BC PNP International Post-Graduate Program

Do you want to settle in British Columbia as a post-graduate student? You can immigrate through the BC PNP International Post-Graduate Category. Our licensed immigration experts assist international post-graduates with BC PNP Programs.


International graduates in British Columbia can settle in the province after immigrating through the BC PNP International Post Graduate stream. This program offers a viable immigration pathway for graduates with the right qualifications. Let’s examine the BC PNP Post-Graduate stream and its eligibility requirements.

What is the BC PNP International Post Graduate?

BC PNP International Post Graduate category was designed to offer an immigration pathway for international students that hold a Master’s or Doctorate degree in an eligible program from a British Columbia University. This stream stands out because it does not require applicants to possess a job offer in BC.

Applicants who are nominated under the BC PNP International Post Graduate category are eligible to receive extra points on their Express Entry profile when they apply for permanent resident status through one of the Federal immigration programs.

Eligible Programs for BC PNP International Post Graduate

International graduates can apply for the BC PNP International Post-Graduate category if they hold a Master’s or Doctorate degree from a BC university in one of the following fields:

  • Agriculture, agriculture operations, or related sciences
  • Physical sciences
  • Mathematics and statistics
  • Biological and biomedical sciences
  • Engineering
  • Health professions or related programs
  • Computer and information sciences and support services
  • Engineering technology and engineering-related fields
  • Natural resources conservation
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BC PNP International Post-Graduate Requirements

Prospective BC PNP International Post-Graduate stream applicants must meet the following requirements to qualify for this program:

1. General Requirements

These are the common eligibility requirements that apply to all BC PNP Skills Immigration categories, includes:

  • Intention to Live in BC
  • Economic Benefit to British Columbia
  • Minimum Language Requirements (CLB 4)
  • Valid Immigration Status in Canada

There are some additional requirements if you have a job offer.

Skills Immigration General Requirements

2. Intention to Live in British Columbia

International Post-Graduate applicants must offer proof that they intend to live in British Columbia. They can offer this proof in the form of:

  • Past periods of residence in British Columbia
  • Their work, familial, or education-related connections to British Columbia
  • Descriptions of the actions they have taken to settle in British Columbia permanently, such as finding employment or acquiring a property
  • Proof of their current employment in British Columbia
  • Proof they have searched for jobs in British Columbia through applications, business developments, networking, or prospective employers
  • Involvement with British Columbia communities
  • The evidence they can financially support themselves in British Columbia
  • Their plans or efforts to obtain or maintain legal authorization to work in British Columbia

3. Education

International Post-Graduate BC PNP applicants must possess a Masters’s or Doctorate degree from British Columbia university. They must have obtained this education credential within the last three years.

4. Express Entry BC Requirements

International Post-Graduate applicants who are using the Express Entry BC immigration route must ensure they have an active Express Entry profile and a current Job Seeker Validation Code. These items demonstrate that they are eligible for immigration through one of the economic programs run by the Federal Government.

How ELAAR can help you?

Prospective BC PNP International Post-Graduate applicants who wish to immigrate to British Columbia through this stream can book a consultation with our experts. Our experienced team of Regulated Immigration Consultants understands the requirements for this BC PNP International Post-Graduate program and can guide you through its application process.

Settle in BC through BC PNP International Post Graduate Program

Get Canadian PR as an international post-graduate student through British Columbia’s BC PNP International Post Graduate Category.