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British Columbia PNP Tech Pilot Draw Targets 29 Occupations

British Columbia PNP Tech Pilot Draw Targets 29 Occupations

British Columbia PNP’s latest draw held October 24 targeted technology skilled workers through the BC PNP Tech Pilot. In the draw BC PNP invited 35 candidates to apply for British Columbia immigration in one of 29 target occupations.

Date Category Minimum Score Invitations Issued
24-October-18 (Technology only) EEBC – Skilled Worker 80 Total: 35
EEBC – International Graduate 90
SI – Skilled Worker 81
SI – International Graduate 91


The 29 Target Occupations Under The BC PNP Tech Pilot

NOC Code Job Title
0131 Telecommunication carriers managers
0213 Computer and information systems managers
0512 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

The BC PNP extended the Tech Pilot  into 2019 after its initial launch in 2017.

The BC PNP Tech Pilot Job Requirements

  • Job offer must be for one of the 29 targeted occupations
  • Job offer must be for at least one-year duration
  • Job offer must be valid for at least 120 days at time of application

Being nominated under the BC PNP effectively guarantees selection under the Canada Express Entry System, which is worth 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points.

BC PNP: Scores Needed 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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