BC improves access to Foreign Immigration : The demand for highly skilled graduates is rising in the province of British Columbia with over 95,000 jobs openings anticipated by 2020. Highly skilled labor is vital for the province to keep up in the future needs. One way of meeting this deed is attracting international post secondary students into the work force .
A three -year Pilot project by the province of B.C. will enable graduates from B.C. masters and PhD Programs. in natural , health, and applied science to apply for immigrant status before receiving or accepting a full time offer for employment eliminating the need to wait for a job offer. B.C. is well positioned to tap into this market as it has more foreign students per capita than any other province.
Other changes to this program known as PNP or Provincial Nominee Program, will expand opportunities to include foreign gradutates students with degrees or diplomas from an eligible institutions across Canada, extend the application deadline form one to two years and broaden the range of employment options that qualify candidates for resident status.
Employers will find these changes critical as this will give them opportunities to find new and talented employees.