British Columbia Occupations List 2018

British Columbia Occupations List 2018 is a list of the top jobs in demand in Canada. Applicants can check if their job profile is present in the in demand jobs in Canada in the next five years. The visa processing for immigration speeds up if the candidate has work experience in the most in demand jobs in Canada.

Candidates with offers in eligible job positions for Canada immigration under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC-PNP). For eligibility under this the candidates need to find British Columbia employers who sponsor international skilled workers for Canadian permanent residence. Sponsored applicants must be working in an eligible Occupation mentioned in the BC pnp occupation list. And they will also get additional points on the BC PNP points calculator for having existing work experience in their intended occupation.

Here is the British Columbia Occupations List 2018 with eligible occupations in tourism/hospitality, long-haul trucking, and food processing. Please see the National Occupational Classification for a description of the main duties and employment requirements for each occupation

The British Columbia Occupations List 2108 is given below:

NOC CodeOccupations
NOC 0621Retailer and Wholesale Trade Manager
NOC 0121Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers
NOC 0631Restaurant and Food Service Managers
NOC 0711Construction Managers
NOC 0601Corporate Sales Manager
NOC 0122Banking, Credit and Other Investment Managers
NOC 0111Financial Managers
NOC 0013Senior Managers- Financial, Communications & Other Business Services
NOC 0213Computer & Information Manages
NOC 0714Facility Operation & Maintenance Managers
NOC 0015Senior Managers- Trade, Broadcasting & Other
NOC 0112Human Resources Manager
NOC 0632Accommodation Service Manager
NOC 0423Managers in Social, Community & Correctional Services
NOC 0731Managers in Transportation
NOC 0211Engineering Managers
NOC 0421Administrator-post-secondary & vocational training
NOC 1111Financial Auditors & Accountants
NOC 2171Information Systems Analysts & Consultants
NOC 2174Computer Programmers & Interactive Media Developers
NOC 4021College & Other Vocational Instructors
NOC 4011University Professors & Lecturers
NOC 1114Other Financial Officers
NOC 2173Software Engineers & Designers
NOC 2131Civil Engineers
NOC 2132Mechanical Engineers
NOC 5121Authors & Writers
NOC 4152Social Workers
NOC 2151Architects
NOC 4151Psychologists


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.

Related Links:

Express Entry

Federal Skilled Worker Program

Federal Skilled Trades Program

Canadian Experience Class

Provincial Nominee Programs

Canada Express Entry Draw 

Find your NOC under Canada Express Entry Occupation List

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