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November 17, 2023

British Columbia Prioritizes 25 New Construction Occupations Sending 12 PR Invitations

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program commenced the prioritization of  25 new Construction Occupations for Immigration on Thursday,  November 16, 2023. The Province also held its first round of invitations for these occupations same day sending out 12 invitations to apply for permanent residency.

Targeted invitations to apply are being sent to workers in certain occupations who also have a valid B.C. trades qualification. This requirement will ensure that construction workers nominated by B.C. are ready to immediately contribute to the BC employment market.

A valid B.C. trades qualification includes a SkilledTradesBC trades certificate or an apprenticeship recognized with SkilledTradesBC.

This development would address the need for residential housing and infrastructure in British Columbia in the next five years. BC has always held rounds of invitations for early child educators, tech and healthcare occupations, veterinarians and animal health technologists.

See Below New List of Construction Occupations Eligible For B.C. Immigration

  1. 22114 Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists
  2. 72102 Sheet metal workers
  3. 72103 Boilermakers
  4. 72104 Structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters
  5. 72105 Ironworkers
  6. 72106 Welders and related machine operators
  7. 72200 Electricians (except industrial and power system)
  8. 72201 Industrial electricians
  9. 72300 Plumbers
  10. 72301 Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers
  11. 72302 Gas fitters
  12. 72310 Carpenters
  13. 72311 Cabinetmakers
  14. 72320 Bricklayers
  15. 72400 Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
  16. 72401 Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
  17. 72402 Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics
  18. 72500 Crane operators
  19. 73100 Concrete finishers
  20. 73101 Tilesetters
  21. 73102 Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers
  22. 73110 Roofers and shinglers
  23. 73111 Glaziers
  24. 73112 Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)
  25. 73113 Floor covering installers

These invitations were sent under all the categories of provincial Skills Immigration and their Express Entry variants.

Need help creating an express entry or a provincial nomination profile, preparing your application after receiving an invitation to apply or even just reviewing an application you prepared yourself? Send us an email on info@eseumohimmigration.com

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