VICTORIA — The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program has invited 34 candidates for permanent residence under BC PNP Tech draw on September 7, 2021.
Invitations were issued to Skilled Worker and International Graduates under Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC categories.
BC PNP issued a total of 34 invitations in the “SI-Skilled Worker”, “SI-International Graduate”, “EEBC-Skilled Worker”, “EEBC-International Graduate” categories of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) Tech Pilot draw.
The provincial score cut-off for this draw was 80 points. B.C. did not provide a breakdown of invitations issued in each category.
Summary of BC PNP Tech Draw (September 7, 2021):
SI – Skilled Worker – required a score of 80
SI – International Graduate – required a score of 80
EEBC – Skilled Worker – required a score of 80
EEBC – International Graduate – required a score of 80
Candidates who receive an invite under this program must have an indefinite, full-time job offer with an employer in B.C., without which they would not qualify.
There are specific criteria’s that one must meet to be eligible for the Tech Pilot draw.
The job offer from an eligible employer must:
- Be valid for a minimum of one year (365 days)
- Have a minimum of 120 days remaining at the time of application to the BC PNP
Processing times for 80% of BC PNP applications is 2-3 months from receipt. Tech Pilot applications have shorter processing timeframes.
|NOC||BC PNP Tech Draw Job Title|
|131||Telecommunication carriers managers|
|213||Computer and information systems managers|
|512||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|
British Columbia has issued 8,100 PNP invitations so far in 2021.
A Provincial Nomination allows a candidate to secure 600 additional points thus virtually guaranteeing an invite in the Express Entry Draw.
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