Come for Winter and Stay Forever

If you’re a temporary resident of Whistler who wants to become a permanent resident, the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) semi-skilled route is worth considering. The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) is a Canadian immigration program that allows the province of B.C. to nominate individuals who have the experience needed to contribute to the province’s economy. This program is designed for foreign workers who already work in Canada and have a job offer from an employer.

Whistler is a renowned resort town located in British Columbia offering stunning scenery, and various outdoor recreational activities. Due to the thriving hospitality, hotel, and retail industry, many workers from all over the world come to work in Whistler. The PNP semi-skilled route provides an opportunity for these residents to go from TR to PR.

To qualify for the PNP semi-skilled route ‘TR to PR’ pathway, workers must meet specific requirements:

  • Have a valid job offer from an employer in Whistler. Their employer must be willing to support their immigration application
  • Have the required work experience in one of the designated semi-skilled occupations in Whistler (at least 9 months of continuous work for an average of 30 hours a week)
  • Meet the language proficiency requirements in English or French.
  • Meet the minimum age requirement of 18 years.

Some of the semi-skilled occupations in demand in Whistler include:

  • Food and Beverage Servers
  • Hotel Front Desk Clerks
  • Housekeeping Attendant
  • Tour Guides
  • Bartenders

However, it’s crucial to note that the PNP semi-skilled route follows a points-based system. Age, education, language proficiency, work experience, and whether you have a full-time job offer in Canada are considered.

If you’re a Sea-to-Sky local and want to find out if you may be eligible for the PNP, you can book a comprehensive immigration consultation with us. for just $50 (usually $200)