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British Columbia PNP High Demand Occupation List 2024


British Columbia has a dedicated list of British Columbia in Demand Occupation list, which lists the occupation which is facing the skill shortage across the province of BC. British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) is the main Canada immigration program to invite and select the skilled and talented foreign workers and professionals to work in these occupations.


British Columbia High Demand Occupation List 2023

1) High Demand Occupations in Management Usually Requiring a Combination of Education and Work Experience

Occupation Description NOC Code
Retail and wholesale trade managers  0621
Restaurant and food service managers  0631
Senior managers – financial, communications and other business services  0013
Facility operation and maintenance managers  0714
Computer and information systems managers  0213
Financial managers  0111
Corporate sales managers  0601
Banking, credit and other investment managers  0122
Senior managers – construction, transportation, production and utilities  0016
Advertising, marketing and public relations managers  0124
Senior managers – trade, broadcasting and other services  0015
Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers  0121
Managers in agriculture  0821
Managers in transportation  0731
Home building and renovation managers  0712
Accommodation service managers  0632
Other administrative services managers  0114
Managers in social, community and correctional services  0423
Human resources managers  0112
Senior managers – health, education, social and community services and membership organizations  0014
Other business services managers  0125
Managers in customer and personal services  0651
School principals and administrators of elementary and secondary education  0422
Purchasing managers  0113
Administrators – post-secondary education and vocational training  0421
Engineering managers  0211
Senior government managers and officials  0012
Recreation, sports and fitness program and service directors  0513
Managers – publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts  0512
Utilities managers  0912
Architecture and science managers  0212
Government managers – economic analysis, policy development and program administration  0412
Other managers in public administration  0414

2) High Demand Occupations Usually Requiring Bachelor’s, Graduate or First Professional Degree

Occupation Description NOC Code
Financial auditors and accountants  1111
Elementary school and kindergarten teachers  4032
Information systems analysts and consultants  2171
Computer programmers and interactive media developers  2174
Other financial officers  1114
Lawyers  4112
Professional occupations in business management consulting  1122
Software engineers and designers  2173
Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations  1123
College and other vocational instructors  4021
Civil engineers  2131
University professors and lecturers  4011
Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants  4163
Human resources professionals  1121
Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations  5131
Social workers  4152
Family, marriage and other related counsellors  4153
Web designers and developers  2175
Authors and writers  5121
Health policy researchers, consultants and program officers  4165
Architects  2151
Financial and investment analysts  1112
Natural and applied science policy researchers, consultants and program officers  4161
Securities agents, investment dealers and brokers  1113
Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)  2147
Psychologists  4151

3) High Demand Occupations Usually Requiring Diploma, Certificate or Apprenticeship Training

Occupation Description NOC Code
Administrative officers  1221
Social and community service workers  4212
Accounting technicians and bookkeepers  1311
Administrative assistants  1241
Early childhood educators and assistants  4214
Real estate agents and salespersons  6232
Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers  7321
Graphic designers and illustrators  5241
Hairstylists and barbers  6341
Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness  5254
Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade  6221
Property administrators  1224
Police officers (except commissioned)  4311
Insurance agents and brokers  6231
Financial sales representatives  6235
Computer network technicians  2281
Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)  2242
Retail sales supervisors  6211
Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations  1215
Legal administrative assistants  1242
Executive assistants  1222
User support technicians  2282
Medical administrative assistants  1243
Airline pilots, flight engineers and flying instructors  2271
Paralegal and related occupations  4211
Insurance adjusters and claims examiners  1312
Firefighters  4312
Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors  7315
Human resources and recruitment officers  1223
Supervisors, finance and insurance office workers  1212
Photographers  5221
Non-commissioned ranks of the Canadian Armed Forces  4313
Customs, ship and other brokers  1315

4) High Demand Occupations Usually Requiring High School and/or Occupation Specific Training

Occupation Description NOC Code
Receptionists  1414
Food and beverage servers  6513
Home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations  4412
Home childcare providers  4411
Taxi and limousine drivers and chauffeurs  7513
Couriers, messengers and door-to-door distributors  1513
Letter carriers  1512
Mail, postal and related workers  1511

5) High Demand Health Occupations Identified by the B.C. Ministry of Health

Occupation Description NOC Code
Family physicians  3112
Nurse Practitioners   
Health care assistants  3413
Physiotherapists  3142
Occupational therapists  3143
Licensed practical nurses  3233
Specialty registered nurses  3012
Sonographers  3216
Paramedics  3234

The BCPNP high demand occupation list 2022 is based on the current demand trend of occupations in the province of British Columbia. The list is subject to change periodically, hence, before nominating an occupation from British Columbia occupation list, please confirm the latest status of the list by sending a mail at info@canadapravenue.com.

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