British Columbia PNP

BC Invites 95 PNP Candidates through Tech Pilot

Published on : March 12, 2021


Key Highlights

  • Overview
  • Candidates Invited
  • Tech Pilot Draw
  • Express Entry Candidates


On Thursday, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) invited 95 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination.

Candidates Invited

The BC PNP issues Invitations to Apply (ITAs) under the Tech Pilot Draw. The invitations were issued to candidates who applied under the Express Entry BC and Skills Immigration categories.

The candidates under the International Graduate and Skilled Worker subcategories had to score a minimum provincial score of 80 points.

British Columbia has held 12 draws so far in 2021 and invited a total of 1,926 candidates this year. The invited candidates now have 30 days to apply for the provincial nomination.

 BC Invites 95 PNP Candidates through Tech Pilot

Tech Pilot Draw

The Tech Pilot Draw is a fast-track invitation pathway used by BC PNP to invite tech workers whose occupations are in demand in British Columbia.

It was launched in 2017 to combat the labour shortage in the province’s tech sector. The Tech Pilot has been extended several times over the years, most recently till June 2021.

To apply for the Tech Pilot draw, the candidates must be registered in any of BC’s immigration streams and have an employment offer in any of the following occupations:

NOC Code

Occupation

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 Coordinating Occupations In Motion Pictures, Broadcasting And The Performing Arts

5241

Graphic Designers And Illustrators

6221

Technical Sales Specialists – Wholesale Trade

 

Express Entry Candidates

Express Entry candidates who receive a nomination from British Columbia get an additional 600 CRS points to their CRS score.

Therefore, they are guaranteed to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in subsequent Express Entry draws.

Express Entry draws are generally held on a bi-weekly basis. Over 4,000 immigration candidates are invited to apply for permanent resident status in every draw.

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