British Columbia invites 64 Candidates in latest PNP Tech Pilot Program
British Columbia invites 64 Immigration Interested candidates
The provincial government of British Columbia invites 64 candidates in latest BC PNP tech pilot program. To point out, 90 was the minimum score mandatory in all British Columbia Immigration categories. Further, Invitations were only sent to candidates who were registered under BC PNP, EEBC and Skills Immigration streams.
Surprisingly, there was a major change in the requirement of a job offer. Now only a one-year full-time job offer is necessary. The only condition is the presence of the job offer in BC PNP tech pilot specified occupations.
Furthermore, an additional 600 Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points are awarded to Skilled workers and International Graduates who are invited under the BC PNP towards their express entry profile. Therefore, providing them an advantage in obtaining an Invitation to Apply for Canadian permanent residence.
Below are the given results of the DRAW:
|Category||Minimum Score Required||Number of ITAs Issued|
|EEBC – Skilled Worker||90||64|
|EEBC – Skilled Worker||90|
|SI – Skilled Worker||90|
|SI – International Graduate||90|
Introduction to BC PNP
Launched In 2017, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program Tech pilot (BC PNP), basically focusses on attracting and retaining the talent in the technology sector.
The BC PNP usually invites candidates depending on their job, work experience, and level of education.
Given below is the Eligible occupations for the BC PNP Tech Pilot:
|Telecommunication carriers’ managers||0131|
|Computer and information systems managers||0213|
|Managers – publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts||0512|
|Electrical and electronics engineers||2133|
|Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)||2147|
|Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)||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|
|Translators, terminologists, and interpreters||5125|
|Audio and video recording technicians||5225|
|Other technical and coordinating 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|
To conclude, the main advantage of applying under the BC PNP tech pilot is the duration of a job offer. To clarify, 365 days is the minimum duration of the job offer for BC PNP tech pilot. Whereas, for applying to other BC PNP streams requires a job offer for an indeterminate duration.*NOC refers to the profession’s code under Canada’s National Occupational Classification
*BC PNP – British Columbia Provincial Nomination Program
*EEBC – Express Entry British Columbia
*SI – Skilled Immigration
*ITA – Invitation to Apply
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