The BC PNP Tech Pilot has been extended indefinitely and renamed BC PNP Tech.

BC PNP Tech offers people in 29 tech occupations a prioritized pathway to permanent residency.

BC PNP Tech process

Weekly invitations

Your employee must first register to be considered for BC PNP Tech. The free registration process includes providing information about your company as the supporting B.C. employer.

BCPNP issues weekly invitations to qualified registrants who have valid job offers in the 29 key technology occupations.

In order to be issued an invitation to apply, both you and your employee must meet all program requirements at the time of registration. Meeting program requirements does not guarantee that your employee will be invited to apply.

Priority processing

BCPNP prioritizes applications in the 29 key technology occupations. Once your employee submits a complete application, their file will be assigned within one business day to a dedicated processing team.

Processing times for 80% of BC PNP applications is 2-3 months from receipt. BC PNP Tech applications are typically processed in shorter timeframes.

BC PNP Tech job offers

If your employee applies with a valid job offer under one of the 29 eligible occupations, their job offer must be for at least one year (365 days), and the job offer must have at least 120 days remaining at the time of application to the BC PNP.

29 Key occupations