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British Columbia Immigration

British Columbia Immigration

British Columbia is Canada’s westernmost province, defined by the Pacific coastline and mountain ranges, and home of Canada’s third largest city, Vancouver. The province’s economy is diverse and relies on a strong natural resources sector, with a focus on forestry and mining.

British Columbia’s culture combines a unique mix of European, Asian, and First Nations influences, and its eight regions each provide dynamic and diverse features.

British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP)

The BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) is an economic immigration program administered by the Government of British Columbia’s Immigration Programs Branch.
The program enables the province to select and nominate foreign workers, international students and entrepreneurs to help meet B.C.’s labour market needs, support government priorities, and help grow B.C.’s economy. If you are nominated, you and your family can apply to IRCC to become a permanent resident of Canada.

British Columbia PNP Categories:

The BC PNP Skills Immigration (SI) stream, including the Express Entry BC (EEBC) option, is a tool for British Columbia (B.C.) employers to attract and retain workers and recent graduates with the skills, education and/or experience that are needed in B.C.

If you have an indeterminate, full-time job offer in B.C., or if you have recently graduated from a Canadian post-secondary institution and have an indeterminate, full-time job offer in B.C., you may be eligible for the Skills Immigration stream. If you have recently completed certain post- graduate degrees from a B.C. university, you may be eligible for nomination without a job offer.

If approved as a provincial nominee, you and your dependent family members can apply to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to become permanent residents of Canada in the Provincial Nominee Class.

Following are the main streams.

  • Skilled Worker
  • Health Authority
  • International Graduate
  • International Postgraduate
  • Entry Level & Semi-Skilled

Entrepreneur Immigration categories enable B.C. to attract and select investment-ready entrepreneurs with business expertise and nominate them for permanent residence to live in B.C. and manage their own business. International entrepreneurs support the growth of B.C.’s economy and, together with their families, help to create diversity in urban and rural communities throughout the province.

To support balanced and strong economic development throughout the province, the Entrepreneur Immigration (EI) Regional Pilot was launched in 2019. The EI Regional Pilot is based on collaboration between communities and the provincial government to attract and identify foreign entrepreneurs proposing businesses that are in line with community economic development priorities. Across the EI categories, invitations to apply will be prioritized for qualified international entrepreneurs referred by a Regional Pilot participating community.

Under the EI Base category, applicants may propose to either start a new or purchase an existing business. To support a balance, periodic invitations may be targeted at either start-up or purchase of existing businesses, particularly for those in smaller centres.
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BC PNP Tech provides B.C. tech employers with the continued ability to recruit and retain international talent in tech occupations when local skilled workers are unavailable. This initiative gives in-demand foreign workers and international students a pathway to permanent residence, so they can help grow our economy and build a great life here in B.C.

BC PNP Tech has supported more than 6,000 tech workers to be nominated for permanent residence since its launch in May 2017. BC PNP Tech helps ensure B.C. can continue to attract and retain the talent needed to sustain and grow the technology sector in the province. 

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