It’s no surprise to hear that BC has been going through a labour shortage the last 5 years and this situation has only been amplified in the last couple of years by the Covid-19 situation. The province has not only been attracting tech employers like Amazon and Microsoft but is also a hub for its own tech-based companies like Hootsuite, Slack and EA Games, which have only continued to grow. Thus, it’s never been a better time for tech talent to immigrate to Canada especially with provincial programs like the BCPNP Tech program, which facilitates and prioritizes applications of foreign nationals working in the industry in BC, whether they are continuing to work in these positions or have received a new job offer from a tech company in BC. Through the BCPNP tech program tech professionals are nominated for permanent residency. Once nominated they are also supported for a work permit. This is a great option for tech professionals that either need a brand-new work permit or need to extend their work permit, while they wait to get approved for permanent residency. In addition, tech professionals will have the added assurance of obtaining permanent residency right away, giving them a concrete plan to settle in BC. Kahlon Immigration Law has been assisting BC tech employers and foreign tech professionals with their BCPNP applications, work permit and permanent residency applications since the BCPNP tech program opened in 2017. Contact Kahlon Immigration Law’s immigration lawyers specializing in working with tech companies and tech workers in every industry whether it be in IT, ecommerce, health tech, AI, NFTs, software, crypto, hardware, social media, etc.

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