BC-PNP Skilled Worker Regular

BC PROVINCIAL NOMINEE PROGRAM

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) accelerates the Permanent Resident application process for skilled and/or experienced workers, experienced business persons and their family members who want to settle in BC permanently.

APPLICATION OVERVIEW

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SKILLED WORKER

The Skills Immigration (SI) stream of the BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) is for people with the skills, experience and qualifications needed by B.C. employers.

Program Requirements

  • Have accepted a full-time, indeterminate job offer from a B.C. employer. The job must be in a National Occupational Classification (NOC) skilled occupation (Skill Type 0 or Skill Level A or B)

  • Be qualified to perform the duties of the job

  • Have at least two years of directly related work experience show you can support yourself and your dependentsHave, 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

Benefits for Applications

  • Work permit which allows entry to Canada for you, your spouse, and dependent children

  • Your dependent children under the age of 22 will be able to attend publicly funded primary and secondary school

  • You and your immediate family members (spouse and dependent children) will be able to receive publicly funded healthcare

  • You may be exempt from the additional foreign property transfer tax of 20% when you purchase a residential property in British Columbia

  • Opportunity to apply for permanent residency

INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE

The Skills Immigration – International Graduate category of the BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) for people who graduate with a valid qualification from an eligible Canadian university or college within the last three years gain permanent residence in B.C.

Program Requirements

  • Have accepted a full-time, indeterminate job offer from a B.C. employer. The job must be in a National Occupational Classification (NOC) skilled occupation (Skill Type 0 or Skill Level A or B)

  • Qualify to work in your occupation in B.C.

  • Show you can support yourself and your dependents

  • Have, or be eligible for, legal immigration status in Canada

  • Have completed a degree, diploma or certificate from an eligible post-secondary institution in Canada in the past three years

  • For NOC skill level B occupations, meet minimum language requirements

  • Have a wage offer in line with B.C. wage rates for the occupation

Benefits for Applications

  • Work permit which allows entry to Canada for you, your spouse, and dependent children

  • Your dependent children under the age of 22 will be able to attend publicly funded primary and secondary school

  • You and your immediate family members (spouse and dependent children) will be able to receive publicly funded healthcare

  • You may be exempt from the additional foreign property transfer tax of 20% when you purchase a residential property in British Columbia

  • Opportunity to apply for permanent residency

ENTRY LEVEL AND SEMI-SKILLED

The Skills Immigration (SI) – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled category of the BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) is a way for workers in a valid tourism/hospitality, long-haul trucking or food processing occupation to gain permanent residence in B.C.

Program Requirements

  • Have accepted a full-time, indeterminate job offer from a B.C. employer in a specific occupation in tourism/hospitality, long-haul trucking, or the food processing industry. 

  • Have been working full-time for your employer for a minimum of nine consecutive months before applying

  • Meet minimum language and education requirements

  • Qualify to do the job offered to you

  • Show you can support yourself and your dependents

  • Have legal immigration status in Canada

  • Be earning a wage in line with B.C. wage rates for the occupation

Benefits for Applications

  • Work permit which allows entry to Canada for you, your spouse, and dependent children

  • Your dependent children under the age of 22 will be able to attend publicly funded primary and secondary school

  • You and your immediate family members (spouse and dependent children) will be able to receive publicly funded healthcare

  • You may be exempt from the additional foreign property transfer tax of 20% when you purchase a residential property in British Columbia

  • Opportunity to apply for permanent residency

INTERNATIONAL POST-GRADUATE

The Skills Immigration (SI) – International Post-Graduate category of the BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) for people who have a graduate degree in the sciences from an eligible B.C. institution gain permanent residence in B.C. 

Program Requirements

  • You must have graduated in the last three years with a master's or doctorate (PhD) degree in the natural, applied or health sciences

  • 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.

Benefits for Applications

  • You don't need a job offer to apply

  • Work permit which allows entry to Canada for you, your spouse, and dependent children

  • Your dependent children under the age of 22 will be able to attend publicly funded primary and secondary school

  • You and your immediate family members (spouse and dependent children) will be able to receive publicly funded healthcare

  • You may be exempt from the additional foreign property transfer tax of 20% when you purchase a residential property in British Columbia

  • Opportunity to apply for permanent residency

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