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UPDATE: BC PNP - Tech extended indefinitely. List of eligible occupations may surprise you.

Updated: Jun 3, 2021


BC PNP's Tech Pilot immigration program is aimed at supporting certain economic sectors in recruiting and retaining top skilled international talent within the beautiful province of British Columbia, Canada.

How is the Tech Pilot different?

  • The Tech pilot offers weekly "Tech Only" invitations to apply (ITA) to qualified candidates.

  • There are currently 29 eligible occupations named in BC PNP's list.

  • Priority processing for tech applications.

  • Some flexibility on job offer duration from the regular requirements.

  • There is a dedicated BC PNP concierge service to assist employers.

Which occupations are currently eligible for BC PNP's Tech Pilot program?

When people hear "tech pilot" one may assume a narrower definition of eligible occupations.

However BC PNP's current list of 29 Eligible Occupations for the BC PNP Tech Pilot has some surprises:

  1. Telecommunication carriers managers

  2. Managers - publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts

  3. Mechanical engineers

  4. Chemical engineers

  5. Information systems analysts and consultants

  6. Software engineers and designers

  7. Web designers and developers