International graduates who have graduated from a Canadian university or
college within the past three years may be eligible to apply under the
International Graduates category. Candidates applying under the EEBC —
International Graduates category must have a full-time permanent
qualifying job offer in a skilled occupation from a B.C. employer.
Candidates eligible under this category must have a degree, diploma or
certificate from a recognized post-secondary institution in Canada.
Candidates with an undergraduate or graduate degree must have obtained
the degree from a Canadian post-secondary institution authorized to grant
degrees. Candidates with a diploma or certificate must have obtained the
diploma or certificate from a public post-secondary institution in Canada.
Diplomas or certificates from private institutions are not eligible. The
program must have entailed at least eight months (two semesters) of fulltime study. The program is not eligible if the candidate spent more than
one-quarter of the program time in a co-op work term or internship.
Minimum Income Requirements
The following are the minimum income thresholds depending on family
size. Applicants must show that their – and their spouse’s, if applicable –
annual wage in B.C. meets the income threshold. Bonuses, commissions,
tips, living allowances, or overtime in the calculation of the annual wage.
When Not to Apply
Candidates should not apply if they:
• Are prohibited from entering Canada;
• Are currently in Canada and are out of status;
◦ If an applicant’s status has expired and he or she cannot
demonstrate that they have applied for a restoration of status
with the 90-day eligibility period, the applicant will be
considered out of status.
• Are currently working in Canada without authorization;
• Have an unresolved refugee claim in Canada; or
• Are under a removal order in or outside of Canada.