EEBC — Skilled Worker

Am I Eligible?

You may be eligible for Express Entry BC if:

  • you are a skilled worker, with post-secondary education or training
  • you have a minimum of two years of directly related employment experience in a professional, management, technical, trade, or other skilled occupation
  • you wish to receive priority processing of your permanent residence application through Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada's (IRCC) Express Entry system

Eligibility Requirements

The following requirements are mandatory in BC PNP’s EEBC Skilled Worker category. You must:

  • have obtained an IRCC Express Entry profile number and a Job Seeker Validation Code that indicates you meet the criteria for one of the federal economic immigration programs subject to IRCC’s Express Entry system:

  • have accepted a full-time, indeterminate job offer from a B.C. employer in a skilled occupation as outlined in the National Occupational Classification Matrix (NOC skill level 0, A or B)
  • be qualified to perform the duties of the job offered to you including all regulatory, registration, and licensing requirements to perform the duties of the occupation in B.C.
  • have a minimum of two (2) years of directly related work experience in the job offered to you
  • demonstrate that you are able to support yourself (and your dependants)
  • have, or be eligible for, legal immigration status in Canada
  • meet minimum language requirements
  • have been offered a wage that is comparable to B.C. wage rates for the occupation

As this is a joint application submitted with your employer, your employer must also meet eligibility criteria.

For More Information

For complete program requirements, please refer to the BC PNP Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC Program Guide.

For more information about how to complete the online registration and application, please refer to the BC PNP Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC Technical Guide.

Information on the BC PNP website is for general information purposes only. Please refer to the BC PNP Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC Program Guide and the Entrepreneur Immigration Program Guide for complete program information and requirements. In the event of a discrepancy between the BC PNP website and the BC PNP program guides, the information in the program guides shall be considered correct. Please check our website regularly to ensure you are using the most up-to-date version of the applicable program guide.