B.C. has high demand in 10 profiles
The pandemic has increased demand in certain occupations in B.C. The Canadian government carried out research on how the pandemic is affecting the labour force in each province and territory. From this research, here are 10 jobs that has increased in demand during the pandemic in B.C. Jobs below are listed in order of their National Occupational Classification (NOC) code.
- Payroll administrators (NOC 1432)
- Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171)
- Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174)
- Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants (NOC 4413)
- Technical sales specialists (NOC 6221)
- Cooks (NOC 6322)
- Janitors, caretakers and building superintendents (NOC 6733)
- Material handlers (NOC 7452)
- Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511)
- Underground production and development miners (NOC 8231)
How to Get a job in B.C. if you work in above occupations?
Economic immigration to Canada’s provinces is designed to address labour market needs to support Canada’s economic growth. There are pathways to permanent residence for those with work experience in a province’s in-demand occupations.
If you have experience in one of the following occupations, you may use your skilled work experience towards a permanent residence application through the Express Entry system.
These jobs are considered “skilled” according to their NOC codes. You will be able to apply under one of Canada’s three main economic class immigration programs:
In addition, British Columbia has its own Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). If you have an Express Entry profile, this opens the doors to the province’s enhanced PNPs, such as the Express Entry British Columbia (EEBC). EEBC allows skilled workers, health care professionals and international graduates to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence.
British Columbia regularly holds B.C. Tech draws. These draws allow the technology sector to attract and retain the skilled workers that they need to continue to grow the industry. The province’s tech draws focus on 29 eligible occupations, including information systems analysts and consultants, and computer programmers and interactive media developers. The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) has other immigration streams for those with work experience in other lower-skilled jobs.