British Columbia located on the West coast of Canada is famous for its Pacific Ocean and Rocky Mountains. However, labor force requirements and economic growth of this province are making it one of the best places for immigration. BC PNP is an amazing collection of immigration pathways which helps foreign nationals to become permanent Canadian residents in BC. BC PNP’s collection of offers has been designed to attract immigrants in this area to benefit the economic growth of the province. The immigration streams of BC PNP have been divided into two major categories:
- British Columbia Entrepreneur Immigration
- British Columbia Skills Immigration
British Columbia Entrepreneur Immigration
This program is targeting foreign nationals with effective track record of success in respective fields. Even more, this stream is also targeting foreign organizations with successful track records in business management, ownership, and investment. Entrepreneurs with momentous personal net-worth and corporates who are having higher annual revenue can also apply under this program. Through new enterprise establishment scheme, all of these candidates can immigrate to British Columbia. Overall, there exist multiple streams which come under these programs to benefit foreign nationals.
British Columbia Skills Immigration
- Skilled Worker
- Healthcare Professional
- International Graduate
- International Post Graduate
- Semi-skilled Worker/Entry Level
For high demand occupations that fall under NOC O, A or B; British Columbia requires skilled workers. Skilled Immigration / Skilled Worker category of BC PNP is a gateway for management personals, professionals, technicians and other skilled traders to acquire permanent residence in BC.
Physicians, specialists, nurses and allied health professionals who wish to work in BC can apply and acquire permanent residency through Healthcare Professional category.
If you have graduated with a valid qualification from an eligible Canadian college or university with in the last three years, you can acquire permanent residence in BC through International Graduate category.
International Post Graduate
If you have graduated with a masters or doctoral degree in natural, applied or health sciences from an institute of British Columbia, you can acquire permanent residence in BC through International Post Graduate BC PNP category.
Semi-Skilled Worker/Entry Level Category
Workers currently working in BC in a valid tourism/hospitality occupation, food processing industry, long haul trucking occupation or NOC (C, D) occupation in Northeast Development Region of BC can apply to acquire permanent residence in BC through Entry Level/Semi-Skilled Worker BC PNP category.
Express Entry BC
Express Entry BC is a faster way for eligible skilled workers to immigrate to BC. You must also qualify for a federal economic immigration program. It uses a points-based invitation system and is an entirely web-based registration and application process for both the BC PNP and permanent residency process.
Note: You do not require BC work experience. However, you must have relevant work experience as well as meet other requirements such as education and language.
Employer requirements for BC PNP
However, under these programs, it is necessary for the employers to meet some necessary requirements, so that their job offers can be considered valid. Well, here are the most important employer requirements for BC PNP to consider:
Job Offer Requirements
- Employer must offer an intermediate, full time job position.
- The employer has to offer candidate a wage as per industry standards.
- The position must meet the minimum requirements of wage as per annual wage, residence location and number of family members of applicant.
Employers need to demonstrate that they have made maximum efforts to recruit a Canadian citizen before hiring a foreign national for that job. However, you must know here that employers who have been recruited under BC PNP don’t need LMIA to make their position valid.
- Employer’s business must be well-established.
- It must have a valid growth history.
- The business needs to be in good standing in British Columbia with the good practices of workplace and business.
- The business must meet the minimum requirements of employees as per following information:
Outside Vancouver: At least 3 employees working for full-time with organization.
Inside Vancouver: Minimum 5 employees working full-time with that specific business.