- be established in B.C.
- meet domestic labour market recruitment requirements
- offer full-time, indeterminate (permanent or with no set end date) employment
- BC PNP Tech applicants in eligible tech occupations may have a one-year, full-time job offer
- offer a wage in line with industry standards
- complete and sign the Employer Declaration Form
- Valid Business Licence
- provide a signed job offer
- submit supporting documents about your business
- a recommendation letter
- a detailed job description
- company information
- a copy of the Certificate of Incorporation
- a copy of the municipal business licence
- Minimum Number of Years in Operation in British Columbia
- employer must have operated in B.C. for at least one year (two years if you are registering under the Entry Level and Semi-Skilled (ELSS) category).
- Minimum Number of Full-Time Employees in British Columbia
- within the Metro Vancouver Regional District: at least five indeterminate, full-time employees (or full-time equivalents) within B.C.
- outside of the Metro Vancouver Regional District: at least three indeterminate, full-time employees (or full-time equivalents) within B.C.
- follow local laws and regulations
- Make Genuine Efforts to Recruit Locally
- Recruitment advertisements: recruitment advertisements must be posted for at least 14 days and must meet the requirements.
- Genuine Need for the Position
As an employer supporting an application to the BC PNP, you have a responsibility to:
- notify the BC PNP if there are any changes in your employee’s status. Changes includes:
- extended leaves (e.g. maternity leave, extended sick leave, etc.)
- delayed start dates
- closure of the supporting employer’s business
- change of business ownership
- ensure the information you provide is truthful, complete and correct.
If it is determined that you misrepresented information and/or documentation, the BC PNP may refuse to accept an application supported by your business for up to two years.