British Columbia Skills Immigration

The B.C. The skilled worker program is one of the numerous immigration programs included within the BC PNP, a PNP managed by the province of British Columbia. Skilled Worker nominates the proposal of foreigners who get an offer of a job and a high probability of contributing to the B.C. labor organization.

Eligible applicants are allocated points based on the B.C. Skills Immigration Ranking System (SIRS), and only people with the highest ranking are welcomed to connect to the PNP.

British Columbia Skills Immigration

General Requirements for the British Columbia Skills Immigration

  • Unless specified otherwise, individuals applying through the Skills Immigration stream must adhere to the following conditions:
    • They must have accepted an indefinite, full-time job offer in an eligible occupation at a wage consistent with industry standards and comparable to rates offered by employers in British Columbia, except for those in the Skills Immigration: International Post-Graduate category and BC PNP Tech Pilot registrants.
    • Candidates must possess the qualifications required for the offered position, as determined by the BC PNP referencing the National Occupational Classification (NOC), Work BC, or industry standards.
    • Those with a job offer for an occupation classified under NOC level 0 or A are exempt from providing valid language test results. However, the BC PNP reserves the right to request such results to ascertain language proficiency if necessary for the role or if language points are claimed during registration.
    • Proficiency in English or French at Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4 is mandatory for occupations classified under NOC levels B, C, or D.
    • An ownership or equity stake exceeding 10% in the British Columbia company offering the job within the five years preceding the application and throughout the BC PNP application process is not permitted.
    • The employment of applicants should contribute to the economic benefit of British Columbia, such as through knowledge and skills transfer, workforce development for major projects, job creation or retention for Canadians, or support for the development of innovative products.
    • Candidates must meet the minimum income requirements and submit a complete application along with the $700 application fee upon invitation.
    • The employment of applicants must not negatively impact the resolution of labor disputes or hinder the training or employment opportunities of Canadian citizens or permanent residents.

When will it be decided that the candidate is ineligible?

  • Are barred from entering Canada.
  • Are currently in Canada without legal status.
  • Fail to demonstrate that they have applied for restoration of status within the 90-day eligibility period after their status has expired.
  • Are working in Canada without authorization.
  • Have an unresolved refugee claim in Canada.
  • Are under a removal order in Canada or elsewhere.

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Skilled Worker Category Overview

Healthcare Professional Category Overview

International Graduate Category Overview

International Post-Graduate Category Overview

Entry Level and Semi-Skilled Category Overview

ELSS Eligible Occupations

Employer Eligibility Criteria

What are the income requirements?

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