British Columbia extended PNP tech pilot until June 2021

The Canadian province of British Columbia is extending its popular BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) Tech Pilot program until June 2021, which means the weekly Tech Pilot draws will continue for another year.

The BC PNP pilot offers a fast-track pathway to permanent residence for certain foreign tech workers. The draws have been conducted almost every week in order to minimize the wait for workers and their employers, who both have to meet program eligibility requirements.

B.C. prioritizes applications for the Tech Pilot. Once employees submit a complete application, their file will be assigned to a dedicated Tech Pilot processing team within the next business day. BC PNP usually processes Tech Pilot applications faster than other immigration programs, most of which take minimum 2-3 months.


In order to apply through the Tech Pilot, immigration candidates need to have a job offer in one of 29 eligible occupations in the province. The job offer must be valid for a minimum of one year with at least 120 days remaining at the time of submitting the application.

The eligible candidates need to first create a profile through the BC PNP’s online portal and register under its Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS). They must choose to apply through the Skills Immigration or Express Entry BC immigration categories.

The BC PNP will then invite candidates who fulfill the minimum score requirements to apply for a provincial nomination through regular draws.

Invited candidates will then have 30 calendar days to submit their complete application for provincial nomination to BC PNP.

Those candidates, whose applications get approved, can then submit their Canadian permanent residence application with the federal government.

Nominees will receive a work permit support letter that will enable them to work until their immigration application gets processed.

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