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British Columbia (BC) is known for its Pacific coastline and mountain ranges, as one of the most diverse provinces and is home to the country’s third largest city – Vancouver. Vancouver is consistently listed as one of the world’s best cities to live in, making it ever popular with immigrants.

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (British Columbia PNP) is aimed at providing a fast-track service for permanent resident applications for experienced and skilled workers. It also caters for business people and their eligible family members to settle in BC permanently.

In addition, the British Columbia PNP was designed to attract foreign nationals with the necessary skills and experience targeted by the province. These foreign nationals include high-impact workers and entrepreneurs suitable for BC’s labor market and economic development priorities.

British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) aims to accelerate the process for those who intend to settle permanently in British Columbia. 

The program is operated by the British Columbia government in partnership with the IRCC. The application for nomination is made with the province, and once nominated the candidate may then apply for Permanent Residency with the federal government. 

An application may be submitted under one of the following four categories:

Skills Immigration

Skills Immigration targets skilled and semi-skilled workers in high-demand occupations in B.C. This system assigns point value to various factors in the application. 

This category has five streams with different target candidates:

Requirements

The Skilled Worker category is a way for workers in a professional, management, technical, trade or other skilled occupation to obtain permanent residence in B.C.

  1. A full-time job offer of indeterminate duration from a B.C employer. 
  2. The position offered must be in a NOC skill level 0, A, or B
  3. Training and experience relevant to the position offered to you. 
  4. You must have the qualifications required to perform the job. 
  5. A minimum of 2 years of directly related work experience
  6. Demonstrate ability to financially support yourself and your family.
  7. Be eligible for or hold legal status in Canada.
  8. Meet the minimal language proficiency requirement for jobs in NOC skill level B.
  9. Your salary must meet or exceed B.C wage rates for your occupation.   

Employer Requirements

  1.  The employer must be established in good standing in B.C.
  2. The employer must provide full-time employment of indeterminate duration. 
  3. The employer must have a history of good workplace and business practices
  4. The employer will need to sign an employer declaration
  5. The employer is to meet domestic labour market recruitment requirements, where applicable.
  6. The employer will need to produce and provide you with a written job offer
  7. In support of your application the employer will need to fill the employer sections of the application
  8. The employer is responsible for notifying the B.C PNP of changes in your employment status. 

The Healthcare Professional category invites physicians, specialists, nurses and allied health professionals to work in B.C. and obtain permanent residence.

  1. Have a full-time job offer of indeterminate duration from a public health authority. 
  2. The offer must be for one of the following occupations:
    * Physician
    * Specialist
    * Registered nurse
    * Registered psychiatric nurse
    * Nurse practitioner 
    * Diagnostic medical sonographer
    * Clinical pharmacist
    * Medical laboratory technologist
    * Medical radiation technologist
    * Occupational therapist
    * Physiotherapist
    * Midwife must have a letter of confirmation from an established practice group in B.C.
  3. Have all the qualifications to work in your profession in B.C.
  4. Have a minimum of 2 years of directly related work experience
  5. Prove your ability to financially support yourself and your family. 
  6. Be eligible or hold legal status in Canada. 
  7. Meet the minimum language proficiency for NOC skill level B occupations. 
  8. Your salary should meet or exceed B.C wage rates for your occupation.  

Employer requirements

  1. The employer must be established in good standing in B.C.
  2. The employer must provide full-time employment of indeterminate duration. 
  3. The employer must have a history of good workplace and business practices
  4. The employer will need to sign an employer declaration
  5. The employer is to meet domestic labour market recruitment requirements, where applicable.
  6. The employer will need to produce and provide you with a written job offer
  7. In support of your application the employer will need to fill the employer sections of the application
  8. The employer is responsible for notifying the B.C PNP of changes in your employment status. 

The International Graduate category is designed for graduates with a valid qualification from an eligible Canadian university or college. 

  1. Accept a full-time job offer of indeterminate duration from a B.C employer. The offer must be in a NOC skill level 0, A, or B. 
  2. Be qualified to work in your occupation in B.C.
  3. Demonstrate an ability to financially support yourself and your family.
  4. Be eligible for or hold legal status in Canada.
  5. Have a degree, a diploma or a certificate from an eligible post-secondary institution in Canada obtained in the past three years.
  6. For NOC skill level B occupations you need to meet minimum language proficiency requirements.
  7. A wage offer that meets or exceeds B.C. wage rates for your occupation.

Employer requirements

  1. Your employer must be established as an employer in good standing in B.C.
  2. Your employer needs to provide full-time employment of indeterminate duration.
  3. Your employer needs to have a history of good workplace and business practices.
  4. Your employer is required sign an employer declaration.
  5. Your employer needs to meet domestic labour market recruitment requirements where applicable.
  6. Your employer must provide you with a written job offer.
  7. Your employer will need to complete the employer sections of the application forms.
  8. Your employer is in charge of notifying the BC PNP of changes in your employment status. 

The International Post-Graduate category helps pepole with a graduate degree in the sciences from an eligible B.C. institution gain permanent residence in B.C.

  1. You must have graduated in the last three years with a master’s or PhD degree in the natural, applied or health sciences, per the following list:
  • Agriculture
  • Biological and biomedical sciences
  • Computer and information sciences and support services
  • Engineering
  • Engineering technology
  • Health professions and related clinical sciences
  • Mathematics and statistics
  • Natural resources conservation and research
  • Physical sciences
  1. Have, or be eligible for, legal immigration status in Canada.
  2. Have completed a graduate program of study at an eligible post-secondary institution in B.C. in the last three years.
  3. Demonstrate intent and ability to live in B.C.
  4. A job offer is not a mandatory requirement. 

The Entry Level and Semi-Skilled category is a way for workers in a valid tourism/hospitality, long-haul trucking or food processing occupation to gain permanent residence in B.C.

This category does not have an Express Entry stream. 

  1. Accept a full-time job offer with indeterminate duration from a B.C. employer. The job must be in a specific occupation in tourism/hospitality, long-haul trucking, or the food processing industry. 
  2. You need to have been working full-time for your employer for a minimum of nine consecutive months before applying.
  3. You need to meet the minimum language and education required to qualify to perform the job offered to you.
  4. Demonstrate an ability to financially support yourself and your family.
  5. Have legal status in Canada.
  6. Your salary must meet or exceed the B.C. wage rates for the occupation.

Employer Requirements

  1.  The employer must be established in good standing in B.C.
  2. The employer must provide full-time employment of indeterminate duration. 
  3. The employer must have a history of good workplace and business practices
  4. The employer will need to sign an employer declaration
  5. The employer is to meet domestic labour market recruitment requirements, where applicable.
  6. The employer will need to produce and provide you with a written job offer
  7. In support of your application the employer will need to fill the employer sections of the application
  8. The employer is responsible for notifying the B.C PNP of changes in your employment status. 

Express Entry

B.C has several streams connecting to Canada’s Express Entry system, providing an expedited way to complete an immigration process. 

After creating an active profile in Canada’s federal Express Entry pool you will be able to register with B.C’s Skilled Immigration Registration System. Should you be selected by the province you will be invited to apply.

A successful application will grant you a provincial nomination, which subsequently ensure your approval with Canada’s Express Entry and your Permanent Residency. 

Requirements

The candidate will need to fulfill all the requirements for their selected stream (as detailed above). Furthermore, the candidate will need to have an Express Entry Profile Number and a Job Seeker Validation Code from the Canada’s Express Entry system. 

The available streams:

  • EEBC – Skilled Worker Stream.
  • EEBC – Healthcare Professional.
  • EEBC – International Graduate.
  • EEBC – International Post Graduate.

Entrepreneur Immigration

The B.C PNP Entrepreneur Immigration stream is designed for people who are interested in investing in B.C and growing their business in the province. 

Requirements
  1. The candidate must have a minimum personal net worth of $600,000.
  2. The candidate must provide proof of business and/or management experience
  3. The candidate must be eligible for or hold legal status in Canada.
  4. The candidate must have been legally admitted into their current country of residence. 
  5. The candidate must establish an eligible new business or purchase and grow an existing business. 
  6. The candidate must make a personal investment of $200,000 or more in the business.
  7. The candidate needs to create at least one new full-time job in the business for a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

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