BC PNP Tech Pilot Program has become one of the very popular provincial immigration programs as the B.C. tech sector is a major driver of economic growth in the province. Recently tech employment has been at the highest level and the demand for the talents in B.C.’s tech sector is increasing every day. That is the reason The BC PNP Tech Pilot Program has been extended to June 2020 to provide B.C. tech employers with the continued ability to recruit and retain international tech workers. The BC PNP Tech Pilot Program helps employers to hire the employees they need through a fast-tracked, permanent immigration pathway. This program has some features which make it very interesting.
The BC PNP Skills Immigration is a points-based system that evaluates candidates based on factors like education, work experience and proficiency in English or French.
Tech pilot program is one of the recent programs introduced by the province of BC to attract more Tech workers to this province. Now international tech workers who have at least one year of a full-time job offer from an employer in BC in one of the 29 eligible occupations for the BC PNP Tech Pilot Program, will be able to get a nomination approval letter under BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)’s Tech Pilot.
This job offer must have 120 days remaining at the time of submitting the BC PNP Tech Pilot application. This fast track program provides an accelerated pathway to Canadian PR. In this program, scores are based on information submitted for the BC PNP. This is the first required step for most Skills Immigration and Express Entry categories. In average, in Tech Pilot draws, which is held every week, the Candidates in Express Entry BC (EEBC) and Skills Immigration’s pool with a minimum score of 90 got a provincial nomination under the new Tech Pilot program. Be advised, in order to receive an invitation to apply, both applicant and the employer who is supporting them must meet certain requirements at the time of registration.
Invited candidates with a provincial nomination approval will be granted 600 Points under Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points toward their Express Entry profile.
NOTE: BC PNP Tech Pilot Program is not a separate BC PNP category. candidates must apply to the BC PNP under one of the BC PNP categories and they must meet the general requirements of that category. If applicants wish to apply under this program their occupation needs to be among the key 29 technology occupation. The main difference is the priority, which the 29 key technology occupations have over the other BC PNP occupations. In addition, tech Pilot applications are typically processed in shorter timeframes. Generally, processing times for 80% of BC PNP applications is 2-3 months.