Entry Level and Semi-Skilled (ELSS)

You may be eligible in this category if you are currently working in B.C. in an eligible occupation in the tourism/hospitality, long-haul trucking or food processing industry.


You may be eligible for this category if you are currently working in the Northeast Development Region of the province in any entry level or semi-skilled occupation, other than live-in caregivers, listed as Skill Level C or D in the National Occupational Classification.

Eligibility Requirements

To qualify for the BC PNP as an Entry Level and Semi-Skilled worker, you must have the following : 

  • B.C. work experience in an eligible occupation

With the exception of the Northeast Development Region of B.C., eligible occupations are divided into three categories: 

– tourism and hospitality 

– long-haul trucking 

– food processing 

  • an offer of indeterminate, full-time employment from an eligible B.C. employer, in an eligible NOC C or D occupation, at a wage that meets industry standards
  • evidence that you meet minimum income requirements
  • completion of secondary education and any licensing or certification required for your job

Long-haul truck drivers must have: 

• a valid B.C. Class 1 driver’s licence for the duration of the nine months full-time work experience 

– air brake endorsement 


– other certification(s), if required (such as certification for transporting dangerous goods) 

  • valid language test results showing you have obtained a minimum score equal to or greater than a benchmark 4 under the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) in all four competencies: listening, speaking, reading and writing. 

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