IT Workers Get a Priority in British Columbia Tech Pilot -8th February, 2019

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The government of British Columbia targeted Technology workers in 29 occupations in the recent British Columbia Tech Pilot Draw. It was held on February 5 draw where 32 candidates received the invitations in the PNP Tech Pilot.

A matter of priority

Moreover, it gives a priority to IT occupations in the immigration streams of the province. Skilled workers in the direct provincial and also in the Express Entry streams had to score 85 points for qualifying. Internationals graduates had to score 95 points in both streams.

Details of the Immigration Draw

Date

Category

Minimum Score

Invitations Issued

43501

EEBC – Skilled Worker

85

Total: 32

EEBC – International Graduate

95

SI – Skilled Worker

85

SI – International Graduate

95

Additionally, the previous draw of British Columbia, held on January 30, was the largest draw of 2019. The draw issued invitations in five streams.

There was constancy in the Minimum scores and the direct provincial, as well as Express Entry categories for skilled workers, required 85 points. The international graduates had to score 95 points, and the entry-level/semi-skilled candidates had to score 68 points for qualifying.

Details of Immigration Draw

Date

Category

Minimum Score

Invitations Issued

43495

EEBC – Skilled Worker

85

Total: 356

EEBC – International Graduate

95

SI – Skilled Worker

85

SI – International Graduate

95

 

SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled

68

 

Features

The BC Provincial Tech Pilot was extended into 2019 after it was launched in 2017 to attract technology workers. Presently there are 29 target occupations which have a relaxed duration requirement.

Requirements for Job in the PNP Tech-Pilot:

  • A Job offer in one of the 29 targeted occupations
  • This Job offer must have the duration of one year and finally,
  • The Job offer has to be valid for 120 days while applying

The list

A list of 29 Target Occupations in the BC PNP Tech Pilot

NOC Code

Job Title

131

Telecommunication carriers managers

213

Computer and information systems managers

512

Managers – publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts

2131

Civil engineers

2132

Mechanical engineers

2133

Electrical and electronics engineers

2134

Chemical engineers

2147

Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)

2171

Information systems analysts and consultants

2172

Database analysts and data administrators

2173

Software engineers and designers

2174

Computer programmers and interactive media developers

2175

Web designers and developers

2221

Biological technologists and technicians

2241

Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians

2242

Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)

2243

Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics

2281

Computer network technicians

2282

User support technicians

2283

Information systems testing technicians

5121

Authors and writers

5122

Editors

5125

Translators, terminologists and interpreters

5224

Broadcast technicians

5225

Audio and video recording technicians

5227

Support occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and the performing arts

5226

Other technical and co-ordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts

5241

Graphic designers and illustrators

6221

Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade

Some notable characteristics

After obtaining the nomination of the province there is a guarantee of selection in the Express Entry System, with the addition of 600 Comprehensive Ranking Score points. The Program also publishes the scores which serve as a guarantee to get an invitation for immigration by using the various programs to the immigrants. The score requirement for all global graduates is 30 points lower than for the skilled workers in Express Entry and also in the provincial streams. It is lower for semi-skilled/ entry-level workers.

BC PNP: Scores for Guaranteed Invitation

Category

Guaranteed Registration Score

Express Entry BC – Skilled Worker

135

Express Entry BC – International Graduate

105

Skills Immigration – Skilled Worker

135

Skills Immigration – International Graduate

105

Skills Immigration – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled

95


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