EEBC - Skilled Worker

1 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 employer. The job must be in a NOC 0, A or B occupation
  • be qualified to perform the duties of the job
  • 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
  • for NOC skill level B occupations, meet minimum language requirements (CLB 4)
  • have a wage offer in line with BC wage rates for the occupation
  • show your intent and ability to live in BC

2 Application Process:


  • Creating EE profile with IRCC Express Entry system
  • Registering with the BC PNP (SIRS)
  • Receiving an ITA (valid for 30 days)
  • Submitting BC PNP application (within 30 calendar days)
  • 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

3 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)