British Columbia Express Entry Stream

The Express Entry Skilled Worker division of the BC PNP presents a way for applicants in the governmental Express Entry pool who also have a business proposal in BC to gain permanent resident status in Canada.

Successful candidates for the EE. Skilled worker classification receives a BC PNP rural appointment certificate. 600 extra CRS points are granted when uploaded to the EE profile, accompanied by an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for constant residence.

British Columbia Express Entry Stream

Alignment with Federal Express Entry System

The British Columbia Express Entry (EEBC) stream offers eligible applicants priority processing for their British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) application and, if nominated, their permanent residence application.

Provincial Eligibility Criteria

Federal Economic Immigration Programs

Requirements of Federal Economic Immigration Programs

Candidates under the federal economic immigration programs must meet a mandatory language proficiency level and demonstrate sufficient funds to support themselves and their families upon arrival in Canada. Additionally, candidates eligible under the Federal Skilled Worker Program are required to submit the results of an Educational Credential Assessment.

British Columbia Express Entry skilled worker category

The Skilled Worker category within the Express Entry British Columbia (EEBC) stream is designed for international skilled workers possessing post-secondary education or training, along with employment experience in a professional, management, technical, trade, or other skilled occupation. Eligible candidates must have their occupation classified under the National Occupational Classification (NOC) matrix as skill level 0, A, or B.

To claim for this stream, candidates must possess the following skills:

  • You must be qualified for one of the governmental business immigration streams, FSW, FST, or CEC
  • Then create an express entry profile.
  • You should have a full-time permanent job related to your skills in BC, according to NOC.
  • Qualify to serve in the job suggested.
  • You must have a salary offer in line with BC salary rates for the profession.
  • Also, you have at least two years of relevant work experience, prove they can maintain themselves and their dependents, and satisfy the least language conditions according to the requirements of the governmental immigration program.
  • Occupations classified as Skill Level 0, A, or B in the NOC matrix.
  • Education: applicable credentials or qualifications.

Acceptable Work Experience

British Columbia Express Entry Health Care Professionals Category

Requirements for Health Care Professionals Category

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British Columbia Express Entry International Post-Graduate Category

The International Post-Graduate category within the Express Entry British Columbia (EEBC) stream offers a pathway for individuals with graduate degrees in the sciences to apply without a job offer.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligible programs of study

  • Master of Science in Nursing

British Columbia Express Entry International Graduates Category

The Express Entry British Columbia (EEBC) offers the International Graduates category, providing a pathway for international graduates from Canadian universities or colleges to apply for permanent residence in British Columbia.

Eligibility Criteria

Minimum Income Requirements

Family income thresholds by area of residence

Who isn’t eligible to apply?

Education and application fees

The candidate must have been qualified from a Canadian university or college in the last three years and must have a job offer at NOC 0, A, B. The application fee for this field is CAD 1150$.

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