BC PNP official announcement

Effective November 16, 2023, 25 construction occupations will be prioritized through the BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP). This prioritization supports the Province’s Homes for People action plan, which aims to meet British Columbia’s demand for residential housing and infrastructure over the next five years.

To meet this challenge, targeted invitations to apply will be issued to workers in select construction occupations who also have a valid B.C. trades qualification. This requirement will ensure that construction workers nominated by the BC PNP are ready to contribute immediately to B.C.’s labour market.

Valid B.C. trades qualifications include a trades certificate issued by SkilledTradesBC or an apprenticeship registered with SkilledTradesBC.

Below you will find the list of the priority construction occupations:

  • 22114 Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists
  • 72102 Sheet metal workers
  • 72103 Boilermakers
  • 72104 Structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters
  • 72105 Ironworkers
  • 72106 Welders and related machine operators
  • 72200 Electricians (except industrial and power system)
  • 72201 Industrial electricians
  • 72300 Plumbers
  • 72301 Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers
  • 72302 Gas fitters
  • 72310 Carpenters
  • 72311 Cabinetmakers
  • 72320 Bricklayers
  • 72400 Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
  • 72401 Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
  • 72402 Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics
  • 72500 Crane operators
  • 73100 Concrete finishers
  • 73101 Tilesetters
  • 73102 Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers
  • 73110 Roofers and shinglers
  • 73111 Glaziers
  • 73112 Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)
  • 73113 Floor covering installers

If you require assistance with your application or have questions about this program we can assist you.

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