British Columbia invited 85 tech workers to apply for a provincial nomination on October 19th, 2021.
The invitations to apply were issued through the British Columbia Provincial Nominee program, PNP Tech, which is a stream under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP).
The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program is an economic immigration route in place from British Columbia designed to attract skilled and experienced workers. The BC PNP program gives individuals and families who choose to live and work in British Columbia a path to permanent residence.
Candidates receiving an invitation to apply through British Columbia’s Tech draws must also meet the requirements of one of British Columbia’s Express Entry, which are in turn managed through the Skills and Immigration Registration System (SIRS).
Candidates who received invitations in the draw of October 19th 2021 were from the Skilled Worker and International Graduate subcategories. Both categories required a minimum provincial score of 75.
The successful recipients of invitations now have 30 days to take up the invitation and apply for nomination.
It’s been a busy year so far for British Columbia’s immigration, having issued almost 10,000 invitations for provincial nomination so far.
The British Columbia PNP Tech draw addresses the big issue facing B.C.’s technology sector of access to talent. was access to talent. The program is designed to enable employers in British Columbia’s technology sector to continue to attract and select international talent.
The BC PNP Tech is a fast-track immigration pathway, and applicants are required to be registered in one of British Columbia’s existing provincial immigration streams. Additionally, they are required to have a valid job offer of at least 12 months in one of 29 eligible occupations to qualify for the British Columbia PNP Tech draw
|Telecommunication carriers managers||0131|
|Computer and information systems managers||0213|
|Managers – publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts||0512|
|Electrical and electronics engineers||2133|
|Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)||2147|
|Information systems analysts and consultants||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|
|Translators, terminologists and interpreters||5125|
|Audio and video recording technicians||5225|
|Other technical and co-ordinating 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|
Job offers required for the BC PNP Tech Program must be for a minimum of one year, with at least 120 days remaining at the time of application to the BC PNP. It must also be full-time and from an eligible employer in the province. Invitations are sent out weekly. PNP candidates automatically earn 600 points for their score in the Comprehensive Ranking System and therefore have a very good chance of receiving an invitation to apply.
British Columbia PNP Tech draw
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