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Strategic Occupations

  1. Skilled Workers
    Occupations classified as skill level “O” “A” or “B”. Application evaluated based on several additional factors. ( Occupation, Demand and outlook for the Occupation, Wage, Qualifications, Offer of Employment , Eligible Employer, Ability to Become Economically Established in BC.
  2. Designated Health Professionals
    Nurses, psychiatric nurses or physicians registered with the corresponding BC professional order
  3. International Graduates
    Must have graduated from a BC post-secondary institution with field of study appearing on lists of accepted fields of study.
  4. Entry-Level and Semi-Skilled
    Pilot Project Two-year project targeting the following occupations: hospitality/tourism, food services, long-haul trucking and food processing.

Business Immigrants

  1. Business Skills Category
    Must make personal investment of at least $400, 000 create at least 3 jobs for Canadian citizens or permanent residents and participate in day-to-day running of the business.
  2. Regional Business Category
    For businesses outside of Vancouver and Abbotsford metropolitan areas. Must make personal investment of at least $200,000 create at least 1 job for Canadian citizens or permanent residents and participate in day-to-day running of the business / Sign performance agreement with BC / Fast Track Option Available ( conditionally refundable $125,000 CAD
  3. Strategic Projects Category
    Must make minimum equity investment of $500,000 Assists foreign-controlled companies establishing eligible business in BC with entry of foreign managerial, professional or technical staff
  4. Strategic Projects CategoryMust make minimum equity investment of $500,000 Assists foreign-controlled companies establishing eligible business in BC with entry of foreign managerial, professional or technical staff.