BC Skills Immigration Stream

Besides being able to apply through the above-mentioned streams directly through the BC PNP Skills Immigration Stream on the BC PNP portal online for a fast-tracked processing time of 2-3 months you can also apply for permanent residence through the Entry Level and Semi-Skilled Worker (ELSS) Category if you do not qualify for the previous immigration programs and work in the tourism/hospitality, long-haul trucking or food processing sector.
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled (ELSS) Category Eligibility Requirements

  • Express Entry Profile
  • No
  • Connection to Province
  • Yes
  • Job Offer
  • Yes – Must be in one of the following job sectors in BC:
  • 1. tourism/hospitality;
  • 2. long-haul trucking; or
  • food processing sector.
  • Language Proficiency
  • Yes – CLB 4
  • Level of Education
  • Yes (relevant secondary qualification or high school certificate and licensing or certification required for the job)
  • Work Experience
  • Must have been employed for at least 9 consecutive months in BC immediately before application
  • Age
  • No
  • Income/Settlement Funds
  • Yes
  • Average Processing Time
  • 2-3 months (BC PNP Online). The permanent residence procedure normally take approximately 14 – 18 months.

To apply for the Skill Immigration system you must:

  • Create an online profile through the BC PNP and register
  • Choose one of the five categories: 1. Skilled Worker 2. Healthcare Professional 3. International Post Graduate 4. International Graduate
    5. Entry Level and Semi-Skilled
  • Receive a registration score and enter into a selection pool for the category you chose
  • Complete your registration when you receive your confirmation email along with your BC PNP registration number
  • Please note that your registration will be kept in the pool for 12 months or until you get an Invitation to Apply from BC (if you meet all the requirements).