Skilled Workers and International Graduates Receive Nominations From British Columbia

British Columbia (B.C.) is the only Canadian province that has been actively nominating immigration candidates under its Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) since the start of 2021


February 9 BC PNP Tech pilot draw issued 74 invitations to eligible candidates under the Express Entry BC (EEBC) and Skills Immigration (SI) categories. 


Such eligible candidates who belonged to the skilled worker and international graduate subcategories needed a qualifying provincial nomination score of 80, as has been the case for Tech pilot draws. 


Further, such candidates can apply with Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for permanent residence. 


Take this free assessment online to determine your eligibility for various streams under Canada PNP.  


Qualify For BC PNP Tech Pilot

The BC PNP Tech Pilot was launched in 2017 to fast-track the immigration process for foreign tech workers and international students. Now, any eligible foreigner with a valid one-year job offer in one of the program’s specified 29 occupations can receive a provincial nomination for Canada PR. Additionally, the candidates will have to qualify for any one immigration stream – EEBC or SI streams. 


To qualify for EEBC or SI stream, candidates will first have to send their Expression of Interest (EOIs) through its Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS). It is a point-based system that assesses applicants’ skilled and scores them on factors like level of education, work experience, proficiency in English, and employment offer in British Columbia. The candidates are scored out of a maximum of 200 points. 

Why Immigrate To Canada Now?

Express Entry candidates can boost their Comprehensive Ranking System score by additional 600 points through a successful provincial nomination. It is enough to qualify for an invitation to apply for permanent residence in Canada in the subsequent Express Entry draw. 


Canada needs to support its economy, aging demography, and improve its population rate. It hopes to seek a solution in increasing the immigration levels in the upcoming years.  


So far, IRCC has issued 10,000 ITAs for Canada PR through Express Entry draws and aims to issue over 110,00 ITAs by the end of 2021. Additionally, the new Immigration Levels Plan for 2021-2023 calls for over 60% intake through 80+ economic-class immigration streams – Federal Skilled Workers Programs, Canada Experience Class, Provincial Nominee Programs, Business Immigration programs, etc. 


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 are most likely to benefit. 


The fact that Canada is the most preferred migrant destination, ahead of Australia and the USA is no less a reason to migrate to Canada!

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29 Eligible Tech Occupation- BC PNP Tech Pilot

So far in 2021, BC PNP has 6 draws through its various PNP categories and streams and invited close to 1,000 candidates to apply for a provincial nomination.


Here is the occupation list which is eligible to qualify under the Tech Pilot draw: 


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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