British Columbia - Health Care Professional

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British Columbia Skills Immigration - Health Care Professional

Health care workers are in demand across British Columbia. If you are a physician, nurse, psychiatric nurse or allied health professional, you may be eligible to apply to the BC Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) in the Skills Immigration – Health Care Professional category.

Health Match BC

If you are looking for opportunities to work as a health care professional in B.C., we encourage you to contact Health Match BC. This free provincial service recruits health professionals on behalf of B.C.’s public health care authorities. In addition to helping you find a job in your field, Health Match BC staff can answer your questions about the PNP and assist you with your PNP application.

Are you eligible?

You can apply to the PNP through the Skills Immigration – Health Care Professional category if you are sponsored by or have a full-time job offer from a public health authority as a:

  • Physician
  • Specialist
  • Registered nurse
  • Registered psychiatric nurse
  • Nurse practitioner

An allied health professional such as a:

  • Diagnostic medical sonographer
  • Clinical pharmacist
  • Medical laboratory technologist
  • Medical radiation technologist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Physiotherapist

If you are working in a health care field outside these occupations or working for a private employer, you may still be eligible to apply to the PNP in the skilled worker category.

To apply to the PNP as a health care professional, you must meet the following eligibility criteria for your occupation.

I am a physician or specialist.

  • You must be sponsored by one of B.C.’s five regional health authorities or the Provincial Health Services Authority.

I am a registered nurse, registered psychiatric nurse, or nurse practitioner.

  • You must have a job offer for an indeterminate full-time position from one of B.C.’s five regional health authorities or the Provincial Health Services Authority.
  • You must be registered with the College of Registered Nurses of BC, the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC.

I am a midwife.

  • You must have a letter of confirmation an established practice group in British Columbia confirming their acceptance into the group as an affiliated midwife for a period of at least six months. This letter must be on the practice group's official letterhead, and must be signed by the head of the practice group and the midwife applicant.
  • You must be registered with the College of Midwives of British Columbia.

I am an allied health professional.

  • You must have a job offer for an indeterminate full-time position from one of B.C.’s five regional health authorities or the Provincial Health Services Authority.
  • You must be registered with the provincial licensing body that regulates your health care profession. See Health Match BC for a list of the licensing bodies.
DISCLAIMER:

The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide to the subject matter and does not constitute legal advice. Immigration rules are constantly evolving and we do our best to keep you informed. MBC specialist advice should be sought regarding your specific circumstances. Email your comments or questions to info@iccrcmember.com

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