First 2022 BC PNP Tech Draw : 102 immigration candidates invited

B.C. British Columbia PNP Draws BC PNP Tech Draw
  • January 5, 2022

In its first BC PNP Tech draw of 2022, British Columbia immigration issued 102 invitations to skilled workers and international graduates on January 4.

The invitations were issued through the BC PNP Tech stream under the BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP).

Candidates invited through B.C’s Tech draws must meet the requirements of one of British Columbia’s Express Entry BC and Skills immigration categories, which are managed through the Skills and Immigration Registration System (SIRS).

Minimum scores were 80 for all four streams. The featured streams were:

  • SI – Skilled Worker
  • SI – International Graduate
  • EEBC – Skilled Worker
  • EEBC – International Graduate

Invited candidates now have 30 calendar days to apply for the nomination.

In order to be considered eligible for this immigration program, candidates need to have a valid job offer of at least 12 months in one of the Tech Pilot’s 29 eligible occupations

The BC PNP is an economic immigration pathway used by the province of British Columbia to attract experienced, high-demand foreign workers. The program gives people who choose to live and work in British Columbia a path to permanent residence.


What is  BC PNP Tech program?


The BC PNP Tech Pilot has been renamed BC PNP Tech and converted to a permanent immigration stream. It was initially launched in 2017. It has a list of 29 target occupations with relaxed duration requirements.

The BC PNP Tech is a fast-track immigration pathway for in-demand tech workers and international students. The program is designed to enable employers in British Columbia’s technology sector to continue to attract and select international talent when qualified workers are not available locally


BC PNP Tech 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

Invitations are sent out weekly through the province’s tech programme to the top-scoring candidates who meet the eligibility requirements.

Candidates who are invited to apply for a provincial nomination must complete an application. After that, most technology applications will be processed within two to three months. If approved, candidates will receive a nomination confirmation letter IRCC  that can be used to apply for permanent residence under the Provincial Nominee Program Class.

PNP candidates automatically earn 600 points for their score in the Comprehensive Ranking System and thus have a very good chance of obtaining an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence via Express Entry.


29 Target Occupations under BC PNP Tech


NOC Code Job Title
0131Telecommunication carriers’ managers
0213Computer and information systems managers
0512Managers – publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
2131Civil engineers
2132Mechanical engineers
2133Electrical and electronics engineers
2134Chemical engineers
2147Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
2171Information systems analysts and consultants
2172Database analysts and data administrators
2173Software engineers and designers
2174Computer programmers and interactive media developers
2175Web designers and developers
2221Biological technologists and technicians
2241Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
2242Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)
2243Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
2281Computer network technicians
2282User support technicians
2283Information systems testing technicians
5121Authors and writers
5125Translators, terminologists and interpreters
5224Broadcast technicians
5225Audio and video recording technicians
5227Support occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and the performing arts
5226Other technical and coordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts
5241Graphic designers and illustrators
6221Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade


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