On August 28, 2017, the British Columbia PNP officially announced the launch of the technology industry pilot immigration program (BC PNP Tech Pilot). This is not a new immigration program, but it can be prioritized for certain occupations in short supply. Applicants still need Obtain an employer offer in BC and meet the basic requirements for BC PNP provincial nomination for skilled immigrants. On May 28, 2021, the program was officially changed to a permanent immigration program in British Columbia and renamed PNP Tech in British Columbia.
A total of 29 occupations in the project are classified into the shortage occupation list. Applicants for these occupations can get invitations every week. The required scores will be lower than those of ordinary skilled immigrants, the processing speed will be faster, and the requirements for employer offers will be lower. , as long as one year.
Among the 29 occupations in short supply, most of them are ICT and engineering occupations, followed by writers, editors, broadcasting, audio, film, performance, graphic illustration and other cultural and artistic occupations, as well as wholesale technical sales representatives.