British Columbia PNP
British Columbia, located on the West coast of Canada is famous for its Pacific Ocean and Rocky Mountains. However, labor force requirement and economic development of this region is perhaps 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 ImmigrationThis 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
- Health Authority
- International Graduate
- International Postgraduate
- Entry Level and Semi-Skilled
Skilled WorkerFor high demand occupations that fall under TEER 0, 1, 2, 3 as per updated NOC program; British Columbia requires skilled workers. Skilled Worker category of BC PNP is a gateway for management personals, professionals, technicians, and other skilled traders to acquire permanent residency in BC.
Health Authority CategoryPhysicians, specialists, nurses, midwives and allied health professionals who wish to work in BC can apply and acquire permanent residency by applying under Health Authority stream.
International GraduateIf you have graduated with a valid qualification from an eligible Canadian college or university with in the last three years, you can acquire permanent residency in BC through International Graduate stream.
International Post GraduateIf you have graduated with a masters degree in natural, health or applied sciences disciplines from an eligible post secondary institute in British Columbia or a doctoral degree from an eligible post-secondary institute in any field of study in British Columbia, you can acquire permanent residency in BC through International Post Graduate BC PNP category. You might also be eligible to apply for this stream if you are a PhD candidate at an eligible post-secondary institute in BC in any field of study.
Entry Level and Semi-SkilledWorkers currently working in BC in a valid tourism/hospitality occupation or in a valid food processing sector might be eligible under this category if your occupation is among the occupation eligible for this category. For Northeast Development Region of BC, any NOC TEER category 4 or 5 can apply to acquire permanent residence in BC through Entry Level/Semi-Skilled Worker BC PNP category.
BC PNP TECHThe BC PNP TECH program provides ability to Tech employers in BC to hire and retain international talent. Eligible candidate can register online under determined tech category and get their registration score. BC PNP conduct targeted tech-only draws to invite the highest scoring applicants to apply under this category. The BC PNP Tech pathway for immigration does not require a Labour Market Assessment (LMIA). List of 35 occupations that are eligible for BC PNP Tech program is as follows:
|10030||Telecommunication carrier’s managers|
|20012||Computer and information systems managers|
|21100||Physicists and astronomers|
|21210||Mathematicians, statisticians, and actuaries|
|21221||Business systems specialists|
|21222||Information systems specialists|
|21223||Database analysts and data administrators|
|21230||Computer systems developers and programmers|
|21231||Software engineers and designers|
|21232||Software developers and programmers|
|21234||Web developers and programmers|
|21310||Electrical and electronics engineers|
|21311||Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)|
|21399||Other professional engineers|
|22110||Biological technologists and technicians|
|22220||Computer network and web technicians|
|22221||User support technicians|
|22222||Information systems testing technicians|
|22310||Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians|
|22312||Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics|
|50011||Managers – publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts|
|51111||Authors and writers (except technical)|
|51120||Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations|
|52119||Other technical and coordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts|
|52113||Audio and video recording technicians|
|52120||Graphic designers and illustrators|
|53111||Motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and performing arts assistants and operators|
Employer requirements for BC PNPHowever, 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.
Recruitment RequirementsEmployers 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.
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