With the BC PNP skilled worker category; candidates from the EE pool who have a job offer from a BC employer can obtain a permanent residency in Canada. With British Columbia’s growing economy, the province needs skilled workers in high demand occupations.

BC PNP Skilled Worker Checklist:

  • Must meet minimum language requirements.
  • Have or be eligible for legal immigration status in Canada
  • Must have Express Entry profile number and a Job Seeker Validation Code
  • Must have accepted a full-time, indeterminate job offer from a B.C. employer under NOC skill level 0, A or B.
  • The above job offer must have a wage that is comparable to B.C. wage rates for the occupation. In addition, you must have 2 years work experience directly related to the job that is offered.
  • The employer must also meet eligibility criteria.
  • Must have settlement funds ready as required by IRCC.

Employer Eligibility

Your employer must be willing to support your BC PNP skilled worker application through meeting the eligibility criteria and fulfilling certain responsibilities during the application process. See Employer Requirements.

Your employer must:

  • Be an established employer and in good standing in British Columbia
  • Provide full-time, indeterminate (permanent or with no set end date) employment
  • Have a history of good workplace and business practices
  • Sign an employer declaration
  • Meet domestic labour market recruitment requirements, where applicable; and
  • Offer a wage in line with industry standards

How to Apply?

To get started with BC PNP skilled worker immigration, candidates must create a profile with BC PNP Online, an online application and registration system. After submitting one’s registration, candidates will receive a score based on their skills and job.

See how to register and apply.

Note: From time to time, British Columbia invites people with the highest scores to apply through BC PNP Online.

Candidates who should not apply

There are five situations where it is wiser to not send an application.

  1. If you are prohibited from entering Canada
  2. If you are currently employed in Canada illegally
  3. If you have been placed under removal order in or outside Canada
  4. If you have an unresolved refugee claim in Canada
  5. If you are out of status and still residing in Canada

Read full information about Express Entry BC PNP Skilled Worker Immigration: https://www.welcomebc.ca/Immigrate-to-B-C/BC-PNP-Express-Entry-B-C/EEBC-Skilled-Worker

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