The BC PNP Strategic Occupations Program assists international graduates from Canadian institutions stay in Canada. It is a highly desirable alternative to a post-graduation work permit, which is only temporary.
To qualify, an individual must have been awarded a degree (either undergraduate or graduate) from a qualified post-secondary institution in Canada, or a diploma from a public post-secondary institution. He/she must have accepted a qualifying permanent, full time job offer from a BC employer. There is no requirement for previous work experience. The application must be received by the BC PNP within two years of the date shown on the final official transcript.
The application consists of a dual application process. The employer and the employee must both meet the requirements of the program.
The BC PNP offers numerous advantages to participants, including that:
- The individual obtains permanent residence, instead of temporary, increasing certainty for both the employer and the employee;
- The individual will receive Canadian permanent resident visas with unlimited travelling, working, and studying ability in and out of Canada;
- Upon becoming a permanent resident, the individual will have access to Canada’s free education and health care systems; and
- The individual will have the opportunity to obtain Canadian citizenship after 3 years.
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We believe firmly in the advantages of the BC PNP Program. Whenever we are approached by someone seeking a post-secondary work permit we suggest that they consider applying for a BC PNP Strategic Occupation permanent resident visa.
As such, we have extensive experience in this highly individualized category.