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
Connection to Province
Yes - Must be in one of the following job sectors in BC:
2. long-haul trucking; or
food processing sector.
Yes - CLB 4
Level of Education
Yes (relevant secondary qualification or high school certificate and licensing or certification required for the job)
Must have been employed for at least 9 consecutive months in BC immediately before application
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).
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