British Columbia PNP Tech draw: 85 immigration invitations issued

20.10.2021

BC has now issued approximately 10,000 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination in the past 10 months

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).


British Columbia PNP Tech Draw News

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.


BC PNP Tech program

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

Occupations Valid for BC Tech Program

Telecommunication carriers managers0131
Computer and information systems managers0213
Managers – publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts0512
Civil engineers2131
Mechanical engineers2132
Electrical and electronics engineers2133
Chemical engineers2134
Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)2147
Information systems analysts and consultants2171
Database analysts and data administrators2172
Software engineers and designers2173
Computer programmers and interactive media developers2174
Web designers and developers2175
Biological technologists and technicians2221
Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians2241
Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)2242
Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics2243
Computer network technicians2281
User support technicians2282
Information systems testing technicians2283
Authors and writers5121
Editors5122
Translators, terminologists and interpreters5125
Broadcast technicians5224
Audio and video recording technicians5225
Other technical and co-ordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts5226
Support occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and the performing arts5227
Graphic designers and illustrators5241
Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade6221

Job Offer Requirement for BC PNP

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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