EEBC - HealthCare Professional

1 Program Overview:

This category helps physicians, specialists, nurses and allied health professionals put your valuable skills to work in the province and get permanent residence. Applicants in this category don't have to register with BCPNP Online (SIRS), they can apply for Express Entry directly via BCPNP Online.


2 Eligibility Requirements:

To qualify for this category, applicant must:

  • have received an Express Entry Profile Number and a Job Seeker Validation Code from the IRCC Express Entry system. This shows you meet the minimum criteria for one of IRCC’s Express Entry programs (Federal Skilled Worker Program; Federal Skilled Trades Program, Canadian Experience Class)
  • have accepted a full-time, permanent job offer from a BC public health authority as a:
    • physician
    • specialist
    • registered nurse
    • registered psychiatric nurse
    • nurse practitioner
    • allied health professional such as a:
      • diagnostic medical sonographer
      • clinical pharmacist
      • medical laboratory technologist
      • medical radiation technologist
      • occupational therapist
      • physiotherapist
  • if you are a midwife, have a letter of confirmation from an established practice group in BC
  • qualify to work in your occupation in BC
  • have at least 2 years of directly related work experience
  • show you can support yourself and your dependents
  • have, or be eligible for, legal immigration status in Canada
  • meet minimum language requirements
  • have a wage offer in line with BC wage rates for the occupation
  • show your intent and ability to live in BC

3 Application Process:

  • Creating profile with BCPNP Online
  • Submitting BC PNP application
  • Receiving nomination (valid for 180 days) and Work Permit Support Letter
  • Submitting complete application for permanent residence
  • Receiving Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) and PR Visa
  • Landing in Canada and receiving permanent resident card


4 Related Expenses:

Government Expenses:

BC Government:  BC PNP application fee: $700

Federal Government:  principal applicant: $1,040 (incl. $550 processing fee and $490 right of permanent resident fee); spouse or partner: $1,040; dependent children: $150/per child.

Biometrics Fees: Per Person: $85; Family (2 or more): $170

Third-party fees: medical exams, police certificates, language testing, notary, translation, delivery and postage, etc.

Aladdin Immigration fees (excluding any government or third party charges)