British Columbia, renowned for its diversity in culture is located in the westernmost region of Canada. It also contains the third largest city of Canada, named ‘Vancouver’.
This province can be truly called ‘the most distinct of all’ and is recorded for its huge economical growth. The economy is majorly based upon the sector of natural resources with a prominence kept on forestry and mining. The pure environment, with flourishing forests and astounding coastal views not only makes British Columbia one of the most attractive province in Canada but also in the entire world.
The Immigration program offered by British Columbia for skilled aspirants is known as British Columbia’s Provincial Nominee Program or BC PNP. Under this provincial program, applicants having required qualifications and experience can achieve British Columbia Provincial Nomination Certificate. By receiving this certification one can easily apply for Canadian Permanent Residency status.
The major benefit of applying for Canada PR visa through BC PNP is the visa processing time, which is very less compared to other Canadian immigration programs.
BC PNP further has two main immigration categories:
The above categories are further divided into sub categories.
Let us provide you some extra knowledge regarding each category and their related subcategories so that you can make a clear decision for BC PNP.
BC PNP Skills Immigration program is further divided into the following:
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Express Entry British Columbia
Using the Express Entry British Columbia, category of the Skills Immigration, the province nominates skilled workers for Canada Permanent Residency visa. This section is linked with the federal government’s immigration program, Express Entry. Under the Express Entry British Columbia program the selected candidates will receive a faster visa processing in their BC PNP application, which eventually leads to Canada permanent residency, if one gets nominated by British Columbia.
The Skills Immigration categories which can be processed through Express Entry British Columbia are:
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Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS)
IMPORTANT NOTE: British Columbia government introduced a Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) for the BC PNP on 27 January, 2016. It is a points-based system which provides applicants a registration score. With the help of that score one can judge the probability of getting an invitation to apply. This score will be depending on various factors — like education level, amount of direct work experience and a job offer from British Columbia. These factors should define the capability of an applicant to succeed in the labour market and also be able to contribute in the economical growth.
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This stream is designed for candidates who hold an intention of residing and investing in British Columbia. Under this section, they can apply for Canadian permanent residence. This program is divided further into following categories:
Get more information on BC PNP Entrepreneur Category, click here.
Get more information on BC PNP Strategic Projects Category, click here.
To learn more about other provincial nominee programs under Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), click here.
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