British Columbia has invited 67 Tech candidates to apply for a provincial nomination in the latest draw held on September 8. The province invited Skilled Workers and International Graduates through the Express Entry BC and Skills Immigration streams of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program.
Only those candidates were eligible to secure an Invitation To Apply for a provincial nomination under the Tech Pilot, who had a job offer from a list of 29 qualified technological occupations. And the minimum score required in each category to get an invitation from British Columbia was 80.
Also, the tech pilot candidates require a job offer that has a validity of at least one year and they have to show that the job offer has at least 120 days remaining when they submit a complete application for a provincial nomination.
First, a candidate must register himself/herself under the Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) of the British Columbia PNP. Then, he/she has to create a profile through the online portal in either of the categories – Skills Immigration or Express Entry BC. After completing these steps, a candidate is eligible to apply for the BC PNP Tech Pilot.
Cndidates who apply through the Skills Immigration and Express Entry categories of BC are given points based on human capital factors as well as economic factors.
Following are the 29 in-demand occupations with their NOC codes:
0131 – Telecommunication carriers managers
0213 – Computer and information system managers
0512 – Managers: performing arts, publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting
2131 – Civil engineers
2132 – Mechanical engineers
2133 – Electrical and electronics engineers
2134 – Chemical engineers
2147 – Computer engineers
2171 – Information systems consultants and analysts
2172 – Database analysts and 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 technologists and technicians
2242 – Electronic service technicians
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, interpreters, and terminologists
5224 – Broadcast technicians
5225 – Audio and video recording technicians
5226 – Technical and coordinating occupations related to motion pictures, performing arts, broadcasting, and photography
5227 – Support occupations in motion pictures, performing arts, broadcasting, and photography
5241 – Graphic designers and illustrators
6221 – Technical sales specialist
The processing time for the applications of the BC PNP Tech Pilot is only 2-3 months from the date they are submitted. So, the Tech Pilot offers shorter processing times for tech candidates who want to come and work in British Columbia.