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BC Public Service

BAND 2 - Program Advisor

Full Time
4 days ago
66,900 to 94,600 per year
Posting Title

BAND 2 - Program Advisor

Position Classification

Band 2




Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Vancouver, BC V6B 0N8 CA
Victoria, BC V9B 6X2 CA

Salary Range

$66,900.01 - $94,600.06 annually

Close Date


Job Type

Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date


BC Public Service -> Municipal Affairs

Ministry Branch / Division

Immigration Programs Branch, Immigration Services and Strategic Planning Division

Job Summary

Program Advisor
Management Band 2

This position is excluded from union membership.
An eligibility list may be establishedfor future permanent and/or temporary vacancies.

This position is located in Vancouver or Victoria, however, this position may be performed in other approved locations within the Province of BC.

On November 1, 2021 the BC Public Service announced the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that defines the conditions and expectations for BC Public Service employees regarding vaccination against COVID-19. Among other possible measures, proof of vaccination will be required. It is a term of acceptance of employment that you agree to comply with all vaccination requirements that apply to the public service. More information can be found here .

An excellent opportunity to join this dynamic team and utilize your expert analysis and decision making skills

The Immigration Programs Branch delivers and promotes the BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP), an immigration program operating under the Canada-BC Immigration Agreement and in accordance with the Provincial Immigration Programs Act. The BC PNP allows the Province to attract and retain foreign workers and entrepreneurs for expedited permanent immigration based on B.C.'s labour market and economic development priorities.

The Program Advisor is accountable to assess and select the global skills and business talent British Columbia needs. The Program Advisor may work in either the Skills Immigration or Entrepreneur Immigration Units of the PNP. The Skills Immigration Unit supports BC employers to recruit and retain qualified foreign workers to help meet their current and future skill needs, and whose activities contribute to the Province's economic development objectives. The Entrepreneur Immigration Unit selects foreign entrepreneurs who have the skills and capital to establish and actively manage a business venture that will contribute significant economic benefits to BC.

Program Advisors are responsible for managing a large number of complex case files and making high-impact decisions according to program criteria and statutory requirements to select the global skills and business talent to meet B.C's economic development needs. Program decisions involve multi-faceted considerations and result in significant impacts for applicants and their ability to become permanent residents of Canada. Program Advisors have a commitment to provide thorough due diligence, expert advice and excellent client service to a diverse multicultural clientele in a responsive and consistent manner, and in accordance with Ministry service standards.

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

For information about the Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service please visit: Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service - Province of British Columbia ( .

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact . DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Requirements:
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:

  • Bachelor's degree in business, economics, international relations, public administration, law, a social science or related field and one (1) year of related experience.

Related experience must include all of the following:
  • Experience conducting research and analysis and preparing written reports;
  • Experience exercising due diligence in verifying and validating information presented (e.g. conducting investigations, researching/following up on facts, conducting site-visits).
  • Experience dealing directly with clients, stakeholder groups or the general public.
  • Working in a fast-paced, target-oriented work environment.

Preference may be given to applicants with one year of work experience in any or all of the following:
  • Interpreting and applying legislation or policy in a decision-making capacity.
  • Assessing applications in a legislative or policy setting in a decision-making capacity.
  • Delivering an immigration program, developing immigration policy, or who have at least one year of business experience (eg. business ownership, business consulting and/or evaluation or business management experience).

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.


Cover Letter: NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Resume: YES - A resume is required as part of your application, however, itmay notbe used for initial shortlisting purposes.

Questionnaire (COMPREHENSIVE): YES - As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.

Job Category

Leadership and Management
Management and Executive