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BC PNP Skilled Worker – January 2016

British Columbia launched a new intake system for the Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) on 26th January 2016.

The BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC (EEBC) streams are intended for workers or international graduates with the skills, education and/or experience required for high-demand occupations in B.C.

Skills Immigration categories:

  • Skills Immigration – Skilled Worker

  • Skills Immigration – Health Care Professional

  • Skills Immigration – International Graduate

  • Skills Immigration – International Post-Graduate

  • Skills Immigration – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled

  • Skills Immigration – Northeast Pilot Project

Express Entry BC categories:

  • Express Entry BC – Skilled Worker

  • Express Entry BC – Health Care Professional

  • Express Entry BC – International Graduate

  • Express Entry BC – International Post-Graduate

General Requirement:-

The following are requirements in all categories of both the Express Entry BC and the regular Skills Immigration streams:

  1. Have a employment at indeterminate, full-time employment in an eligible occupation (Exception: Skills Immigration - International Post-Graduate and EEBC - International Post-Graduate).

  2. Be qualified for the position as according to the National Occupational Classification (NOC) and industry standards to determine the minimum qualifications for an occupation.

  3. The wage you have been offered must be competitive with B.C. wage rates for the occupation

  4. For occupations classified under National Occupational Classification (NOC) Skill Levels B, C, and D occupations, you must demonstrate English or French language proficiency at Canadian Language Benchmark 2000 (CLB) level 4. For occupations in a National Occupational Classification Skill Level 0 or A occupation, BC PNP may require valid language test results to demonstrate that you have the language proficiency to perform the duties of the position.

  5. You must demonstrate that you meet minimum income requirements

  6. You must not have an ownership/equity stake of more than 10 percent in the B.C. company that has offered you employment.

  7. Your employment must provide economic benefit to B.C.

  8. Your employment must not adversely affect the settlement of a labour dispute

Employer Requirements

  1. Employer must have at least five indeterminate, full-time employees (or full-time equivalents) in B.C

  2. A Recruitment efforts should be made for at least 14 days

Point System

Skill Level: 60 Wage: 50 Location: 10 Experience: 25 Education: 25 Language: 30

Each applicant has a chance to receive a guaranteed invitation if their score surpasses a minimum score designated to each category.


Quick Facts

  • The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is the Province’s only direct economic immigration tool for bringing in new British Columbians.

  • For 2015, that allocation was 5,500 and the province negotiated an additional 300 to achieve 5,800 – more than any other province.

  • The 2016 PNP allocation from the federal government has yet to be confirmed.

  • Since the 2001 inception of the program, more than 34,000 workers and entrepreneurs have been attracted to the province through the PNP.

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