The British Columbia is the key state of Canada. The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program provides the path to the province to get skilled and qualified skilled workers from overseas, who can meet the labour market difficulty of the province of British Columbia. The BCPNP allow the overseas workers and entrepreneurs to get permanent residency in British Columbia through different streams.
If you apply and get select in any of the streams of British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP), you will become qualified to receive Provincial Nomination from British Columbia to apply Permanent Residency in Canada through IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada).
The Skills Immigration Registration System is the new register system launched by BCPNP, in the month of January this year. It is planned to process the nomination applications received from the BCPNP candidates. It is the EOI based system like Express Entry, which provides points to the applicants and subsequently launches intervallic draws to select the applicants with best score. The key categories of SIRS system are as follows:
The Express Entry stream of BC permits the eligible candidates to get precedence dispensation of both their BC PNP application and permanent residence application winning selection in the BCPNP. The express entry has this special stream of BCPNP to select candidates for BC.
Below categories can be processed via Express Entry British Columbia:
BC PNP Skills Immigration
Must have a job offer from an employer in British Columbia that cannot be filled by a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and be either.The exception being applicants applying under the International Postgraduate group.
Fluency in English or French
Meet the BC minimum income requirement
There are 4 categories within in the Skills Immigration Category that an Applicant will file under. You will need to have an Express Entry profile.
A Skilled Worker
Must have job offer in skill type 0, A, and B of NOC;
A Healthcare Professional
Physicians, registered nurses, registered psychiatric nurses and midwives
A International Graduate
A Semi-Skilled Worker in select tourism/hospitality occupations, and food processing occupations.
International Post-Graduates Pilot Project (ending on May 28, 2013)
Applicants must intend to establish or purchase and expand a business in BC and meet the requirements of one of the three following categories:
Applicants must have:
Net worth of at least CDN $600,000;
Investment of at least CDN $200,000 to establish the eligible business;
Ownership of at least 1/3 of the equity of the business; and
A business plan to create a minimum of 1 new job for Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents
Applicants in the Strategic Project Category must:
Make a minimum investment of CDN $500,000;
Create a minimum of 3 new jobs for Canadian citizens or PR;
Demonstrate that the nominee applicants are essential to the proposed business; and
Demonstrate that they have a record of good business practices.
Applicants in the Regional Business Category must have:
A business project located outside the Vancouver and the Abbotsford Metropolitan Areas;
A minimum net worth of CDN $400,000;
A minimum investment of CDN $200,000;
A minimum ownership of 1/3; and
A business plan to create a minimum of 1 new job for a Canadian citizen or PR.
The business must provide economic benefit to BC by contributing to:
Increasing the exports of goods/services;
Increasing value-added manufacturing, processing, or primary resource activity;
Increasing BC tourism;
Increasing research and development and technology commercialization;
Creating innovative approaches to traditional businesses;
Servicing an unserved regional market; or
Transferring skills, technology, and know-how to BC
BC’s tech industry is growing exponentially. Therefore, British Columbia is invested in recruiting talented tech workers to fill the demand. As a result, the BC PNP Tech Pilot was introduced. It will be in effect until June 2020. Through this process the applications of tech applicants are prioritized and weekly invitations are extended to qualified applicants. Learn more about the BC PNP Tech Pilot and which jobs qualify under this pilot program.
While the procedures for applying for an British Columbia PNP may seem uncomplicated, some applicants apply without seeking any help from an immigration lawyer, thinking that they can “do it themselves”.
For British Columbia PNPs, there is a higher risk of refusal in cases where the application is not properly prepared. The standards are very high.
The documentation and processes involved in successfully obtaining a PNP are complex and usually require legal expertise.
We have helped hundreds of individuals and their families successfully immigrate to Canada through the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program. Our experienced immigration lawyers will be able to assess your case and recommend a course of action to best serve your needs.
The first step towards your British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program application is getting an assessment of your case. we will get back to you within 24 hours to discuss your eligibility and options.