Skills Immigration

BC PNP-SKILLS IMMIGRATION
Skilled Worker
British Columbia’s growing economy requires skilled workers in high-demand occupations. The Skills Immigration (SI) – Skilled Worker category of the BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) is a way for workers in a professional, management, technical, trade or other skilled occupation to gain permanent residence in B.C.
To qualify, you must first accept a valid job offer from a B.C. employer. You also need relevant training and experience.


Am I eligible?
To qualify for this category, you must:
Have accepted a full-time, indeterminate job offer (a permanent job, or one with no set end date) 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 (2) years of directly related work experience
Show you can support yourself and your 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

Is my employer eligible?
Your employer must be willing to support your application. They must meet the eligibility criteria and fulfill certain responsibilities during the application process.

Healthcare Professional
British Columbia needs more health care professionals. The Skills Immigration (SI) – Healthcare Professional category of the BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) helps physicians, specialists, nurses and allied health professionals work in B.C. and gain permanent residence.

Find opportunities in B.C.
Health Match BC is a free health recruitment and placement service. It can help you find a job in your field with one of B.C.’s health authorities. Health Match BC staff can also answer your questions about the BC PNP and support you in the application process.

Am I eligible?
To qualify for this category, you must:
Have the support of, or a full-time, indeterminate job offer (a permanent job, or one with no set end date) from a public health authority as a:
Physician
Specialist
Registered nurse
Registered psychiatric nurse
Nurse practitioner  
Allied health professional such as a:
Diagnostic medical sonographer
Clinical pharmacist
Medical laboratory technologist
Medical radiation technologist
Occupational therapist
Physiotherapist
if you are a midwife, have a letter of confirmation from an established practice group in B.C.
Qualify to work in your occupation in B.C.
Have at least two (2) years of directly related work experience
Show you can support yourself and your 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


Is my employer eligible?
Your employer must be willing to support your application. They must meet the eligibility criteria and fulfill certain responsibilities during the application process.

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

Am I eligible?
To qualify for this category, you must:
Have accepted a full-time, indeterminate job offer (a permanent job, or one with no set end date) from a B.C. employer. The job must be in a National Occupational Classification 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
Hor NOC skill level B occupations, meet minimum language requirements
Have a wage offer in line with B.C. wage rates for the occupation

Is my employer eligible?
Your employer must be willing to support your application. They must meet the eligibility criteria and fulfill certain responsibilities during the application process.

International Post-Graduate
Do you have a graduate degree in the sciences from an eligible B.C. institution? Consider advancing your career in B.C.’s growing technology, health care, and applied sciences sectors.
The Skills Immigration (SI) – International Post-Graduate category of the BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) can help you gain permanent residence in B.C. You don’t need a job offer to apply.

Which graduate degrees are valid?
You must have graduated 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

Am I eligible?
To qualify for this category, you must:
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
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.
To qualify, you must first accept a valid job offer from a B.C. employer. Please note that this category is not eligible under the Express Entry BC stream.

Am I eligible?
To qualify for this category, you must:
Have accepted a full-time, indeterminate job offer (a permanent job, or one 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. For the Northeast Development Region of B.C., you may apply in any National Occupational Classification occupation (skill level C or D).
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

Is my employer eligible?
Your employer must be willing to support your application. They must meet the eligibility criteria and fulfill certain responsibilities during the application process.