B.C. PNP Tech Pilot extended indefinitely, renamed B.C. PNP Tech

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The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (B.C. PNP) has extended the Tech Pilot indefinitely and renamed the program, B.C. PNP Tech.

The B.C. PNP Tech was established to provide B.C. tech employers with the ability to recruit and retain foreign skilled workers when local talent is unavailable.

The B.C. PNP Tech offers a prioritized pathway to permanent residence to people in twenty-nine (29) technology occupations. As well, the program provides candidates with the opportunity to contribute to the province’s shared prosperity and build a life in B.C.

Tech entrepreneurs and skilled workers from overseas can help frow B.C.’s technology sector, leading to more jobs for British Columbians.

B.C. PNP Tech has supported over 6,000 tech workers to be nominated for permanent residence since the program launched in May 2017. The B.C. PNP Tech helps employers address their talent needs by providing a fast-tracked, immigration pathway for in-demand foreign skilled workers and international students.

There are four (4) main features of the B.C. PNP Tech in response to the industry needs: service, timeliness, prioritization, and engagement.

  1. Service – There is a dedicated BC PNP concierge for technology employers which provides tailored information and assistance for immigration programs and processes.
  2. Timeliness – There are weekly invitation rounds for qualified skilled tech workers.
  3. Prioritization – Tech applications are prioritized during processing to meet the industry’s fast-paced demands.
  4. Engagement – There is continuous support for employers in the tech sector through proactive activities and participation in industry events.

The 29 eligible occupations for the B.C. PNP Tech are below.

NOC

Job Title

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 co-ordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts

5241

Graphic designers and illustrators

6221

Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade

 

Candidates need a valid job offer for a job in one of the eligible occupations to be considered. A valid job offer means that the position must last at least one year (365 days) and must have at least 120 days remaining at the time of the application.



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