EEBC - International Postgraduate (EEBC - IPG)

1 Benefits and Advantages of the Program:

No job offer is required for this category. 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:

Applicants must have graduated from an eligible BC institution in the last three years with a master's or doctorate (PhD) degree in the natural, applied or health sciences:

  • agriculture
  • biological and biomedical sciences
  • computer and information sciences and support services
  • engineering
  • engineering technology
  • health professions and related clinical sciences
  • mathematics and statistics
  • natural resources conservation and research
  • physical sciences


EEBC- IPG Eligibile Programs of Study:

(Link to the PDF File named: BC-PNP-IPG-EEBC-IPG-Eligible-Programs-of-Study)


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, or be eligible for, legal immigration status in Canada
  • have completed a valid graduate program of study at an eligible post-secondary institution in BC in the last three years
  • application must be submitted within 3 years of the date of completion shown on the official transcript
  • show your intent and ability to live in BC

3 Application Process:


  • Creating Express Entry profile with IRCC
  • 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)