British Columbia invited 71 candidates under the new BC PNP Tech Draw

By Joseph Parker [Published 16 Dec, 2021 | 05:13 AM] 1633
British Columbia invited 71 candidates under the new BC PNP Tech Draw

British Columbia has issued approximately 12,000 invitations to file for provincial nomination so far in 2021. In addition, British Columbia immigration has given 71 invites to skilled professionals, and overseas graduates in a new BC PNP Tech draw.

Invitations were sent on December 14th through four British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program streams. The invites were distributed by the BC PNP Tech, a part of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP).

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) is an economic immigration method utilized by the government of British Columbia to attract experienced, in-demand foreign professionals. The program provides a pathway to Canada PR for persons who desire to live and work in British Columbia.

Candidates selected through BC's Tech draws must fulfil the requirements of one of British Columbia's Express Entry BC or Skills immigration categories overseen by the Skills and Immigration Registration System (SIRS).

Candidates who earned invites in this draw came from the Skilled Worker (SI), International Graduate (SI), Skilled Worker (EEBC), International Graduate (EEBC) subcategories and should have a provincial score of at least 80. Candidates invited to apply for the nomination now have 30 calendar days to do so.

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Category wise minimum scores and invitations issued



Minimum Score


SI – Skilled Worker



SI – International Graduate



EEBC – Skilled Worker



EEBC – International Graduate


Total Invitations Issued


The BC PNP Tech Pilot has been rebranded as BC PNP Tech and is now a permanent immigration stream. It was initially introduced in 2017. It is a list of 29 target occupations with flexible time requirements (as given below).
Beginning in May 2017, BC PNP draws aimed just at technology personnel. The province has a thriving technology sector, with some of the world's most well-known technology companies headquartered in Canada's westernmost province.
Invitations are distributed weekly through the province's tech program to the highest-scoring applicants who meet the qualifying requirements.
Candidates who are requested to submit an application for a provincial nomination must do so within the stipulated time frame. The majority of technology applications will thereafter be processed within two to three months.
If approved, candidates will get a nomination confirmation letter from Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), which may be used to apply for permanent residence through the Provincial Nominee Program Class.
PNP applicants obtain 600 points for their Comprehensive Ranking System score, and so have a very good chance of receiving an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence via Express Entry.
BC PNP Tech Job Requirements
A job offer for one of the 29 targeted vocations is required
The job offer must be for at least one year
At the time of application, the job offer must be valid for at least 120 days
The 29 Target Occupations Under BC PNP Tech:

NOC 0131    Telecommunication carriers’ managers
NOC 0213    Computer and information systems managers
NOC 0512    Managers – publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
NOC 2131    Civil engineers
NOC 2132    Mechanical engineers
NOC 2133    Electrical and electronics engineers
NOC 2134    Chemical engineers
NOC 2147    Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
NOC 2171    Information systems analysts and consultants
NOC 2172    Database analysts and data administrators
NOC 2173    Software engineers and designers
NOC 2174    Computer programmers and interactive media developers
NOC 2175    Web designers and developers
NOC 2221    Biological technologists and technicians
NOC 2241    Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
NOC 2242    Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)
NOC 2243    Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
NOC 2281    Computer network technicians
NOC 2282    User support technicians
NOC 2283    Information systems testing technicians
NOC 5121    Authors and writers
NOC 5122    Editors
NOC 5125    Translators, terminologists and interpreters
NOC 5224    Broadcast technicians
NOC 5225    Audio and video recording technicians
NOC 5227    Support occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and the performing arts
NOC 5226    Other technical and coordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts
NOC 5241    Graphic designers and illustrators
NOC 6221    Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade

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