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Become a PR much faster through these 77 jobs

Nowadays it’s not as easy or as fast to become a permanent resident (PR) in Canada. Requirements are higher and sometimes more difficult. However, the British Columbia (BC) povincial government realease 77 “priority occupations” that will allow you to become a PR much faster (processing time is approximately 3 months only). BC continues to be an attractive province for foreign workers, immigrants, international students not just for its beauty and mild climate, but because there are many jobs available across all industries.

The BC Province addresses labour shortages and economic development through hiring foreign workers that are already here in Canada or still in their home countries. This is great news for anyone wanting to immigrate as working temporarily for at least one year (especially if it’s in a skilled position) may lead to permanent residency status in Canada as long as the foreigner all meets the other eligibility requirements.

However, if you are working under one of the “priority occupations,” you might be eligible for permanent residency (PR) much faster through the BC Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).

The priority occupations under the BC PNP are centered on technology, healthcare and childcare occupations. Other priority occupations outside of these fields are veterinarians (31103) and animal health technologists and veterinary technicians (32104). BC is anticipating population and economic growth and the provincial government wants to ensure that the province has the workforce to support the growth. For more information, please visit:

As of January 1, 2023, these are the priority occupations: 

10030 Telecommunication carriers managers

20012 Computer and information systems managers

21100 Physicists and astronomers

21210 Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries

21211 Data scientists

21220 Cybersecurity specialists

21221 Business systems specialists

21222 Information systems specialists

21223 Database analysts and data administrators

21230 Computer systems developers and programmers

21231 Software engineers and designers

21232 Software developers and programmers

21233 Web designers

21234 Web developers and programmers

21300 Civil engineers

21301 Mechanical engineers

21310 Electrical and electronics engineers

21311 Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)

21320 Chemical engineers

21399 Other professional engineers

22110 Biological technologists and technicians

22220 Computer network and web technicians

22221 User support technicians

22222 Information systems testing technicians

22310 Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians

22312 Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics

50011 Managers – publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts

51111 Authors and writers (except technical)

51112 Technical writers

51120 Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations

52119 Other technical and coordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts

52112 Broadcast technicians

52113 Audio and video recording technicians

52120 Graphic designers and illustrators

53111 Motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and performing arts assistants and operators

30010 Managers in health care

31100 Specialists in clinical and laboratory medicine

31101 Specialists in surgery

31102 General practitioners and family physicians

31110 Dentists

31112 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists

31120 Pharmacists

31121 Dietitians and nutritionists

31200 Psychologists

31201 Chiropractors

31202 Physiotherapists

31203 Occupational therapists

31204 Kinesiologists and other professional occupations in therapy and assessment

31209 Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating

31300 Nursing coordinators and supervisors

31301 Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses

31302 Nurse practitioners

31303 Physician assistants, midwives and allied health professionals

32101 Licensed practical nurses

32102 Paramedical occupations

32103 Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists

32109 Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment

32110 Denturists

32111 Dental hygienists and dental therapists

32112 Dental technologists and technicians

32120 Medical laboratory technologists

32121 Medical radiation technologists

32122 Medical sonographers

32123 Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists

32124 Pharmacy technicians

32129 Other medical technologists and technicians

32200 Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and acupuncturists

33100 Dental assistants and dental laboratory assistants

33101 Medical laboratory assistants and related technical occupations

33102 Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates

33103 Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants

41300 Social workers

41301 Therapists in counselling and related specialized therapies

42201 Social and community service workers

42202 Early childhood educators and assistants

If you are a foreigner already in Canada and have worked (or currently working) in these occupations, we can assist you with submitting your PR application through this immigration stream. This immigration stream will allow not just you but also your family to become permanent residents and is perfect for those who have completed some education in Canada and/or some education in your home country and have a job offer from a company based in BC. Contact us through WhatsApp or through phone call at +1 778 288 7388 and we can assess your profile and see if this immigration stream can apply to you.