Yes, however, you must be qualified for the offered position. For regulated health professions, you would normally require a license to practice in BC prior to being accepted into the BC PNP. You must also meet all other eligibility requirements of the program. This includes:
Health Match BC is not a legal representative for the BC PNP. Authorized representatives are immigration consultants who are full members in good standing with the College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants, or lawyers who are members in good standing with the Law Society of BC or another law society in Canada. To apply to the BC PNP, you do not have to use an immigration consultant or lawyer.
The BC PNP reviews all applications equally, regardless of whether they were prepared with the assistance of a representative. Your application will not receive special attention or faster processing if it was completed using the services of a representative.
You should start your application as soon as you accept a job offer with an eligible BC employer, such as a BC public health authority.
Yes. If you are approved as a provincial nominee, you and your dependent family members can apply to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), to become permanent residents of Canada in the Provincial Nominee Class.
A nomination by the BC PNP does not allow you to work. However, if you are nominated, you may be eligible to receive a work permit support letter issued by the BC PNP to help you obtain or renew a work permit. Work permit support letters also allow you to apply for a work permit without the need for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA).
You must apply and obtain a temporary work permit from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). While the BC PNP will provide post-nomination support, it does not apply for a work permit on your behalf. Nominees who do not have a valid work permit must apply for one within three months of your nomination date.
Further information about immigration options is available online through the Government of Canada website.
For more information about the BC PNP, please refer to WelcomeBC.ca
The Skills Immigration Program Guide can be found on the Documents page.
For information about the role of Health Match BC in assisting healthcare workers using the BC PNP, please refer to: https://www.healthmatchbc.org/Moving-to-BC/Immigration/Provincial-Nominee-Program.