Employer requirements


The Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC streams of the BC Provincial Nominee Program require the support of an eligible employer. This means that your employer must fulfill certain responsibilities and requirements to support your BC PNP application.

Please review the BC PNP Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC Program Guide (PDF, 1MB) for complete, up-to-date program information and requirements.

General employer requirements

Your employer must:

  • be established as an employer in good standing in B.C.
  • provide full-time, indeterminate (permanent or with no set end date) employment
  • have a history of good workplace and business practices
  • sign an employer declaration
  • meet domestic labour market recruitment requirements, where applicable
  • make you a full-time, indeterminate job offer
  • offer you a wage in line with industry standards

Employer responsibilities

As well as meeting the general employer requirements, your employer must:

  • give you a written job offer
  • complete the employer sections of the application forms
  • notify the BC PNP if there are any changes in your employment status. This includes a promotion or termination; if you have been laid off or are on extended leave; or if the business has closed or changed ownership.

Public sector and non-profit employers

We accept applications from the following public sector and non-profit organizations with a permanent presence in B.C.:

  • provincial and regional health care authorities and agencies
  • public post-secondary education and training institutions
  • private, non-profit post-secondary institutions that are accredited by, or registered with, The Private Career Training Institutions Agency of BC
  • institutions supported by the Government of Canada or the Province of B.C. that conduct research in natural and applied sciences, engineering, computer and information systems, or health sciences
  • provincial/federal/municipal government organizations and agencies
  • other non-profit groups registered as charitable organizations and incorporated under the Society Act (RSBC 1996) or the Canada Corporations Act, Part II, 1970

Ineligible employers

The BC PNP will not approve applications from:

  • employers involved in producing, distributing or selling pornographic or sexually explicit products, or providing sexually oriented entertainment or services
  • employment agencies and similar firms, unless they are establishing an employer/employee relationship with the registrant and/or applicant
  • any other type of business that by association would tend to bring the BC PNP or the Government of British Columbia into disrepute.

Get more information

For complete, up-to-date program information and requirements, please review the BC PNP Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC Program Guide (PDF, 1MB).

For a high-level overview, download the BC PNP SI & EEBC Information Sheet for Employers (PDF, <1MB)

Note: This website provides a high-level overview of the program only. Please refer to the program guide for the most current and complete information. Check back often to ensure you have the latest version.