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:

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
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
Editors 5122
Translators, terminologists, and interpreters 5125
Broadcast technicians 5224
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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