BC PNP is broadly divided into two streams: Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC streams. The most programs in both streams are the same and the only difference is that in case of Express Entry BC stream, the applicant needs to create a profile on federal express entry platform and qualify for one of the underlying streams of express entry. Express Entry BC is faster than Skills Immigration.
Entry-level and semi-skilled
EEBC- skilled worker
EEBC- International graduates
In both streams, the applicant needs a job offer from qualifying employers in all programs and all programs follow a point-based merit system. The only exception is ‘International Post-Graduates’ in both streams. In this program, the qualifying applicant can apply directly after completing their post-graduate study. After completion of the study, the applicant automatically qualifies to apply for permanent residency. The list of qualifying institutes and programs is readily available.
For entry-level and semi-skilled streams, the applicant applying as a long-haul truck driver needs to have at least two years of work experience in the preceding three years in Canada or abroad and needs to have at least nine months of BC work experience with the employer who is sponsoring the application. This program is also suitable for the tourism/hospitality, and food processing industries.
Occupations in Travel and Accommodation
6525 Hotel Front Desk Clerks
6511 Maîtres d’hotel and Hosts/Hostesses
6513 Food and Beverage Servers
6711 Food Counter Attendants, Kitchen Helpers, and Related Occupations
6731 Light Duty Cleaners
6732 Specialized Cleaners
6733 Janitors, Caretakers, and Building Superintendents
6721 Support Occupations in Accommodation, Travel, and Facilities Set-Up Services
6741 Dry Cleaning, Laundry, and Related Occupations
6742 Other Service Support Occupations
9461 Process Control and Machine Operators, Food and Beverage Processing
9462 Industrial Butchers and Meat Cutters, Poultry Preparers and Related Workers
9463 Fish and Seafood Plant Workers
9465 Testers and Graders, Food, Beverage, and Associated Products Processing
9617 Labourers in Food, Beverage and Associated Products Processing
9618 Labourers in Fish and Seafood Processing
7511 Long-Haul Truck Driver
Applicants who are already working in all professions of NOC levels C and D in the Northeast Development Region of BC (Dawson Creek, Fort St. John, and surrounding areas) also qualify for this program regardless of their field of work. Please note that in-home caregivers do not qualify for this program.
For Healthcare workers (both skills immigration and EEBC), Health Match BC is responsible for helping you in your search for a job and then sponsoring your application.
For BC PNP, the applicant can qualify even if they are outside Canada.