• The BC PNP is administered in partnership with the federal government in accordance with the 2015 Canada-British Columbia Immigration Agreement (CBCIA). The Government of Canada allocates a limited number of nominations each year to British Columbia.

    The Provincial Immigration Programs Act (Act) and the Provincial Immigration Programs Regulation (Regulation) governs provincial administration of the BC PNP.

    BC PNP comprises of two main streams: P: Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC Streams and, The BC PNP Entrepreneur Immigration (EI) stream.

    Source:https://www.welcomebc.ca/Immigrate-to-B-C/B-C-Provincial-Nominee-Program/BC-PNP-pathways



    The BC PNP Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC (EEBC) streams are intended for workers or international graduates with the skills, education and/or experience required for high-demand occupations in B.C.

    Once approved provincial nominee, you and your dependent family members can apply to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to become a permanent resident of Canada in the Provincial Nominee Class.

    Source:https://www.welcomebc.ca/Immigrate-to-B-C/B-C-Provincial-Nominee-Program/BC-PNP-pathways



    • Skills Immigration – Skilled Worker
    • Skills Immigration – Healthcare Professional
    • Skills Immigration – International Graduate
    • Skills Immigration – International Post-Graduate
    • Skills Immigration – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled (Including employment in the Northeast Development Region of B.C.)


    • Express Entry BC – Skilled Worker
    • Express Entry BC – Healthcare Professional
    • Express Entry BC – International Graduate
    • Express Entry BC – International Post-Graduate


    Applicants must meet all program requirements to be approved, or nominated, by the BC PNP. There are program requirements for each stage of the process including the registration, application, and nomination stages. Please carefully review the requirements in the sections below for complete details

    General Requirements

    The BC PNP Skills Immigration stream is an economic immigration option intended for people with the skills, experience and qualifications needed by B.C. employers. This stream is designed for individuals who are committed to live and work in B.C. and become permanent residents of Canada. To be eligible for the program, applicant will need to satisfy the criteria in one of the following categories:

    • Skills Immigration – Skilled Worker - managers, professionals and skilled trades people
    • Skills Immigration – Healthcare Professional - physicians, registered nurses and other allied health care workers employed with provincial health authorities
    • Skills Immigration – International Graduate - with a degree or diploma from a Canadian college or university
    • Skills Immigration – International Post-Graduate - with a master’s or doctorate degree in the natural, applied or health sciences from a B.C. university. Note that for this category only, a job offer is not required
    • Skills Immigration - Entry Level and Semi-Skilled - (including employment in the Northeast Development Region of B.C.) - workers in tourism/hospitality, food processing and long-haul trucking, OR entry level and semi-skilled workers who are residing in the Northeast Development Region of the province

    All program and category requirements must be met at the time of registration and, if applicable, application.

    Except where otherwise noted, the following are requirements in all categories of both the Express Entry BC and Skills Immigration streams:

    • Your B.C. employer has offered, and you have accepted, indeterminate*, full-time employment in an eligible occupation located in B.C. (Exception: Skills Immigration - International Post-Graduate and EEBC - International Post-Graduate). Positions that require the employee to spend the majority of time outside of B.C. do not qualify.
    • You must be qualified for the offered position. The BC PNP may refer to the National Occupational Classification (NOC), WorkBC or industry standards to determine the minimum qualifications for an occupation.
    • The wage you have been offered must be competitive with B.C. wage rates for the occupation.
    • • To meet program criteria, if you are registering and/or applying with a job offer for an occupation classified under NOC Skill Levels B, C, or D, you must demonstrate English or French language proficiency at Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 4 in each of the four competencies: listening, speaking, reading and writing.
    • If the position offered to you is classified under NOC Skill Type 0 or Skill Level A, you are not required to submit valid language test results at the time of registration unless you are claiming points for language. However, at its discretion, the BC PNP may require valid language test results during application assessment to determine whether you have the language proficiency to perform the duties of the position.
    • If you are claiming points for language under the registration system, you must provide the BC PNP with a copy of your language test results at the time of application, regardless of the NOC skill level of your B.C. job offer.
    • You must demonstrate that you meet minimum income requirements.
    • In the five years preceding your application, and throughout the BC PNP application process, you and your spouse or common-law partner must not have held a combined ownership/equity stake of more than 10 per cent in the B.C. Company that has offered you employment.
    • Your employment must provide economic benefit to B.C. For example, your employment will contribute to:
      • maintaining or creating jobs for Canadians
      • transferring knowledge and skills to Canadians
      • supporting the development of proprietary new products
      • building the workforce for a major project
    • Your employment must not adversely affect the settlement of a labor dispute, or the employment of anyone involved in any such dispute, or adversely impact training or employment opportunities for British Columbians.
    • If invited to apply, you must submit the $1150 application fee with your online application before your application will be processed. Incomplete applications will not be approved, and application fees will only be refunded if you withdraw your application before the BC PNP begins to assess it.
    • You may contact the BC PNP in writing by sending an email to PNPinfo@gov.bc.ca to withdraw your application and find out if you are eligible for a refund. Please provide your full name, your date of birth, and your BC PNP application file number in your email. Withdrawal requests submitted in-person or through voicemail will not be accepted.
    • For the purposes of assessing your work experience in Canada, the BC PNP will only consider work experience that was obtained while you were legally authorized to work. You must also meet other category-specific work experience requirements.
    • The BC PNP will, not nominate you if you
    • are prohibited from entering Canada
    • o if your status has expired, and you cannot demonstrate that you have applied for restoration of status within the 90-day eligibility period, you will be considered out of status
    • are working in Canada without authorization
    • have an unresolved refugee claim in Canada
    • are under a removal order in or outside of Canada

    You must inform the BC PNP if there is a change in your circumstances. These may include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • change of employer
    • change of job title and duties
    • decrease in salary
    • change in number of dependants
    • change in immigration status

    An individual can only have one active BC PNP registration and/or application at a time



    To be eligible for the BC PNP's Skills Immigration streams, except for the International PostGraduate stream, you must meet minimum income requirements according to your:

    • Annual wage in B.C.
    • Location of residence in B.C.
    • Number of dependants

    The BC PNP has established minimum family income thresholds for the Greater Vancouver Regional District and the rest of B.C. Your family must meet the minimum family income threshold for your chosen area of residence.
    Family income is the total of

    • Your regular gross annual wage from the B.C. employer supporting your BC PNP application plus
    • If applicable, your spouse or common-law partner's regular gross annual wage in B.C. Your spouse or common-law partner must have a valid work permit or valid employment authorization

    In calculating your family income, the BC PNP will only consider regular gross annual wages. BC PNP does not consider bonuses, commissions, profit-sharing distributions, tips/gratuities, overtime wages, housing allowances, room and board or other similar payments to be part of your wage. Please note that for the purposes of determining your family income, your annual wage is calculated using the number of hours worked in a week to a maximum of 40 hours/week x 52 weeks per year. For long-haul truck drivers, your annual wage is calculated using the number of hours worked in a week to a maximum of 60 hours/week x 52 weeks.

    • • For the purpose of calculating family size, dependants who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents are not included in the calculation.

    The onus is on your employer to demonstrate that the offered wage is genuine and bona fide.

    pplications will not be approved where the BC PNP believes that the offered wage has been inflated or increased for the purpose of meeting minimum income requirements, or for the purpose of obtaining a higher registration score.

    If you are working for your B.C. employer on a valid work permit, you must be able to demonstrate a history of earning the offered wage and a history of meeting minimum income requirements prior to submitting a registration and application to the BC PNP.

    Entry level and semi-skilled applicants must be able to demonstrate a history of meeting the applicable income threshold requirement for the full nine month period prior to submitting a registration and application.

    f you were originally hired based on a positive federal Labour Market Impact Assessment, the wage you are earning at the time of registration and/or application must be equal to or greater than the wage stated in the offer of employment and on the Labour Market Impact Assessment.

    Your spouse or common-law partner’s annual wage will only be included in the family income calculation if your spouse or common-law partner has a valid work permit or valid employment authorization, and is currently employed in B.C. The table below includes the size of your family unit(your spouse or common-law partner and dependent children, whether or not they come with you to live in B.C.), to determine if you meet the minimum family income threshold for your area of residence.

    Please note that your spouse will be included in the size of your family unless you provide a signed Statutory Declaration of your official separation, a Divorce Certificate, or an equivalent official document indicating that the relationship has ended.

    Please also note that the number of dependants declared on your federal application for permanent residence to IRCC must match the number of dependants listed on your BC PNP application.

    The BC PNP must be informed of any changes to your family size throughout the BC PNP and IRCC permanent residence application process.

    Any changes to your dependant information may affect minimum income requirements. Failure to notify the BC PNP of any changes may result in a refusal of your application or withdrawal of your nomination.

    Family Income Threshold by Area of Residence
    Size of Family Greater Vancouver Regional District Rest of B.C.
    1 $22,804 $19,006
    2 $28,390 $23,659
    3 $34,902 $29,087
    4 $42,376 $35,316
    5 $48,062 $40,054
    6 $54,205 $45,175
    7 or more $60,350 $50,296

    The income thresholds in this table represent 90% of an amount calculated from the appropriate 2017 Low-Income Cut-Off (LICO) figures set by Statistics Canada. This table is updated regularly to reflect the latest LICO figures.



    While language test results may not be mandatory for the category under which you are registering, providing valid language test results may impact your registration score.

    To meet program criteria, if you are registering and/or applying with a job offer for an occupation classified under NOC Skill Levels B, C, or D, you must submit valid language test results showing you have obtained a minimum score equal to or greater than a benchmark 4 under the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) in all four competencies: listening, speaking, reading and writing.

    If the occupation offered to you is classified under NOC Skill Type 0 or Skill Level A, you are not required to submit valid language test results at the time of registration unless you are claiming points for language. However, at its discretion, the BC PNP may require valid language test results during application assessment to determine whether you have the language proficiency to perform the duties of the position.

    If you are claiming points for language under the registration system, you must provide the BC PNP with a copy of your language test results at the time of application, regardless of the NOC skill level of your B.C. job offer.

    A benchmark score of 4 is considered Basic Proficiency and means that you can:

    • communicate basic needs and personal experience
    • follow, with considerable effort, simple formal and informal conversations
    • read a simple set of instructions in plain language
    • write short messages, postcards, notes or directions

    The valid language test results must be from one of the following language proficiency tests administered by a designated testing agency:

    • theInternational English Language Testing System (IELTS) General Training
    • theCanadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP-General)
    • theTest d'évaluation de français (TEF)

    Test results will be considered valid for the two years from the date of issuance. Test results must be valid at the time of registration (if required to meet category requirements) AND application.

    The following table shows the minimum scores required in each of the designated tests to meet CLB 4:

    Minimum Language Test Scores Required
    Listening Reading Writing Speaking
    IELTS 4.5 3.5 4.0 4.0
    CELPIP 4 4 4 4
    TEF 145 121 181 181

    Source:https://www.welcomebc.ca/Immigrate-to-B-C/BC-PNP-Skills-Immigration



    Express Entry is an online application management system introduced by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) in January 2015. British Columbia introduced Express Entry BC (EEBC) at the same time. EEBC allows the BC PNP to use IRCC’s Express Entry system to meet the province’s specific labour market needs.



    You must meet all of the following EEBC requirements to receive priority processing of your permanent residence application. You must:

    • meet the criteria for at least one of the federal economic immigration programs subject to IRCC’s Express Entry system
    • obtain a valid IRCC Express Entry Profile Number and a Job Seeker Validation Code, and indicate your interest in immigrating to B.C.
    • receive a nomination under one of the BC PNP’s EEBC categories

    If you are interested in applying to the BC PNP under an EEBC category, you need to ensure that you meet the minimum criteria for both the relevant BC PNP category as well as one of the eligible federal economic immigration programs.

    You must meet the minimum criteria for one of the categories under the Express Entry BC stream:

    • Express Entry BC – Skilled Worker
    • Express Entry BC – Healthcare Professional
    • Express Entry BC - International Graduate
    • Express Entry BC - International Post Graduate

    All EEBC categories, with the exception of EEBC – International Post-Graduate, require a valid offer of indeterminate*, full-time employment from a B.C. employer. Positions that require the employee to spend the majority of time outside of B.C. do not qualify.

    In addition to meeting BC PNP requirements, you must also meet the minimum criteria for one of the following federal economic immigration programs:

    • Federal Skilled Worker Program
    • Federal Skilled Trades Program
    • Canadian Experience Class

    These federal programs require a language proficiency test at a prescribed level and may require an independent evaluation of your education that is assessed against Canadian standards.

    You must review IRCC’s Express Entry system, complete the self-assessment, and if eligible, create a profile. You must also indicate that you are interested in settling in B.C.

    You will be required to enter information regarding your education, language and work experience as part of the Express Entry system.

    If you meet the criteria for one of the federal economic immigration programs subject to Express Entry, you will receive an Express Entry Profile Number and a Job Seeker Validation Code. These are specific numbers assigned only to you.

    Except where otherwise noted, the following are requirements in all categories of both the Express Entry BC and Skills Immigration streams:

    • Your B.C. employer has offered, and you have accepted, indeterminate*, full-time employment in an eligible occupation located in B.C. (Exception: Skills Immigration - International Post-Graduate and EEBC - International Post-Graduate). Positions that require the employee to spend the majority of time outside of B.C. do not qualify.
    • You must be qualified for the offered position. The BC PNP may refer to the National Occupational Classification (NOC), WorkBC or industry standards to determine the minimum qualifications for an occupation.
    • The wage you have been offered must be competitive with B.C. wage rates for the occupation.
    • To meet program criteria, if you are registering and/or applying with a job offer for an occupation classified under NOC Skill Levels B, C, or D, you must demonstrate English or French language proficiency at Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 4 in each of the four competencies: listening, speaking, reading and writing.
    • If the position offered to you is classified under NOC Skill Type 0 or Skill Level A, you are not required to submit valid language test results at the time of registration unless you are claiming points for language. However, at its discretion, the BC PNP may require valid language test results during application assessment to determine whether you have the language proficiency to perform the duties of the position.
    • If you are claiming points for language under the registration system, you must provide the BC PNP with a copy of your language test results at the time of application, regardless of the NOC skill level of your B.C. job offer
    • You must demonstrate that you meet minimum income requirements.
    • In the five years preceding your application, and throughout the BC PNP application process, you and your spouse or common-law partner must not have held a combined ownership/equity stake of more than 10 per cent in the B.C. company that has offered you employment.
    • Your employment must provide economic benefit to B.C. For example, your employment will contribute to:
      • maintaining or creating jobs for Canadians
      • transferring knowledge and skills to Canadians
      • supporting the development of proprietary new products
      • building the workforce for a major projec
    • Your employment must not adversely affect the settlement of a labor dispute, or the employment of anyone involved in any such dispute, or adversely impact training or employment opportunities for British Columbians.
    • If invited to apply, you must submit the $1150 application fee with your online application before your application will be processed. Incomplete applications will not be approved, and application fees will only be refunded if you withdraw your application before the BC PNP begins to assess it.
    • You may contact the BC PNP in writing by sending an email to PNPinfo@gov.bc.ca to withdraw your application and find out if you are eligible for a refund. Please provide your full name, your date of birth, and your BC PNP application file number in your email. Withdrawal requests submitted in-person or through voicemail will not be accepted.
    • For the purposes of assessing your work experience in Canada, the BC PNP will only consider work experience that was obtained while you were legally authorized to work. You must also meet other category-specific work experience requirements.
    • The BC PNP will not nominate you if you:
    • are prohibited from entering Canada
    • are in Canada and are out of status o if your status has expired, and you cannot demonstrate that you have applied for restoration of status within the 90-day eligibility period, you will be considered out of status
    • are working in Canada without authorization
    • have an unresolved refugee claim in Canada
    • are under a removal order in or outside of Canada

    You must inform the BC PNP if there is a change in your circumstances. These may include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • change of employer
    • change of job title and duties
    • decrease in salary
    • change in number of dependants
    • change in immigration status

    An individual can only have one active BC PNP registration and/or application at a time.



    To be eligible for the BC PNP's Skills Immigration streams, except for the International PostGraduate stream, you must meet minimum income requirements according to your:

    • Annual wage in B.C
    • Location of residence in B.C.
    • Number of dependants

    The BC PNP has established minimum family income thresholds for the Greater Vancouver Regional District and the rest of B.C. Your family must meet the minimum family income threshold for your chosen area of residence.

    Family income is the total of:

    • Your regular gross annual wage from the B.C. employer supporting your BC PNP application plus
    • If applicable, your spouse or common-law partner's regular gross annual wage in B.C. Your spouse or common-law partner must have a valid work permit or valid employment authorization

    In calculating your family income, the BC PNP will only consider regular gross annual wages. BC PNP does not consider bonuses, commissions, profit-sharing distributions, tips/gratuities, overtime wages, housing allowances, room and board or other similar payments to be part of your wage. Please note that for the purposes of determining your family income, your annual wage is calculated using the number of hours worked in a week to a maximum of 40 hours/week x 52 weeks per year. For long-haul truck drivers, your annual wage is calculated using the number of hours worked in a week to a maximum of 60 hours/week x 52 weeks.

    • For the purpose of calculating family size, dependants who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents are not included in the calculation

    The onus is on your employer to demonstrate that the offered wage is genuine and bona fide

    Applications will not be approved where the BC PNP believes that the offered wage has been inflated or increased for the purpose of meeting minimum income requirements, or for the purpose of obtaining a higher registration score.

    If you are working for your B.C. employer on a valid work permit, you must be able to demonstrate a history of earning the offered wage and a history of meeting minimum income requirements prior to submitting a registration and application to the BC PNP.

    Entry level and semi-skilled applicants must be able to demonstrate a history of meeting the applicable income threshold requirement for the full nine month period prior to submitting a registration and application.

    If you were originally hired based on a positive federal Labour Market Impact Assessment, the wage you are earning at the time of registration and/or application must be equal to or greater than the wage stated in the offer of employment and on theLabour Market Impact Assessment.

    Your spouse or common-law partner’s annual wage will only be included in the family income calculation if your spouse or common-law partner has a valid work permit or valid employment authorization, and is currently employed in B.C. The table below includes the size of your family unit(your spouse or common-law partner and dependent children, whether or not they come with you to live in B.C.), to determine if you meet the minimum family income threshold for your area of residence

    Please note that your spouse will be included in the size of your family unless you provide a signed Statutory Declaration of your official separation, a Divorce Certificate, or an equivalent official document indicating that the relationship has ended.

    Please also note that the number of dependants declared on your federal application for permanent residence to IRCC must match the number of dependants listed on your BC PNP application.

    The BC PNP must be informed of any changes to your family size throughout the BC PNP and IRCC permanent residence application process.

    Any changes to your dependant information may affect minimum income requirements. Failure to notify the BC PNP of any changes may result in a refusal of your application or withdrawal of your nomination.

    Family Income Threshold by Area of Residence
    Size of Family Greater Vancouver Regional District Rest of B.C.
    1 $22,804 $19,006
    2 $28,390 $23,659
    3 $34,902 $29,087
    4 $42,376 $35,316
    5 $48,062 $40,054
    6 $54,205 $45,175
    7 or more $60,350 $50,296

    The income thresholds in this table represent 90% of an amount calculated from the appropriate 2017 Low-Income Cut-Off (LICO) figures set by Statistics Canada.

    This table is updated regularly to reflect the latest LICO figures.

    All Express Entry British Columbia applicants must meet the BC PNP minimum income requirements outlined above.

    Under the Express Entry British Columbia stream, you may have to show that you meet the minimum proof of settlement funds criteria of one of the federal economic immigration programs subject to Express Entry.

    Requirements for settlement funds differ across the federal economic immigration programs for which applicants may be eligible.

    Please note that IRCC’s proof of funds requirement is separate from the BC PNP’s minimum income requirements



    Under the Express Entry British Columbia stream, you will have to meet the minimum language criteria of one of the federal economic programs.

    You must meet the minimum language requirements for the federal category under which you are eligible and provide your language test results from an agency designated by IRCC.

    Acceptable language tests include:

    • The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) General Training
    • TheCanadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP-General)
    • TheTest d'évaluation de français (TEF)

    Test results will be considered valid for two years from the date of issuance. Test results must be valid at the time of registration and application.

    Source: https://www.welcomebc.ca/Immigrate-to-B-C/BC-PNP-Express-Entry-B-C



    The BC PNP Entrepreneur Immigration (EI) stream is for experienced entrepreneurs who are ready to invest in and actively manage a business in B.C.

    You may choose from the following categories of the Entrepreneur Immigration stream:

    Entrepreneur Immigration – Base Category:

    • Entrepreneur Immigration – Regional Pilotworking with regional communities, this pilot is intended to attract entrepreneurs to participating regional communities to establish new businesses that align with the communities’ economic development priorities.

    Strategic Projectsfor foreign corporations that intend to establish a subsidiary or branch office in B.C. that strategically aligns with their core business

    Source: https://www.welcomebc.ca/Immigrate-to-B-C/BC-PNP-Entrepreneur-Immigration

    EI – Base Category EI – Regional Pilot
    Experience 3+ yearsofexperience asa businessowner-manager,OR,4+yearsofexperienceasa senior manager,OR, a combinationof 1+ year of experience as a business owner-manager and 2+ years of experience as a senior manager
    Net worth At least $600,000 At least $300,000
    Education Obtained a post-secondary credential, OR, experience as an active business owner-manager for at least three of the last five years with 100% ownership in the business
    Business proposal You must submit a business proposal to establish a new business or purchase of an existing You must submit a business proposal to establish a new business in British Columbia and be referred by an enrolled community
    Ownership percentage Atleastone-third(33.33%) At least 51%
    Investment Minimum$200,000 Minimum$100,000
    Jobcreation Must create at least one full-time equivalent job for a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada
    Location Anywhere inBritish Columbia Participating communities
    Exploratoryvisit required? No Yes.You must engage and visit an enrolled community for support before registering
    Language requirement? Minimum of CLB 4 equivalent in English or French. Must submit a copy of valid language proficiency test results at final report (if not Minimum of CLB 4 equivalent in English or French. Must submit copy of valid language proficiency test at registration
    Partner with BC PNP co- registrant allowed? Yes No
    Partner with a local business/person allowed? Yes
    Registrationscores Total 200 points (120 points for selfdeclared section; 80 points for business concept). Must score minimum of 32 points in business Total 200 points (140 points for self-declared section; 60 points for business concept). No minimum business concept score
    Registration timeframe Registrations are scored within six weeks Registrations are scored within four weeks
    Net worth verification Yes, you must obtain a net worth verification report if you are invited to apply
    Application timeframe Application decisions are typically made within four months
    Interview required for approval? Yes
    Minimum amount of time to submit a final report 18 months after issuance of a work permit 12 months after issuance of a work permit
    Fees Registratio n: $300 Application: $3,500 Registration: $300 Application: $3,500


  • British Columbia’s growing economy requires skilled workers in high-demand occupations. The Skills Immigration (SI) – Skilled Worker category of the BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) is a way for workers in a professional, management, technical, trade or other skilled occupation to gain permanent residence in B.C.

    Please note that your application will not be approved if you are in Canada and do not have valid immigration status, or if you are working without authorization.

    To qualify, you must first accept a valid job offer from a B.C. employer. You also need relevant training and experience.



    n addition to meeting the general requirements, to qualify for the BC PNP under the Express Entry BC - Skilled Worker category, you must have the following:

    1) An IRCC Express Entry Profile Number and a Job Seeker Validation Code that indicates you meet the eligibility criteria for one of the federal economic immigration programs subject to IRCC’s Express Entry system

    These federal economic immigration programs are:

    • Federal Skilled Worker Program
    • Federal Skilled Trades Program
    • Canadian Experience Class
    p>2) Minimum two years of directly related full-time (or full-time equivalent) work experience in the skilled occupation that has been offered to you, and, if applicable, the credentials and qualification requirements of the position

    The position you have been offered must be classified as Skill Type 0 or Skill Level A or B in the National Occupational Classification (NOC). These positions normally require post-secondary education and training.

    The BC PNP defines directly related work experience as paid employment that is classified under the same NOC code as the B.C. job offer that you have accepted.

    Experience in a related occupation at a NOC skill level equal to or greater than the NOC code of the B.C. job offer may also be included if, at the time of application, you can satisfactorily demonstrate how this work experience is directly related.

    If the offered position requires mandatory certification, licensing or registration, you must provide documentation at the time of application to the BC PNP, showing that you meet these requirements, or how these requirements will shortly be met.

    Experience obtained in paid co-op work terms is eligible if it meets the following criteria:

    • The paid co-op work term is full-time (minimum 30 hours per week)

    And

    • The paid co-op experience is at a NOC skill level equal to or greater than the NOC code of the B.C. job offer -at the time of application, you must be able to satisfactorily demonstrate how this work experience is directly related.

    Experience in a lower skill level NOC is not considered as directly related.

    Unpaid co-op work terms are not eligible.

    This experience may be from work performed within Canada or abroad.



    Your employer must provide you with a written offer of employment on official company letterhead.

    The letter must be:

    • signed and dated by an employee, or owner, of the company who is authorized to hire employees
    • signed and dated by you confirming that you accept the job offer

    In addition, the offer of employment must include:

    • Your job title and duties
    • Your rate of pay
    • Your standard hours of work
    • That the position is indeterminate* and full-time (at least an average of 30 hours a week, yearround)
    • any discretionary benefits in addition to those required by law (such as pension and medical plans, disability insurance, sick pay, accommodation and meal allowances, and extra paid vacations)
    • If the position is covered by a collective agreement, a reference to the agreement

    Your employer cannot make any deductions from your pay (or require you to pay any fees) for recruitment or retention, or any fee that is normally paid by the employer

    The wage stated on your offer of employment must be at market rate and comparable to the rate paid to workers with a similar level of experience and training for equivalent jobs in B.C. and consistent with the wage compensation structure of your employer.

    The BC PNP will not consider bonuses, commissions, profit-sharing distributions, tips/gratuities, overtime wages, housing allowances, room and board, or other similar payments to be part of your wage.

    You must be establishing an employee/employer relationship with your employer. If you will be providing services as an independent contractor you are not eligible for the Skills Immigration stream of the BC PNP.

    If you were originally hired based on a positive federal Labour Market Impact Assessment, the wage you are earning at the time of registration and/or application must be equal to or greater than the wage stated in the offer of employment and on the Labour Market Impact Assessment.

    Your employer must also meet employer requirements.



    You must demonstrate that you meet minimum income requirements according to your:

    • Annual wage in B.C.
    • Location of residence in B.C.
    • Number of dependants

    Under the Express Entry British Columbia stream, you may have to show that you meet the minimum proof of settlement funds criteria of one of the federal economic immigration programs subject to Express Entry.

    Requirements for settlement funds differ across the federal economic immigration programs for which applicants may be eligible.

    Please note that IRCC’s proof of funds requirement is separate from the BC PNP’s minimum income requirements.

    All requirements must be met at the time of registration and, if applicable, application

    Source:https://www.welcomebc.ca/Immigrate-to-B-C/BC-PNP-Skills-Immigration/Skilled-Worker



  • The BC PNP Tech Pilot supports the tech sector in recruiting top international talent. The Tech Pilot offers:

    • Weekly “tech only” invitations to apply (ITA) to qualified candidates working in one of 29 eligible tech occupations in B.C.,
    • Dedicated concierge service for tech employers
    • Targeted outreach to, and engagement with, the tech sector
    • Some flexibility with job offer duration (see below for details).

    The 29 eligible occupations for the BC PNP Tech Pilot are as follows:

    NOC Job Title
    0131 Telecommunication carrier’s managers
    0213 Computer and information systems managers
    0512 Managers - publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
    2131 Civil engineers
    2132 Mechanical engineers
    2133 Electrical and electronics engineers
    2134 Chemical engineers
    2147 Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
    2171 Information systems analysts and consultants
    2172 Database analysts and data administrators
    2173 Software engineers and designers
    2174 Computer programmers and interactive media developers
    2175 Web designers and developers
    2221 Biological technologists and technicians
    2241 Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
    2242 Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)
    2243 Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
    2281 Computer network technicians
    2282 User support technicians
    2283 Information systems testing technicians
    5121 Authors and writers
    5122 Editors
    5125 Translators, terminologists and interpreters
    5224 Broadcast technicians
    5225 Audio and video recording technicians
    5226 Other technical and co-coordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
    5227 Support occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, photography
    5241 Graphic designers and illustrators
    6221 Technical sales specialists - wholesale trade


    You need to determine if your occupation (NOC) is one of the 29 listed as eligible. Then select which BC PNP category would be the best fit for you. Please note that you must meet all program requirements at the time of registration, and if applicable, the time of application.



    As of June 26, 2018, job offers under the BC PNP Tech Pilot must meet the following:

    • The job offer must be for a single job in one of the 29 occupations eligible under the BC PNP Tech Pilot
    • The job offer must be at least one year in duration (365 days)
    • There must be at least 120 calendar days remaining on the job offer at the time of application

    Longer duration job offers, including indeterminate job offers, will continue to be eligible. To explain the timeline below are the examples:

    Example 1 – eligible time-limited job offer:

    • You began working with Company ABC on February 15, 2018 with a one year job offer (i.e. the job offer expires on February 14, 2019).
    • Your job is one of the 29 eligible occupations for the BC PNP Tech Pilot.
    • You register with the BC PNP’s Skilled Worker category on July 1, 2018.
    • You receive an invitation to apply (ITA) on September 12, 2018.
    • You submit your application on October 12, 2018. o At the time of application, you have 125 days remaining on your job offer (ending February 14, 2019).

    As your job offer is for at least one year, and as your job offer is expiring in 120 days or more from the date you submitted your application, you will be considered to have met the requirement for an eligible job offer.

    Example 2 – ineligible time-limited job offer:

    • You began working with Company XYZ on February 15, 2018 with a one year job offer (i.e. the job offer expires on February 14, 2019)
    • Your job is one of the 29 eligible occupations for the BC PNP Tech Pilot.
    • You register with the BC PNP under the Skilled Worker category on November 1, 2018.
    • You submit your application on December 12, 2018. o At the time of application, you have 64 days remaining on your job offer (ending February 14, 2019).

    As your job offer is expiring in less than 120 days from the date you submitted your application, you have not met the requirement for an eligible job offer.

    Source:https://www.welcomebc.ca/Immigrate-to-B-C/B-C-Provincial-Nominee-Program/BC-PNP-Tech-Pilot



  • Health care workers are in demand across British Columbia. If you are a physician, nurse, psychiatric nurse or allied health professional, you may be eligible to apply to the BC PNP in the Skills Immigration – Health Care Professional category

    Please note that your application will not be approved if you are in Canada and do not have valid immigration status, or if you are working without authorization.



    In addition to meeting the general requirements, to qualify for the BC PNP under the Express Entry BC - Healthcare Professional category, you must have the following:

    1) An IRCC Express Entry profile number and a Job Seeker Validation Code that indicates you meet the eligibility criteria for one of the federal economic immigration programs subject to IRCC’s Express Entry system

    These federal economic immigration programs are:

    • Federal Skilled Worker Program
    • Federal Skilled Trades Program
    • Canadian Experience Class

    2) An offer of indeterminate, full-time employment from a public health authority as a

    • Physician
    • Specialist physician
    • Registered nurse
    • Registered psychiatric nurse
    • Nurse practitioner
    • Allied health professional such as a:
    • diagnostic medical sonographer
    • clinical pharmacist
    • medical laboratory technologist
    • medical radiation technologist
    • occupational therapist
    • physiotherapist

    OR



    • must have a letter of confirmation from an established practice group in British Columbia confirming your acceptance into the group as an affiliated midwife for a period of at least six months. This letter must be on the practice group's official letterhead, and must be signed by you and the head of the practice group.
    • must be registered, or eligible to be registered, with the College of Midwives of British Columbia.

    In order to be eligible for consideration under this category, in addition to meeting IRCC’s Express Entry requirements, you must also meet the BC PNP’s Healthcare Professional category requirements.

    Source:https://www.welcomebc.ca/Immigrate-to-B-C/BC-PNP-Skills-Immigration/Health-Care-Professional



  • If you are an international student who has graduated from a Canadian university or college in the past three years, you may be eligible for the BC PNP. Please note that your application will not be approved if you are in Canada and do not have valid immigration status, or if you are working without authorization.



    In addition to meeting general requirements, to qualify for the Skills Immigration - International Graduate category, you must have the following:

    1) A degree, diploma or certificate from an eligible post-secondary institution in Canada

    You must submit your registration to the BC PNP within three years of the date shown on your official transcript indicating that you have completed all requirements of the degree or diploma program.

    Your education is not eligible if it is a distance education learning program either from abroad or from within Canada.

    Degrees

    Your undergraduate or graduate degree must be from a Canadian post-secondary institution authorized to grant degrees.

    If the location is in B.C.:

    • see the Education Planner for a list of degree programs offered in B.C.
    • see the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training website for a list of authorized degree programs offered by B.C. private post-secondary institutions

    Note: Some graduate level degrees are eligible under the Skills Immigration - International Post Graduate category.

    Diplomas and Certificates

    If you have a diploma or certificate, it must be from a public post-secondary institution in Canada. Diplomas and Certificates from private institutions are not eligible. Language training (an ESL program, for example) does not qualify.

    Your program must have been at least 8 months (two semesters) of full-time equivalent coursework (excluding co-op work terms, practicums and internships). Co-op work terms, practicums and internships may be completed, provided the 8-month requirement of coursework has been met.

    You may be requested to provide a letter from your educational institution that confirms your program meets this requirement.

    Full-time equivalent study is defined by the post-secondary institution which issued the credential.

    2) A job offer for a full-time, indeterminate* position that typically requires a university or college education at a wage that meets industry standards

    The onus is on your employer to demonstrate that the job offer is bona fide.

    The position you have been offered must be classified as Skill Type 0 or Skill Level A or B in the National Occupational Classification (NOC).

    Supervisor or management positions are normally only obtained through progressively increasing experience or responsibilities. If you have been offered a supervisor or management position, the onus is on you and your employer to demonstrate that you have obtained experience that qualifies you for the position. You must clearly demonstrate this experience in your resume.

    If you are unable to demonstrate that you have obtained progressively increasing experience or responsibilities, or if your employer cannot demonstrate that the job offer is bona fide, your application may be refused.

    If the offered position requires mandatory certification, licensing or registration, you must provide documentation at the time of application to the BC PNP, showing that you meet these requirements, or how these requirements will shortly be met.

    Your employer must provide you with a written offer of employment on official company letterhead.

    The letter must be:

    • signed and dated by an employee, or owner, of the company who is authorized to hire employees
    • signed and dated by you confirming that you accept the job offer

    In addition, the offer of employment must include:

    • Your job title and duties
    • Your rate of pay
    • Your standard hours of work
    • That the position is indeterminate* and full-time (at least an average of 30 hours a week, yearround)
    • any discretionary benefits in addition to those required by law (such as pension and medical plans, disability insurance, sick pay, accommodation and meal allowances, and extra paid vacations)
    • If the position is covered by a collective agreement, a reference to the agreement

    Your employer cannot make any deductions from your pay or require you to pay any fees for recruitment or retention, or any fee that is normally paid by the employer.

    The wage stated on your offer of employment must be at market rate and comparable to the rate paid to workers with a similar level of experience and training for equivalent jobs in B.C. and consistent with the wage compensation structure of your employer.

    The BC PNP will not consider bonuses, commissions, profit-sharing distributions, tips/gratuities, overtime wages, housing allowances, room and board, or other similar payments to be part of your wage.

    You must be establishing an employee/employer relationship with your employer. If you will be providing services as an independent contractor you are not eligible for the Skills Immigration stream of the BC PNP.

    If you were originally hired based on a positive federal Labour Market Impact Assessment, the wage you are earning at the time of registration and/or application must be equal to or greater than the wage stated in the offer of employment and on the Labour Market Impact Assessment.

    Your employer must also meet employer requirements.

    3) Evidence that you meet minimum income requirements

    You must demonstrate that you meet minimum income requirements according to your:

    • Annual wage in B.C.
    • Location of residence in B.C.
    • Number of dependants

    4) Language proficiency

    If you are offered a position in a Skill Level B occupation, you must submit valid language test results showing you have obtained a minimum score equal to or greater than a benchmark 4 under the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) in all four competencies: listening, speaking, reading and writing.

    Test results will be considered valid for two years from the date of issuance. Test results must be valid at the time of registration and application.

    If the occupation offered to you is classified under NOC Skill Type 0 or Skill Level A, you are not required to submit valid language test results at the time of registration unless you are claiming points for language. However, at its discretion, the BC PNP may require valid language test results during application assessment to determine whether you have the language proficiency to perform the duties of the position.

    If you are claiming points for language under the registration system, you must provide the BC PNP with a copy of your language test results at the time of application, regardless of the NOC Skill Level of your B.C. job offer.

    All requirements must be met at the time of registration and, if applicable, application.

    Source:https://www.welcomebc.ca/Immigrate-to-B-C/BC-PNP-Skills-Immigration/International-Graduate



  • If you have recently graduated from a B.C. post-secondary institution with a master’s or doctorate degree in the natural, applied or health sciences, you may be eligible for the BC PNP’s International Post-Graduate category. You do not need a job offer from an employer to apply to this category.

    Please note that your application will not be approved if you are in Canada and do not have valid immigration status, or if you are working without authorization study permit validity.



    In addition to meeting general requirements, to qualify for the Skills Immigration - International Post-Graduate category, you must have the following:

    1) A master’s or doctoral degree received within the past three years from an eligible program at a post-secondary institution in B.C.

    Your master’s or doctorate degree must be from an eligible B.C. post-secondary institution.

    Your education is not eligible if it is a distance education learning program either from abroad or from within Canada.

    Your graduate degree (master’s or doctorate) must be in one of the following programs of study in the natural, applied or health sciences:

    • Agriculture, agriculture operations and related sciences
    • Biological and biomedical sciences
    • Computer and information sciences and support services
    • Engineering technology and engineering-related fields
    • Health professions and related programs
    • Mathematics and statistics
    • Natural resources conservation
    • Physical sciences

    You must submit your application to the BC PNP within three years of the date shown on your official transcript indicating that you have completed all requirements of the degree program.

    2) Ability and intent to live and work in B.C.

    Evidence of this may include:

    • The length of any previous and/or current period of residence in B.C.
    • Your connections to B.C. through work, study or family
    • A description of any actions you’ve taken to permanently settle in B.C., such as finding a job or place to live
    • Current employment in B.C.
    • Employment search details (prospective employers, applications, networking efforts, business development, etc.)
    • Community involvement
    • Ability to financially support yourself in B.C.
    • Your plan to obtain or maintain legal authorization to work in B.C.

    The BC PNP generally requires that applicants in this category will reside in B.C. after graduating from an eligible program of study. Failure to demonstrate that you will reside in B.C. following your nomination may result in a refusal of your application. In compelling extenuating circumstances, the BC PNP may provide an exception from this policy for a limited time.

    f you are not currently residing in B.C., you must indicate the date by which you will reside permanently in B.C.

    Failure to submit evidence of your ability and intent to permanently reside in B.C. may result in the refusal of your application.

    All requirements must be met at the time of application.

    Source:https://www.welcomebc.ca/Immigrate-to-B-C/BC-PNP-Skills-Immigration/International-Post-Graduate



  • You may be eligible in this category if you are currently working in B.C. in an eligible occupation in the tourism/hospitality, long-haul trucking or food processing industry.

    Please note that your application will not be approved if you are in Canada and do not have valid immigration status, or if you are working without authorization.



    In addition to meeting general requirements to qualify for the BC PNP as an Entry Level and Semi-Skilled worker, you must have the following:

    >1) B.C. work experience in an eligible occupation

    You must be employed and working full-time (at least an average of 30 hours a week, year round) with the B.C. employer supporting your BC PNP application in any ELSS-eligible occupation for at least nine consecutive months immediately prior to registering to the BC PNP.

    The BC PNP may allow for changes in your employment from one ELSS-eligible occupation to a different ELSS-eligible occupation with the same employer. If you need to make changes to the job offer information that you have entered in your registration, you will need to withdraw your registration and submit a new registration with the updated information. This will be done using your existing BCPNP Online profile.


    Further, the BC PNP may allow for promotions within the ELSS category from an ELSS-eligible occupation to a NOC Skill Level B occupation with the same employer if you already qualify for and have registered with the BC PNP under the ELSS category. However, we require that you meet all ELSS requirements before the promotion. For example, the BC PNP will not approve your ELSS application if you have only worked for three months in the ELSS eligible position prior to being promoted to a NOC B occupation. You must also meet all qualifications for the new position as defined in the National Occupational Classification.

    Annual vacation leave will generally count toward meeting this nine consecutive month employment requirement. For example, if you worked for nine months for the supporting employer, and during that nine month period you took a two week vacation, you would still meet the nine month employment requirement.

    Employment that is part of a program of study (such as co-op) or obtained using a Study Permit or OffCampus Work Permit does not qualify towards your work experience.

    With the exception of the Northeast Development Region of B.C., eligible occupations are divided into three categories:

    • Tourism and hospitality
    • Long-haul trucking
    • Food processing

    You must maintain full-time employment with your employer in B.C. throughout both the BC PNP and the permanent residence processes.

    Registrants who are no longer authorized to work for the supporting B.C. employer at the time they receive an invitation to apply, and who maintain legal status in Canada (e.g. as a visitor) or leave Canada, may submit an application provided they meet the following:

    • The requirement for 9 months of full-time employment on a valid work permit in B.C. was met at the time of current registration

    and

    • The job offer remains valid throughout the current registration and application process

    The employer must also demonstrate ongoing recruitment for the vacant position during the period when the registrant is not authorized to work.

    In addition to the 9 months of full-time employment requirement, long-haul truck drivers must also have at least two years of employment experience as a long-haul truck driver in the preceding three years before registering with the BC PNP. This experience can be obtained from within Canada or abroad

    2) An offer of indeterminate, full-time employment from an eligible B.C. employer, in an eligible NOC C or D occupation, at a wage that meets industry standards

    Your employer must provide you with a written offer of employment on official company letterhead. The letter must be:

    • signed and dated by an employee, or owner, of the company who is authorized to hire employees
    • signed and dated by you confirming that you accept the job offer

    In addition, the offer of employment must include:

    • Your job title and duties
    • Your rate of pay
    • Your standard hours of work
    • That the position is indeterminate and full-time (at least an average of 30 hours a week, year-round)
    • any discretionary benefits in addition to those required by law (such as pension and medical plans, disability insurance, sick pay, accommodation and meal allowances, and extra paid vacations)

    If the position is covered by a collective agreement, a reference to the agreement

    Your employer cannot make any deductions from your pay (or require you to pay any fees) for recruitment or retention, or any fee that is normally paid by the employer. For more information,.

    The wage stated on your offer of employment must be at market rate and comparable to the rate paid to workers with a similar level of experience and training for equivalent jobs in B.C. and consistent with the wage compensation structure of your employer

    The BC PNP will not consider bonuses, commissions, profit-sharing distributions, tips/gratuities, overtime wages, housing allowances, room and board, or other similar payments to be part of your wage.

    You must be establishing an employee/employer relationship with your employer. If you will be providing services as an independent contractor you are not eligible for the Skills Immigration stream of the BC PNP.

    If you were originally hired based on a positive federal Labour Market Impact Assessment, the wage you are earning at the time of registration and/or application must be equal to or greater than the wage stated in the offer of employment and on the Labour Market Impact Assessment.

    Your employer must also meet employer requirements.

    3) Evidence that you meet minimum income requirements

    You must demonstrate that you meet minimum income requirements according to your:

    • Annual wage in B.C
    • Location of residence in B.C.
    • Number of dependants

    Entry Level and Semi-Skilled applicants must be able to demonstrate a history of meeting the applicable minimum income requirements for at least nine consecutive months prior to submitting a registration and/or application. The BC PNP may also request additional documentation for the full duration of employment with the supporting employer.

    4) Completion of secondary education and any licensing or certification required for your job

    At a minimum, you must have successfully completed secondary education (graduated from high school) either within or outside of Canada. You will need to submit a copy, in English, of your highest-level diploma, certificate, degree, or transcripts.

    f the offered position requires mandatory certification, licensing or registration, you must provide documentation at the time of application to the BC PNP, showing that you meet these requirements, or how these requirements will shortly be met.

    Long-haul truck drivers must have:

    • A valid B.C. Class 1 driver’s license for the duration of the nine months full-time work experience
    • Air brake endorsement

    And

    • Other certification(s), if required (such as certification for transporting dangerous goods)

    5) Language proficiency

    You must submit valid language test results showing you have obtained a minimum score equal to or greater than a benchmark 4 under the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) in all four competencies: listening, speaking, reading and writing.

    Test results will be considered valid for two years from the date of issuance. Test results must be valid at the time of registration and application.

    List of ELSS-Eligible Occupations

    Below is a complete list of eligible occupations in tourism/hospitality, long-haul trucking and food processing. Please see the National Occupational Classification for a description of the main duties for each occupation.

    Occupations in Travel and Accommodation
    NOC Occupation
    6525 Hotel Front Desk Clerks

    Tour and Recreational Guides and Casino Occupations
    NOC Occupation
    6531 Occupation
    6532 Outdoor Sport and Recreational Guides
    6533 Casino Occupations

    Occupations in Food and Beverage Service
    NOC Occupation
    6511 Maîtres d’hotel and Hosts/Hostesses
    6512 Bartenders
    6513 Food and Beverage Servers
    6711 Food Counter Attendants, Kitchen Helpers and Related Occupations

    Note: If you are working as a chef or a cook, you must apply under the Skilled Worker category.


    Cleaners (Employed Directly by Hotels/Resorts)
    NOC Occupation
    6731 Light Duty Cleaners
    6732 Specialized Cleaners
    6733 Janitors, Caretakers and Building Superintendents
    6721 Support Occupations in Accommodation, Travel and Facilities Set-Up Services

    Other Service Occupations (Employed Directly by Hotels/Resorts)
    NOC Occupation
    6741 Dry Cleaning, Laundry and Related Occupations
    6742 Other Service Support Occupations

    Food Processing
    NOC Occupation
    9461 Process Control and Machine Operators, Food and Beverage Processing
    9462 Industrial Butchers and Meat Cutters, Poultry Preparers and Related Workers
    9463 Fish and Seafood Plant Workers
    9465 Testers and Graders, Food, Beverage and Associated Products Processing
    9617 Labourers in Food, Beverage and Associated Products Processing
    9618 Labourers in Fish and Seafood Processing

    Long-Haul Truck Drivers
    NOC Occupation
    7511 Long-Haul Truck Driver

    Note: To qualify in this category, you must meet the eligibility requirements for the Entry Level and Semi-Skilled worker category.

    Source:https://www.welcomebc.ca/Immigrate-to-B-C/BC-PNP-Skills-Immigration/Entre-Level-and-Semi-Skilled


  • You may be eligible for this category if you are currently working in the Northeast Development Region of the province in any entry level or semi-skilled occupation, other than live-in caregivers, listed as Skill Level C or D in the National Occupational Classification.

    Please note that your application will not be approved if you are in Canada and do not have valid immigration status, or if you are working without authorization.



    In addition to meeting general requirements to qualify for the BC PNP as an Entry Level and Semi-Skilled worker, you must have the following:

    >1) B.C. work experience in an eligible occupation

    You must be employed and working full-time (at least an average of 30 hours a week, year round) with the B.C. employer supporting your BC PNP application in any ELSS-eligible occupation for at least nine consecutive months immediately prior to registering to the BC PNP.

    The BC PNP may allow for changes in your employment from one ELSS-eligible occupation to a different ELSS-eligible occupation with the same employer. If you need to make changes to the job offer information that you have entered in your registration, you will need to withdraw your registration and submit a new registration with the updated information. This will be done using your existing BCPNP Online profile.


    Further, the BC PNP may allow for promotions within the ELSS category from an ELSS-eligible occupation to a NOC Skill Level B occupation with the same employer if you already qualify for and have registered with the BC PNP under the ELSS category. However, we require that you meet all ELSS requirements before the promotion. For example, the BC PNP will not approve your ELSS application if you have only worked for three months in the ELSS eligible position prior to being promoted to a NOC B occupation. You must also meet all qualifications for the new position as defined in the National Occupational Classification.

    Annual vacation leave will generally count toward meeting this nine consecutive month employment requirement. For example, if you worked for nine months for the supporting employer, and during that nine month period you took a two week vacation, you would still meet the nine month employment requirement.

    Employment that is part of a program of study (such as co-op) or obtained using a Study Permit or OffCampus Work Permit does not qualify towards your work experience.

    You must maintain full-time employment with your employer in B.C. throughout both the BC PNP and the permanent residence processes. Registrants who are no longer authorized to work for the supporting B.C. employer at the time they receive an invitation to apply, and who maintain legal status in Canada (e.g. as a visitor) or leave Canada, may submit an application provided they meet the following:

    • The requirement for 9 months of full-time employment on a valid work permit in B.C. was met at the time of current registration

    And

    • The requirement for 9 months of full-time employment on a valid work permit in B.C. was met at the time of current registration

    and

    • The job offer remains valid throughout the current registration and application process
    • The employer must also demonstrate ongoing recruitment for the vacant position during the period when the registrant is not authorized to work.
    • In addition to the 9 months of full-time employment requirement, long-haul truck drivers must also have at least two years of employment experience as a long-haul truck driver in the preceding three years before registering with the BC PNP. This experience can be obtained from within Canada or abroad

    2) An offer of indeterminate, full-time employment from an eligible B.C. employer, in an eligible NOC C or D occupation, at a wage that meets industry standards

    Your employer must provide you with a written offer of employment on official company letterhead.

    The letter must be:

    • signed and dated by an employee, or owner, of the company who is authorized to hire employees
    • signed and dated by you confirming that you accept the job offer

    In addition, the offer of employment must include:

    • Your job title and duties
    • Your rate of pay
    • Your standard hours of work
    • That the position is indeterminate and full-time (at least an average of 30 hours a week, year-round)
    • any discretionary benefits in addition to those required by law (such as pension and medical plans, disability insurance, sick pay, accommodation and meal allowances, and extra paid vacations)

    If the position is covered by a collective agreement, a reference to the agreement

    Your employer cannot make any deductions from your pay (or require you to pay any fees) for recruitment or retention, or any fee that is normally paid by the employer. For more information,.

    The wage stated on your offer of employment must be at market rate and comparable to the rate paid to workers with a similar level of experience and training for equivalent jobs in B.C. and consistent with the wage compensation structure of your employer

    The BC PNP will not consider bonuses, commissions, profit-sharing distributions, tips/gratuities, overtime wages, housing allowances, room and board, or other similar payments to be part of your wage.

    You must be establishing an employee/employer relationship with your employer. If you will be providing services as an independent contractor you are not eligible for the Skills Immigration stream of the BC PNP.

    If you were originally hired based on a positive federal Labour Market Impact Assessment, the wage you are earning at the time of registration and/or application must be equal to or greater than the wage stated in the offer of employment and on the Labour Market Impact Assessment.

    Your employer must also meet employer requirements.

    3) Evidence that you meet minimum income requirements

    You must demonstrate that you meet minimum income requirements according to your:

    • Annual wage in B.C
    • Location of residence in B.C.
    • Number of dependants

    Entry Level and Semi-Skilled applicants must be able to demonstrate a history of meeting the applicable minimum income requirements for at least nine consecutive months prior to submitting a registration and/or application. The BC PNP may also request additional documentation for the full duration of employment with the supporting employer.

    4) Completion of secondary education and any licensing or certification required for your job

    At a minimum, you must have successfully completed secondary education (graduated from high school) either within or outside of Canada. You will need to submit a copy, in English, of your highest-level diploma, certificate, degree, or transcripts.

    f the offered position requires mandatory certification, licensing or registration, you must provide documentation at the time of application to the BC PNP, showing that you meet these requirements, or how these requirements will shortly be met.

    Long-haul truck drivers must have:

    • A valid B.C. Class 1 driver’s license for the duration of the nine months full-time work experience
    • Air brake endorsement

    And

    • Other certification(s), if required (such as certification for transporting dangerous goods)

    5) Language proficiency

    You must submit valid language test results showing you have obtained a minimum score equal to or greater than a benchmark 4 under the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) in all four competencies: listening, speaking, reading and writing.

    Test results will be considered valid for two years from the date of issuance. Test results must be valid at the time of registration and application.

    p>Employment in the Northeast Development Region of B.C.

    If you are currently working in the Northeast Development Region, you may be eligible for this category if you are employed in any entry level or semi-skilled occupation listed as Skill Level C or D in the NOC, excluding live-in caregivers.

    Your eligibility for ELSS is not restricted to occupations in the tourism/hospitality, long-haul trucking or food processing industries.

    If you are employed under the Live-In Caregiver program, you are not eligible for the BC PNP as this federal program already provides participants with a pathway to permanent residence.

    If you have an offer of indeterminate full-time employment for a higher-skilled occupation at the NOC Skill Type 0 or Skill Level A or B, you may be eligible to apply to the BC PNP under the Skills Immigration Skilled Worker category.

    List of ELSS-Eligible Occupations

    Below is a complete list of eligible occupations in tourism/hospitality, long-haul trucking and food processing. Please see the National Occupational Classification for a description of the main duties for each occupation.

    Occupations in Travel and Accommodation
    NOC Occupation
    6525 Hotel Front Desk Clerks

    Tour and Recreational Guides and Casino Occupations
    NOC Occupation
    6531 Occupation
    6532 Outdoor Sport and Recreational Guides
    6533 Casino Occupations

    Occupations in Food and Beverage Service
    NOC Occupation
    6511 Maîtres d’hotel and Hosts/Hostesses
    6512 Bartenders
    6513 Food and Beverage Servers
    6711 Food Counter Attendants, Kitchen Helpers and Related Occupations

    Note: If you are working as a chef or a cook, you must apply under the Skilled Worker category.


    Cleaners (Employed Directly by Hotels/Resorts)
    NOC Occupation
    6731 Light Duty Cleaners
    6732 Specialized Cleaners
    6733 Janitors, Caretakers and Building Superintendents
    6721 Support Occupations in Accommodation, Travel and Facilities Set-Up Services

    Other Service Occupations (Employed Directly by Hotels/Resorts)
    NOC Occupation
    6741 Dry Cleaning, Laundry and Related Occupations
    6742 Other Service Support Occupations

    Food Processing
    NOC Occupation
    9461 Process Control and Machine Operators, Food and Beverage Processing
    9462 Industrial Butchers and Meat Cutters, Poultry Preparers and Related Workers
    9463 Fish and Seafood Plant Workers
    9465 Testers and Graders, Food, Beverage and Associated Products Processing
    9617 Labourers in Food, Beverage and Associated Products Processing
    9618 Labourers in Fish and Seafood Processing

    Long-Haul Truck Drivers
    NOC Occupation
    7511 Long-Haul Truck Driver

    Note: To qualify in this category, you must meet the eligibility requirements for the Entry Level and Semi-Skilled worker category.

    Source:https://www.welcomebc.ca/Immigrate-to-B-C/BC-PNP-Skills-Immigration/Entre-Level-and-Semi-Skilled


  • The BC PNP Entrepreneur Immigration (EI) stream is for experienced entrepreneurs who are ready to invest in and actively manage a business in B.C.

    You must meet all of the Entrepreneur Immigration – Base Category requirements to be nominated by the BC PNP. Note that meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee that you will be invited to apply or that your application will be approved.

    • Carefully review the requirements in the sections below for complete details
    • It is your responsibility to demonstrate that you meet the program requirements.


    (A) Active Management

    At the application stage, you must demonstrate your intention to actively manage the business.

    In order to be approved for nomination, you must demonstrate that you have been actively managing your business in B.C.


    Active management means you are accountable for the day-to-day operations of the business. Active management must occur at the place of business in B.C

    (B) Residency

    At the application stage: you must demonstrate your intention to reside within 100 kilometers of the business (unless otherwise specified in your performance agreement) you intend to operate, and you must demonstrate your intention to reside in B.C. for the majority of time while on a work permit.

    In order to be approved for nomination:

    • You must demonstrate that you have been living in the community as described in your performance agreement.
    • You must also demonstrate that you have been physically present in B.C. for at least 75 per cent of the time while on a work permit. For example, if you submit your final report 366 days (approximately 12 months) after arriving in B.C. with your valid work permit, you must demonstrate that you have been physically present in B.C. for at least 275 days (approximately 9 months) while operating your business.

    Test results will be considered valid for the two years from the date of issuance.


    (A) Immigration Eligibility

    Please note that your application will not be approved if you are in Canada and do not have valid immigration status, or if you are working without authorization. The BC PNP will not nominate someone who:

    • is prohibited from entering Canada
    • has not been lawfully admitted in the country of current residence
    • is in Canada and is out of status
    • An individual whose status has expired, and who has not applied for restoration of status within the 90-day eligibility period, will be considered out of status
    • is working in Canada without authorization
    • has an unresolved refugee claim in Canada
    • is under a removal order in or outside of Canada

    >2.2 (B) Personal Net Worth

    You must have a minimum of $300,000 in personal net worth, which includes your spouse or common-law partner, and your dependent children, if applicable. Your personal net worth must be legally obtained and verifiable.

    You must disclose all of your personal net worth, including all your assets and those of your spouse or common-law partner, and your dependent children, less any liabilities including mortgages and personal debts:

    • Cash
    • Assets in bank accounts (e.g., personal chequing and savings accounts)
    • fixed (term) deposits (redeemable/cashable within one year)
    • Real property (e.g., real estate, personal and commercial property ownership)
    • Investments in bonds, stocks and mutual funds
    • Investments in one or more businesses (current value of your percentage ownership in business(es), excluding stocks held in investment portfolios that have been included under liquid investments above)
    • Pensions and other assets (i.e. jewelry, collectables, etc.)
    • Liabilities such as real property mortgage(s) or other debts (e.g., personal loans, credit card debt)
    • Future inheritances cannot be included in your personal net worth. The share of business or property ownership must be supported by legal documents, such as deeds, shareholder agreements, etc
    • The IRCC form Schedule 4A – Personal Net Worth includes details about how to calculate personal net worth.

    If you receive an invitation to apply:

    You must obtain a net worth verification report from a BC PNP-authorized accounting firm.

    The verification report will be used as part of the BC PNP application assessment process. Notwithstanding the conclusions of the net worth verification report, the BC PNP has sole discretion and responsibility to assess your BC PNP application and may request additional information, supporting documentation or clarification.

    Failure to declare your total personal net worth may result in the refusal of your application.

    Failure to provide satisfactory evidence to verify your personal net worth and source of funds may result in the refusal of your application.

    (C) Business Owner-Manager and/or Senior Manager Experience

    You must have a minimum of:

    • More than three years of experience as an active business owner-manager

    If you have performed an active role in the management and operations of a company for which you have held 10 per cent or more ownership during the past five years. An active role means that you are personally involved in the day-to-day operations of the company and have direct involvement in decision-making.

    OR

    • More than four years of experience as a senior manager.

    If you have worked during the past five years for a company/organization as an active senior manager (with no business ownership, or business ownership of less than 10 per cent) supervising at least three full-time employees, and your National Occupation Classification (NOC) is Skill Type 0 or Skill Level A.

    or

    • A combination of at least one year of experience as an active business owner-manager and at least two years of experience as a senior manager

    In general, to be considered as an active owner-manager or a senior manager, you primarily:

    • manage the organization, a department, subdivision, or component of the organization; or an essential function within the organization
    • supervise and control the work of:
      • other managers or supervisors
      • professional employees
    • have the authority to hire and fire, or recommend these and other personnel actions, such as promotion and leave authorization
    • exercise discretion over the day-to-day operations of the activity or function for which the employee has the authority

    An active role means that you are personally involved in the day-to-day operations of the company and have direct involvement in decision-making. For example, if you were a shareholder in a corporation and your only responsibility was to attend shareholder meetings, this would not be considered as being an active business owner-manager as you are not involved in the day-to-day operations of the company.

    (D) Education

    You must have one of the following:

    • A post-secondary credential (such as a degree, diploma or certificate from a licensed postsecondary institution).
    • Or

    • Experience as an active business owner-manager with 100 per cent ownership of the business for at least three of the past five years. The 100 per cent ownership of the business may be shared between you, your spouse or common-law partner, and/or your dependent child(ren).

    If you are invited to apply, you will be required to provide evidence of your education, and you may be required to provide an educational credential assessment.

    Language training such as English as a second language will not be considered towards meeting the post-secondary requirement.

    (E) Language Proficiency

    You must possess basic English or French language proficiency equivalent to Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 4 or higher in each of the four competencies: listening, speaking, reading and writing.

    A benchmark score of 4 is considered basic proficiency and means that you can:

    • communicate basic needs and personal experience
    • follow, with considerable effort, simple formal and informal
    • read a simple set of instructions in plain language
    • write short messages, postcards, notes or directions

    The valid language test results must be from one of the following language proficiency tests administered by a designated testing agency:

    • The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) General Training
    • TheCanadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP-General)
    • TheTest d'évaluation de français (TEF)
    • TheTest de connaissance du français pour le Canada (TCF Canada)

    Test results will be considered valid for the two years from the date of issuance. Test results must be valid at the time of registration.

    You are required to upload a valid language test result showing you meet the minimum requirement in your registration.

    The following table shows the minimum scores required in each of the designated tests to meet CLB 4:

    Minimum Language Test Scores Required
    Listening Reading Writing Speaking
    IELTS 4.5 3.5 4.0 4.0
    CELPIP 4 4 4 4
    ETEF 145 121 181 181
    TCF Canada 342-374 4-5 331-368 4-5


    In order to qualify under the EI – Regional Pilot, you must propose to establish a new business in a participating community in British Columbia that aligns with one of the economic development priorities identified by the community.

    If you are invited to submit an application, you must submit a comprehensive business plan that provides detailed information about your proposed business in B.C.

    (A) Eligible Businesses

    The BC PNP will only consider registrations to establish a new business in a participating community that aligns with one of the economic development priorities identified by the community.

    The economic development priorities for each community, determined by industry type are defined by at least a three-digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code, are also listed on the EI Regional Pilot – Community Profiles page of the BC PNP website.

    The proposed business, identified by at least four-digit NAICS code, must be operated for the primary purpose of earning profits by providing products and/or services. Additionally, the business must have strong potential for sustained commercial success.

    The BC PNP does not pre-approve or endorse business proposals.

    You cannot change or modify your business concept after you submit your registration

    You must decide on the specific type of business you intend to establish in B.C. before you register. The business structure must be clearly defined

    2.3 (B) Ineligible Businesses

    Your registration will be disqualified if you propose an ineligible business. The following types of businesses are ineligible under the BC PNP:

    • an immigration-linked investment scheme pursuant to Provincial Immigration Programs Regulation section 6(e) and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR) section 87(5)(b) and as defined in IRPR 87(9)
    • Any business where the terms of investment include a redemption option pursuant to IRPR 87(6)(d)
    • Any business that may be a passive investment pursuant to IRPR 87(6)(c)
    • Bed and breakfasts, hobby farms and home-based businesses
    • Payday loan, cheque cashing, money changing and cash machine businesses
    • Pawnbrokers
    • tanning salons
    • DVD rental stores/li>
    • Coin-operated laundries
    • Automated car wash operations
    • scrap metal recycling
    • Businesses selling used goods (excluding businesses that provide value-added services such as repairs, refurbishing or recycling
    • Real estate brokerage, insurance brokerage or business brokerage
    • Real estate development activities
    • Goods trading businesses (e.g. import/export), unless value-add is demonstrated
    • Businesses involved in producing, distributing or selling pornography or sexually explicit products or services, or providing sexually oriented services
    • Any other type of business that by association would tend to bring the BC PNP or the Government of British Columbia into disrepute.

    (C) Percent Ownership

    You must demonstrate that you will own at least 51 per cent of the business in B.C.

    (D) Franchises

    Franchises may be considered as eligible businesses if you can demonstrate that the proposed franchise is well-established (i.e. ability to expand, sound financial track record, and in operation for at least 5 years). If you are invited to apply, your application must include evidence that you have received support from the franchisor to set up and operate a new franchise location.

    If you are proposing to establish a new franchise location, ensure that you obtain a disclosure document from the franchisor before you make a decision to invest. The BC PNP may request a copy of the disclosure document at the application stage. Section 5(4) of The Franchises Act describes the requirements that the disclosure document must fulfill:

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    • Prescribed financial statements;
    • Copies of all proposed franchise agreements, and other agreements relating to the franchise, to be signed by a prospective franchisee;
    • Prescribed statements that have the purpose of assisting a prospective franchisee to make informed investment decisions;
    • Other prescribed information;
    • Copies of other prescribed documents.

    (E) Seasonal Businesses

    The BC PNP will not consider a business proposal for a seasonal business unless the proposed business operates for at least eight months per year. You must meet all other requirements outlined in this guide.

    (F) Agricultural Businesses

    If you are proposing to establish a new farm/agricultural business, you must provide copies of the following documents at the time of application:

    An application proposing an agricultural activity should be based on or cover the issues described in the document Taking Stock: A Farm Business Planning Workbook For The Beginning Farmer prepared by the Ministry of Agriculture

    All applications with proposing agricultural activities must include a feasibility statement showing how the proposed business makes economic sense, prepared by a Qualified Business Consultant who is eligible to provide services to applicants of the B.C. Agri-Business Planning and B.C. Indigenous Agriculture Development Programs. Consultants on this list were reviewed and pre-qualified based on professional experience and qualifications

    2.3 (G) Businesses in Regulated Industries

    Some industries face significant regulatory requirements in Canada. While many of these highly regulated industry sectors remain eligible for the BC PNP, the entrepreneur must demonstrate that they are aware of, and will be able to meet local, provincial and federal regulatory requirements.

    It is unlikely that the BC PNP will approve your application if you do not properly address the regulatory requirements of doing business in the proposed industry.

    Furthermore, failure to adequately research and create a plan to address the industry’s regulatory requirements may make it difficult or impossible for you to meet your performance agreement obligations.

    Examples of highly regulated industries include, but are not limited to:

    • Agriculture, agri-food & aquaculture
    • Cannabis, tobacco, and alcohol production, distribution or retailing
    • Child care, schools and educational institutions
    • Financial services and trading
    • Forestry and mining
    • Healthcare and life sciences
    • Passenger transportation
    • Pharmacology
    • Residential care facilities
    • Telecommunications


    (A) Eligible Personal Investment

    You must make an eligible personal investment of at least $100,000 in the proposed business within 610 days (approximately 20 months) of arriving in B.C. on a BC PNP-supported work permit. The minimum eligible personal investment of $100,000 must be derived from your personal net worth.

    The proposed investment must be directed to one business location.

    Eligible personal investment is the minimum required investment of eligible business expenditures, which may include:

    • New equipment purchases
    • Leasehold improvements
    • Marketing costs
    • Regular operating expenses such as rent, wages, utilities, etc.
    • Start-up inventory

    The eligibility of a proposed investment is determined by the BC PNP based on whether the expenditure is essential to establish and operate a new business. Consequently, total personal investment may differ from the eligible personal investment under the BC PNP.

    Some investment items may not be eligible while others may be eligible with limitations:

    (i) Purchase of a business vehicle:

    The BC PNP will not consider the purchase of a vehicle as an eligible investment unless you can demonstrate that the vehicle is essential to the business. In which case:

    • The BC PNP may consider as eligible investment a maximum of $25,000 for the purchase of a business vehicle.

    (ii) Operating expenses:

    Operating expenses refers to regular, recurring monthly expenses that are essential to business operations such as rent, wages and salaries, utilities, advertising, bookkeeping, etc.

    The BC PNP may consider eligible operating expenses in the following circumstances:

    • For the establishment of a new business: A maximum of six months of operating expenses.
    • For the establishment of a new franchise location: A maximum of three months of operating expenses.

    (iii) Inventory:

    For the establishment of a new business, the BC PNP may consider a reasonable amount of start-up inventory. The reasonableness of the start-up inventory is based on the industry standard, type of products, and size and scope of the proposed business.

    A maximum of three months of inventory may be considered eligible.

    (B) Ineligible Investments:

    Ineligible investments include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Cash and working capital (including reserves and contingency funds)
    • wage payments made to yourself and your family members, or other business co-owners
    • Refundable deposits
    • Real estate and related fees
    • Purchase of an existing business or business assets
    • fees and costs related to your immigration application, including:
      • immigration representative fees
      • personal net worth verification report fee
      • fees related to the preparation of review engagement financial statements
      • BC PNP application fees

    C) Timing of your Investment

    The BC PNP will not consider any investment made prior to the date you are invited to apply as eligible.

    The BC PNP strongly discourages registrants and applicants from making any investment or financial commitment prior to signing a performance agreement with the BC PNP and obtaining a valid work permits from IRCC. Any investment made prior to obtaining approval and a valid work permit is solely at your own risk.

    (D) External Financing

    The BC PNP requires that you make the minimum eligible personal investment from your personal funds. However, you may also use external financing from a business partner or financial institutions for investments beyond the minimum requirement.

    If external financing is a requirement of business operations, you must identify how you will obtain the financing and how it will be applied in your proposed investment.

    (E) Requirements at Nomination

    In order to submit the final report, you must be able to demonstrate that you have made the investment amount in the signed performance agreement.



    (A) Minimum Job Creation Requirements

    You must create at least one new, permanent full-time equivalent (FTE) job for a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada in the proposed business, within 420 days (approximately 14 months) of arriving in B.C. on a BC PNP-supported work permit.

    You must also demonstrate the likelihood of supporting long-term employment of Canadians or permanent residents of Canada in the proposed business.

    An FTE job means a position of at least 30 hours per week on average and 1,560 hours per year, worked by one or more employees under continuous employment.

    FTEs must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada.

    Independent contractors will not be considered as part of your job creation requirement – only direct employees of the proposed business will be considered.

    Any shareholder with 10% ownership or more of the business will not be considered as part of your job creation/maintenance requirement. FTEs must work at the primary place of business and not remotely.

    (B) Determining the Skill Level of Positions

    When determining the position(s) to be created, please refer to the National Occupational Classification (NOC) system.

    The NOC system is a classification system used by the Government of Canada to identify occupations and associated skill levels. The four-digit NOC codes also outline job duties and employment requirements.

    Proposed wages for the employees must be consistent with the skill level of the positions created.

    (C) Requirements at Nomination Stage

    In order to be approved for nomination, you must demonstrate that you have consistently employed the required number of full-time equivalent jobs, continuously, for at least 180 days (six months) before submitting your final report.

    Source:https://www.welcomebc.ca/Immigrate-to-B-C/BC-PNP-Entrepreneur-Immigration/Entrepreneur-Immigration-Regional-Pilot



  • The BC PNP Entrepreneur Immigration (EI) stream is for experienced entrepreneurs who are ready to invest in and actively manage a business in B.C.

    You must meet all of the Entrepreneur Immigration – Base Category requirements to be nominated by the BC PNP. Note that meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee that you will be invited to apply or that your application will be approved.

    • Carefully review the requirements in the sections below for complete details
    • It is your responsibility to demonstrate that you meet the program requirements.


    (A) Active Management

    At the application stage, you must demonstrate your intention to actively manage the business.

    In order to be approved for nomination, you must demonstrate that you have been actively managing your business in B.C.


    Active management means you are accountable for the day-to-day operations of the business. Active management must occur at the place of business in B.C

    (B) Residency

    At the application stage: you must demonstrate your intention to reside within 100 kilometers of the business (unless otherwise specified in your performance agreement) you intend to operate, and you must demonstrate your intention to reside in B.C. for the majority of time while on a work permit.

    In order to be approved for nomination:

    • You must demonstrate that you have been living in the community as described in your performance agreement.
    • You must also demonstrate that you have been physically present in B.C. for at least 75 per cent of the time while on a work permit. For example, if you submit your final report 366 days (approximately 12 months) after arriving in B.C. with your valid work permit, you must demonstrate that you have been physically present in B.C. for at least 275 days (approximately 9 months) while operating your business.

    Test results will be considered valid for the two years from the date of issuance.


    (A) Immigration Eligibility

    Please note that your application will not be approved if you are in Canada and do not have valid immigration status, or if you are working without authorization. The BC PNP will not nominate someone who:

    • is prohibited from entering Canada
    • has not been lawfully admitted in the country of current residence
    • is in Canada and is out of status
    • An individual whose status has expired, and who has not applied for restoration of status within the 90-day eligibility period, will be considered out of status
    • is working in Canada without authorization
    • has an unresolved refugee claim in Canada
    • is under a removal order in or outside of Canada

    >2.2 (B) Personal Net Worth

    You must have a minimum of $300,000 in personal net worth, which includes your spouse or common-law partner, and your dependent children, if applicable. Your personal net worth must be legally obtained and verifiable.

    You must disclose all of your personal net worth, including all your assets and those of your spouse or common-law partner, and your dependent children, less any liabilities including mortgages and personal debts:

    • Cash
    • Assets in bank accounts (e.g., personal chequing and savings accounts)
    • fixed (term) deposits (redeemable/cashable within one year)
    • Real property (e.g., real estate, personal and commercial property ownership)
    • Investments in bonds, stocks and mutual funds
    • Investments in one or more businesses (current value of your percentage ownership in business(es), excluding stocks held in investment portfolios that have been included under liquid investments above)
    • Pensions and other assets (i.e. jewelry, collectables, etc.)
    • Liabilities such as real property mortgage(s) or other debts (e.g., personal loans, credit card debt)
    • Future inheritances cannot be included in your personal net worth. The share of business or property ownership must be supported by legal documents, such as deeds, shareholder agreements, etc
    • The IRCC form Schedule 4A – Personal Net Worth includes details about how to calculate personal net worth.

    If you receive an invitation to apply:

    You must obtain a net worth verification report from a BC PNP-authorized accounting firm.

    The verification report will be used as part of the BC PNP application assessment process. Notwithstanding the conclusions of the net worth verification report, the BC PNP has sole discretion and responsibility to assess your BC PNP application and may request additional information, supporting documentation or clarification.

    Failure to declare your total personal net worth may result in the refusal of your application.

    Failure to provide satisfactory evidence to verify your personal net worth and source of funds may result in the refusal of your application.

    (C) Business Owner-Manager and/or Senior Manager Experience

    You must have a minimum of:

    • More than three years of experience as an active business owner-manager

    If you have performed an active role in the management and operations of a company for which you have held 10 per cent or more ownership during the past five years. An active role means that you are personally involved in the day-to-day operations of the company and have direct involvement in decision-making.

    OR

    • More than four years of experience as a senior manager.

    If you have worked during the past five years for a company/organization as an active senior manager (with no business ownership, or business ownership of less than 10 per cent) supervising at least three full-time employees, and your National Occupation Classification (NOC) is Skill Type 0 or Skill Level A.

    or

    • A combination of at least one year of experience as an active business owner-manager and at least two years of experience as a senior manager

    In general, to be considered as an active owner-manager or a senior manager, you primarily:

    • manage the organization, a department, subdivision, or component of the organization; or an essential function within the organization
    • supervise and control the work of:
      • other managers or supervisors
      • professional employees
    • have the authority to hire and fire, or recommend these and other personnel actions, such as promotion and leave authorization
    • exercise discretion over the day-to-day operations of the activity or function for which the employee has the authority

    An active role means that you are personally involved in the day-to-day operations of the company and have direct involvement in decision-making. For example, if you were a shareholder in a corporation and your only responsibility was to attend shareholder meetings, this would not be considered as being an active business owner-manager as you are not involved in the day-to-day operations of the company.

    (D) Education

    You must have one of the following:

    • A post-secondary credential (such as a degree, diploma or certificate from a licensed postsecondary institution).
    • Or

    • Experience as an active business owner-manager with 100 per cent ownership of the business for at least three of the past five years. The 100 per cent ownership of the business may be shared between you, your spouse or common-law partner, and/or your dependent child(ren).

    If you are invited to apply, you will be required to provide evidence of your education, and you may be required to provide an educational credential assessment.

    Language training such as English as a second language will not be considered towards meeting the post-secondary requirement.

    (E) Language Proficiency

    You must possess basic English or French language proficiency equivalent to Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 4 or higher in each of the four competencies: listening, speaking, reading and writing.

    A benchmark score of 4 is considered basic proficiency and means that you can:

    • communicate basic needs and personal experience
    • follow, with considerable effort, simple formal and informal
    • read a simple set of instructions in plain language
    • write short messages, postcards, notes or directions

    The valid language test results must be from one of the following language proficiency tests administered by a designated testing agency:

    • The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) General Training
    • TheCanadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP-General)
    • TheTest d'évaluation de français (TEF)
    • TheTest de connaissance du français pour le Canada (TCF Canada)

    Test results will be considered valid for the two years from the date of issuance. Test results must be valid at the time of registration.

    You are required to upload a valid language test result showing you meet the minimum requirement in your registration.

    The following table shows the minimum scores required in each of the designated tests to meet CLB 4:

    Minimum Language Test Scores Required
    Listening Reading Writing Speaking
    IELTS 4.5 3.5 4.0 4.0
    CELPIP 4 4 4 4
    ETEF 145 121 181 181
    TCF Canada 342-374 4-5 331-368 4-5


    In order to qualify under the EI – Regional Pilot, you must propose to establish a new business in a participating community in British Columbia that aligns with one of the economic development priorities identified by the community.

    If you are invited to submit an application, you must submit a comprehensive business plan that provides detailed information about your proposed business in B.C.

    (A) Eligible Businesses

    The BC PNP will only consider registrations to establish a new business in a participating community that aligns with one of the economic development priorities identified by the community.

    The economic development priorities for each community, determined by industry type are defined by at least a three-digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code, are also listed on the EI Regional Pilot – Community Profiles page of the BC PNP website.

    The proposed business, identified by at least four-digit NAICS code, must be operated for the primary purpose of earning profits by providing products and/or services. Additionally, the business must have strong potential for sustained commercial success.

    The BC PNP does not pre-approve or endorse business proposals.

    You cannot change or modify your business concept after you submit your registration

    You must decide on the specific type of business you intend to establish in B.C. before you register. The business structure must be clearly defined

    2.3 (B) Ineligible Businesses

    Your registration will be disqualified if you propose an ineligible business. The following types of businesses are ineligible under the BC PNP:

    • an immigration-linked investment scheme pursuant to Provincial Immigration Programs Regulation section 6(e) and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR) section 87(5)(b) and as defined in IRPR 87(9)
    • Any business where the terms of investment include a redemption option pursuant to IRPR 87(6)(d)
    • Any business that may be a passive investment pursuant to IRPR 87(6)(c)
    • Bed and breakfasts, hobby farms and home-based businesses
    • Payday loan, cheque cashing, money changing and cash machine businesses
    • Pawnbrokers
    • tanning salons
    • DVD rental stores/li>
    • Coin-operated laundries
    • Automated car wash operations
    • scrap metal recycling
    • Businesses selling used goods (excluding businesses that provide value-added services such as repairs, refurbishing or recycling
    • Real estate brokerage, insurance brokerage or business brokerage
    • Real estate development activities
    • Goods trading businesses (e.g. import/export), unless value-add is demonstrated
    • Businesses involved in producing, distributing or selling pornography or sexually explicit products or services, or providing sexually oriented services
    • Any other type of business that by association would tend to bring the BC PNP or the Government of British Columbia into disrepute.

    (C) Percent Ownership

    You must demonstrate that you will own at least 51 per cent of the business in B.C.

    (D) Franchises

    Franchises may be considered as eligible businesses if you can demonstrate that the proposed franchise is well-established (i.e. ability to expand, sound financial track record, and in operation for at least 5 years). If you are invited to apply, your application must include evidence that you have received support from the franchisor to set up and operate a new franchise location.

    If you are proposing to establish a new franchise location, ensure that you obtain a disclosure document from the franchisor before you make a decision to invest. The BC PNP may request a copy of the disclosure document at the application stage. Section 5(4) of The Franchises Act describes the requirements that the disclosure document must fulfill:

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    • Prescribed financial statements;
    • Copies of all proposed franchise agreements, and other agreements relating to the franchise, to be signed by a prospective franchisee;
    • Prescribed statements that have the purpose of assisting a prospective franchisee to make informed investment decisions;
    • Other prescribed information;
    • Copies of other prescribed documents.

    (E) Seasonal Businesses

    The BC PNP will not consider a business proposal for a seasonal business unless the proposed business operates for at least eight months per year. You must meet all other requirements outlined in this guide.

    (F) Agricultural Businesses

    If you are proposing to establish a new farm/agricultural business, you must provide copies of the following documents at the time of application:

    An application proposing an agricultural activity should be based on or cover the issues described in the document Taking Stock: A Farm Business Planning Workbook For The Beginning Farmer prepared by the Ministry of Agriculture

    All applications with proposing agricultural activities must include a feasibility statement showing how the proposed business makes economic sense, prepared by a Qualified Business Consultant who is eligible to provide services to applicants of the B.C. Agri-Business Planning and B.C. Indigenous Agriculture Development Programs. Consultants on this list were reviewed and pre-qualified based on professional experience and qualifications

    2.3 (G) Businesses in Regulated Industries

    Some industries face significant regulatory requirements in Canada. While many of these highly regulated industry sectors remain eligible for the BC PNP, the entrepreneur must demonstrate that they are aware of, and will be able to meet local, provincial and federal regulatory requirements.

    It is unlikely that the BC PNP will approve your application if you do not properly address the regulatory requirements of doing business in the proposed industry.

    Furthermore, failure to adequately research and create a plan to address the industry’s regulatory requirements may make it difficult or impossible for you to meet your performance agreement obligations.

    Examples of highly regulated industries include, but are not limited to:

    • Agriculture, agri-food & aquaculture
    • Cannabis, tobacco, and alcohol production, distribution or retailing
    • Child care, schools and educational institutions
    • Financial services and trading
    • Forestry and mining
    • Healthcare and life sciences
    • Passenger transportation
    • Pharmacology
    • Residential care facilities
    • Telecommunications


    (A) Eligible Personal Investment

    You must make an eligible personal investment of at least $100,000 in the proposed business within 610 days (approximately 20 months) of arriving in B.C. on a BC PNP-supported work permit. The minimum eligible personal investment of $100,000 must be derived from your personal net worth.

    The proposed investment must be directed to one business location.

    Eligible personal investment is the minimum required investment of eligible business expenditures, which may include:

    • New equipment purchases
    • Leasehold improvements
    • Marketing costs
    • Regular operating expenses such as rent, wages, utilities, etc.
    • Start-up inventory

    The eligibility of a proposed investment is determined by the BC PNP based on whether the expenditure is essential to establish and operate a new business. Consequently, total personal investment may differ from the eligible personal investment under the BC PNP.

    Some investment items may not be eligible while others may be eligible with limitations:

    (i) Purchase of a business vehicle:

    The BC PNP will not consider the purchase of a vehicle as an eligible investment unless you can demonstrate that the vehicle is essential to the business. In which case:

    • The BC PNP may consider as eligible investment a maximum of $25,000 for the purchase of a business vehicle.

    (ii) Operating expenses:

    Operating expenses refers to regular, recurring monthly expenses that are essential to business operations such as rent, wages and salaries, utilities, advertising, bookkeeping, etc.

    The BC PNP may consider eligible operating expenses in the following circumstances:

    • For the establishment of a new business: A maximum of six months of operating expenses.
    • For the establishment of a new franchise location: A maximum of three months of operating expenses.

    (iii) Inventory:

    For the establishment of a new business, the BC PNP may consider a reasonable amount of start-up inventory. The reasonableness of the start-up inventory is based on the industry standard, type of products, and size and scope of the proposed business.

    A maximum of three months of inventory may be considered eligible.

    (B) Ineligible Investments:

    Ineligible investments include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Cash and working capital (including reserves and contingency funds)
    • wage payments made to yourself and your family members, or other business co-owners
    • Refundable deposits
    • Real estate and related fees
    • Purchase of an existing business or business assets
    • fees and costs related to your immigration application, including:
      • immigration representative fees
      • personal net worth verification report fee
      • fees related to the preparation of review engagement financial statements
      • BC PNP application fees

    C) Timing of your Investment

    The BC PNP will not consider any investment made prior to the date you are invited to apply as eligible.

    The BC PNP strongly discourages registrants and applicants from making any investment or financial commitment prior to signing a performance agreement with the BC PNP and obtaining a valid work permits from IRCC. Any investment made prior to obtaining approval and a valid work permit is solely at your own risk.

    (D) External Financing

    The BC PNP requires that you make the minimum eligible personal investment from your personal funds. However, you may also use external financing from a business partner or financial institutions for investments beyond the minimum requirement.

    If external financing is a requirement of business operations, you must identify how you will obtain the financing and how it will be applied in your proposed investment.

    (E) Requirements at Nomination

    In order to submit the final report, you must be able to demonstrate that you have made the investment amount in the signed performance agreement.



    (A) Minimum Job Creation Requirements

    You must create at least one new, permanent full-time equivalent (FTE) job for a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada in the proposed business, within 420 days (approximately 14 months) of arriving in B.C. on a BC PNP-supported work permit.

    You must also demonstrate the likelihood of supporting long-term employment of Canadians or permanent residents of Canada in the proposed business.

    An FTE job means a position of at least 30 hours per week on average and 1,560 hours per year, worked by one or more employees under continuous employment.

    FTEs must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada.

    Independent contractors will not be considered as part of your job creation requirement – only direct employees of the proposed business will be considered.

    Any shareholder with 10% ownership or more of the business will not be considered as part of your job creation/maintenance requirement. FTEs must work at the primary place of business and not remotely.

    (B) Determining the Skill Level of Positions

    When determining the position(s) to be created, please refer to the National Occupational Classification (NOC) system.

    The NOC system is a classification system used by the Government of Canada to identify occupations and associated skill levels. The four-digit NOC codes also outline job duties and employment requirements.

    Proposed wages for the employees must be consistent with the skill level of the positions created.

    (C) Requirements at Nomination Stage

    In order to be approved for nomination, you must demonstrate that you have consistently employed the required number of full-time equivalent jobs, continuously, for at least 180 days (six months) before submitting your final report.

    Source:https://www.welcomebc.ca/Immigrate-to-B-C/BC-PNP-Entrepreneur-Immigration/Entrepreneur-Immigration-Regional-Pilot



  • British Columbia needs more health care professionals. The Express Entry BC (EEBC) – Healthcare Professional category of the BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) helps physicians, specialists, nurses and allied health professionals put your valuable skills to work in the province and get permanent residence.

    Express Entry BC connects to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada's (IRCC) Express Entry system to speed up the permanent residence process.

    Please note that your application will not be approved if you are in Canada and do not have valid immigration status, or if you are working without authorization.



    In addition to meeting the general requirements, to qualify for the BC PNP under the Express Entry BC - Healthcare Professional category, you must have the following:

    1) An IRCC Express Entry profile number and a Job Seeker Validation Code that indicates you meet the eligibility criteria for one of the federal economic immigration programs subject to IRCC’s Express Entry system

    These federal economic immigration programs are:

    • Federal Skilled Worker Program
    • Federal Skilled Trades Program
    • Canadian Experience Class

    2) An offer of indeterminate, full-time employment from a public health authority as a:

    • Physician
    • Specialist physician
    • Registered nurse
    • Registered psychiatric nurse
    • Nurse practitioner
    • Allied health professional such as a:
    • diagnostic medical sonographer
    • clinical pharmacist
    • medical laboratory technologist
    • medical radiation technologist
    • occupational therapist
    • physiotherapist

    OR

    Midwife:

    • must have a letter of confirmation from an established practice group in British Columbia confirming your acceptance into the group as an affiliated midwife for a period of at least six months. This letter must be on the practice group's official letterhead, and must be signed by you and the head of the practice group.
    • must be registered, or eligible to be registered, with the College of Midwives of British Columbia.

    In order to be eligible for consideration under this category, in addition to meeting IRCC’s Express Entry requirements, you must also meet the BC PNP’s Healthcare Professional category requirements.

    Source:https://www.welcomebc.ca/Immigrate-to-B-C/BC-PNP-Express-Entry-B-C/Express-Entry-Health-Care-Professional



  • If you have recently graduated from a B.C. post-secondary institution with a master’s or doctorate degree in the natural, applied or health sciences, you may be eligible for the EEBC – International Post-Graduate category.

    If you are applying in this category, you do not need a job offer from an employer.

    Please note that your application will not be approved if you are in Canada and do not have valid immigration status, or if you are working without authorization.



    In addition to meeting the general requirements, to qualify for the BC PNP under the Express Entry BC - International Post-Graduate category, you must have the following:

    1) An IRCC Express Entry profile number and a Job Seeker Validation Code that indicates you meet the eligibility criteria for one of the federal economic immigration programs subject to IRCC’s Express Entry system

    These federal economic immigration programs are:

    • Federal Skilled Worker Program
    • Federal Skilled Trades Program
    • Canadian Experience Class

    2) A master’s or doctoral degree received within the past three years from an eligible program at a post-secondary institution in B.C.

    Your master’s or doctorate degree must be from an eligible B.C. post-secondary institution.

    Your education is not eligible if it is a distance education learning program either from abroad or from within Canada.

    Your graduate degree (master’s or doctorate) must be in one of the following programs of study in the natural, applied or health sciences:

    • Agriculture, agriculture operations and related sciences
    • Biological and biomedical sciences
    • Computer and information sciences and support services
    • Engineering
    • Engineering technology and engineering-related fields
    • Health professions and related programs
    • Mathematics and statistics
    • Natural resources conservation
    • Physical sciences

    You must submit your application to the BC PNP within three years of the date shown on your official transcript indicating that you have completed all requirements of the degree program.

    3) Ability and intent to live and work in B.C.

    Evidence of this may include:

    • The length of any previous and/or current period of residence in B.C.
    • Your connections to B.C. through work, study or family
    • A description of any actions you’ve taken to permanently settle in B.C., such as finding a job or place to live
    • Current employment in B.C.
    • Employment search details (prospective employers, applications, networking efforts, business development, etc.)
    • Community involvement
    • Ability to financially support yourself in B.C.
    • Your plan to obtain or maintain legal authorization to work in B.C.

    The BC PNP requires that applicants in this category will reside in B.C. after graduating from an eligible program of study. Failure to demonstrate that you will reside in B.C. following your nomination may result in a refusal of your application. In compelling extenuating circumstances, the BC PNP may provide an exception from this policy for a limited time.

    Failure to submit evidence of your ability and intent to permanently reside in B.C. may result in the refusal of your application.

    All requirements must be met at the time of application

    Source:https://www.welcomebc.ca/Immigrate-to-B-C/BC-PNP-Express-Entry-B-C/EEBC-International-Post-Graduate



  • British Columbia’s growing economy requires skilled workers in high-demand occupations. The Express Entry BC (EEBC) – Skilled Worker category of the BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) is a faster way to gain permanent residence in B.C.

    To qualify, you must first accept a valid job offer from a B.C. employer. You also need relevant training and experience.

    Express Entry BC connects to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada's (IRCC) Express Entry system to speed up the permanent residence process.

    Please note that your application will not be approved if you are in Canada and do not have valid immigration status, or if you are working without authorization.



    In addition to meeting the general requirements, to qualify for the BC PNP under the Express Entry BC - Skilled Worker category, you must have the following:

    1) AN IRCC Express Entry Profile Number and a Job Seeker Validation Code that indicates you meet the eligibility criteria for one of the federal economic immigration programs subject to IRCC’s Express Entry system

    These federal economic immigration programs are:

    • Federal Skilled Worker Program
    • Federal Skilled Trades Program
    • Canadian Experience Class

    2) Minimum two years of directly related full-time (or full-time equivalent) work experience in the skilled occupation that has been offered to you, and, if applicable, the credentials and qualification requirements of the position

    The position you have been offered must be classified as Skill Type 0 or Skill Level A or B in the National Occupational Classification (NOC). These positions normally require post-secondary education and training.

    The BC PNP defines directly related work experience as paid employment that is classified under the same NOC code as the B.C. job offer that you have accepted.

    Experience in a related occupation at a NOC skill level equal to or greater than the NOC code of the B.C. job offer may also be included if, at the time of application, you can satisfactorily demonstrate how this work experience is directly related.

    If the offered position requires mandatory certification, licensing or registration, you must provide documentation at the time of application to the BC PNP, showing that you meet these requirements, or how these requirements will shortly be met.

    Experience obtained in paid co-op work terms is eligible if it meets the following criteria:

    • The paid co-op work term is full-time (minimum 30 hours per week)
      And
    • The paid co-op experience is at a NOC skill level equal to or greater than the NOC code of the B.C. job offer
      • At the time of application, you must be able to satisfactorily demonstrate how this work experience is directly related

    Experience in a lower skill level NOC is not considered as directly related.

    Unpaid co-op work terms are not eligible.

    This experience may be from work performed within Canada or abroad.

    3) An offer of indeterminate*, full-time employment from an eligible B.C. employer at a wage that meets industry standards

    Your employer must provide you with a written offer of employment on official company letterhead.

    The letter must be:

    • signed and dated by an employee, or owner, of the company who is authorized to hire employees
    • signed and dated by you confirming that you accept the job offer

    In addition, the offer of employment must include

    • Your job title and duties
    • Your rate of pay
    • Your standard hours of work
    • That the position is indeterminate* and full-time (at least an average of 30 hours a week, yearround)
    • Any discretionary benefits in addition to those required by law (such as pension and medical plans, disability insurance, sick pay, accommodation and meal allowances, and extra paid vacations)
    • If the position is covered by a collective agreement, a reference to the agreement

    Your employer cannot make any deductions from your pay (or require you to pay any fees) for recruitment or retention, or any fee that is normally paid by the employer.

    The wage stated on your offer of employment must be at market rate and comparable to the rate paid to workers with a similar level of experience and training for equivalent jobs in B.C. and consistent with the wage compensation structure of your employer.

    The BC PNP will not consider bonuses, commissions, profit-sharing distributions, tips/gratuities, overtime wages, housing allowances, room and board, or other similar payments to be part of your wage.

    You must be establishing an employee/employer relationship with your employer. If you will be providing services as an independent contractor you are not eligible for the Skills Immigration stream of the BC PNP.

    If you were originally hired based on a positive federal Labour Market Impact Assessment, the wage you are earning at the time of registration and/or application must be equal to or greater than the wage stated in the offer of employment and on the Labour Market Impact Assessment. Your employer must also meet employer requirements.

    4) Evidence that you meet minimum income requirements

    You must demonstrate that you meet minimum income requirements according to your:

    • Annual wage in B.C.
    • Location of residence in B.C.
    • Number of dependants

    Under the Express Entry British Columbia stream, you may have to show that you meet the minimum proof of settlement funds criteria of one of the federal economic immigration programs subject to Express Entry.

    Requirements for settlement funds differ across the federal economic immigration programs for which applicants may be eligible.

    Please note that IRCC’s proof of funds requirement is separate from the BC PNP’s minimum income requirements.

    All requirements must be met at the time of registration and, if applicable, application.

    Source:https://www.welcomebc.ca/Immigrate-to-B-C/BC-PNP-Express-Entry-B-C/EEBC-Skilled-Worker



  • If you are an international student who has graduated from a Canadian university or college in the past three years, you may be eligible for the BC PNP. You need a job offer from a B.C. employer for an indeterminate*, full-time position that typically requires a university or college education.

    Please note that your application will not be approved if you are in Canada and do not have valid immigration status, or if you are working without authorization.



    In addition to meeting the general requirements, to qualify for the BC PNP under the Express Entry BC - Skilled Worker category, you must have the following:

    1) An IRCC Express Entry profile number and a Job Seeker Validation Code that indicates you meet the eligibility criteria for one of the federal economic immigration programs subject to IRCC’s Express Entry system

    These federal economic immigration programs are:

    • Federal Skilled Worker Program
    • Federal Skilled Trades Program
    • Canadian Experience Class

    2) A degree, diploma or certificate from an eligible post-secondary institution in Canada

    You must submit your registration to the BC PNP within three years of the date shown on your official transcript indicating that you have completed all requirements of the degree or diploma program.

    Your education is not eligible if it is a distance education learning program either from abroad or from within Canada.

    Degrees

    Your undergraduate or graduate degree must be from a Canadian post-secondary institution authorized to grant degrees.

    If the location is in B.C.:

    • see the Education Planner for a list of degree programs offered in B.C.
    • see the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training website for a list of authorized degree programs offered by B.C. private post-secondary institutions.

    Diplomas and Certificates

    If you have a diploma or certificate, it must be from a public post-secondary institution in Canada. Diplomas and Certificates from private institutions are not eligible. Language training (an ESL program, for example) does not qualify.

    Your program must have been at least 8 months (two semesters) of full-time equivalent course work (excluding co-op work terms, practicums and internships). Co-op work terms, practicums and internships may be completed, provided the 8-month requirement of coursework has been met. You may be requested to provide a letter from your educational institution that confirms your program meets this requirement.

    Full-time equivalent study is defined by the post-secondary institution which issued the credential.

    3) A job offer for a full-time, indeterminate* position that typically requires a university or college education at a wage that meets industry standards

    The position you have been offered must be classified as Skill Type 0 or Skill Level A or B in the National Occupational Classification.

    Supervisor or management positions are normally only obtained through progressively increasing experience or responsibilities. If you have been offered a supervisor or management position, the onus is on you and your employer to demonstrate that you have obtained experience that qualifies you for the position. You must clearly demonstrate this experience in your resume. If you are unable to demonstrate that you have obtained progressively increasing experience or responsibilities, or if your employer cannot demonstrate that the job offer is bona fide, your application may be refused.

    If the offered position requires mandatory certification, licensing or registration, you must provide documentation at the time of application to the BC PNP, showing that you meet these requirements, or how these requirements will shortly be met.

    Your employer must provide you with a written offer of employment on official company letterhead.

    The letter must be:

    • signed and dated by an employee, or owner, of the company who is authorized to hire employees
    • signed and dated by you confirming that you accept the job offer
    • In addition, the offer of employment must include:
    • Your job title and duties
    • Your rate of pay
    • Your standard hours of work
    • That the position is indeterminate* and full-time (at least an average of 30 hours a week, year-round)
    • any discretionary benefits in addition to those required by law (such as pension and medical plans, disability insurance, sick pay, accommodation and meal allowances, and extra paid vacations)
    • if the position is covered by a collective agreement, a reference to the agreement
    • Your employer cannot make any deductions from your pay or require you to pay any fees for recruitment or retention, or any fee that is normally paid by the employer.

    The wage stated on your offer of employment must be at market rate and comparable to the rate paid to workers with a similar level of experience and training for equivalent jobs in B.C. and consistent with the wage compensation structure of your employer.

    The BC PNP will not consider bonuses, commissions, profit-sharing distributions, tips/gratuities, overtime wages, housing allowances, room and board, or other similar payments to be part of your wage.

    You must be establishing an employee/employer relationship with your employer. If you will be providing services as an independent contractor you are not eligible for the Skills Immigration stream of the BC PNP.

    If you were originally hired based on a positive federal Labour Market Impact Assessment, the wage you are earning at the time of registration and/or application must be equal to or greater than the wage stated in the offer of employment and on the Labour Market Impact Assessment. Your employer must also meet employer requirements.

    4) Evidence that you meet minimum income requirements

    You must demonstrate that you meet minimum income requirements according to your:

    • Annual wage in B.C.
    • Location of residence in B.C.
    • Number of dependants
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    Under the Express Entry British Columbia stream, you may have to show that you meet the minimum proof of settlement funds criteria of one of the federal economic immigration programs subject to Express Entry.

    Requirements for settlement funds differ across the federal economic immigration programs for which applicants may be eligible.

    Source:https://www.welcomebc.ca/Immigrate-to-B-C/BC-PNP-Express-Entry-B-C/EEBC-International-Graduate