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What are the minimum requirements to be eligible for BC PNP 2021?

To qualify under BC PNP as a skilled immigrant, the candidate must:

  • Have accepted a full-time, intermediate job offer from an eligible BC employer. Job-offer must be categorized under National Occupation Classification (NOC) skill level 0, A or B
  • Qualified to perform job duties
  • Need to have a minimum of two years of work experience that is directly related to the occupation
  • Show that they can support themselves and accompanying family members
  • Be legally admissible in Canada
  • For NOC skill level B occupations, meet the minimum language requirements
  • Have a wage offer in line with B.C wage rates for the occupation

How to apply for BC PNP Skilled Immigration?

To start the application for BC PNP, the immigrant must create their profile online and register under the BC PNP online system. After the profile is submitted, they receive scores based on the candidate’s credentials according to the SIRS system. Highest scoring profiles are then issued invitations to apply through BC PNP online

British Columbia Occupation in-demand List 2021

Province of British Columbia has a dedicated list of occupations that are in high demand in the province that faces a shortage in the local labour market. 

High Demand Occupation in Management Usually requiring a Combination of Education and Work Experience

NOC Code Occupation Title
0621 Retail and wholesale trade managers
0631 Restaurant and food service managers
0013 Senior managers – financial, communications and other business services
0714 Facility operation and maintenance managers
0213 Computer and information systems managers
0111 Financial managers
0601 Corporate Sales managers
0122 Banking, credit and other investment managers
0016 Senior managers – construction, transportation, production, and utilities
0124 Advertising, marketing, and public relations manager
0015 Senior manager – trade, broadcasting, and other services
0121 Insurance, real estate, and financial brokerage managers
0621 Retail and wholesale trade managers
0821 Managers in Agriculture
0731 Managers in transportation
0712 Homebuilding and renovation managers
0632 Accommodation service managers
0114 Other administrative services managers
0423 Managers in social, community and correctional services
0112 Human resources managers
0014 Senior managers – health, education, social and community services and membership organizations
0125 Other business services manager
0651 Managers in customer and personal services
0422 School principals and administrators of elementary and secondary education
0113 Purchasing managers
0421 Administrators – post-secondary education and vocational training
0211 Engineering managers
0012 Senior government managers and officials
0513 Recreation, sports, and fitness program and service directors
0512 Managers – publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
0912 Utility managers
0212 Architecture and science managers
0412 Government managers – economic analysis, policy development, and program administration
0414 Other managers in public administration

High Demand Occupation Usually requiring Bachelor’s, Graduate or First Professional Degree

NOC Code Occupation Title
1111 Financial auditors and accountants
4032 Elementary school and kindergarten teachers
2171 Information systems analysts and consultants
2174 Computer programmers and interactive media developers
1114 Other financial officers
4112 Lawyers
1122 Professional occupation in business management consulting
2173 Software engineers and designers
1123 Professional occupations in advertising, marketing, and public relations
4021 College and other vocational instructors
2131 Civil engineers
4011 University professors and lecturers
4163 Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants
1121 Human resources professionals
5131 Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations
4152 Social workers
4153 Family, marriage and other related counselors
2175 Web designers and developers
5121 Authors and writers
4165 Health policy researchers, consultants, and program officers
2151 Architects
1112 Financial and investment analysts
4161 Natural and applied science policy researchers, consultants and program officers
1113 Securities agents, investment dealers, and broker
2147 Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
4151 Psychologists

High Demand Occupations usually requiring Diploma, certificate or apprenticeship training

NOC Code Occupation Title
1221 Administrative Officers
4212 Social and community service workers
1311 Accounting technicians and bookkeepers
1241 Administrative assistants
4214 Early Childhood educators and assistants
6232 Real estate agents and salespersons
7321 Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics, and mechanical repairers
5241 Graphic designers and illustrators
6341 Hairstylists and barbers
5254 Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport, and fitness
6221 Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade
1224 Property administrators
4311 Police officers (except commissioned)
6231 Insurance agents and brokers
6235 Financial sales representative
2281 Computer network technicians
2242 Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)
6211 Retail sales supervisors
1215 Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations
1242 Legal administrative assistants
1222 Executive assistants
2282 User support technicians
1243 Medical administrative assistants
2271 Airline pilots, flight engineers, and flying instructors
4211 Paralegal and related occupations
1312 Insurance adjusters and claims examiners
4312 Firefighters
7315 Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors
1223 Human resources and recruitment officers
1212 Supervisors, finance and insurance office workers
5221 Photographers
4313 Non-commissioned ranks of the Canadian Armed Forces
1315 Customs, ship and other brokers

High Demand Occupations Usually requiring High school and/or Occupation Specific Training

NOC Code Occupation Title
1414 Receptionists
6513 Food and beverage servers
4412 Home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations
4411 Home childcare providers
7513 Taxi and limousine drivers and chauffeurs
1513 Couriers, messengers, and door-to-door distributors
1512 Letter carriers
1511 Mail, postal and related workers

High demand Health Occupations identified by BC Ministry of Health 

NOC Code Occupation Title
3112 Family Physicians
Nurse Practitioners
3413 Health Care Assistants
3142 Physiotherapists
3143 Occupational therapists
3233 Licensed practical nurses
3012 Specialty registered nurses
3216 Sonographers
3234 Paramedics

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