EEBC – Skilled Worker

The EEBC – Skilled Worker is a provincial Nomination stream of Skills Immigration – BC PNP through Express Entry which is eligible for those individuals who have received an eligible job offer in a skilled occupation. Workers are expected to have several years of experience in their skilled occupation

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The British Columbia Express Entry – Skilled Worker program is one of several immigration programs contained within the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP), a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) operated by the province of British Columbia. BC Skilled Worker prioritizes the nomination of immigrants with Express Entry profile who have an offer of employment and a high likelihood of contributing to the BC labour force.

Candidates who are successfully nominated through the BC Express Entry – Skilled Worker Program will be invited to submit an official application for Canadian permanent residence. The candidate will require an Express Entry profile to be eligible for this stream. The Express Entry – Skilled Worker stream of BC Provincial Nominee Program is also an accelerated process as compared to the regular BC – Skilled Worker nomination program. Candidate those are having work experience in a certain technical occupation may be eligible for accelerated processing and some other benefits through the BC Tech Pilot Program.

Eligibility Requirements

Express Entry Profile Required
Connection to Province No
Job Offer Yes
Language Proficiency CLB 4
Level of Education No minimum
Work Experience Same occupation as the job offer
2 years
Investment Requirement None


Job Offer

Candidates must have a valid job offer for full-time, indeterminate employment from a BC employer. The wages for the position must be as per the average provincial wages for the occupation. The job offer must be from the work at National Occupational Classification (NOC) Skill Level 0, A, or B. The Job offer for BC PNP does not need to be supported by a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA).

Language Proficiency

Candidates with a job offer at NOC Skill Level B must provide language test results proving English or French language proficiency at CLB 4 or higher. Whereas, There is no requirement of language proficiency for the candidates having a job offer at NOC Skill level 0 or A.

Work Experience

Candidate must have at least 2 years of work experience in the same occupation of which they have a job offer in BC and the candidate must have a qualification to perform that job in BC if required.

Employer Requirements

In to apply to most BC Skills Immigration programs, the applicant must have a valid job offer from an eligible BC Employer in which the employer must meet certain general requirements in order to be considered a valid job offer.

  • Job Offer Requirements: The job offer must be of full time and indeterminate position with an industry standardized wage rate. Also, the position must meet the BC’s minimum wage requirements as per the applicant’s annual wage, number of dependent family members and location of residence in BC.
  • Business Requirements: It must be established with a history of good workplace and business practices through good standing in British Columbia. If the business is inside Vancouver, it must have at least five full-time employees else it needs to have three full-time employees.
  • Recruitment Requirements: The employer needs to explain their reasonable efforts that were made to fill the position prior to offering the position to a foreign national. Notably, for BC PNP, employers need not obtain LMIA to make their positions valid.

Application Process

The British Columbia Express Entry – Skilled Worker stream operates on an Expression of Interest (EOI) system. Candidates who meet the minimum stream requirements can register a profile using the BC’s online immigration portal. Candidates must indicate on this BC profile that they are applying through the accelerated Express Entry system of Express Entry – Skilled Worker, not through the Regular Skilled Worker system. Once the profile has been submitted, candidates will be assigned a score and ranked against one another using the BC Skills Immigration Ranking System (SIRS). The highest-ranking candidates will be invited to apply to the stream in one of the stream’s periodic intakes.

Candidates must submit a complete application to the stream within 30 days from when they receive the invitation to apply. The BC Express Entry – Skilled Worker stream charges a $700 CAD application fee per applicant. If the application is approved, the candidate will be issued a provincial nomination for permanent residence from BC. Candidates can also request to receive a letter of support for a temporary work permit so that they can begin working in Canada while their application for permanent residence is processed. Applying for a work permit with a letter of support from a province represents a separate application to IRCC.

If the applicant indicated on their BC profile that they were applying to the BC Skilled Worker stream through the regular Skills Immigration system, the applicant has six months to submit an official application for permanent residence. They must prepare a paper-based application and submit it by mail to the appropriate application centre. Paper-based PNP applications for permanent residence are generally processed within 18 months.

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British Columbia Skills Immigration Ranking System (SIRS)

Factor Maximum Points
Economic Factors (120) Skill Level of the B.C. Job Offer 60
Wage of the B.C. Job Offer 50
Regional District of Employment 10
Human Capital Factors (80) Directly Related Work Experience 25
Highest Level of Education 25
Language 30
Total Available Points 200


Economic Factor

Skill Level of the B.C. Job Offer

Skill Level of the B.C. Job Offer Points
NOC Skill Level A (including Skill Type 0) 25
NOC Skill Level B 10
NOC Skill Level C 5
NOC Skill Level D 5
Bonus points:
Occupation is a “00” NOC 15
Occupation identified in the BC High Demand Occupations List in the BC Labour Market Outlook 2018 Edition 10
Currently working full-time in B.C. for the employer in the occupation identified in the BC PNP registration 10
Maximum Score Available 60

Wage of the B.C. Job Offer

Annual Wage of the B.C. Job Offer Points
$100,000 and above 50
$97,500 to $99,999 38
$95,000 to $97,499 37
$92,500 to $94,999 36
$90,000 to $92,499 35
$87,500 to $89,999 34
$85,000 to $87,499 33
$82,500 to $84,999 32
$80,000 to $82,499 31
$77,500 to $79,999 30
$75,000 to $77,499 29
$72,500 to $74,999 28
$70,000 to $72,499 27
$67,500 to $69,999 26
$65,000 to $67,499 25
$62,500 to $64,999 24
$60,000 to $62,499 23
$57,500 to $59,999 22
$55,000 to $57,499 21
$52,500 to $54,999 20
$50,000 to $52,499 19
$47,500 to $49,999 18
$45,000 to $47,499 17
$42,500 to $44,999 16
$40,000 to $42,499 15
$38,750 to $39,999 14
$37,500 to $38,749 13
$36,250 to $37,499 12
$35,000 to $36,249 11
$33,750 to $34,999 10
$32,500 to $33,749 9
$31,250 to $32,499 8
$30,000 to $31,249 7
$28,750 to $29,999 6
$27,500 to $28,749 5
$26,250 to $27,499 4
$25,000 to $26,249 3
Less than $25,000 0
Maximum Score Available 50

Regional District of Employment

Regional District of Employment Points
Stikine, Central Coast, Northern Rockies, Mount Waddington, Skeena-Queen Charlotte, Powell River, Sunshine Coast, Kootenay-Boundary, Alberni-Clayoquot 10
Kitimat-Stikine, Bulkley-Nechako, Squamish-Lillooet, Strathcona, Columbia-Shuswap, East Kootenay 8
Peace River, Comox Valley, Cariboo, Central Kootenay 6
Okanagan-Similkameen, Cowichan Valley, North Okanagan, Fraser-Fort George 4
Thompson-Nicola, Nanaimo, Central Okanagan 2
Capital, Fraser Valley 2
Greater Vancouver 0
Maximum Score Available 10

Human Capital Factor

Directly Related Work Experience

Directly Related Work Experience in the Occupation of B.C. Job Offer Points
60+ months 15
48 to 59 months 12
36 to 47 months 9
24 to 35 months 6
12 months to 23 months 3
Less than 12 months 1
None 0
Bonus points:
At least 1 year of directly related experience in Canada 10
Maximum Score Available 25

Highest Level of Education

Education Points
Master’s or Doctorate/PhD 17
Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma* 11
Bachelor’s Degree 11
Post-secondary Diploma/Certificate (Trades)** 11
Associate Degree 4
Post-secondary Diploma/Certificate (Non-trades) 2
Secondary School (High School) or Less 0
Bonus points:
Post-secondary education completed in B.C. 8
Post-secondary education completed in Canada (outside of B.C.) 6
Educational Credential Assessment from a qualified supplier 4
Successfully completed the Industry Training Authority British Columbia (ITABC’s) challenge certification process 4
Maximum Score Available 25


Canadian Language Benchmark Level Points
10+ 30
9 26
8 22
7 18
6 14
5 10
4 6
Below 4 0
No test 0
Maximum Score Available 30


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