Are you an owner of a tech company in British Columbia? It’s time you learn about the BC PNP Tech Pilot of the BC Provincial Nominee Program.
The 2016 TechTalentBC Report disclosed that the gap between talent demand and supply in the technology sector does not only exist; it is also increasing. It foresees that by 2021, additional new jobs in BC may reach 47,000. However, the condition of current supply indicates the province’s capacity to fill only 16,500 new jobs. The only way to address this is to find talents.
As one of the employers in this industry, it is not surprising that you are well-aware of this scenario. At this time, you may also be experiencing hardship in finding qualified candidates to fill your hiring needs. And the 2021 forecast? That is something you don’t want to affect your business.
This is why the province of British Columbia launched the BC PNP Tech Pilot. As this initiative aims to help BC tech companies grow, it will perform priority process to fast-track the processing of permanent residency applications. This initiative will primarily hold weekly tech-only invitations to apply to individuals who are registered with BC PNP and who have work experience and a job offer for one of the 32 tech occupations in BC.
Access to local talent is not the only thing that can help BC tech companies. Access to foreign skilled workers can also contribute to bridging the huge gap. With the BC PNP providing permanent immigration pathway to in-demand tech workers, the BC PNP Tech Pilot will definitely attract skilled workers from applying.
|Job Title||National Occupational Classification (NOC)|
|Telecommunication Carriers Managers||0131|
|Computer and Information Systems Managers||0213|
|Managers (Publishing, Motion Pictures, Broadcasting and Performing Arts)||0512|
|Professional Occupations in Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations||1123|
|Electrical and Electronics Engineers||2133|
|Computer Engineers (except Software Engineers and Designers)||2173|
|Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers||2174|
|Web Designers and Developers||2175|
|Biological Technologists and Technicians||2221|
|Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technologists and Technicians||2241|
|Electronic Service Technicians (household and business equipment)||2242|
|Industrial Instrument Technicians and Mechanics||2243|
|Computer Network Technicians||2281|
|User Support Technicians||2282|
|Information Systems Testing Technicians||2283|
|Business Development Officers and Marketing Researchers and Consultants||4163|
|Authors and Writers||5121|
|Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters||5125|
|Audio and Video Recording Technicians||5225|
|Support occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts||5227|
|Other technical and co-ordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts||5226|
|Graphic designers and illustrators||5241|
|Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade||6221|
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