A high-demand BC occupation: Early Childhood Care


What is ECE and why is it in high-demand?

Early childhood educators (ECEs) work with young children from birth to age five. They create and run educational programs that fuel children’s intellectual, physical, social and emotional growth.

BC PNP offers an immigration pathway to support permanent residence of economic immigrants; constitutes 46% of all B.C. economic immigrants.

Workers with a job offer in the following occupation may benefit from targeted invitations to apply:

42202 Early childhood educators and assistants

  • Employment requirements
    Early childhood educators
    • Completion of a two- to four-year college program in early childhood education
      A bachelor’s degree in child development is required.
    • Licensing is required in Ontario and certification is required in British Columbia for early childhood educators. Licensing for early childhood educators is usually required in all other provinces and territories.
  • Early childhood educator assistants
    • Completion of secondary school is required.
    • Experience in child care is required.
    • Completion of an early childhood education assistant certificate program or post-secondary courses in early childhood education may be required.
    • Licensing by a provincial or territorial association as an early childhood educator may be required.

From the draw on April 3, childcare draw cutoff score was 90, in comparison to 107 for Entry Level and Semi-Skilled and 130 for skill workers.

If you are interested in this program, please contact us for an assessment and we can consult you on the possibilities of your pathway to studying ECE, and immigration.



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