You may be eligible for the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) Skilled Worker category if you are a skilled worker, have a valid job offer from an eligible BC employer and want to live and work in BC.
Provide language test results demonstrating language proficiency matching the level declared in your Express Entry profile.
Have a job offer of indeterminate, full-time employment from an eligible BC employer in an occupation classified as National Occupational Classification (NOC) Skill Type 0 or Skill Level A or B for which you are qualified.
Your employment must provide economic benefit to B.C.
The wage you have been offered must be competitive with B.C. wage rates for the occupation.
The job offer must not conflict with a labour dispute, or affect the employment of anyone involved in any such dispute, or adversely impact training or employment opportunities for Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
Not have an ownership/equity stake of more than 10 percent in the B.C. company that has offered you employment
Have at least two years of directly related full-time (or full-time equivalent) work experience in the skilled occupation that has been offered to you
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).
Individuals in the following circumstances are not eligible under the BC PNP Skilled Worker category:
Prohibited from entering Canada
Has not been lawfully admitted in the country of current residence
In Canada and 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
As a British Columbia employer, you must:
Be established as an employer in good standing in B.C. and:
Incorporated or extra-provincially registered OR
Registered as a limited liability partnership in B.C. OR
Be an eligible public sector or non-profit employer.
Have indeterminate, full-time employees
If your employer is located within the Greater Vancouver Regional District, your employer must have at least five indeterminate, full-time employees
If your employer is located outside of the Greater Vancouver Regional District, your employer must have at least three indeterminate, full-time employees
Have a history of good workplace and business practices
Sign an employer declaration
Meet domestic labour market recruitment requirements
PUBLIC SECTOR AND NON-PROFIT EMPLOYERS
The BC PNP accepts applications from the following public sector or non-profit organizations with a permanent establishment in BC:
Provincial and regional health care authorities and agencies
Public post-secondary education and training institutions
Private non-profit post-secondary institutions that are accredited by, or registered with, The Private Career Training Institutions Agency of BC
Institutions supported by the Government of Canada or the Province of B.C. conducting research in natural and applied sciences, engineering, computer and information systems, or health sciences
Provincial/federal/municipal government organizations and agencies
Other non-profit groups registered as charitable organizations and incorporated under the Society Act or the Canada Corporations Act, Part II, 1970
Employers in the following circumstances are not eligible:
Employers involved in producing, distributing or selling pornographic or sexually explicit products, or providing sexually oriented entertainment or services
Employment agencies and similar placement firms unless they are establishing an employer/employee relationship with the registrant and/or applicant
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