The BC Tech Pilot Program
The BC Tech Pilot program is not a new immigration program. It is special care for jobs in short supply in BC. Starting from June 26, 2018, the job category of occupations was expanded to the following 29 occupations, all of which can be applied. BC PNP Tech Pilot opened in 2017 and extended to June 2019.
This program is to help tech companies attract and retain international talent. The British Columbia government has also been creating opportunities. It is a great benefit for international students who are studying related jobs here. Those who want to immigrate should hurry up and don’t miss it.
There are two main categories in Skills Immigration program:
Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry BC (EEBC), both of which require offer from local employers in BC. The difference is that the requirements of IELTS score are different. SI does not need to enter the Federal EE system. Candidates with IELTS level 5 can apply for this Stream. EEBC requires a minimum of IELTS 6 in each band to enter the Federal EE system. Also, EEBC applicants can get an additional 600 provincial nominations points.
The requirements for applicants:
- One of the above 29 occupations is required
- Have a job offer of at least one year (365 days) in length
- The job offer must have at least 120 days remaining at the time of application to the BC PNP
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