BC HEALTH AUTHORITY CATEGORY
Healthcare is an important priority for British Columbia. You may be eligible for this category if you have a full-time job offer in any occupation from a public health authority in B.C. If you are a physician, nurse practitioner or midwife and are not directly employed by a public health authority, you may also be eligible to apply under the Health Authority category.
Employees of a public health authority:
You must be offered an indeterminate, full-time position as a direct employee of one of B.C.’s public health authorities (listed below).
- Provincial Health Services Authority
- First Nations Health Authority
- Fraser Health
- Interior Health
- Island Health
- Northern Health
- Vancouver Coastal Health
ANY OCCUPATION JOB OFFER.
Physicians and nurse practitioners:
If you are a physician or a nurse practitioner who is, or will soon be, working in B.C. with the support of a public health authority, you may be eligible for this category. Your application must include a recommendation letter and supporting documentation from the health authority that confirms:
that you are or will soon be working as a physician or nurse practitioner in B.C.
your work location
that the health authority supports your BC PNP application.
If you are a working as a midwife, you may be eligible under the Health Authority category if you have been working for an established practice group in British Columbia for at least six months prior to submitting your application.
To demonstrate this requirement is met, you must provide a letter of confirmation on the official letterhead of the established practice group in B.C. at the time of application. The letter must:
- confirm the date you were accepted into the practice group
- be signed by you, and
- be signed by the head of the practice group.
To use the EEBC option, you must have an IRCC Express Entry Profile Number and a Job Seeker Validation Code. These indicate that you meet the eligibility criteria for one of the federal economic immigration programs subject to IRCC’s Express Entry system.
ONLY OCCUPATIONS A, O, AND B ARE ELIGIBLE FOR DIRECT EXPRESS ENTRY PROFILES.