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BC PNP Certificate of Qualification for Industrial Electrician necessary?

JanBe

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Feb 14, 2020
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Hello,

I want to apply for the BC PNP Skilled Worker Program. I have a job offer as an Industrial Electrician. Is a Canadian trade certificate mandatory (Red Seal)? I found contradictory statements. The NOC-description says it is voluntary (https://noc.esdc.gc.ca/Structure/NocProfile/b1ad7b3564d5448a8b5c3cd3370508eb?objectid=35kK67AALHbB3ikICJj2DFGkRgZ/NqN79S6CTdLaUmtlDk3GhIExaEsVSa1C8HCi) and at workBC it states: “it is necessary to hold a certificate of qualification from the Industry Training Authority or be registered in a four-year apprenticeship that will lead to qualification“ (https://www.workbc.ca/Job-Seekers/Career-Profiles/7242#job-requirements). Does anyone know if I need one or where I could ask?

Thank you so much for your help!

Janine
 

k.h.p.

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Mar 1, 2019
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You don't explicitly need a Red Seal to do electrical work in BC but you do need a recognized Trade Qualification (generally Red Seal) to have authority to pull permits, make declarations, or be named as a Field Services Representative. Your employer should be able to tell you if you'll be authorized to actually work in BC as an electrician.

For your purposes, I don't think that the Canadian certificate is mandatory for the PNP.
 
Aug 6, 2020
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brother can you please help me.

is person gets extra points in pnp if he has red seal certificate.

My situation is like that
i have bachelor degree in hotel management and i calculate my points for PNP and it is 64, which i think not sufficient.

if i do red seal exam in chef trade than is i get any extra point ?.