British Columbia invites 74 in Tech Pilot draw

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:

  1. Be valid for a minimum of one year (365 days)
  2. 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.

NOCJob Title
131Telecommunication carriers managers
213Computer and information systems managers
512Managers – publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
2131Civil engineers
2132Mechanical engineers
2133Electrical and electronics engineers
2134Chemical engineers
2147Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
2171Information systems analysts and consultants
2172Database analysts and data administrators
2173Software engineers and designers
2174Computer programmers and interactive media developers
2175Web designers and developers
2221Biological technologists and technicians
2241Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
2242Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)
2243Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
2281Computer network technicians
2282User support technicians
2283Information systems testing technicians
5121Authors and writers
5122Editors
5125Translators, terminologists and interpreters
5224Broadcast technicians
5225Audio and video recording technicians
5226Other technical and co-ordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts
5227Support occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and the performing arts
5241Graphic designers and illustrators
6221Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade
List of 29 Eligible In-demand Occupations for the BC PNP Tech Pilot