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British Columbia PNP Draw:Exclusively For Skilled Workers And International Graduates

07 Sep 2018


British-Columbia-Tech-Pilot-Scheme

The immigration authorities of British Columbia have issued invitations to 397 candidates in the recent PNP draw on September 5th. It has invited candidates from all occupations.

Moreover, the requirement of minimum score was low for skilled workers at 82 points for the Provincial Stream and 84 for the Express Entry Stream. The international graduates need 91 points for provincial as well as Express Entry candidates. Finally the Entry level workers and also the semi-skilled needed 65 points only.

In The draw, held on August 29, 32 skilled workers and international graduates received invitations in the B.C. PNP Tech Pilot. This pilot is exclusively for the technology professionals and places them ahead of the queue for BC immigration. Moreover, the requirement of minimum score was low for skilled workers at 82 points for the Provincial Stream and 87 for the Express Entry Stream. The international graduates need 91 points for provincial as well as Express Entry candidates.

Date

Category

Minimum Score

Invitations Issued

29-August-18 (technology only)

EEBC – Skilled Worker

87

Total: 32

EEBC – International Graduate

91

SI – Skilled Worker

82

SI – International Graduate

91

This Tech Pilot was extended into 2019 after its initial launch in 2017. Presently it has a list of 29 occupations and a set of relaxed duration requirements.

B.C. province has a flourishing technology industry and many big names of the tech world have a base here.

The Job Requirements for New BC PNP Tech Pilot

  • Job offer has to be for a target occupations from the 29,
  • It must be for one-year duration
  • The validity should be for 120 days while applying

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

Moreover, receiving the provincial nomination, serves a guarantee, for selection under the EE, by the addition of 600 CRS points.

The Program also publishes the necessary scores for immigrants to guarantee the invitation for immigration. This requirement for the international graduate is 30 points lower than a skilled worker in EE and provincial streams.

The score is lower for entry-level/semi-skilled workers, 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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