An updated version of Tech Pilot of the British Columbia province will remain for another year.
Started last August, the Tech Pilot is required to help the Canadian province of British Columbia’s growing tech sector make international talent in 32 in-demand professions by draws of weekly from the Provincial Nominee Program of British Columbia’s pool of immigration applicants.
In an update declared June 26, 2018, the Provincial Nominee Program of British Columbia stated that it was continuing the tech pilot until June 2019 and restricting both the number of in-demand jobs from 32 to 29 as well as the term of its necessary job offer, from a permanent offer which is full-time to a full-time offer of at least one year (365 days).
The Provincial Nominee Program of British Columbia said this recent change was “based on tech companies feedback, such as these in the sectors of digital effects and animation, where job offers are often awarded on a project-to-project basis, for a particular time span.”
The removal of three occupations from the list of in-demand jobs was also based on feedback from the sector of technology organizations and shows genuine demand, the Provincial Nominee Program of British Columbia.
The three occupations that were eliminated are:
1. NOC 0113 is Managers of Purchasing
2. NOC 1123 is Professional Occupations in Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations
3. NOC 4163 is Officers of Business Development and Marketing Research and Consultants
While no deadline date was combined to the Tech Pilot when it was introduced, the Provincial Nominee Program of British Columbia announced stretching it to next year June 2019 “will give organizations with a degree of stability that will allow them to plan for their staffing demands in the future.”