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Occupations that can apply for permanent residency with 9 months of work experience

BC PNP program

The Entry Level and Semi-Skilled category is a way for workers in select occupations in the tourism/hospitality, long-haul trucking, food processing, or healthcare sectors to gain permanent residence in B.C.


To qualify for this category, you must:

  • have accepted a full-time, indeterminate job offer (a permanent job, or one with no set end date) from a B.C.

    • Your occupation must be on the list of eligible occupations for your sector

    • For the Northeast Development Region of B.C., you may apply if you are working in any National Occupational Classification Skill Level C or D occupation.

  • have been working full-time for your employer for a minimum of nine consecutive months before applying.

  • be qualified to do the job offered to you, including meeting any certification or registration requirements in B.C.

    • be licensed and/or registered in B.C. to work in a healthcare occupation

  • be earning a wage in line with B.C. wage rates for the occupation

  • meet minimum language and education requirements

  • show you can support yourself and your dependents

  • have legal immigration status in Canada


Eligible occupations

Occupations in travel and accommodation

6525 Hotel front desk clerks

Tour and recreational guides and casino occupations

6531 Tour and travel guides

6532 Outdoor sport and recreational guides

6533 Casino occupations

Occupations in food and beverage service

6511 Maîtres d’hotel and hosts/hostesses

6512 Bartenders

6513 Food and beverage servers

6711 Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related occupations

Cleaners (employed directly by hotels/resorts*)

6731 Light duty cleaners

6732 Specialized cleaners

6733 Janitors, caretakers and building superintendents

6721 Support occupations in accommodation, travel and facilities set-up services

Other service occupations (employed directly by hotels/resorts*)

6741 Dry cleaning, laundry and related occupations

6742 Other service support occupations

Food processing

9461 Process control and machine operators, food and beverage processing

9462 Industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers

9463 Fish and seafood plant workers

9465 Testers and graders, food, beverage and associated products processing

9617 Labourers in food, beverage and associated products processing

9618 Labourers in fish and seafood processing

Long-haul truck drivers

7511 Long-haul truck driver

Occupations in healthcare

3413 Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates*

3411 Dental assistants

If you have questions we are happy to provide the best professional advice in case you have any questions or inquiries regarding maintaining your status in Canada.

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