PROVINCIAL NOMINEESBRITISH COLUMBIA PROVINCIAL NOMINEE PROGRAM – SKILLS IMMIGRATION STREAM – INTERNATIONAL POST-GRADUATE CATEGORY

You may be eligible for the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) International Post-Graduate category if you have recently graduated from a BC post-secondary institution with a Master’s or Doctoral degree in the natural, applied, or health sciences.

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CANDIDATE ELIGIBILITY

Meeting the criteria listed below does not guarantee a nomination or permanent residence.

 

As a candidate, you must:

  • Be in the Express Entry pool
  • Provide language test results demonstrating language proficiency matching the level declared in your Express Entry profile.
  • Have a master’s or doctoral degree received within the past two years from an eligible program at a post-secondary institution in B.C. Your graduate degree must be in one of the following programs of study:
    • Agriculture
    • Biological and biomedical sciences
    • Computer and information sciences and support services
    • Engineering
    • Engineering technology
    • Health professions and related clinical sciences
    • Mathematics and statistics
    • Natural resources conservation and research
    • Physical sciences
  • Demonstrate that you meet minimum income requirements and/or settlement funds to support yourself and your family in British Columbia
    • Minimum income requirements are set by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
  • Demonstrate that you intend to live in BC permanently.

INELIGIBLE CANDIDATES

Individuals in the following circumstances are not eligible under the BC PNP International Post-Graduates category:

  • Prohibited from entering Canada
  • Has not been lawfully admitted in the country of current residence
  • Those who are in Canada and are out of status
    • An individual whose status has expired, and who has not applied for restoration of status within the 90 day eligibility period, will be considered out of status
  • Working in Canada without authorization
  • Has an unresolved refugee claim in Canada
  • Under a removal order in or outside of Canada

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