British Columbia, Canada’s westernmost province, with strong economic growth, natural environment and diverse culture makes it one of the top destination for immigrants. BCPNP aims to accelerate the immigration process for interested individuals looking to settle permanently in British Columbia.
BC PNP offers the following streams through which applicants who possess the required skills and experiences can immigrate through:
This stream is for skilled and semi-skilled workers in high demand occupations. This stream is broken into the following multiple categories:
- Skilled Worker – this category is for workers in professional, management, technical, trade or other skilled occupations to attain permanent residence in B.C. These workers must have at least 2 years of directly related work experience in their job, which must be classified as either NOC 0, A, or B
- Healthcare Professional – Experience as a physician, specialist, nurses, allied health professionals may be eligible for this category. A full-time job offer is required and the applicant must have at least 2 years of directly related work experience.
- International Graduate – If you graduated from an eligible Canadian university or college within the last 3 years, this category is for you. A full-time job offer is required from a B.C employer and must fall under NOC 0, A, or B
- International Post-Graduate – Graduates with a Master’s or Doctoral degree from an eligible B.C institution in the natural, applied, or health sciences field may be eligible to apply. No job offer is required prior to applying.
- Entry-level and Semi-skilled – Workers in entry level or semi-skilled position in tourism/hospitality, long-haul trucking, food processing occupations, or those in the Northeast Development Region of B.C may apply under this category. A full-time job offer is required and the application must have been working full-time for their employer for a minimum of 9 consecutive months prior to applying.
To learn more about the eligibility requirements of any of the above categories, send us a message here (clickable link to the Contact Us page).
Express Entry B.C.
This stream is in conjunction with the federal Express Entry system. As such, in order to qualify for the BC PNP program, you must also qualify for one of IRCC’s Express Entry programs:
- Federal Skilled Worker Program
- Federal Skilled Trades Program
- Canadian Experience class
This stream uses a points-based invitation system and is done entirely online from registration to the application process.
The Express Entry B.C (EEBC) stream is a faster process and gives priority processing to applicants on both their BC PNP application, and if they receive nomination from a B.C. employer, then their permanent residence application as well.
The following categories are offered for applicants to apply under the EEBC:
- Skilled Worker
- Healthcare Professional
- International Graduate
- International Post-Graduate
To learn more about the eligibility requirements of any of the above categories, send us a message here.
The Entrepreneur Immigration stream is for individuals who want to actively manage a business in B.C. There are 3 categories under this stream:
- C Entrepreneur
- Must have a net worth of at least $600,000CAD
- Demonstrate business and/or managerial experience
- Attain minimum CLB 4
- Make an eligible investment of at least $200,000CAN in the business and create at least one new full-time job for a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
- C Entrepreneur Regional Pilot
- For those looking to establish a business in a small regional community to meet that community’s economic development needs and encourage investments outside the urban areas.
- C Strategic Projects
- This stream is for successful foreign corporations who have identified strategic investment opportunities in B.C to establish a branch or facility for the growth of their core business. This allows the company to permanently bring over their key staff with the required knowledge and experience to B.C.
- Can support permanent residency for up to 5 of its current senior employees who will actively manage the B.C operation