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British Columbia in Demand Occupation List

There is a huge demand for high-skilled workers in British Columbia province. The high-skilled worker list includes National Occupation Classification (NOC) skill type 0, A and B. This list defines the occupation in demand under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program or BC PNP.

In order to gain the permanent residency of British Columbia, they need to have the relevant experience in the occupations listed and have to gain the points according to BC PNP points calculator.

The British Columbia Occupation in Demand List

NOC CodeOccupation NameSkill Level or Type
11Legislators0
12Senior government managers and officials0
13Senior managers - Financial, Communications and other Business services0
14Senior managers - Health, Education, Social and Community Services and membership organizations0
15Senior managers - Trade, Broadcasting And Other Services, N.E.C.0
16Managers - Construction, Transportation, Production And Utilities0
111Financial managers0
112Human resources managers0
113Purchasing managers0
114Other administrative services managers0
121Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers0
122Banking, credit and other investment managers0
124Advertising, marketing and public relations managers0
125Other business services managers0
131Telecommunication carriers managers0
132Postal and courier services managers0
211Engineering managers0
212Architecture and science managers0
213Computer and information systems managers0
311Managers in health care0
411Government managers - health and social policy development & program administration0
412Government managers - economic analysis, policy development and program administration0
413Government managers - education policy development and program administration0
414Other managers in public administration0
421Administrators - post-secondary education and vocational training0
422School principals and administrators of elementary and secondary education0
423Managers in social, community and correctional services0
431Commissioned police officers0
432Fire chiefs and senior firefighting officers0
433Commissioned officers of the Canadian Forces0
511Library, archive, museum and art gallery managers0
512Managers - publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts0
513Recreation, sports and fitness program and service directors0
601Corporate sales managers0
621Retail and wholesale trade managers0
631Restaurant and food service managers0
632Accommodation service managers0
651Managers in customer and personal services, n.e.c0
711Construction managers0
712Home building and renovation managers0
714Facility operation and maintenance managers0
731Managers in transportation0
811Managers in natural resources production and fishing0
821Managers in agriculture0
822Managers in horticulture0
823Managers in aquaculture0
911Manufacturing managers0
912Utilities managers0
1111Financial auditors and accountantsA
1112Financial and investment analystsA
1113Securities agents, investment dealers and brokersA
1114Other financial officersA
1121Human resources professionalsA
1122Professional occupations in business management consultingA
1123Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relationsA
2111Physicists and astronomersA
2112ChemistsA
2113Geoscientists and oceanographersA
2114Meteorologists and climatologistsA
2115Other professional occupations in physical sciencesA
2121Biologists and related scientistsA
2122Forestry professionalsA
2123Agricultural representatives, consultants and specialistsA
2131Civil engineersA
2132Mechanical engineersA
2133Electrical and electronics engineersA
2134Chemical engineersA
2141Industrial and manufacturing engineersA
2142Metallurgical and materials engineersA
2143Mining engineersA
2144Geological engineersA
2145Petroleum engineersA
2146Aerospace engineersA
2147Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)A
2148Other professional engineers, n.e.c.A
2151ArchitectsA
2152Landscape architectsA
2153Urban and land use plannersA
2154Land surveyorsA
2161Mathematicians, statisticians and actuariesA
2171Information systems analysts and consultantsA
2172Database analysts and data administratorsA
2173Software engineers and designersA
2174Computer programmers and interactive media developersA
2175Web designers and developersA
3011Nursing co-ordinators and supervisorsA
3012Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nursesA
3111Specialist physiciansA
3112General practitioners and family physiciansA
3113DentistsA
3114VeterinariansA
3121OptometristsA
3122ChiropractorsA
3124Allied primary health practitionersA
3125Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treatingA
3131PharmacistsA
3132Dietitians and nutritionistsA
3141Audiologists and speech-language pathologistsA
3142PhysiotherapistsA
3143Occupational therapistsA
3144Other professional occupations in therapy and assessmentA
4011University professors and lecturersA
4012Post-secondary teaching and research assistantsA
4021College and other vocational instructorsA
4031Secondary school teachersA
4032Elementary school and kindergarten teachersA
4033Educational counsellorsA
4111JudgesA
4112Lawyers and Quebec notariesA
4151PsychologistsA
4152Social workersA
4153Family, marriage and other related counsellorsA
4154Professional occupations in religionA
4155Probation and parole officers and related occupationsA
4156Employment counsellorsA
4161Natural and applied science policy researchers, consultants and program officersA
4162Economists and economic policy researchers and analystsA
4163Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultantsA
4164Social policy researchers, consultants and program officersA
4165Health policy researchers, consultants and program officersA
4166Education policy researchers, consultants and program officersA
4167Recreation, sports and fitness policy researchers, consultants and program officersA
4168Program officers unique to governmentA
4169Other professional occupations in social science, n.e.c.A
5111LibrariansA
5112Conservators and curatorsA
5113ArchivistsA
5121Authors and writersA
5122EditorsA
5123JournalistsA
5125Translators, terminologists and interpretersA
5131Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupationsA
5132Conductors, composers and arrangersA
5133Musicians and singersA
5134DancersA
5135Actors and comediansA
5136Painters, sculptors and other visual artistsA
1211Supervisors, general office and administrative support workersB
1212Supervisors, finance and insurance office workersB
1213Supervisors, library, correspondence and related information workersB
1214Supervisors, mail and message distribution occupationsB
1215Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupationsB
1221Administrative officersB
1222Executive assistantsB
1223Human resources and recruitment officersB
1224Property administratorsB
1225Purchasing agents and officersB
1226Conference and event plannersB
1227Court officers and justices of the peaceB
1228Employment insurance, immigration, border services and revenue officersB
1241Administrative assistantsB
1242Legal administrative assistantsB
1243Medical administrative assistantsB
1251Court reporters, medical transcriptionists and related occupationsB
1252Health information management occupationsB
1253Records management techniciansB
1254Statistical officers and related research support occupationsB
1311Accounting technicians and bookkeepersB
1312Insurance adjusters and claims examinersB
1313Insurance underwritersB
1314Assessors, valuators and appraisersB
1315Customs, ship and other brokersB
2211Chemical technologists and techniciansB
2212Geological and mineral technologists and techniciansB
2221Biological technologists and techniciansB
2222Agricultural and fish products inspectorsB
2223Forestry technologists and techniciansB
2224Conservation and fishery officersB
2225Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialistsB
2231Civil engineering technologists and techniciansB
2232Mechanical engineering technologists and techniciansB
2233Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and techniciansB
2234Construction estimatorsB
2241Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and techniciansB
2242Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)B
2243Industrial instrument technicians and mechanicsB
2244Aircraft instrument, electrical and avionics mechanics, technicians and inspectorsB
2251Architectural technologists and techniciansB
2252Industrial designersB
2253Drafting technologists and techniciansB
2254Land survey technologists and techniciansB
2255Technical occupations in geomatics and meteorologyB
2261Non-destructive testers and inspection techniciansB
2262Engineering inspectors and regulatory officersB
2263Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safetyB
2264Construction inspectorsB
2271Air pilots, flight engineers and flying instructorsB
2272Air traffic controllers and related occupationsB
2273Deck officers, water transportB
2274Engineer officers, water transportB
2275Railway traffic controllers and marine traffic regulatorsB
2281Computer network techniciansB
2282User support techniciansB
2283Information systems testing techniciansB
3211Medical laboratory technologistsB
3212Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistantsB
3213Animal health technologists and veterinary techniciansB
3214Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologistsB
3215Medical radiation technologistsB
3216Medical sonographersB
3217Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists, n.e.c.B
3219Other medical technologists and technicians (except dental health)B
3221DenturistsB
3222Dental hygienists and dental therapistsB
3223Dental technologists, technicians and laboratory assistantsB
3231OpticiansB
3232Practitioners of natural healingB
3233Licensed practical nursesB
3234Paramedical occupationsB
3236Massage therapistsB
3237Other technical occupations in therapy and assessmentB
4211Paralegal and related occupationsB
4212Social and community service workersB
4214Early childhood educators and assistantsB
4215Instructors of persons with disabilitiesB
4216Other instructorsB
4217Other religious occupationsB
4311Police officers (except commissioned)B
4312FirefightersB
4313Non-commissioned ranks of the Canadian ForcesB
5211Library and public archive techniciansB
5212Technical occupations related to museums and art galleriesB
5221PhotographersB
5222Film and video camera operatorsB
5223Graphic arts techniciansB
5224Broadcast techniciansB
5225Audio and video recording techniciansB
5226Other technical and co-ordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing artsB
5227Support occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and the performing artsB
5231Announcers and other broadcastersB
5232Other performers, n.e.c.B
5241Graphic designers and illustratorsB
5242Interior designers and interior decoratorsB
5243Theatre, fashion, exhibit and other creative designersB
5244Artisans and craftspersonsB
5245Patternmakers - textile, leather and fur productsB
5251AthletesB
5252CoachesB
5253Sports officials and refereesB
5254Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitnessB
6211Retail sales supervisorsB
6221Technical sales specialists - wholesale tradeB
6222Retail and wholesale buyersB
6231Insurance agents and brokersB
6232Real estate agents and salespersonsB
6235Financial sales representativesB
6311Food service supervisorsB
6312Executive housekeepersB
6313Accommodation, travel, tourism and related services supervisorsB
6314Customer and information services supervisorsB
6315Cleaning supervisorsB
6316Other services supervisorsB
6321ChefsB
6322CooksB
6331Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers - retail and wholesaleB
6332BakersB
6341Hairstylists and barbersB
6342Tailors, dressmakers, furriers and millinersB
6343Shoe repairers and shoemakersB
6344Jewellers, jewellery and watch repairers and related occupationsB
6345UpholsterersB
6346Funeral directors and embalmerssB
7201Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupationsB
7202Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupationsB
7203Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting tradesB
7204Contractors and supervisors, carpentry tradesB
7205Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicersB
7231Machinists and machining and tooling inspectorsB
7232Tool and die makersB
7233Sheet metal workersB
7234BoilermakersB
7235Structural metal and platework fabricators and fittersB
7236IronworkersB
7237Welders and related machine operatorsB
7241Electricians (except industrial and power system)B
7242Industrial electriciansB
7243Power system electriciansB
7244Electrical power line and cable workersB
7245Telecommunications line and cable workersB
7246Telecommunications installation and repair workersB
7247Cable television service and maintenance techniciansB
7251PlumbersB
7252Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installersB
7253Gas fittersB
7271CarpentersB
7272CabinetmakersB
7281BricklayersB
7282Concrete finishersB
7283Tile settersB
7284Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathersB
7291Roofers and shinglersB
7292GlaziersB
7293InsulatorsB
7294Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)B
7295Floor covering installersB
7301Contractors and supervisors, mechanic tradesB
7302Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crewsB
7303Supervisors, printing and related occupationsB
7304Supervisors, railway transport operationsB
7305Supervisors, motor transport and other ground transit operatorsB
7311Construction millwrights and industrial mechanicsB
7312Heavy-duty equipment mechanicsB
7313Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanicsB
7314Railway Carmen/womenB
7315Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectorsB
7316Machine fittersB
7318Elevator constructors and mechanicsB
7321Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairersB
7322Motor vehicle body repairersB
7331Oil and solid fuel heating mechanicsB
7332Oil Appliance servicers and repairersB
7333Electrical mechanicsB
7334Motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle and other related mechanicsB
7335Other small engine and small equipment repairersB
7361Railway and yard locomotive engineersB
7362Railway conductors and brakemen/womenB
7371Crane operatorsB
7372Drillers and blasters - surface mining, quarrying and constructionB
7373Water well drillersB
7381Printing press operatorsB
7384Other trades and related occupations, n.e.c.B
8211Supervisors, logging and forestryB
8221Supervisors, mining and quarryingB
8222Contractors and supervisors, oil and gas drilling and servicesB
8231Underground production and development minersB
8232Oil and gas well drillers, servicers, testers and related workersB
8241Logging machinery operatorsB
8252Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workersB
8255Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture servicesB
8261Fishing masters and officersB
8262Fishermen/womenB
9211Supervisors, mineral and metal processingB
9212Supervisors, petroleum, gas and chemical processing and utilitiesB
9213Supervisors, food, beverage and associated products processingB
9214Supervisors, plastic and rubber products manufacturingB
9215Supervisors, forest products processingB
9217Supervisors, textile, fabric, fur and leather products processing and manufacturingB
9221Supervisors, motor vehicle assemblingB
9222Supervisors, electronics manufacturingB
9223Supervisors, electrical products manufacturingB
9224Supervisors, furniture and fixtures manufacturingB
9226Supervisors, other mechanical and metal products manufacturingB
9227Supervisors, other products manufacturing and assemblyB
9231Central control and process operators, mineral and metal processingB
9232Petroleum, gas and chemical process operatorsB
9235Pulping, papermaking and coating control operatorsB
9241Power engineers and power systems operatorsB
9243Water and waste treatment plant operatorsB

Skilled Worker Category

This category is open to workers with post-secondary education or training and employment experience in a skilled occupation.

Minimum Requirements

To be eligible under the Skilled Worker Category, in addition to meeting the general requirements, applicants must:

  1. Have at least two years of full-time (or full-time equivalent) work experience in the skilled occupation offered to them, and the credentials and qualification requirements of the position, if applicable;
  2. Have received an offer of indeterminate, full-time employment from an eligible B.C. employer;
  3. Be in an occupation classified as NOC level 0, A, or B;
  4. For occupations classified as NOC level B, applicants must demonstrate sufficient language proficiency in English or French by submitting language test results showing a minimum score of benchmark 4 under the Canadian Language Benchmark 2000 (CLB) in all competencies.
  5. For occupations classified as NOC level 0 or A, no language test results are necessary – the BC PNP, however, may require valid language test results at its discretion.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to meet minimum income requirements and pay for housing and living expenses in British Columbia by showing:
  7. Annual wage in the province;
  8. Location of residence in the province;
  9. The number of dependents.

For availing more information about British Columbia PNP Occupation list under Canada Immigration‘s PNP program of British Columbia, call the corporate hotline +91-7042184185/email your queries on info@makevisas.com.

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