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Tech talent in high demand in British Columbia

Posted on March 13, 2020
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Tech talent in high demand in British Columbia

Considered to be one of the last areas in North America to be explored and settled, British Columbia is the westernmost of the 10 provinces in Canada. Prominent cities in British Columbia include Victoria, the capital of the province; and Vancouver, one of the largest ports in Canada.

British Columbia is one of the 9 provinces and 2 territories participating in the Provincial Nominee Program [PNP].

How can I migrate to Canada through BC PNP?

There are many streams in BC PNP that you can explore if you wish to become a permanent resident in Canada with an intention of settling down in British Columbia. These targets:

  • International graduates,
  • Skilled workers, and
  • Other professionals

that possess the experience, skills, and qualifications in demand in the province of British Columbia. These streams belong to 3 separate categories under BC PNP.

The exact category that you can apply to would be determined by various factors, such as – your National Occupational Classification [NOC] skill level, occupation, or status an as international student.

The BC PNP categories are:

Skills Immigration [SI]

Express Entry BC [EEBC]

Entrepreneur Immigration [EI]

What are the BC PNP streams?

The specific streams under BC PNP include:

Sl. No.

Stream Name

Aligned with Express Entry

Job Offer required

Current Status

1

SI – Skilled Worker

No

Yes

Open

2

SI – Healthcare Professional

No

Yes

Open

3

SI – International Graduate

No

Yes

Open

4

SI – International Post-Graduate

No

No

Open

5

SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled

No

Yes

Open

6

EEBC – Skilled Worker Yes Yes Open

7

EEBC – Healthcare Professional Yes Yes

Open

8

EEBC – International Graduate Yes Yes

Open

9

EEBC – International Post-Graduate Yes No

Open

10

EI – Base Category No No

Open

11

EI – Regional Pilot No No

Open

12 EI – Strategic Projects [for corporates] No NA

Open

What is BC PNP Tech Pilot?

BC PNP Tech Pilot has been extended to June 2020, providing tech employers in BC the continued ability for recruiting and retaining international talent.

Currently, tech employment in BC is at the highest level ever recorded. There is an immense demand for talent in the tech sector of the province.

Do note that the BC PNP Tech pilot is neither a separate category nor a separate stream under the BC PNP. For applying to the BC Tech Pilot, the applicant must apply under any of the existing categories. The applicant must also make sure that they meet all requirements, generally that of the BC PNP and specifically of the category applying under.

Weekly Invitations to Apply [ITAs] are issued to skilled tech workers with the requisite qualifications.

Applications submitted through the BC PNP Tech Draw enjoy prioritized processing.

29 tech occupations covered under the BC PNP Tech Pilot are:

National Occupational Classification [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

5226

Other coordinating and technical occupations in the performing arts, motion pictures, and broadcasting

5227

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

5241

Graphic designers and illustrators

6221

Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade

IMPORTANT:

Those applying under any of the above-mentioned 29 eligible occupations under the Skills Immigration [SI] category must have:

  • Job offer of a minimum of 365 days in length, AND
  • At least 120 days must be remaining of that job offer at the time of applying to the BC PNP.

The general processing time for 80% of the BC PNP applications is from 2 months to 3 months from the date of the receipt of the application. Tech Pilot applications, on the other hand, are processed quicker and typically have a shorter timeframe for processing.

All applications under the same category are ranked against each other based on their individual registration score. An applicant’s profile is given a score on successfully registering with British Columbia’s Skill Immigration Registration System [SIRS]. Factors assessed include key economic factors such as NOC skill level of job offered, annual wage and location of employment; and other factors – the level of education, proficiency in the English language, and directly related work experience – that influence an applicant’s ability to settle down in BC.

In the recently held Tech Draw on March 3, 2020, the minimum score was 90.

According to a February 2020 Report “Good Jobs for Today and Tomorrow” based on BC’s Labor Market Outlook: 2019 Edition “Over the next decade in British Columbia, there will be over 860,000 job openings throughout the province. Some of these openings will replace retiring workers in current industries, while nearly a third will be new jobs created through strong economic growth.”

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