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63 invitations issued in latest BC PNP Tech Pilot Draw

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In the latest British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) Tech Pilot draw held on May 28, a total of 63 candidates were invited to apply for provincial nomination. The invited candidates belonged to Express Entry BC- Skilled Worker, Express Entry BC International Graduate, Skills Immigration-Skilled Worker and Skills Immigration-International Graduate categories of BC PNP. The invited candidates of all immigration streams were required to have a minimum score of 90 points. The BC PNP Tech Pilot draw mainly targeted skilled workers and international graduates with skills and experience in IT occupations.

May 28 BC PNP Tech Pilot draw

Category Minimum Score
EEBC – Skilled Worker 90
EEBC – International Graduate 90
SI – Skilled Worker 90
SI – International Graduate 90

In the previous Tech Pilot draw held on May 21, a total of 234 invitations were issued across five streams of the British Columbia Provincial Nomination Program. Minimum score was 75 for Entry Level and Semi-skilled Stream workers, while direct provincial skilled workers needed to have 95 points. For EE-Skilled Workers, EE-International Graduates, SI-International graduates, the minimum score was 105.

BC PNP Tech Pilot

The BC PNP Tech Pilot was launched in 2017 with an aim to give priority to the IT workers through the existing immigration streams of British Columbia. The Pilot has now been extended into 2019. In order to be eligible, the candidate must have a full-time job offer of at least one-year duration from a British Columbia employer, besides meeting other requirements. The job offer must be for one of the 29 targeted occupations and must be valid for at least 120 days at the time of application.

The 29 targeted occupations of British Columbia Tech Pilot

NOC Code Job Title
0131 Telecommunication carriers managers
0213 Computer and information systems managers
0512 Managers – publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
2131 Civil engineers
2132 Mechanical engineers
2133 Electrical and electronics engineers
2134 Chemical engineers
2147 Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
2171 Information systems analysts and consultants
2172 Database analysts and data administrators
2173 Software engineers and designers
2174 Computer programmers and interactive media developers
2175 Web designers and developers
2221 Biological technologists and technicians
2241 Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
2242 Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)
2243 Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
2281 Computer network technicians
2282 User support technicians
2283 Information systems testing technicians
5121 Authors and writers
5122 Editors
5125 Translators, terminologists and interpreters
5224 Broadcast technicians
5225 Audio and video recording technicians
5227 Support occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and the performing arts
5226 Other technical and co-ordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts
5241 Graphic designers and illustrators
6221 Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade

If the candidates are selected for provincial nomination from British Columbia, they will receive 600 additional Comprehensive Ranking System score points that would guarantee them an invitation to apply for permanent residence in Canada.
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