Are you a technology professional wanting to move to Canada? If yes, you should explore the best immigration program you could go for: the British Columbia Tech stream.
The BC PNP is the immigration program under which an immigration stream dedicated to inviting skilled technology workers exists. This is the British Columbia Tech Stream. It lets immigration candidates holding job offers in tech occupations that are in demand to apply for a nomination from British Columbia. The BC Tech Stream offers faster processing via the BC PNP than other PNP streams.
Also read: British Columbia PNP invited 244 candidates on October 4, 2022
It’s widely accepted that the British Columbia Tech Stream is the best immigration stream for those foreigners who are skilled and employed in technology occupations. In fact, this stream is found more effective than PNP streams like GTS (Global Talent Stream) and the Human Capital Priorities Stream.
If you want to understand why the British Columbia tech stream is better than the rest, here’s a comparative study with other immigration streams.
|BC PNP Tech Stream||Other Streams|
|The number of occupations involved in draws is 29.||Under Ontario Human Capital Priorities Stream, the number of occupations involved in draws is 6.|
|Employers have relatively easy access to listed occupations and candidates who are the best tech talent.||Employers find it difficult under GTS to recruit foreign workers majorly due to red-tapism faced by employers.|
|NOC Code||Job Title|
|131||Telecommunication carriers managers|
|213||Computer and information systems managers|
|512||Managers – publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting, and performing arts|
|2133||Electrical and electronics 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|
|5121||Authors and writers|
|5125||Translators, terminologists, and interpreters|
|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|
To attract skilled foreign workers in key in-demand occupations in the technology sector, the BC PNP Tech Stream offers expedited visa processing for immigration candidates. Invitations are issued on a weekly basis to suitable candidates for one of the 29 occupations identified as eligible for immigration.
With concierge services that are available to employers in British Columbia, they can get faster and better access to the best candidates. Under the BC PNP Tech stream, priority is given to applications of candidates in the technology sector. These candidates will need to have a job offer with a year’s validity from an employer in British Columbia to participate in a BC PNP draw through this stream.
The major chunk of candidates drawn in through this stream is for categories of International Graduates and Skilled Workers.
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This is what gives British Columbia’s tech employers access to information on immigration that’s relevant to them.
There’s a dedicated team behind the BC PNP Tech Stream. Tech applications are assigned in the next business day where they belong to the 29 in-demand jobs.
Timely access to individuals qualified in the 29 key tech occupations is made available to tech employers.
Focused outreach and engagement
Tailored events and sessions for BC PNP aimed at the tech sector are provided. These include one-on-one support for employers in the province.
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