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What is BC PNP - Skill Immigration?

The BC-PNP Skill Immigration is one of the provincial nominee program of British Columbia. It is for people with the skills, experience and qualifications needed by B.C. employers. This program has further following Categories:

Skilled Worker

To qualify under this stream applicant must first accept a valid job offer from a B.C. employer. Applicant is also required to have requisite training and experience for the stream.

Healthcare Professional

EEBC - healthcare stream helps physicians, specialists, nurses and allied health professionals to work in British Columbia province and get permanent residence.

International Graduate

It is for those applicants who have a valid qualification from an eligible Canadian university or college within the last three years.

International Post-Graduate

It is specifically for those applicants who have a post-graduate B.C. degree in natural, applied or health sciences in last three years.

Entry Level and Semi-Skilled

It is specifically for those applicants who have a post-graduate B.C. degree in natural, applied or health sciences in last three years.

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Skilled Worker

Applicant requirement

To qualify for Skilled Worker stream, one must have the following:

  • Candidate must have accepted a full-time, permanent Skill Type 0 or Skill Level A or B NOC job with no set end date, from an employer in British Columbia.
  • Must be qualified to perform the duties of the job.
  • Must have at least two (2) years of directly related work experience.
  • Have sufficient funds to shows support for self and dependents.
  • Have, or be eligible for, legal immigration status in Canada.
  • Meet the minimum language requirements for NOC skill level B occupations.
  • have a wage offer in line with B.C. wage rates for the occupation.

Employer Requirement

Employer must support the application and the employer must:

  • Be in good standing in B.C.
  • Provide a written job offer having a full-time, permanent Skill Type 0 or Skill Level A or B NOC job with no set end date.
  • Have a history of good workplace and business practices
  • Sign an employer declaration and complete employer section in application.
  • Meet domestic labour market recruitment requirements, where applicable
  • Offer you a wage in line with industry standards
  • Shall notify BC PNP if there are changes in applicant’s employment status.

Healthcare Professional

Applicant requirement

To qualify for Healthcare Professional stream, one must have the following:

  • An Express Entry Profile Number and a Job Seeker Validation Code from the IRCC Express Entry system.
  • Candidate must have support of, or a full-time permanent job offer with no set end date from a public health authority as a:
  1. physician
  2. specialist
  3. registered nurse
  4. registered psychiatric nurse
  5. nurse practitioner   
  6. allied health professional such as a:
    • diagnostic medical sonographer
    • clinical pharmacist
    • medical laboratory technologist
    • medical radiation technologist
    • occupational therapist
    • physiotherapist
  • If applicant is a midwife, then he/she must have a letter of confirmation from an established practice group in B.C.
  • Must qualify to work in  job in B.C.
  • Must have at least two (2) years of directly related work experience.
  • Have sufficient funds to shows support for self and dependents.
  • Have, or be eligible for, legal immigration status in Canada.
  • for NOC skill level B occupations, meet minimum language requirements
  • have a wage offer in line with B.C. wage rates for the occupation.

Employer Requirement

Employer must support the application and the employer must:

  • Be in good standing in B.C.
  • Provide a written job offer.
  • Have a history of good workplace and business practices
  • Sign an employer declaration and complete employer section in application.
  • Meet domestic labour market recruitment requirements, where applicable
  • Offer you a wage in line with industry standards
  • Shall notify BC PNP if there are changes in applicant’s employment status.

International Graduate

Applicant requirement

To qualify for International Graduate stream, one must have valid qualification from an eligible Canadian university or college within the last three years and must also have the following:

  • Candidate must have  accepted a full-time permanent job offer with no set end date from a B.C. employer in Skill Type 0 or Skill Level A or B of NOC.
  • Must qualify to work in  job in B.C.
  • have completed a degree, diploma or certificate from an eligible post-secondary institution in Canada in the past three years
  • Have sufficient funds to shows support for self and dependents.
  • Have, or be eligible for, legal immigration status in Canada.
  • Meet the minimum language requirements for NOC skill level B occupations.
  • have a wage offer in line with B.C. wage rates for the occupation.

Employer Requirement

Employer must support the application and the employer must:

  • Be in good standing in B.C.
  • Provide a written job offer.
  • Have a history of good workplace and business practices
  • Sign an employer declaration and complete employer section in application.
  • Meet domestic labour market recruitment requirements, where applicable
  • Offer you a wage in line with industry standards
  • Shall notify BC PNP if there are changes in applicant’s employment status.

International Post Graduate

Applicant Requirement

To qualify for EEBC – International Post-Graduate stream one must have graduated from a B.C. institution in the last three years with a master’s or doctorate (PhD) degree in the natural, applied or health sciences:

  • agriculture
  • biological and biomedical sciences
  • computer and information sciences and support services
  • engineering
  • engineering technology
  • health professions and related clinical sciences
  • mathematics and statistics
  • natural resources conservation and research
  • physical sciences

For complete list of eligible programs of study, please refer  BC PNP IPG & EEBC IPG Eligible Programs of Study Document (PDF, 1MB). The applicant must also have the following:

  • Have, or be eligible for, legal immigration status in Canada.
  • have completed a valid graduate program of study at an eligible post-secondary institution in B.C. in the last three years.
  • show your intent and ability to live in B.C.

Entry Level and Semi-Skilled

Applicant Requirement

Entry level skilled and Semi-skilled category provides workers in a valid tourism/hospitality, long-haul trucking or food processing occupation to gain permanent residence in B.C.:

  • Candidate must have  accepted a full-time permanent job offer with no set end date from a B.C. employer in a specific occupation in tourism/hospitality, long-haul trucking, or the food processing industry. It is to be noticed here that for Northeast Development Region of B.C., a candidate can still apply, if job is in skill level C or D in any NOC occupation.
  • Candidate must have been working full-time for said employer for a minimum of nine consecutive months before applying.
  • meet minimum language and education requirements.
  • qualify to do the job offered to you.
  • have ability to support himself and dependants.
  • Have legal immigration status in Canada.
  • be earning a wage in line with B.C. wage rates for the occupation.

Employer Requirement

Employer must support the application and the employer must:

  • Be in good standing in B.C.
  • Provide a written job offer.
  • Have a history of good workplace and business practices
  • Sign an employer declaration and complete employer section in application.
  • Meet domestic labour market recruitment requirements, where applicable
  • Offer you a wage in line with industry standards
  • Shall notify BC PNP if there are changes in applicant’s employment status.

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