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BRITISH COLUMBIA

Work PROGRAMS

SKILLED WORKER

  • Job offer NOC 0, A,B.
  • Two years of related work experience.
  • Applicable credentials.

 

HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL

  • Job offer from a public health authority as nurse, nurse practitioner, psychiatric nurse, physician, specialist, midwife or allied health professionals.
  • Midwives must be affiliated into an established practice group in BC for at least six months.
  • Two years of related work experience.

 

ENTRY LEVEL AND SEMI-SKILLED WORKER 

  • Job offer NOC C, D in: tourism/hospitality, long-haul trucking, food processing.
  • For the Northeast Development Region all NOC C, D occupations are admissible (except live-in caregivers).
  • Have worked full-time for current BC employer on a valid WP for at least nine consecutive months before applying.
  • Long-haul truckers must have two years of experience (in or out Canada) in the three years before applying, a valid BC Class 1 driver’s licence and brake endorsement.
  • Twelve years of formal education at least. 
  • Prove minimum income requirements for 9 consecutive months prior applying.

 

TECH PILOT

  • Job offer is an eligible tech occupation in BC. 
  • Open to foreign workers with relevant experience and qualifications, AND to international students who completed their technology studies in Canada.
  • Comply with one of the BC PNP Skills. Immigration or Express Entry program requirements.
  • LMIA not required.
  • Support letter provided to facilitate work permit application.

STUDENT PROGRAMS

INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE

  • Job offer NOC 0, A, B.
  • Graduated from an eight+ month-long full-time eligible post-secondary degree/diploma in Canada.
  • Must apply within three years after degree/diploma was granted.

 

INTERNATIONAL POST GRADUATE

  • Job offer not required.
  • Graduated from an eligible masters or doctorate degree in BC within the last 3 years before application.
  • Program must be in natural, applied or health sciences.
  • WP may be issued while processing permanent residence.

BUSINESS PROGRAMS

ENTREPRENEUR 

  • Net worth CAD $600,000.
  • Investment CAD$200,000, or $400,000 if proposing a key staff member.
  • Post-secondary education OR active business experience with 100% ownership for three years out of last five years
  • Relevant business experience:

o More than three years as active business owner-manager.

o More than four years as senior manager.

o 1 year as active business owner-manager AND two years as senior manager.

  • Submit business plan.
  • Establish a new business or purchase and improve an existing one with 33.3% ownership or $1,000,000 investment in equity.
  • Active and ongoing management of the daily operation of the business.
  • Create one new job within one year after arrival.
  • Have lived in BC for at least 75% of the time while on a WP prior to the registration.
  • Reside within 100 km of the business location.

 

STRATEGIC PROJECTS

  • Investment CAD $500,000.
  • May bring five key employees.
  • Create three new jobs for each key employee.
  • Establish or purchase and expand an eligible business in BC.
  • Exploratory visit and interview required.
  • Sign a Performance Agreement.
  • Key staff members will be nominated for PR once the conditions of the Agreement have been met.
  • Key staff members will have six months to apply for PR after nomination.

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