To meet the demand for healthcare professionals, the province of British Columbia launched a particular immigration category in the BC Provincial Nominee Program. If you are qualified to work in public health, you can gain permanent residence in BC under the category of Express Entry BC Healthcare Professional.
The most significant part of the application process is finding a job in the healthcare sector. You can use the Health Match BC service to access job opportunities with BC health authorities. You can also benefit from consulting their staff members who can answer your questions and support you during the application process.
To qualify for the EEBC – HealthCare Professional category in British Columbia immigration, you will need to do the following:
- Meet the essential criteria for one of the Express Entry immigration programs (Federal Skilled Worker, Federal Skilled Trades, Canadian Experience Class). You must receive an Express Entry profile number and a job seeker validation code.
- Get and accept a job offer for a full-time permanent position with a public health authority as a physician, specialist, registered nurse, registered psychiatric nurse, nurse practitioner or an allied health professional.
- Obtain a confirmation letter from an established practise group in BC if you are a midwife.
- Have a wage offer that is in line with local wage rates in your occupation.
- Be able to perform the duties of your work and qualify for your profession.
- Have at least two years of relevant work experience.
- Demonstrate that you have enough money to support yourself and your family in Canada.
- Meet the language requirements if your occupation is equal to NOC skill level B.
- Be eligible for Canada immigration.
Your employer must also be eligible to participate in the program. They must be willing to support your application, be in good standing in BC and meet all the requirements established by the provincial government.
You can start the process by creating a profile with BC PNP Online. Your application for Canada PR as a healthcare professional will go directly via British Columbia PNP.