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32 invitations issued through BC PNP Tech Pilot program

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In its weekly draw held on August 30, British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)’s Tech Pilot program issued 32 invitations to apply for provincial nomination. BC PNP Tech Pilot program invitations were sent to candidates with minimum one year of work experience in one of the 29 priority occupations of the program.
The invited Express Entry candidates, upon successful submission of the application for provincial nomination, will receive 600 additional CRS points. It will increase their chances for being invited to apply for permanent residence in Canada in the subsequent Express Entry draws. The Skills Immigration candidates who receive provincial nomination from British Columbia will have their applications for Canadian permanent residence processed outside the Express Entry system.

BC PNP Tech Pilot August 30 draw: Minimum required scores:

Category Minimum Score Required
Express Entry BC – Skilled Worker 87
Express Entry BC – International Graduate 91
Skills Immigration — Skilled Worker 82
Skills Immigration  — International Graduate 91

BC PNP Tech Pilot program:

Launched in 2017, BC PNP Tech Pilot Program aims to attract international skilled workers to meet the increasing demand for talent in the growing tech sector of British Columbia. Tech Pilot draws are conducted every week and candidates with a valid job offer from a Canadian employer in one of the 29 priority occupations of the program are invited. In order to be eligible to apply under BC PNP Tech Pilot program, both the candidate and the employer must meet certain requirements.

BC PNP Tech Pilot program priority occupations:

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

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