BC PNP Skilled Worker
British Columbia (BC) is the westernmost province of Canada, located between the Pacific Ocean and the Rocky Mountains. British Columbia is leading the country in economic growth and continues to rely on economic immigration to meet labour market demand. The BC Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is the proavince’s only direct economic immigration program for bringing in new British Columbians. The British Columbia Skilled Worker program 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 Skilled Worker prioritizes the nomination of immigrants who have an offer of employment and a high likelihood of contributing to the BC labor force. It provides a pathway to permanent residence for highly skilled, in-demand workers and experienced entrepreneurs, so they can settle in BC and raise a family.
Skills Immigration is for skilled and semi-skilled workers in high-demand occupations in BC. It uses a points-based invitation system. The process involves registering and applying online for the BC PNP and a paper application process for permanent residency. You may not need prior work experience for some categories. Skilled workers may have work experience from abroad. Entry Level and Semi-Skilled category applicants need BC work experience. Recent international graduates of a Canadian university or college may not need any work experience, depending on the job being offered.
This subcategory is for individuals who have received an eligible job offer in a skilled occupation. Candidates are expected to have several years of experience in their skilled occupation.
Job Offer: Candidate must have permanent, full-time & indeterminate job offer in skilled (Skill Type 0 or Skill Level A or B) occupation.
The educational requirements vary as per NOC level. Usually university degree for NOC 0 & A occupations and high school and/or college diploma/certificate for NOC B occupation is required.
Minimum two years of directly- related full-time (or full-time equivalent) work experience is required in the skilled occupation that has been offered to the candidate.
Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4 for Skill Level B occupations. Language test results are not required, if the occupation falls under NOC 0 or A unless, points are claimed at the time of registration.