BCPNP

Immigration Provincial Nominee Program Provincial Nominee Program
Introduction:

BC PNP accepts applications under three main immigration streams: Skills Immigration, Express Entry British Columbia and Entrepreneur Immigration.

BC PNP Skills Immigration consists of five categories: Skilled Worker Category, Health Care Professional Category, International Graduate Category, International Post-Graduate Category, and Entry Level and Semi-Skilled Worker Category.

On August 28, 2017, The BC Provincial Nominee Program Tech Pilot was formally launched to expedite the processing of immigration candidates in key in-demand occupation, which has been extended to June 2021.

Express Entry British Columbia consists of four categories: Express Entry – Skilled Worker Category, Express Entry – Health Care Professional Category, Express Entry – International Graduate Category, and Express Entry – International Post-Graduate Category.

The Entrepreneur Immigration consists of three categories: Entrepreneur Category, Entrepreneur Immigration – Regional Pilot, and Strategic Projects Category.

Requirement for Employer of Skilled Immigration:
  1. Be established and located in British Columbia, and have been operating for at least one year (two years if the applicant is registering under the Entry Level and Semi-Skilled category)
  2. At least five permanent, full-time (or full-time equivalent) employees in the Greater Vancouver Regional District; at least three permanent, full-time employees (or full-time equivalent) if located outside the Greater Vancouver Regional District
  3. Show a history of good business practices
Skilled Worker Criteria:
  1. Have an offer of permanent, full-time employment from an eligible B.C. employer at a wage that meets industry standards and the position is classified as Skilled Type 0, A or B.
  2. Have complete a diploma or higher
  3. Minimum 2 years of directly related full-time (or full-time equivalent) work experience
  4. According to the number of dependents and location of residency, meet the minimum income requirement
  5. For applicants work in NOC B occupation,must have a language proficiency at or higher than CLB 4

List of 29 Eligible Occupations for the BC PNP Tech Pilot

NOCJob Title
0131Telecommunication carriers managers
0213Computer and information systems managers
0512Managers – publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
2131Civil engineers
2132Mechanical engineers
2133Electrical and electronics engineers
2134Ch emical engineers
2147Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
2171Information systems analysts and consultants
2172Database analysts and data administrators
2173Software engineers and designers
2174Computer programmers and interactive media developers
2175Web designers and developers
2221Biological technologists and technicians
2241Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
2242Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)
2243Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
2281Computer network technicians
2282User support technicians
2283Information systems testing technicians
5121Authors and writers
5122Editors
5125Translators, terminologists and interpreters
5224Broadcast technicians
5225Audio and video recording technicians
5226Other technical and co-ordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts
5227Support occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and the performing arts
5241Graphic designers and illustrators
6221Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade
Health Care Professional Criteria:
  1. Have an indeterminate, full-time employment offer from an eligible BC public health authority at a wage that meets industry standards
  2. Have related licensing
  3. Minimum 2 years of directly related full-time (or full-time equivalent) work experience
  4. According to the number of dependents and location of residency, meet the minimum income requirement
  5. For applicants work in NOC B occupation,must have a language proficiency at or higher than CLB 4
International Graduate Criteria:
  1. Have obtained a degree, diploma or certificate from an eligible post-secondary institution in Canada within 3 years
  2. An employment offer for a full-time, indeterminate position at a wage that meets industry standards and the position is classified as Skilled Type 0, A or B.
  3. Qualify to work in this occupation
  4. According to the number of dependents and location of residency, meet the minimum income requirement
  5. For applicants work in NOC B occupation, must have a language proficiency at or higher than CLB 4
International Post-Graduate Criteria:
  1. Have obtained a master’s or doctoral degree in Natural Science, Applied Science or Health Science from an eligible BC institution within 3 years
  2. Plan to permanently reside in BC
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled Worker Criteria:
  1. Have an indeterminate, full-time employment offer from an eligible BC employer at a wage that meets industry standards and the position is classified as Skilled Type C or D
  2. In Northeast Development Region, all occupations classified as Skilled Type C or D except live-in caregiver may apply. In other regions, only workers in food processing, tourism/ hospitality, and long-haul truck drivers may apply.
  3. Be employed and worked full-time with your B.C. employer in an eligible occupation for at least nine consecutive months prior to registering to BC PNP
  4. Have completed secondary school
  5. Have a language proficiency at or higher than CLB 4
  6. Have enough settlement funds based on number of dependents
Entrepreneur Immigration Criteria:
  1. Have a personal net worth of at least $600,000
  2. Demonstrate business and/or management experience
  3. Make an eligible personal investment of at least $200,000
  4. Have a language proficiency at or higher than CLB 4
Entrepreneur Immigration – Regional Pilot Criteria
  1. Business established in a community of fewer than 75,000 people located more than 30 km from a larger city
  2. Have a personal net worth of at least $300,000
  3. Demonstrate business and/or management experience
  4. Demonstrate will hold at least 51 percent ownership of the proposed business
  5. Make an eligible personal investment of at least $100,000
  6. Have a language proficiency at or higher than CLB 4
  7. Conduct a community exploratory visit
Strategic Projects Criteria:
  1. Corporate applicants typically have at least 150 staff and annual revenues of at least $20,000,000
  2. Proposed key employees are qualified senior personnel (to a maximum of five key staff)
  3. Make a minimum equity investment of at least $500,000
  4. Create at least three new jobs for Canadian citizens or permanent residents for each foreign key staff member proposed
  5. Establish or purchase and expand a company in B.C.

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