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British Columbia Continues Its Tech Pilot Program until June 2020
The two-year-old pilot gives a fast track to get permanent residence of Canada for tech workers in 29 qualified occupations. British Columbia Tech Pilot will continue till June 2020, the British Columbia’s immigrant nominee program declared on June 3.

Launched in the year 2017, the British Columbia Tech Pilot grants a fast-tracked pathway to Canada PR for global talents who have experience in skilled professions listed by the province of British Columbia.

Weekly draws announce invitations to applicants in the categories Skilled Workers and International Graduates of both the British Columbia PNP’s Express Entry and Skills Immigration B.C. streams.

Candidates need to have a job offer from British Columbia employer in one of the pilot’s 29 qualified occupations that is minimum one year in duration and also has at least 120 days outlasting on it at the time of appeal.

Express Entry applicants who appeal for and secure a nomination from British Columbia province will get a further 600 points through their ranking score and are preferred for an invitation to appeal for permanent residence to Canada.

The British Columbia PNP announced it is prolonging the pilot to give tech employers in British Columbia with the continued capacity to hire and hold global talent.

Employment offers below the BC PNP tech Pilot need to:

  • be for one of the 29 qualified occupations beneath the Tech Pilot of BC PNP;
  • be a minimum duration of one year that is 365 days;
  • Have 120 days outlasting at the time of appeal.

Qualified Professions for the B.C. P.N.P Tech Pilot

Occupation

NOC

Telecommunication carriers managers

0131

Computer and information systems managers

0213

Managers - publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts

0512

Civil engineers

2131

Mechanical engineers

2132

Electrical and electronics engineers

2133

Chemical engineers

2134

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

Editors

5122

Translators, terminologists and interpreters

5125

Broadcast technicians

5224

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

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