BC PNP International Graduate is a category under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP). It provides a pathway for Canadian immigration under the Express Entry system for those who graduated from a university or college in BC or within Canada. They must also have a job offer in BC to gain permanent residency in the province.

British Columbia PNP International Graduate Requirements:

  • Must meet minimum language requirements.
  • Have or be eligible for legal immigration status in Canada.
  • Must have a Federal Express Entry profile number and a Job Seeker Validation Code.
  • Must hold an eligible degree, diploma or certificate in the past three years from a Canadian post-secondary institution.
  • Must have accepted a full-time, indeterminate job offer from a B.C. employer under NOC skill level 0, A or B.
  • The employer must also meet eligibility criteria.
  • Must have settlement funds ready to immigrate to Canada as required by IRCC.

Note: Your study program in Canada does not necessarily need to have been based in British Columbia. If you studied in another province, you may still be eligible for the Express Entry International Graduate category in BC.

Employer Eligibility

Your employer must meet the eligibility criteria and fulfill certain responsibilities during the application process. See Employer Requirements for Express Entry BC International Graduate immigration stream.

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

Application Process

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

BC uses a point-based system called Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS). Factors that affect your score include details of your job offer, work experience, education and language ability.

If your application is approved, you will receive an invitation to apply (ITA) for permanent residence in BC through IRCC.

Visit the province page to learn how to register and apply.

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