Individuals looking to live and work in British Columbia can apply for entering and settling permanently in the province through the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program. There are many stable and long-term job opportunities awaiting foreign applicants in British Columbia.
As one of the country’s fastest-growing provinces, British Columbia is a popular destination and includes leading cities such as Victoria and Vancouver. The province also has ample natural resources leading to the creation of resource-centric careers. By using the BC PNP program, applicants can immigrate to British Columbia directly.
Those whose applications are approved will receive a certificate for BC Provincial Nomination. The document can help accelerate the immigration process. If you are an applicant under the BC PNP Program, you can qualify through one of these BC Immigration streams.
Categories and Eligibility
Skilled Worker Category
For individuals with an qualified employment offer in a skilled profession and with many years of experience in that specific occupation.
Healthcare Professional Category
For individuals with experience and eligible job offers, as physicians, nurses, psychiatric nurses, or allied health professionals. The job offer must be from one of 11 qualifying health occupations.
International Graduate Category
For graduates from an eligible Canadian university or college passed within the past three years. They must have a job offer from a BC employer.
International Post-Graduate Category
For candidates with Masters or Doctors degrees from an suitable academic in British Columbia in the natural, applied, or health sciences programs of study. No job offer is required.
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled Worker Category
Workers in semi-skilled or entry positions in the field of hospitality, tourism, long distance trucking, or food processing industry, living and working in the Northeast Development Region of British Columbia, can apply through this program for immigration.
Application Fee: The processing fee is CAD 1,150. An additional CAD 500 for review request
How It Works:
Applicants must register with the SIRS or the Skills Immigration Registration System. The BC will review your application on all vital parameters. The registration can be completed online. International Post-Graduate category applicants can apply directly through BCPNP Online.
The BC will consider various factors to allot a registration score in the section pool for specific categories. Those with scores above the mentioned threshold can apply through the provincial draw for a nomination. They are given 30 days to apply through BCPNP Online. Those who receive a provincial nomination can apply to the Canadian government for permanent residence.
Express Entry BC offers priority processing of BC PNP applications of eligible applicants. It also processes the permanent residence application of nominated applicants.
The Express Entry BC processes applications of the following skills immigration categories
Application Fee: CAD 1,150
How It Works:
You must have a valid Express Entry profile with Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The next step is to register with the SIRS so that the BC can review your application on various parameters. Candidates for the International Post-Graduate Category and the Healthcare Professional Category can apply directly through BCPNP Online.
Based on your registration score, you are placed in a section pool for your specific category.
If your score is above a specific limit, you can apply for a provincial nomination in the draw. You must apply within 30 days through the BCPNP.
You will receive a provincial nomination through the Express Entry system if you are selected. You are required to accept the nomination through the Express Entry system.
You must have a job offer from a BC employer, be fluent in English or French, and meet the minimum BC income requirement. An applicant can file under four categories in the Skills Immigration category. You must have an Express Entry profile. The categories are:
The Entrepreneur Immigration stream allows experienced entrepreneurs to immigrate to Canada and settle in British Columbia. They can support the province’s economic development with their innovative entrepreneurial efforts.
To qualify for BC PNP Entrepreneur Regional Pilot, the applicant must
To qualify in the Strategic Projects Category the company must
The technology industry is growing at a fast pace in BC. This has resulted in a growing demand for skilled tech workers as vacancies increase. The BC PNP Tech Pilot was launched to meet this need. Weekly invitations are sent to qualified applicants under this pilot.
The procedure for applying for permanent residence under the BC PNP program may seem simple and straightforward. However, some areas of the process entail guidance from an expert. Not following the steps detailed in the process accurately may result in the rejection of the application.
We have helped hundreds of applicants succeed in their efforts to qualify as Canadian immigrants through the BC PNP program. Our immigration professionals have many years of experience in this domain and can help you at every stage of the application procedure. Call Dev Immigration Services Inc. now for a consultation session now.
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