1. BC PNP Tech
The BC PNP Tech formerly known as BC PNP Tech Pilot Program allows employers in British Columbia’s tech industry who wish to recruit foreign tech workers. Employers who meet BC PNP Employer Requirements can hire these workers and help them immigrate only if there are no Canadian residents or permanent residents available to fill the position. BC PNP Tech ensures that B.C. can continue to attract and retain the talent required to sustain and grow the province’s technology economy.
You can find detailed eligibility requirements and the application process for BC PNP Tech here.
2. BC PNP Skilled Worker
The BC PNP Skilled Worker stream offers an immigration route to skilled workers in specific professions, technical, management, trades, and other occupations. Here is a detailed BC PNP Occupation List that includes all the eligible occupations under British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program. You need a valid Canadian job offer to apply for BC PNP under the Skilled Worker stream.
For more details follow the BC PNP Skilled Worker guide.
3. BC PNP Health Authority
The BC PNP Health Authority is a unique immigration stream for healthcare professionals working under BC’s health authority including physicians, nurses, and midwives. If you are applying under BC PNP Health Authority category, you must have a valid job offer from one of the BC public health authorities as a healthcare professional. You can check the eligible BC PNP Health Authority Occupations here.
4. BC PNP Entry-Level and Semi-Skilled (ELSS)
The BC PNP ELSS stream allows foreign workers working for British Columbia employers in Entry-Level and Semi-Skilled occupations and specific industries to receive permanent residence. This includes long-haul trucking occupations, tourism and hospitality, healthcare, and food processing. You can find a detailed occupation list for BC PNP ELSS here.
Just like other Skills Immigration streams, BC PNP Entry-Level and Semi-Skilled Stream also demand a signed job offer letter for full-time employment in a NOC C and D occupation that also falls under the specific ELSS-eligible occupations list.
If you want to know more about this stream, check the BC PNP ELSS guide.
5. BC PNP International Graduate
The BC PNP International Graduate stream is for individuals that have graduated from a Canadian College or University and possess a job offer from a recognized Canadian employer. For this, an applicant must earn a degree, diploma, or certificate from an approved post-secondary school in Canada.
Please see the BC PNP International Graduate guide for more information on the degrees, diplomas, and certifications that are eligible.
6. BC PNP International Post-Graduate
This program offers an immigration pathway to international students that hold a Master’s or Doctorate degree in an eligible program from a British Columbia University. This stream stands out because it does not require applicants to possess a job offer in BC. Although you must have a Master’s or Doctorate degree in one of the specific fields eligible under this stream.
You can learn all the details about BC PNP International Post-Graduate here.