British Columbia Issues 89 Invitations under the PNP Tech Draw

By Scarlett Wilson [Published 02 Dec, 2021 | 05:28 AM] 1492
British Columbia Issues 89 Invitations under the PNP Tech Draw

British Columbia immigration has given 89 invites to skilled professionals, and overseas graduates in a new BC PNP Tech draw. Invitations were issued on November 30th through four streams of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program. The highlighted streams were SI-Skilled Worker, SI-International Graduate, EEBC – Skilled Worker, and EEBC – International Graduate, all of which required a minimum score of 78.

The BC PNP Tech Pilot program has been rebranded as BC PNP Tech and is now 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 in Canada's westernmost province.

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

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Here is the list of 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

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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