PR For NOC C & D In B.C. If you are a semi-skilled (NOC C) or unskilled worker (NOC D) living in BC and want a Permanent Residency (PR) in Canada, you are in the right place. BC has a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), for NOC C and D workers that lets you live and get a PR in Canada.
British Columbia (B.C.) is one of the most diverse provinces in all of Canada. Also, because of its natural environment, with expansive forests and a unique coastal climate, a lot of immigrants prefer living in BC.
PNP Options In BC
The British Columbia Entry Level and Semi-Skilled Worker (ELSS) stream is one of several immigration programs within the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP). This stream nominates immigrants who have semi-skilled work experience in BC and a job offer from a BC employer.
Who is Eligible?
To be eligible for ELSS you should have—
Work Experience— You need to have a permanent, full-time job offer from a BC employer. Also, the job should be of indeterminate length (no end date to your job).
Moreover, the job should be in one of the eligible occupations for NOC C or D. Click here for eligible occupations.
In addition, you should have been working for your employer in BC for a minimum of 9 consecutive months before applying for your nomination.
Language Requirements—You need to pass a language proficiency test in either English or French. You will need to prove your language competencies (reading, writing, listening, and speaking), through a valid test from a government-approved organization.
Funds— You need to have enough funds to prove that you will be able to support yourself and your dependents (if any). Also, you should be earning a wage in line with BC wage rates.
Legal Status—If you are living in Canada at the time of applying, you should hold and maintain a legal status until nomination (like a study/work permit or a visitor record)
Occupation — You should be working in any NOC C or D occupation only if you will be working in what is called the Northeast Development Region of BC.
Also, your employer should have a history of good workplace and business practices. They should comply with the local labor market recruitment standards. Moreover, they need to sign an employer declaration.
Occupations in travel and accommodation
6525 Hotel front desk clerks
Tour and recreational guides and casino occupations
6531 Tour and travel guides
6532 Outdoor sport and recreational guides
6533 Casino occupations
Occupations in food and beverage service
6511 Maîtres d’hotel and hosts/hostesses
6513 Food and beverage servers
6711 Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related occupations
Cleaners (employed directly by hotels/resorts*)
6731 Light duty cleaners
6732 Specialized cleaners
6733 Janitors, caretakers and building superintendents
6721 Support occupations in accommodation, travel and facilities set-up services
Other service occupations (employed directly by hotels/resorts*)
6741 Dry cleaning, laundry and related occupations
6742 Other service support occupations
*For the purposes of the BC PNP, a resort is defined as an accommodation facility that is associated with recreational activities. These activities can include skiing, golfing, boating, fishing, biking, swimming, horseback riding, hiking, nature-based or interpretive tours, etc.
9461 Process control and machine operators, food and beverage processing
9462 Industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers
9463 Fish and seafood plant workers
9465 Testers and graders, food, beverage and associated products processing
9617 Labourers in food, beverage and associated products processing
9618 Labourers in fish and seafood processing
Long-haul truck drivers
7511 Long-haul truck driver
Occupations in healthcare
3413 Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates*
3411 Dental assistants
*For the purposes of the BC PNP, only health care assistants / health care aides are eligible under NOC 3413.
How to apply?
Follow the listed steps to apply—
- Create a profile and register online here
- The Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) will process your information
- After registering, you will get a score depending on -your NOC level, annual wage, location of employment, work experience, education, and language proficiency score.
- Once you have sufficient points, you will receive an Invitation To Apply (ITA), just like in Express Entry
- You have 30 calendar days from your date of ITA to submit an application.
- If everything is successful, you will receive a BCPNP which you can use to apply for a PR in Canada.
- BCPNP will then send you a confirmation of nomination and nomination package. Also, they will send you the steps to follow to apply for a PR.
- Finally, you can submit a complete application for PR to a designated IRCC visa office.
The application fee is $700. A request for review would cost an additional CAD $500.
Shanvi Kaur is a content writer at Immigration News Canada. She moved to Canada as an immigrant and now focuses on bringing the latest news to immigrants to make their journey easier in Canada!