Tech Pilot Plant

Tech Pilot Plant

Tech Pilot Plant

The BC PNP Tech Pilot has been extended to June 2021 to provide B.C. tech employers.

The BC Provincial Nominee Program Tech Pilot is designed for people with tech skills applying to become permanent Canadian residents and can help grow B.C.’s technology sector, leading to more jobs for British Columbians.

The BC PNP Tech Pilot helps employers address their talent needs by providing a fast-tracked, permanent immigration pathway for in-demand foreign workers and international students.

BC PNP Tech Pilot Features
The BC PNP Tech Pilot key features are based on service, timeliness, prioritization, and engagement.

  • Service: A dedicated BC PNP concierge for tech employers provides tailored information and navigation assistance for immigration programs and processes.
  • Timeliness: Weekly invitations to apply are issued to qualified skilled tech workers, minimizing the wait for employers and their prospective employees.
  • Prioritization: Tech applications are prioritized during processing to meet the sector’s fast-paced demands.
  • Engagement: Continuous support is provided to tech sector employers through proactive engagement activities and participation at key industry events.

Eligible Tech Pilot occupations

Technology companies hiring for occupations that are not eligible for the BC PNP Tech Pilot are still able to connect with the concierge service regarding their specific needs.

Tech Pilot job offers

The job offer must be for at least one year (365 days), and the job offer must have at least 120 days remaining at the time of application to the BC PNP.

BC PNP Tech Pilot process
Weekly invitations

Weekly invitations to qualified candidates who have valid job offers in the 29 technology occupations. After applying under BC PNP online portal, applicants are required to wait for an Invitation to apply letter to submit a complete application.

Processing times for 80% of BC PNP applications is 2-3 months. Work permit support letters by BCPNP who are applying for permanent residency so they can work until the application has not been finalized.

List of 29 Eligible Occupations for the BC PNP Tech Pilot

NOC 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 technical and co-ordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts
5227 Support occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and the performing arts
5241 Graphic designers and illustrators
6221 Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade