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“How do I know if my TEER NOC code is included in the BC PNP occupation list?”

In order to answer this question, you must decide whether you are applying for BC PNP Skills Immigration, Express Entry BC, or BC PNP Tech pathways for skilled workers. The following guide contains the updated BC PNP occupation list 2022 for each British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program.

BC PNP Occupation Categories

Most of the skilled workers apply for the BC PNP Skills Immigration stream. The stream is further divided into occupation-based programs. Additionally, there are some priority occupations under the BC PNP. These BC PNP occupation categories are given below:

Let’s discuss the eligible occupations for BC PNP Skills Immigration Stream.

BC PNP Skilled Worker Occupation List

The occupation list for BC PNP skilled worker category is similar to the federal skilled worker program of the express entry system.

You must have at least 2 years of full-time (or equivalent part-time) work experience in any skilled occupation TEER 0, TEER 1, TEER 2, and TEER 3 shown below:

TEER CategoryNOC CodeOccupation Category
010010Financial managers
010011Human resources managers
010012Purchasing managers
010019Other administrative services managers
010020Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers
010021Banking, credit and other investment managers
010022Advertising, marketing and public relations managers
010029Other business services managers
010030Telecommunication carriers managers
020010Engineering managers
020011Architecture and science managers
020012Computer and information systems managers
030010Managers in health care
040010Government managers - health and social policy development and program administration
040011Government managers - economic analysis, policy development and program administration
040012Government managers - education policy development and program administration
040019Other managers in public administration
040020Administrators - post-secondary education and vocational training
040021School principals and administrators of elementary and secondary education
040030Managers in social, community and correctional services
040040Commissioned police officers and related occupations in public protection services
040041Fire chiefs and senior firefighting officers
040042Commissioned officers of the Canadian Armed Forces
050010Library, archive, museum and art gallery managers
050011Managers - publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
050012Recreation, sports and fitness program and service directors
060010Corporate sales managers
060020Retail and wholesale trade managers
060030Restaurant and food service managers
060031Accommodation service managers
060040Managers in customer and personal services
070010Construction managers
070011Home building and renovation managers
070012Facility operation and maintenance managers
070020Managers in transportation
070021Postal and courier services managers
080010Managers in natural resources production and fishing
080020Managers in agriculture
080021Managers in horticulture
080022Managers in aquaculture
090010Manufacturing managers
090011Utilities managers
111100Financial auditors and accountants
111101Financial and investment analysts
111102Financial advisors
111103Securities agents, investment dealers and brokers
111109Other financial officers
111200Human resources professionals
111201Professional occupations in business management consulting
111202Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations
121100Physicists and astronomers
121101Chemists
121102Geoscientists and oceanographers
121103Meteorologists and climatologists
121109Other professional occupations in physical sciences
121110Biologists and related scientists
121111Forestry professionals
121112Agricultural representatives, consultants and specialists
121120Public and environmental health and safety professionals
121200Architects
121201Landscape architects
121202Urban and land use planners
121203Land surveyors
121210Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries
121211Data scientists
121220Cybersecurity specialists
121221Business systems specialists
121222Information systems specialists
121223Database analysts and data administrators
121230Computer systems developers and programmers
121231Software engineers and designers
121232Software developers and programmers
121233Web designers
121234Web developers and programmers
121300Civil engineers
121301Mechanical engineers
121310Electrical and electronics engineers
121311Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
121320Chemical engineers
121321Industrial and manufacturing engineers
121322Metallurgical and materials engineers
121330Mining engineers
121331Geological engineers
121332Petroleum engineers
121390Aerospace engineers
121399Other professional engineers
131100Specialists in clinical and laboratory medicine
131101Specialists in surgery
131102General practitioners and family physicians
131103Veterinarians
131110Dentists
131111Optometrists
131112Audiologists and speech-language pathologists
131120Pharmacists
131121Dietitians and nutritionists
131200Psychologists
131201Chiropractors
131202Physiotherapists
131203Occupational therapists
131204Kinesiologists and other professional occupations in therapy and assessment
131209Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating
131300Nursing coordinators and supervisors
131301Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
131302Nurse practitioners
131303Physician assistants, midwives and allied health professionals
141100Judges
141101Lawyers and Quebec notaries
141200University professors and lecturers
141201Post-secondary teaching and research assistants
141210College and other vocational instructors
141220Secondary school teachers
141221Elementary school and kindergarten teachers
141300Social workers
141301Therapists in counselling and related specialized therapies
141302Religious leaders
141310Police investigators and other investigative occupations
141311Probation and parole officers
141320Educational counsellors
141321Career development practitioners and career counsellors (except education)
141400Natural and applied science policy researchers, consultants and program officers
141401Economists and economic policy researchers and analysts
141402Business development officers and market researchers and analysts
141403Social policy researchers, consultants and program officers
141404Health policy researchers, consultants and program officers
141405Education policy researchers, consultants and program officers
141406Recreation, sports and fitness policy researchers, consultants and program officers
141407Program officers unique to government
141409Other professional occupations in social science
151100Librarians
151101Conservators and curators
151102Archivists
151110Editors
151111Authors and writers (except technical)
151112Technical writers
151113Journalists
151114Translators, terminologists and interpreters
151120Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations
151121Conductors, composers and arrangers
151122Musicians and singers
212010Supervisors, general office and administrative support workers
212011Supervisors, finance and insurance office workers
212012Supervisors, library, correspondence and related information workers
212013Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling coordination occupations
212100Executive assistants
212101Human resources and recruitment officers
212102Procurement and purchasing agents and officers
212103Conference and event planners
212104Employment insurance and revenue officers
212110Court reporters, medical transcriptionists and related occupations
212111Health information management occupations
212112Records management technicians
212113Statistical officers and related research support occupations
212200Accounting technicians and bookkeepers
212201Insurance adjusters and claims examiners
212202Insurance underwriters
212203Assessors, business valuators and appraisers
222100Chemical technologists and technicians
222101Geological and mineral technologists and technicians
222110Biological technologists and technicians
222111Agricultural and fish products inspectors
222112Forestry technologists and technicians
222113Conservation and fishery officers
222114Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists
222210Architectural technologists and technicians
222211Industrial designers
222212Drafting technologists and technicians
222213Land survey technologists and technicians
222214Technical occupations in geomatics and meteorology
222220Computer network and web technicians
222221User support technicians
222222Information systems testing technicians
222230Non-destructive testers and inspectors
222231Engineering inspectors and regulatory officers
222232Occupational health and safety specialists
222233Construction inspectors
222300Civil engineering technologists and technicians
222301Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians
222302Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians
222303Construction estimators
222310Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
222311Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)
222312Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
222313Aircraft instrument, electrical and avionics mechanics, technicians and inspectors
232100Opticians
232101Licensed practical nurses
232102Paramedical occupations
232103Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists
232104Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians
232109Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment
232110Denturists
232111Dental hygienists and dental therapists
232112Dental technologists and technicians
232120Medical laboratory technologists
232121Medical radiation technologists
232122Medical sonographers
232123Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists
232124Pharmacy technicians
232129Other medical technologists and technicians
232200Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and acupuncturists
232201Massage therapists
232209Other practitioners of natural healing
242100Police officers (except commissioned)
242101Firefighters
242102Specialized members of the Canadian Armed Forces
242200Paralegals and related occupations
242201Social and community service workers
242202Early childhood educators and assistants
242203Instructors of persons with disabilities
242204Religion workers
252100Library and public archive technicians
252110Film and video camera operators
252111Graphic arts technicians
252112Broadcast technicians
252113Audio and video recording technicians
252114Announcers and other broadcasters
252119Other technical and coordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts
252120Graphic designers and illustrators
252121Interior designers and interior decorators
262010Retail sales supervisors
262020Food service supervisors
262021Executive housekeepers
262022Accommodation, travel, tourism and related services supervisors
262023Customer and information services supervisors
262024Cleaning supervisors
262029Other services supervisors
262100Technical sales specialists - wholesale trade
262101Retail and wholesale buyers
262200Chefs
262201Funeral directors and embalmers
262202Jewellers, jewellery and watch repairers and related occupations
272010Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations
272011Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations
272012Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting trades
272013Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades
272014Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers
272020Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades
272021Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews
272022Supervisors, printing and related occupations
272023Supervisors, railway transport operations
272024Supervisors, motor transport and other ground transit operators
272025Supervisors, mail and message distribution occupations
272100Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors
272101Tool and die makers
272102Sheet metal workers
272103Boilermakers
272104Structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters
272105Ironworkers
272106Welders and related machine operators
272200Electricians (except industrial and power system)
272201Industrial electricians
272202Power system electricians
272203Electrical power line and cable workers
272204Telecommunications line and cable installers and repairers
272205Telecommunications equipment installation and cable television service technicians
272300Plumbers
272301Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers
272302Gas fitters
272310Carpenters
272311Cabinetmakers
272320Bricklayers
272321Insulators
272400Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
272401Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
272402Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics
272403Railway carmen/women
272404Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors
272405Machine fitters
272406Elevator constructors and mechanics
272410Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers
272411Auto body collision, refinishing and glass technicians and damage repair estimators
272420Oil and solid fuel heating mechanics
272421Appliance servicers and repairers
272422Electrical mechanics
272423Motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle and other related mechanics
272429Other small engine and small equipment repairers
272500Crane operators
272501Water well drillers
272600Air pilots, flight engineers and flying instructors
272601Air traffic controllers and related occupations
272602Deck officers, water transport
272603Engineer officers, water transport
272604Railway traffic controllers and marine traffic regulators
272999Other technical trades and related occupations
282010Supervisors, logging and forestry
282020Supervisors, mining and quarrying
282021Contractors and supervisors, oil and gas drilling and services
282030Agricultural service contractors and farm supervisors
282031Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services
292010Supervisors, mineral and metal processing
292011Supervisors, petroleum, gas and chemical processing and utilities
292012Supervisors, food and beverage processing
292013Supervisors, plastic and rubber products manufacturing
292014Supervisors, forest products processing
292015Supervisors, textile, fabric, fur and leather products processing and manufacturing
292020Supervisors, motor vehicle assembling
292021Supervisors, electronics and electrical products manufacturing
292022Supervisors, furniture and fixtures manufacturing
292023Supervisors, other mechanical and metal products manufacturing
292024Supervisors, other products manufacturing and assembly
292100Power engineers and power systems operators
292101Water and waste treatment plant operators
313100Administrative officers
313101Property administrators
313102Payroll administrators
313110Administrative assistants
313111Legal administrative assistants
313112Medical administrative assistants
313200Customs, ship and other brokers
313201Production and transportation logistics coordinators
333100Dental assistants and dental laboratory assistants
333101Medical laboratory assistants and related technical occupations
333102Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates
333103Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants
333109Other assisting occupations in support of health services
343100Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants
343109Other instructors
343200Sheriffs and bailiffs
343201Correctional service officers
343202By-law enforcement and other regulatory officers
343203Border services, customs, and immigration officers
343204Operations members of the Canadian Armed Forces
353100Registrars, restorers, interpreters and other occupations related to museum and art galleries
353110Photographers
353111Motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and performing arts assistants and operators
353120Dancers
353121Actors, comedians and circus performers
353122Painters, sculptors and other visual artists
353123Theatre, fashion, exhibit and other creative designers
353124Artisans and craftspersons
353125Patternmakers - textile, leather and fur products
353200Athletes
353201Coaches
353202Sports officials and referees
363100Insurance agents and brokers
363101Real estate agents and salespersons
363102Financial sales representatives
363200Cooks
363201Butchers - retail and wholesale
363202Bakers
363210Hairstylists and barbers
363211Estheticians, electrologists and related occupations
363220Shoe repairers and shoemakers
363221Upholsterers
373100Concrete finishers
373101Tilesetters
373102Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers
373110Roofers and shinglers
373111Glaziers
373112Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)
373113Floor covering installers
373200Residential and commercial installers and servicers
373201General building maintenance workers and building superintendents
373202Pest controllers and fumigators
373209Other repairers and servicers
373300Transport truck drivers
373301Bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators
373310Railway and yard locomotive engineers
373311Railway conductors and brakemen/women
373400Heavy equipment operators
373401Printing press operators
373402Drillers and blasters - surface mining, quarrying and construction
383100Underground production and development miners
383101Oil and gas well drillers, servicers, testers and related workers
383110Logging machinery operators
383120Fishing masters and officers
383121Fishermen/women
393100Central control and process operators, mineral and metal processing
393101Central control and process operators, petroleum, gas and chemical processing
393102Pulping, papermaking and coating control operators
393200Aircraft assemblers and aircraft assembly inspectors
BC PNP Occupation List 2022 Updated

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BC PNP Health Authrority Occupation List

BC PNP Health Authority is a special category under British Columbia PNP for health care professionals. This stream is open to any occupation. Additionally, to apply under this stream you must have a full-time, indeterminate, and permanent job offer from one of the B.C. public health authorities. You can contact Health Match BC for free recruitment services.

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BC PNP Entry-Level and Semi-Skilled Occupation List

The occupations that qualify under the BC PNP Entry-Level and Semi-Skilled Category (ELSS) are listed below:

TEER CategoryNOC CodeOccupation
464314Hotel front desk clerks
464320Tour and travel guides
464321Casino workers
464322Outdoor sport and recreational guides
464300Maîtres d'hôtel and hosts/hostesses
464301Bartenders
565200Food and beverage servers
565201Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations
565310Light duty cleaners
565311Specialized cleaners
565312Janitors, caretakers and heavy-duty cleaners
565210Support occupations in accommodation, travel and facilities set-up services
565320Dry cleaning, laundry and related occupations
565329Other service support occupations
494140Process control and machine operators, food and beverage processing
494141Industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers
494142Fish and seafood plant workers
494143Testers and graders, food and beverage processing
595106Labourers in food and beverage processing
494142Fish and seafood plant workers

BC PNP International Graduate Occupation List

This BC’s Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is designed for international students who hold a degree or diploma from a Canadian institution. Any occupations under TEER 1, TEER 2, or TEER 3 are eligible under BC PNP International Graduate Category. You can check the out in the BC PNP Skilled Worker occupation list table above.

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BC PNP Tech Occupation List

BC PNP Tech was introduced in 2017 as a pilot program to assist with the high demand for labor in the technology sector of British Columbia. Due to its success, the province decided to make it a permanent part of Skills Immigration. All the eligible BC PNP Tech occupations are listed below:

TEER CodeOccupation
10030Telecommunication carriers managers
20012Computer and information systems managers
21100Physicists and astronomers
21210Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries
21211Data scientists
21220Cybersecurity specialists
21221Business systems specialists
21222Information systems specialists
21223Database analysts and data administrators
21230Computer systems developers and programmers
21231Software engineers and designers
21232Software developers and programmers
21233Web designers
21234Web developers and programmers
21300Civil engineers
21301Mechanical engineers
21310Electrical and electronics engineers
21311Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
21320Chemical engineers
21399Other professional engineers
22110Biological technologists and technicians
22220Computer network and web technicians
22221User support technicians
22222Information systems testing technicians
22310Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
50011Managers - publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
22312Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
51111Authors and writers (except technical)
51112Technical writers
51120Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations
52119Other technical and coordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts
52112Broadcast technicians
52113Audio and video recording technicians
52120Graphic designers and illustrators
53111Motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and performing arts assistants and operators

BC PNP Priority Occupations

The province of British Columbia urgently needs more early childhood educators and healthcare professionals. To fill these positions BC organizes separate BC PNP Draws for the targeted priority occupations. These occupations are divided into the following categories:

  • Healthcare Occupations
  • Childcare occupations
  • Other priority occupations

BC PNP Health Care Occupations

TEER NOC CodeOccupation Category
30010Managers in health care
31300Nursing coordinators and supervisors
31301Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
31102General practitioners and family physicians
31110Dentists
31201Chiropractors
31120Pharmacists
31121Dietitians and nutritionists
31112Audiologists and speech-language pathologists
31203Occupational therapists
32120Medical laboratory technologists
32103Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists
32121Medical radiation technologists
32122Medical sonographers
32123Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists
32110Denturists
32111Dental hygienists and dental therapists
32101Licensed practical nurses
32102Paramedical occupations
41300Social workers
42201Social and community service workers
31100Specialists in clinical and laboratory medicine
31101Specialists in surgery
31302Nurse practitioners
31303Physician assistants, midwives and allied health professionals
32103Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists
31209Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating
31202Physiotherapists
31204Kinesiologists and other professional occupations in therapy and assessment
32120Medical laboratory technologists
32129Other medical technologists and technicians
32112Dental technologists and technicians
32200Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and acupuncturists
32109Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment
33100Dental assistants and dental laboratory assistants
31200Psychologists
41301Therapists in counselling and related specialized therapies
33102Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates

BC PNP Childcare Occupations

TEER Category NOC Code Occupation
2 42202 Occupation Category: Early childhood educators and assistants (ECE)

BC PNP Other Priority Occupations

TEER Category NOC Code Occupation
1 31103 Veterinarians
2 32104 Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians
1 41200 University professors and lecturers

Express Entry BC Occupation List

When the BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) was introduced by IRCC in 2015, it was aligned with Express Entry. The Express Entry BC (EEBC) allows eligible applicants to receive priority in the processing of their applications for the BC PNP. The following streams are eligible for BC PNP Express Entry:

  • EEBC Skilled Workers
  • EEBC Health Authority
  • EEBC International Post Graduates
  • EEBC International Graduates

The eligible occupations for the BC PNP Express Entry categories are the same as the corresponding Skills Immigration categories. For example, occupations eligible for the BC PNP Skilled Worker category of skills immigration are also eligible for the EEBC Skilled Worker category.

You must also be eligible through one of the three federal immigration programs to apply through Express Entry BC. These programs are Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, and Canadian Experience Class.

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