British Columbia invited 91 candidates under Tech Draw

By Scarlett Wilson [Published 20 Jan, 2022 | 05:04 AM] 1951
British Columbia invited 91 candidates under Tech Draw

British Columbia immigration has granted 91 invites to skilled professionals, and overseas graduates in a new BC PNP Tech draw. Invitations were distributed through four streams of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program on January 18. The minimum score for all four streams was 80. The highlighted streams were SI (Skilled Worker), SI (International Graduate), EEBC (Skilled Worker), and EEBC (International Graduate).

The BC PNP Tech Pilot has been renamed BC PNP Tech and has been transformed into a permanent immigration stream. It was first introduced in 2017. It includes a list of 29 target jobs with flexible time needs.

In May 2017, BC PNP draws geared exclusively towards technology employees began. The province boasts a robust technological economy, with some of the world's biggest names in technology-based industries in Canada's westernmost province.

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The basic requirements for a BC PNP Tech Job:

  • A job offer for one of the 29 targeted vocations (as listed below) 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 list of 29 Target Occupations under BC PNP Tech has been given below:

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

A prized province nomination valued at 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points practically secures selection under the Canada Express Entry System.

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