The program originally known as The BC PNP Tech Pilot has now been extended indefinitely as of June 2021 and is now known as the BC PNP Tech Program. It provides B.C. tech employers with the continued ability to recruit and retain international talent. This is an area on which we at MBIS focus. We have experience and specialized education to apply to our client’s applications who seek to enter Canada based on their technical skills. We also work with companies seeking to fill a void in the BC economic environment. If you are a business owner and require highly specialized talent, call us for a smooth and effective application process.
We are happy to see the province we call home develop a thriving B.C. tech sector, expanding all the time. We know there is a high demand for skilled workers in this area. Vancouver, British Columbia, in particular, is being viewed as a preferred location for new and emerging technologies, increasing the growth of domestic B.C. tech companies, and attracting skilled workers from around the world.
Tech entrepreneurs and skilled workers from other countries are growing B.C.’s technology sector, particularly in Vancouver and the surrounding area, partially based on Vancouver being a seaport that not only opens up to all of Canada but is situated close to the U.S. border.
Our entire team is excited to help the tech sector grow, leading to more jobs for all British Columbians in the long run. B.C. is nurturing local talent by introducing students to tech earlier, expanding tech training and education in post-secondary institutions, and creating work experience opportunities and we are experts at arranging thorough application packages for all scenarios.
The BC PNP Tech Program works to ensure the technology sector can attract and retain the talent it needs to continue to be strong and adaptable. This program can be the first step towards permanent immigration for in-demand foreign workers and international students.
BC PNP Tech Program’s features are based on service, timeliness, prioritization, and engagement in response to an industry that is driving economic growth in British Columbia.
- “Service: A dedicated BC PNP concierge for tech employers provides tailored information and navigation assistance of 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 to tech sector employers through proactive engagement activities and participation in key industry events.”
Eligible occupations for this program include 29 tech occupations that have been demonstrated to be in high demand by the tech sector. Prioritizing those tech occupations demonstrated to be in high demand within the BC tech sector will benefit economic growth and provide a high level of service to tech employers. See the complete list of the ‘29 In-Demand Tech Occupations’ (PDF) or see the list below.
NOC 0131 – Telecommunication Carriers Managers
NOC 0213 – Computer and Information Systems Managers
NOC 0512 – Managers – Publishing, Motion Pictures, Broadcasting and Performing Arts
NOC 2131 – Civil Engineers
NOC 2132 – Mechanical Engineers
NOC 2133 – Electrical and electronics engineers
NOC 2134 – Chemical Engineers
NOC 2147 – Computer Engineers (except software engineers and designers)
NOC 2171 – Information Systems Analysts and Consultants
NOC 2172 – Database Analysts and Data Administrators
NOC 2173 – Software Engineers and Designers
NOC 2174 – Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers
NOC 2175 – Web Designers and Developers
NOC 2221 – Biological Technologists and Technicians Related Job Titles
NOC 2241 – Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technologists and Technicians
NOC 2242 – Electronic Service Technicians (household and business equipment)
NOC 2243 – Industrial Instrument Technicians and Mechanics
NOC 2281 – Computer Network Technicians
NOC 2282 – User Support Technicians
NOC 2283 – Information Systems Testing Technicians
NOC 5121 – Authors and writers
NOC 5122 – Editors
NOC 5125 – Translators, Terminologists, and Interpreters
NOC 5224 – Broadcast Technicians
NOC 5225 – Audio and Video Recording Technicians
NOC 5227 – Support Occupations in Motion Pictures, Broadcasting, Photography, and the Performing Arts
NOC 5226 – Other Technical and Co-ordinating Occupations in Motion Pictures, Broadcasting and the Performing Arts
NOC 5241 – Graphic Designers and Illustrators
NOC 6221 – Technical Sales Specialists – Wholesale Trade
Technology companies hiring for occupations that are not eligible for the BC PNP Tech Program are still able to connect with the concierge service regarding their specific needs.
The program is also being enhanced by reducing the eligibility requirement for a permanent full-time job offer, to a one-year full-time job offer. Those who apply under a Skills Immigration category in an eligible tech occupation must have a job offer of at least one year in length with at least 120 days remaining at the time of application to the BC PNP.
We know the ins and outs of all the related categories, so when you’re ready, call Dr. Tofigh’s Vancouver cell number, 604-440-6221. If you are applying from Iran, we also have Dr. Sari, Director of our Middle East Department looking after those with business interests and skilled workers. See our Contact Page for more ways to get in touch.