British Columbia issued invitations to foreign tech workers and international students in a BCPNP New draw on February 9, 2021, under Tech Pilot program. BC PNP issued a total of 74 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 BCPNP New draw was 80. BC did not provide a breakdown of invitations issued in each category.
Summary of BCPNP New draw (Tech Pilot) (February 9, 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
All candidates who received an invite under this program must have an indefinite, full-time job offer with an employer in B.C.
There are specific criteria’s that one must meet to be eligible for Tech Pilot draw.
The job offer from an eligible employer must:
- Be valid for a minimum of one year (365 days)
- Have a minimum 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.
|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|