British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program launches a new initiative supporting the B.C.’s Technology Sector called BC PNP Tech Pilot. This new program is looking for aspiring immigrants and attracts more workers and graduates in the technology sector to the province. Based on the Canadian province’s need, they have identified 32 in demand occupations under the tech sector.
Here are the lists of 32 key technology occupations they need for the program with its National Occupational Classification (NOC) corresponding codes:
NOC0113 Purchasing managers
NOC0131 Telecommunication carriers managers
NOC0213 Computer and information systems managers
NOC0512 Managers – publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
NOC1123 Professional occupations in advertising, marketing, and public relations
NOC2131 Civil engineers
NOC2132 Mechanical engineers
NOC2133 Electrical and electronics engineers
NOC2134 Chemical engineers
NOC2147 Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
NOC2171 Information systems analysts and consultants
NOC2172 Database analysts and data administrators
NOC2173 Software engineers and designers
NOC2174 Computer programmers and interactive media developers
NOC2175 Web designers and developers
NOC2221 Biological technologists and technicians
NOC2241 Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
NOC2242 Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)
NOC2243 Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
NOC2281 Computer network technicians
NOC2282 User support technicians
NOC2283 Information systems testing technicians
NOC4163 Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants
NOC5121 Authors and writers
NOC5125 Translators, terminologists, and interpreters
NOC5224 Broadcast technicians
NOC5225 Audio and video recording technicians
NOC5227 Support occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and the performing arts
NOC5226 Other technical and coordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts
NOC5241 Graphic designers and illustrators
NOC6221 Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade
How to apply thru BC PNP Tech Pilot?
- You need to determine if your NOC is eligible as listed from the 32 occupations above. Then select which category would be the best fit for your application.
- Once you have determined your category, register online with the BC PNP and you will receive a registration score. Registration is free. BC Registration Online
- Every week, (subject to processing capacity), they will conduct a tech draw to invite the highest-scoring technology sector registrants to apply.
- If you are invited to apply, you have up to 30 calendar days from the date of invitation to submit a complete online application. The application requires a $700 processing fee at the time of online submission.
- If approved, you will receive a nomination that you can use to apply for permanent residence with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada under the expedited Provincial Nominee Class.
- Individuals who have been nominated and who meet the conditions of their nomination will receive a work permit support letter that allows them to obtain or renew their current work permit allowing them to work throughout the permanent residency process.
BC PNP TECH PILOT Highlights
- Weekly Draw
- Currently, no end date scheduled
- Expedite process – Standard application are processed within two to three months
- Work Permit support but LMIA not required (For existing TFW and International Student Graduates)
ACCREDITED EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES
- BC PNP TECH PILOT needs a Job Offer – If you are qualified for the 32 occupations and looking for a Job Offer here is a list of Licensed Employment Agencies in British Columbia for your reference. BC List of Accredited Employment Agencies. PDF 24 Pages
- Read carefully the guidelines when looking for a qualified BC Employer here. BC Employer Guidelines
- If you are planning to become an International Student in British Columbia, you might like considering these 32 key occupations. Look for related programs then when you graduate, get a job related and apply thru BC Tech Pilot to get the PR status immediately.
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