February 27, 2020

What is British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program(BC PNP) Tech Pilot?

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program(BC PNP) Tech Pilot allows candidates working in in-demand technology occupations to apply for a provincial nomination to migrate to Canada. The BC PNP accepts applications under the two main immigration streams:

  • Skills Immigration (including Express Entry British Columbia)
  • Entrepreneur Immigration

The BC PNP works in such a way that it issues invitations every week to qualified registrants who are having a valid job offer in one of the 29 eligible occupations listed below. Other than that, the job offers under the BC PNP tech pilot should include the following:

  • The applicant's job offer must belong to any of the below-listed occupations under the BC PNP Tech Pilot;
  • The received job offer should be at least one year in duration;
  • The job offer should have 120 calendar days remaining at the time of application.

Eligible Occupations

  • 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
  • 5226 - Other technical and co-ordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts
  • 5227 - Support occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and the performing arts
  • 5241 - Graphic designers and illustrators
  • 6221 - Technical sales specialists - wholesale trade

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