Latest BC Tech Pilot Pushes Total Nominations To 3,977 ITAs in 2021

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British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) held a Tech Pilot nomination draw on May 4. 

A total of 84 immigration candidates with work experience in selected occupations were invited to apply (ITA) for a provincial nomination. This has pushed the total ITAs in 2021 to 3,977. All the invited candidates are qualified to obtain permanent residency to settle in Canada. 

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The province issued invitations to eligible candidates under its Express Entry BC (EEBC) and Skills Immigration (SI) categories. All the invited candidates were from Skilled Worker & International Graduate sub-categories who required a minimum provincial score of 80 to qualify. 

Express Entry Candidates Take Advantage of Provincial Stream

The BC PNP Tech Pilot is a fast-track Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) for in-demand tech workers and international students. 

The mandatory criteria for qualification under Tech Pilot include: 

  • Registration through Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) in one of B.C.’s existing provincial immigration streams, EEBC or SI; 
  • A valid job offer of at least 12 months in one of the Tech Pilot’s 29 eligible occupations. 

All the registered applicants are evaluated and given a score which is based on the level of education, years of direct work experience and having a B.C. job offer.

Express Entry candidates are in an advantageous position as they gain additional 600 points toward their Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score on receiving a successful provincial nomination. This will effectively guarantee an Invitation To Apply (ITA) in a future federal Express Entry draw.

Qualify for Entrepreneur Immigration

The Entrepreneur Immigration – Regional Pilot allows British Columbia to work in partnership with regional communities of less than 75,000 people to welcome approved immigrant entrepreneurs who want to open a new business.

All interested foreign entrepreneurs must complete an exploratory visit to the community where they wish to set up their business and must obtain a community referral before registering for the pilot. Get in touch with our business formation experts to understand the process better. 

Further, successful candidates are granted a temporary work permit on the basis of which you can apply for a provincial nomination from British Columbia. Eventually, you can obtain a permanent residence along with your family in a quick time.  

Good Time to Migrate to Canada is Now!

Immigration Levels Plan for 2021-2023 is expected to target over 1.2 million new immigrants to revive the country’s economy as well as aging demography. 

About 60% of such immigrants each year are expected to come from economic-class programs like Federal Skilled Workers Programs, Canada Experience Class, Provincial Nominee Programs, etc. The likely beneficiaries are foreign skilled workers with/without work experience in Canada, international students aspiring to study and settle in Canada, and foreign entrepreneurs looking to establish their business in Canada. 

The fact that Canada is the most preferred migrant destination, ahead of Australia and the USA is enough to consider planning for your immigration soon. 

29 Eligible Tech Occupation- BC PNP Tech Pilot

BC PNP started a weekly Tech Pilot draw in 2017 to attract foreign talent in the growing BC’s tech sector. The pilot is now available to nominate skilled workers for 29 occupations as mentioned below. 

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

Take this free assessment online to determine your eligibility to qualify for various other Canada PNP streams for permanent residency. 

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