British Columbia has announced that the BC Tech Pilot has been extended indefinitely and renamed BC PNP Tech.

The province wants to provide B.C. tech employers with the continued ability to recruit and retain international talent when local skilled workers are unavailable.

BC PNP Tech offers people in 29 tech occupations a prioritized pathway to permanent residency:

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

Applicants need a job offer in one of the occupations listed above from a Canadian employer in British Columbia for at least one year (365 days), with at least 120 days remaining at the time of application to the BC PNP.

Wants to know if you qualify for the BC PNP Tech or any other Canadian immigration program? Fill out our online pre-assessment or contact us for more information: