Employer Requirement BC PNP

 This program provides an opportunity to experienced entrepreneurs and skilled foreign workers to gain permanent residency in British Columbia. Under BC PNP there are two ways by which an individual can apply for permanent residence in B.C. Each method includes distinct category workers who can apply depending on their job, national occupational classification skill level or international student status.

Public Sector & Non-Profit Employers

The applications are accepted 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

neligible Employers

  • 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