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British Columbia Occupation List

British Columbia Occupations List 2018 is a list of the top jobs in demand in Canada. Applicants can check if their job profile is present in the in demand jobs in Canada in the next five years. The visa processing for immigration speeds up if the candidate has work experience in the most in demand jobs in Canada.

Candidates with offers in eligible job positions for Canada immigration under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC-PNP). For eligibility under this the candidates need to find British Columbia employers who sponsor international skilled workers for Canadian permanent residence. Sponsored applicants must be working in an eligible Occupation mentioned in the BC pnp occupation list. And they will also get additional points on the BC PNP points calculator for having existing work experience in their intended occupation.

The British Columbia Occupations List 2108 is given below:

NOC Code Occupations
NOC 0621 Retailer and Wholesale Trade Manager
NOC 0121 Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers
NOC 0631 Restaurant and Food Service Managers
NOC 0711 Construction Managers
NOC 0601 Corporate Sales Manager
NOC 0122 Banking, Credit and Other Investment Managers
NOC 0111 Financial Managers
NOC 0013 Senior Managers- Financial, Communications & Other Business Services
NOC 0213 Computer & Information Manages
NOC 0714 Facility Operation & Maintenance Managers
NOC 0015 Senior Managers- Trade, Broadcasting & Other
NOC 0112 Human Resources Manager
NOC 0632 Accommodation Service Manager
NOC 0423 Managers in Social, Community & Correctional Services
NOC 0731 Managers in Transportation
NOC 0211 Engineering Managers
NOC 0421 Administrator-post-secondary & vocational training
NOC 1111 Financial Auditors & Accountants
NOC 2171 Information Systems Analysts & Consultants
NOC 2174 Computer Programmers & Interactive Media Developers
NOC 4021 College & Other Vocational Instructors
NOC 4011 University Professors & Lecturers
NOC 1114 Other Financial Officers
NOC 2173 Software Engineers & Designers
NOC 2131 Civil Engineers
NOC 2132 Mechanical Engineers
NOC 5121 Authors & Writers
NOC 4152 Social Workers
NOC 2151 Architects
NOC 4151 Psychologists


Skilled Worker Category

This category is open to workers with post-secondary education or training and employment experience in a skilled occupation.

Minimum Requirements

To be eligible under the Skilled Worker Category, in addition to meeting the general requirements, applicants must:

  1. Have at least two years of full-time (or full-time equivalent) work experience in the skilled occupation offered to them, and the credentials and qualification requirements of the position, if applicable;
  2. Have received an offer of indeterminate, full-time employment from an eligible B.C. employer;
  3. Be in an occupation classified as NOC level 0, A, or B;
  4. For occupations classified as NOC level B, applicants must demonstrate sufficient language proficiency in English or French by submitting language test results showing a minimum score of benchmark 4 under the Canadian Language Benchmark 2000 (CLB) in all competencies.
  5. For occupations classified as NOC level 0 or A, no language test results are necessary – the BC PNP, however, may require valid language test results at its discretion.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to meet minimum income requirements and pay for housing and living expenses in British Columbia by showing:
  7. Annual wage in the province;
  8. Location of residence in the province;
  9. The number of dependents.


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