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1. Skilled worker

  • Accepted a full-time, a permanent job (or one with no set end date) from a B.C. employer (NOC 0, A, B);
  • Qualified to perform the duties of the job;
  • At least 2 years of directly related work experience;
  • Show you can support yourself and your dependents;
  • Have, or be eligible for, legal immigration status in Canada;
  • Meet minimum language requirements (NOC skill level B);
  • Meet B.C. wage rates for the occupation;

2. Health Care Professional

  • Have the support of, or a full-time, a permanent job (or one with no set end date )from a public health authority as a: physician, specialist, registered nurse, registered psychiatric nurse, nurse practitioner;
  • Allied health professional such as a:diagnostic medical sonographer; clinical pharmacist; medical laboratory technologist; medical radiation technologist; occupational therapist; physiotherapist;
  • If you are a midwife, have a letter of confirmation from an established practice group in B.C.;
  • Qualify to work in your occupation in B.C.;
  • At least 2 years of directly related work experience;
  • Show you can support yourself and your dependents;
  • Have, or be eligible for, legal immigration status in Canada;
  • Meet minimum language requirements (NOC skill level B);
  • Meet the B.C. wage rates for the occupation;

3. International Graduate 

  • Accepted a full-time, a permanent job, (or one with no set end date) from a B.C. employer. (NOC 0, A, B);
  • Qualify to work in your occupation in B.C.;
  • Show you can support yourself and your dependents;
  • Have, or be eligible for, legal immigration status in Canada;
  • Completed a degree, diploma or certificate from an eligible; post-secondary institution in Canada in the past 3 years;
  • Meet minimum language requirements (NOC skill level B);
  • Meet the B.C. wage rates for the occupation;​

4. International Post-Graduate

Must have graduated in the last three years with a master’s or doctorate (PhD) degree in the natural, applied or health sciences:

  • agriculture
  • biological and biomedical sciences
  • computer and information sciences and support services
  • engineering
  • engineering technology
  • health professions and related clinical sciences
  • mathematics and statistics
  • natural resources conservation and research
  • physical sciences

Have, or be eligible for, legal immigration status in Canada; Completed a valid graduate program of study at an eligible post-secondary institution in B.C. in the last three years; Show your intent and ability to live in B.C.;

5.Entry-Level or Semi-Skilled Worker

  • Accepted a full-time, a permanent job (or one with no set end date) from a B.C. employer in a specific occupation in tourism/hospitality, long-haul trucking, or the food processing industry. (NOC 0, A, B)
  • Have been working full-time for your employer for a minimum of nine consecutive months before applying;
  • Meet minimum language and education requirements;
  • Qualify to do the job offered to you;
  • Show you can support yourself and your dependents;
  • Have legal immigration status in Canada;
  • Meet the B.C. wage rates for the occupation;