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Posted on October 19 2022

BC Tech Stream, the best route for Tech workers to migrate to Canada

By  Editor
Updated October 27 2023

Highlights: Migrate to Canada easily through BC Tech Stream

  • BC Tech worker stream is the fastest route to migrate to Canada.
  • BC has 29 long list of occupations for which candidates are invited.
  • Candidates invited under BC Tech Stream can start working while the Canada PR application is in process.

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British Columbia technology workers stream, easy route for Canada immigration

The British Columbia technology worker stream has boosted the number of newcomers to enhance the Canadian economy. The tech stream of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program permits potential immigrants to work in Canada while their Canada PR application is in process. The process is streamlined and employers can access it easily to find workers for a long list of 29 occupations whose NOC code will be changed to the TEER code.

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BC PNP draw on October 12, 2022: 374 candidates nominated for Canada PR

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Ontario: The Main Competitor

The main competitor of British Columbia is the Human Capital Priorities stream in Ontario Immigration Nominee Program. Ontario holds tech draws under the HCP stream but the invitations are limited to six occupations.

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Ontario issued 1,179 invitations under Human Capital Priorities stream

Most in-demand occupations for Ontario PNP Tech draws

Comparison of application processing time under the Global Talent Stream and BC Tech stream

Processing of applications under the Global Talent stream for 12 occupations is two weeks and employers have to get access to this program to invite foreign skilled workers. Employers find it difficult to get access to this program.

Comparatively, BC has a long list of occupations and employers can easily access it to invite tech workers. The stream usually invites skilled workers and international graduates.

BC PNP 29 tech occupations

The 29 tech occupations for which BC PNP holds draws can be found in the table below:

NOC Code Job Title
131 Telecommunication carriers managers
213 Computer and information systems managers
512 Managers – publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
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
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 co-ordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts
5241 Graphic designers and illustrators
6221 Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade

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