attract immigrants to their region. British Columbia (BC) is one of the provinces currently participating in PNP.

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) is British Columbia’s PNP program, which enables individuals with the skills and experience required by the province to receive a British Columbia Provincial Nomination Certificate that expedites the Canadian immigration and the Canadian Permanent Residency process.

Due to the high demand for talent in the technology sector, the province of BC launched the Immigration Tech Pilot as part of the BC PNP, intending to attract more workers and graduates to the province.

Applicants require a full-time, intermediate job offer from an eligible employer in BC in one of the following occupations:

Occupation NOC
Purchasing managers0113
Telecommunication carriers managers0131
Managers – publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts0512
Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations1123
Civil engineers2131
Mechanical engineers2132
Electrical and electronics engineers2133
Chemical engineers2134
Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)2147
Information systems analysts and consultants2171
Database analysts and data administrators2172
Software engineers and designers2173
Computer programmers and interactive media developers2174
Web designers and developers2175
Biological technologists and technicians2221
Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians2241
Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)2242
Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics2243
Computer network technicians2281
User support technicians2282
Information systems testing technicians2283
Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants4163
Authors and writers5121
Translators, terminologists and interpreters5125
Broadcast technicians5224
Audio and video recording technicians5225
Other technical and coordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts5226
Support occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and the performing arts5227
Graphic designers and illustrators5241
Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade6221

The Application Process:

  • The candidate must determine his/her eligibility and register online and receive a registration score.
  • The BC PNP will conduct a draw every week and issue invitations to the highest-scoring applicants who qualify under the Tech Pilot.
  • Once invited, the applicant has up-to 30 days from the date of invitation to submit a complete online application.

Although qualifying applicants through other immigration programs under the BC PNP will also be sent invitations, those invited under the Tech Pilot will be given priority and hence benefit from expedited processing under the BC PNP.

Find out whether you qualify to apply by completing our free assessment form.

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