British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)
Introduction to British Columbia
Individuals looking to live and work in British Columbia can apply for entry and permanent settlement through the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP). This program offers a pathway to stable, long-term employment opportunities for foreign candidates within the province.
Overview of British Columbia
As one of Canada’s rapidly growing provinces, British Columbia is a favored destination encompassing prominent cities such as Vancouver and Victoria. The province’s abundant natural resources lead to opportunities in resource-focused careers. The BC PNP program offers a direct avenue for applicants to immigrate to British Columbia.
Upon approval, candidates receive a BC Provincial Nomination certificate, streamlining the immigration process. If you’re an applicant under the BC PNP Program, you can qualify through the following BC Immigration streams.
Skills Immigration Stream
Categories and Eligibility
Skilled Worker Category
Designed for individuals with a qualified job offer in a skilled profession and several years of relevant experience.
Healthcare Professional Category
Tailored for individuals with eligible job offers and experience in healthcare fields, including physicians, nurses, psychiatric nurses, and allied health professionals.
International Graduate Category
Geared toward recent graduates of eligible Canadian universities or colleges within the last three years, provided they hold a job offer from a BC employer.
International Post-Graduate Category
Reserved for candidates with Master’s or Doctoral degrees from approved British Columbia academic institutions in natural, applied, or health sciences, without necessitating a job offer.
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled Worker Category
Geared toward semi-skilled or entry-level positions within hospitality, tourism, long-distance trucking, or food processing in the Northeast Development Region of British Columbia.
CAD 1,150, with an additional CAD 500 for review requests.
Applicants must register with the Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS). BC evaluates applications across key parameters. Registration is typically completed online. International Post-Graduate category candidates apply directly through BCPNP Online. Applicants scoring above a threshold are eligible to apply through the provincial draw, provided 30 days through BCPNP Online. Successful candidates can then apply to the Canadian government for permanent residence.
Express Entry British Columbia
Express Entry BC prioritizes the processing of BC PNP applications for eligible candidates. The stream also manages the permanent residence application for nominated individuals.
Application Fee: CAD 1,150
Valid Express Entry profile with IRCC is required. Register with SIRS for BC review. International Post-Graduate Category and Healthcare Professional Category applicants can apply directly through BCPNP Online. Based on registration score, candidates are placed in a category-specific pool. Those exceeding a certain score can apply for provincial nomination within 30 days through BCPNP. Successful nominees accept the nomination through the Express Entry system.
BC PNP Entrepreneur Immigration
This stream welcomes experienced entrepreneurs to settle in British Columbia, contributing to the province’s economic development.
For BC PNP Entrepreneur Regional Pilot:
To qualify for the Strategic Projects Category, the company must be financially stable, possess investment capacity, and generate substantial economic benefits for BC.
BC PNP Tech Pilot
With the technology sector rapidly growing in BC, skilled tech workers are in high demand. The BC PNP Tech Pilot addresses this need, sending weekly invitations to qualified applicants.
Navigating the permanent residence application process under the BC PNP program can be intricate. Errors may lead to application rejection. We’ve successfully aided countless applicants through the BC PNP program. Our immigration experts possess years of experience to guide you through every application phase. Reach out to Vancouver Services Inc. for a consultation.
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