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BC PNP Entry Level Semi-Skilled Worker

The British Columbia Entry Level and Semi-Skilled Worker(ELSS) stream is one of several immigration programs contained within the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP), a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) operated by the province of British Columbia. BC ELSS prioritizes the nomination of immigrants who have semi-skilled work experience in the province along with an offer of employment from a BC employer.British Columbia’s growing economy needs skilled and experienced workers.

Candidates who are successfully nominated through the BC Entry Level and Semi-Skilled Worker stream will be invited to submit an official application for Canadian permanent residence. Please note that this program offers special relaxed eligibility requirements for those with semi-skilled work experience in the Northeast Development Region of the province of British Columbia.

Connection to British Columbia
To be eligible for the Entry Level and Semi-Skilled Worker stream, candidates must have been working in British Columbia on a valid work permit for the last nine (9) months. They must have been working full-time, and in an occupation on the ELSS In-Demand Occupation List or an occupation in the Northeast Development Region of British Columbia.

To qualify for this stream, you must:

  • have accepted a full-time, indeterminate job offer (the job offer must not be temporary or have a defined end date) from a B.C. employer. The job must be in a skilled occupation (NOC TEER 0, 1, 2, or 3) 
  • be qualified to perform the duties of the job.
  • have a minimum of two years of full-time (or full-time equivalent) work experience in any skilled occupation (NOC TEER 0, 1, 2, or 3)
  • show you can support yourself and your dependents.
  • have, or be eligible for, legal immigration status in Canada.
  • for NOC TEER 2 or 3 occupations, meet minimum language requirements.
  • have a wage offer in line with B.C. wage rates for the occupation.

Your job offer does not need to be indeterminate if it is in an eligible tech occupation or is in NOC 41200 (university professors and lecturers). Please review the program guide for full information.To use the Express Entry BC option, you must have an IRCC Express Entry Profile Number and a Job Seeker Validation Code and meet the federal minimum language requirements. These indicate that you meet the eligibility criteria for one of the federal economic immigration programs subject to IRCC’s Express Entry system.

Employer Eligibility
Your employer must be willing to support your application and provide supporting documentation. They must meet the eligibility criteria and fulfill certain responsibilities during the application process. View the employer requirements.

Visit our Documents page for:

  • the Program Guide, which has complete program information, criteria, and requirements. It also includes criteria and information about the Express Entry BC option.
  • the Technical Guide, a self-help tool for registering and applying in the BCPNP Online system.
  • To start the process, please create a profile with our online application and registration system, BCPNP Online. After submitting your registration, you will receive a score based on your information.

Contact us for Assistance!
If you want to immigrate to Canada through the PNP or another skilled worker pathway, the first step is to consult an expert immigration consultant. If you are eligible for Canadian immigration, a member of Sia Immigration Solutions Inc team will reach out to provide you with as much assistance as possible.

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