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British Columbia PNP Skilled Immigration

With more than 1300 skilled workers nominated each year through this section, it comes as no surprise that BC PNP Skilled Immigration happens to be one of the most popular category of the Immigration British Columbia PNP 2018 program.

Here is a list of general requirements for people looking for British Columbia skilled immigration:

  • Every candidate, except the BC International Post-Graduate candidates, should have a full time job offer, for which they must be fully eligible, and which they must have accepted as well.
  • The income offered for the job should be reasonable and competitive in the market; it should also be in accordance with the minimum wage requirement.
  • In case the job offered falls in NOC Skill Level B, C, or D, the candidate should be able to submit a valid test result to showcase their language competence of CLB Level 4, in English or French.
  • With every application of BC PNP Skilled Immigration, a processing fee of $550 should also be submitted.
  • The employment of a candidate should in no way interfere with any ongoing labour dispute, have an effect on the persons involved in a dispute, or come in the way of the training or employment opportunities of other permanent residents or Canadian citizens in a negative way.
  • In case the candidate has an ownership right on more than ten percent of a company in British Columbia, they can not show to have seeked a job position there.
  • The candidate should make sure that the employment offer they receive, also in a way benefits the British Columbia economy.

Sub-Categories

Here are the sub-categories under the Skilled Immigration category of the BC Nominee Program

Let’s take a look at each sub-category in length, taking note of the eligibility criteria for each of them.

PNP BC Skilled Workers Category

The following are the criteria under which a candidate could become eligible under the PNP BC Skilled Worker Category. The requirements, in this category, would be separate and would need to be fulfilled by both employer as well as the applicant.

Applicant Eligibility:

  • In addition to having training/education at the post-secondary level, or a degree from a university, the candidate should also exhibit a proof of their years of experience working in a field of skilled employment.
  • The candidate should have secured a job in an occupation which has been granted an NOC level 0, A or B.
  • In case the occupation demands a certain certification or a particular training, then the applicant must be able to give a valid proof as such.
  • The candidate must be able to verify that they are capable of paying for their living or housing in BC, by providing a valid income confirmation document, proof of employment in the province, residential address, and even the list of dependents, if any.

Employer Eligibility:

  • The job you seek, should be based in BC
  • Any permanent employees or those working full time, should have been active in that business, already.
  • Nothing short of a high standard of work and practice would be taken into consideration.
  • The employer should be able to showcase that the employment guidelines for the domestic labor market have already been met.
  • The employer has to necessarily authorize a letter of employment to the candidate, which must contain these details:

    • It should be signed and dated by both the employer as well as the applicant.
    • The letter should describe the duties that come with the job position.
    • The rate of income to be received by the applicant must be clearly mentioned
    • The letter should acknowledge that the job is both permanent as well as full time, as well as that the applicant will have worked at the least, 30 hours.
    • In case there are any bargaining agreements made, the letter should have a clear mention.
    • The added or other benefits that might come with the job should also be indicated in the letter.

PNP BC Healthcare Professionals

The following are the criteria under which a candidate could become eligible under the PNP BC Healthcare Professionals Category. This sub-category is open to people who have an employment in any of the below listed occupations in the medical field:

PNP BC Healthcare Professionals

  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
  • Physiotherapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Registered Psychiatric Nurse
  • Medical Radiation Technologist
  • Physician
  • Clinical Pharmacist
  • Medical Laboratory Technologist
  • Registered Nurse
  • Specialist

The requirements, in this category, would be separate and would need to be fulfilled by each of the above mentioned occupations.

Physicians or Specialists:

  • Between the Provincial Health Services Authority, and any of the 5 regional health authorities in the BC province, the candidate must be supported by any one.
  • The applicant must have a letter which clearly states that they have undergone an assessment by the leading physician at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in the province of British Columbia, and it resulted positively.

Midwives:

  • The applicants must be able to provide a letter as proof that they’ve been a member for at least 6 months in a practice group in BC.
  • In addition, they must also prove they’ve been a part of the College of Midwives in the province.

Registered Nurses:

  • The candidate must be able to verify that they have a full time employment position at either the Provincial Health Authority Services, or any of the 5 regional health authorities in the BC province.
  • The candidate would have to present the proof of being registered with, either the College of Registered Nurses in BC, or the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses in the province.

Allied Health Professionals:

  • The candidate must be able to verify that they have a full time employment position at either the Provincial Health Services Authority, or any of the 5 regional health authorities in the BC province.
  • They must also provide a valid proof of being a part of the regional governing body in charge of regulation and licensing a person’s healthcare profession.

PNP BC International Graduates - Canadian Universities

The following are the criteria under which a candidate could become eligible under the PNP BC International Graduates Category.

Applicant eligibility:

  • A candidate must have graduated or done post graduation from either a college or a university in Canada.
  • International students with a postgraduate degree are welcome to apply, even if they don’t have a prior work experience. But, they must be able to show a valid employment offer from a BC based employer.
  • Even if the candidate has a 12-month diploma (a full time one) obtained at a post-secondary institution in Canada will also be considered. But, a diploma course in which more than one quarter has been spent in internship, won’t be counted in.
  • To be eligible for PNP BC, one has to necessarily apply within two years of finishing their education.
  • A person would have to show proof that validates they can fully support not just themselves, but their dependents, if any as well. Such proof would include residential address, income slip, job position, information about any dependants.

Some Additional Eligibility Requirements (for both employer and the applicant):

  • Every job offer should have an NOC level 0, A or B. In case a job falls under NOC level C or D, the applicant would have to give proof in order to convince the authorities that they’d make an effort to reach a position in accordance with a level 0, A or B.
  • The candidate would need to be fully certified and have appropriate training with respect to the job they have been offered.
  • The employer has to necessarily authorize a letter of employment to the candidate, which must contain these details:

    • It should be signed and dated by both the employer as well as the applicant.
    • The letter should describe the duties that come with the job position.
    • The rate of income to be received by the applicant, and their working hours must be clearly mentioned.
    • The letter should acknowledge that the job is both permanent as well as full time, as well as that the applicant will have worked a minimum of 30 hours.
    • In case there are any bargaining agreements made, the letter should have a clear mention.
    • The added or other benefits that might come with the job should also be indicated in the letter.
  • The employer would be barred from taking any money off the pay, corresponding to recruiting the applicant, or the immigration fee.
  • The income offered for the job should be reasonable and competitive,according to the market; it should also respect the minimum wage requirement.
  • Those who are hired on LMO or Labor Market Opinion originally, they would receive a higher LMO standard.

PNP BC International Post-Graduates

The following are the study fields under which a candidate could become eligible under the PNP BC International Post-Graduates Category:

  • Agriculture
  • Health Professionals and other applied health sciences
  • Engineering and Engineering technology
  • Physical Sciences
  • Computer and Information sciences, and support services
  • Natural Resources Conservation and Resources
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

The conditions for eligibility are:

  • The candidates must have studied at an educational institution in BC, and
  • They should have graduated with a Doctorate or a Masters in the field of natural, health, or applied sciences.
  • They must prove that they ean to both work and permanently settle in the province, by providing:

    • Proof of current as well previous residential addresses.
    • Their connection to British Columbia - it could be through work, family, or study.
    • Their plans regarding housing, if they have made any.

PNP BC Entry-Level or Semi-Skilled Worker Category

The following are the criteria under which a candidate could become eligible under the PNP BC Entry-Level or Semi-Skilled Worker Category.

Applicant eligibility:

  • The applicant must be living in BC province when they apply for this program.
  • The application process should be commenced while the candidate has their full time job in the food processing, tourism/hospitality, or long-haul trucking industry.
  • The job should fall under an NOC level C or D, in the Northeastern Development Region of British Columbia.
  • They should’ve acquired this employment position at least 9 months prior to applying for PNP BC.
  • The candidate must have had at least 12 years of school education, for which they must be able to provide a valid proof.
  • A Benchmark 4 level competency in English language would be expected from the candidate.
  • The candidate must be able to verify that they are capable of paying for their living or housing in BC, by providing a valid income confirmation document, proof of employment in the province, residential address, and even the list of dependants, if any.

Employer Eligibility:

  • The business must be based out of British Columbia, having employees working there full time. In case the business is based out of Vancouver, it would need to have at the very least, 5 employees working full time.
  • The employer should be able to verify that the business is only involved in legitimate and legal interactions and transactions.
  • Guidelines that concur with the domestic labour market, must have been adhered to, by the employer.
  • The employer has to necessarily authorize a letter of employment to the candidate, which must contain these details:
    • It should be signed and dated by both the employer as well as the applicant.
    • The letter should describe the duties that come with the job position.
    • The rate of income to be received by the applicant, and their working hours must be clearly mentioned.
    • The letter should acknowledge that the job is both permanent as well as full time, as well as that the applicant will have worked a minimum of 30 hours.
    • In case there are any bargaining agreements made, the letter should have a clear mention.
    • The added or other benefits that might come with the job should also be indicated in the letter.
  • The employer would be barred from taking any money off the pay, corresponding to recruiting the applicant, or the immigration fee.
  • The income offered for the job should be reasonable and competitive, according to the market; it should also respect the minimum wage requirement.
  • Those who are hired on LMO or Labor Market Opinion originally, they would receive a higher LMO standard.
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