British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program

British Columbia BC PNP Provincial Nominee Program is not only a program but is also a pathway to living a peaceful life in British Columbia. It is one of the most famous provinces of Canada, located on the west coast of the country. Its contribution to the Canadian economy and GDP makes it the flawless choice for Canada Immigration. The cultural diversity and advanced infrastructure of this place add more to its mesmerizing character. Victoria is the capital, and Vancouver is the largest city of the British Columbia province.

By means of BC-PNP (British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program), this province selects those probable candidates who have the eligibility for the labor market and economic contribution. The immigration officers of this place also conduct BC-PNP draw periodically to show the required points for immigration.

The main categories of British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program BC-PNP

✍ Skills Immigration (having Express Entry British Columbia)
✍ Entrepreneur Immigration

These streams also have sub-categories. Keep reading below to have added information related to each one for your convenience to decide whether the BC PNP is suitable for you or not.

Note: In 2017, the BC PNP declared a new tech pilot for skilled tech workers to British Columbia.

Skilled Immigration

Below are listed the categories of BC PNP:

Skilled Worker Category:

The candidates with an eligible job offer in a skilled occupation fall under this category. The candidate must have the required year experience in their own skilled occupation.

Health Care Professional Category:

This category is for those individuals having some work experience and an eligible job offer, as nurses, physicians, psychiatric nurses, or allied health professionals can apply. An eligible job offer is compulsory for one of eleven qualifying health occupations.

International Graduate Category:

It is for the applicants who have done their graduation from an eligible Canadian university or college in the last 3 years. A job offer is a must from an employer of British Columbia in this subcategory.

International Post-Graduate Category:

This category is those graduates having Masters or Doctoral degrees from an eligible educational institution in British Columbia in the natural, applied, or health sciences programs of study. The candidate doesn’t need any job offer for this category.

Entry Level and Semi-Skilled Worker Category:

A worker in particular entry-level or semi-skilled positions in food processing, hospitality/tourism, or long-haul trucking, those holding entry-level or semi-skilled positions working and living in the Northeast Development Region of the province British Columbia can be considered eligible via this program for immigration.

Express Entry British Columbia:

It aligns with federal government’s Express Entry immigration selection system and permits the applicants with the required eligibility to get priority processing of their British Columbia Provincial Nomination Program BC-PNP application, and if they get nominated, the permanent residence application.

These Skills Immigration categories could be processed by means of the Express Entry British Columbia:

International Post-Graduate Category
International Graduate Category
Health Care Professional Category
Skilled Worker Category

Skilled Immigration Registration System (SIRS)

The British Columbia government declared a new Skills Immigration Registration System for British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program BC-PNP on 27, January 2016. The system is based on points and gives a candidate a registration score to determine whether the candidate may be invited to apply or not. The score of this system is based on the factors like education level, work experience period, and a BC employment offer. All the things are enough to show the eligibility of a candidate for the labour market and contribution to the provincial economy.

Entrepreneur Immigration:

The people who have the intention to settle and invest in British Columbia may be having eligibility for Canada permanent residence according to this immigration stream. The program is also divided into the two categories listed below:

Entrepreneur Category:

The entrepreneur category is for managers or business having some experience with an intention to invest funds a British Columbia proposed business.

Strategic Projects Category:

By means of this category, the companies run by foreigners or foreign countries can establish a business in the province. At most, five main professional, foreign managerial or technical staff members can be selected for PR in British Columbia.

BC PNP Processing Time:

The BC PNP application consumes between one and two months to process. Work permit applications vary, and it depends on the place where the application is made. Visa-required countries citizens have to apply outside Canada at a Canadian Consulate.

1).  All consulates have their own process and may take between 7 and 60 days.

2).  Visa-exempt country citizens can make a choice of where to apply.

3).  The candidate may apply on entering Canada after that, they can get the work permit on that very day.

4).  These citizens can also apply at the nearest Canadian Consulate to them.

5).  The processing of Permanent Residency application varies and can consume anywhere between nine and 18 months.

For availing more information about British Columbia Provincial Nominee program (BC-PNP), call the corporate hotline +91-7042184185 / Email your queries on  or Visit the Official website.

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