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 Immigration agents in Surrey, Canada can be instrumental in helping you navigate the various pathways offered by BC PNP 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
  • Health Authority
  • International Graduate
  • International Postgraduate
  • Entry Level and Semi-Skilled

Skilled Worker

For 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 Program

Physicians, specialists, nurses, midwives and allied health professionals who wish to work in BC can apply and acquire permanent residency by applying under BC PNP Health Authority Program.

International Graduate

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 residency in BC through International Graduate stream.

International Post Graduate

If 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-Skilled

Workers 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.


The 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
21211 Data Scientists
21220 Cybersecurity specialists
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
21233 Web designers
21234 Web developers and programmers
21300 Civil engineers
21301 Mechanical engineers
21310 Electrical and electronics engineers
21311 Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
21320 Chemical engineers
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)
51112 Technical writers
51120 Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations
52119 Other technical and coordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts
52112 Broadcast technicians
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 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.

Recruitment Requirements

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.

Business Requirements

  • 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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