British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program – Tech Pilot Occupation List 2017

British Columbia technology sector is currently demanding technology talent to cope up with the peak demand of skilled technical experts. The province’s economic growth has been remarkably gained by the technology sector. The BC PNP Tech Pilot stream allows for attracting more immigrants to the province and help the sector grow more.

What is the purpose of BC Tech Pilot?

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program Tech Pilot helps in attracting skilled workers and meeting the demand of tech talent in the technology sector of the province.

The BC PNP Tech Pilot aims at attracting tech talent and also developing them accordingly.

Features of the British Columbia PNP Tech Pilot

The staff at BC PNP Tech Pilot actively works with the employers of tech industries of the province to understand their demands. The BC PNP Tech Pilot staff also provide pathways to fast-track permanent residency pathways for skilled workers in demand.

The features of BC PNP Tech Pilot are:

  • They provide reports to tech employers about tech talent entering the province. This further allows employers to approach prospective candidates and offer them a job
  • Weekly invitations are held for registered candidates. This helps employers to keep looking for the demands that need to be filled in the 32 key occupations listed
  • When candidates working in a technology sector apply for a specific stream, their assessment is done under priority processing

What is it about Weekly Invitations?

To meet the growing demands of the province’s tech sector, more invitations need to be issued for eligible talent holding a valid job offer.

The 32 in-demand occupation identified by the BC PNP Tech Pilot and candidates deemed qualified in these occupations will be invited to apply on a weekly basis. Their unique National Occupation Code (NOC) identifies these 32 occupations.

The National Occupation Code (NOC) for Tech Pilot Occupation List 2017

List of 32 Eligible Occupations for the BC PNP Tech Pilot
NOC JOB TITLE
 0113  Purchasing managers
 0131  Telecommunication carriers managers
 0213  Computer and information systems managers
 0512  Managers – publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
 1123  Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations
 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
 4163  Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants
 5121  Authors and writers
 5122  Editors
 5125  Translators, terminologists and interpreters
 5224  Broadcast technicians
 5225  Audio and video recording technicians
 5227  Support occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and the performing arts
 5226  Other technical and coordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts
 5241  Graphic designers and illustrators
 6221  Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade