BC Tech Pilot Program
What is The BC Pilot Program?
Eligible Occupations the BC Tech Pilot program
|National Occupational Classification (NOC) Code
|Telecommunication carriers’ managers
|Computer and information systems managers
|Managers-publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
|Electrical and electronics engineers
|Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
|Information systems analysts and consultants
|Database analysts and data administrators
|Software engineers and designers
|Computer programmers and interactive media developers
|Web designers and developers
|Biological technologists and technicians
|Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
|Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)
|Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
|Computer network technicians
|User support technicians
|Information systems testing technicians
|Authors and writers
|Translators, terminologists, and interpreters
|Audio and video recording technicians
|Other technical and coordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, and the performing arts
|Support occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, photography, and the performing arts
|Graphic designers and illustrators
|Technical sales specialists-wholesale trade
Who is eligible for the BC Pilot Program?
- Education: applicants must have completed a post-secondary program of at least two years or have an equivalent combination of work experience and education.
- Language proficiency: applicants must show proficiency in English or French by taking a recognized language test and achieving the minimum score required for their occupation.
- Employment offer: applicants must have a valid employment offer from a BC employer in one of the eligible tech occupations above. The employment offer must be for at least a year and have at least 120 days (about 4 months) remaining at the time of the application.
- Skill level: the employment offer must be classified as National Occupational Classification (NOC) Skill level A, B, or 0
- Work experience: applicants must have at least two years of full-time work experience in the tech occupation they are offered in.
- Financial requirements: applicants need to show that they can pay for themselves and any dependents they bring with them to Canada.
How does the program work?
- Job offer: the first step is for applicants to have a job offer from an employer in one of the 29 tech occupations.
- Application: applicants can apply to the BC Tech Pilot program online through the BC Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) system. Applicants must submit their application along with all required documents and pay the application fee.
- Nomination: If the application is approved, the applicant will receive a nomination from the BC PNP. The nomination allows the applicant to apply for a work permit through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
- Work Permit: After receiving a nomination, applicants must apply for a work permit from IRCC. The work permit application will be processed more quickly than other applications through the Global Talent Stream of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.
- Permanent Residency: The BC Tech Pilot program provides a pathway to permanent residency for eligible applicants. They may apply for permanent residency through the BC PNP or other immigration programs, such as Express Entry.
How Long Is the Processing Time?
Do you want to come to Canada through the BC Tech Pilot Program? To succeed, it is important that a good application is submitted, and this can be achieved through the help of a professional such as a Regulated Canadian immigration Consultant.