On November 2, 2021 the BC PNP draw (British Columbia) invited 77 candidates for provincial nomination under 4 categories of BC Tech stream; SI – Skilled Worker, SI – International Graduate, EEBC – Skilled Worker, and EEBC – International Graduate. Minimum score required to be invited in this draw was 75 based on BC’s points calculation system. As compared to previous draw, this draw invited 8 applicants lesser than previous draw. However, cut off score was same as compared to previous BC PNP Tech Pilot Draw.
What is BC PNP Tech Program:
The British Columbia PNP Tech provides tech employers to recruit and retain international employees in 29 tech occupations. It is a prioritized pathway to permanent residency for people working in these 29 tech occupations. It considers all the applicants under these occupations from Skilled Immigration (SI) – Skilled Worker, Skilled Immigration (SI) – International Graduate, Express Entry British Columbia (EEBC) – Skilled Worker, and Express Entry British Columbia (EEBC) – International Graduate.
BC PNP tech draw is held biweekly and offers priority processing of applications. As per BC’s website, 80% of the applications are processed within 2-3 months.
This program does not require LMIA, but a valid job offer is required and must be for at least one year (365 days), and have at least 120 days remaining at the time of application.
Tech program consider the candidates having a valid express entry profile under EEBC (Express Entry BC) categories as well as candidates who only submitted Expression of Interest with BC under SI (Skilled Immigration) category.
List Of 29 Tech Occupations For BC PNP Tech
|0131||Telecommunication carriers managers|
|0213||Computer and information systems managers|
|0512||Managers – publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts|
|2133||Electrical and electronics 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|
|5125||Translators, terminologists and interpreters|
|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|