Posted on October 19 2022
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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.
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.
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.
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|
|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 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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