British Columbia – BCPNP

British Columbia – BCPNP

Provincial Nominee Program in British Columbia – BC PNP

British Columbia is located in the western part of Canada and is considered to be the westernmost Canadian province which is home to diverse culture and contributes to economic growth as well. The BC PNP is nothing but an immigration pathway designed for high in-demand foreign workers as well as the skilled and experienced entrepreneurs to obtain the Canadian Permanent Residency in the British Columbia province.

Various Immigration Streams Introduced Under BC PNP

BC PNP has introduced 2 major immigration streams under which you can apply for the provincial nomination.

  • Skills Immigration (Express Entry British Columbia Included)
  • Entrepreneur Immigration

Skills Immigration

  • Skilled Worker Category
    Under this category, all eligible skilled workers who have obtained the job offer in any of the skilled occupations and have a decent working experience are invited.
  • Healthcare Professional Category
    Under this category, all eligible healthcare professionals such as nurses, physicians, or allied health professionals having a valid job-offer as well as decent work experience are invited to apply for their provincial nomination.
  • International Graduate Category
    This category is designed especially for international students who graduated from any of the Canadian universities or colleges within the period of the last 3 years. Applicants will only be able to apply under this category if they have a valid job offer, offered by any of the eligible employers in the province.
  • International Post-Graduate Category
    This category is particularly designed for all the applicants who have pursued their Master’s or Ph.D. degree in the field of natural science, applied science or health sciences study programs in the province.
  • Entry Level and Semi-Skilled Worker Category
    This category is designed for all the workers who are working in semi-skilled positions in the field of hospitality, tourism, long-haul trucking or food processing.

Express Entry British Columbia (EEBC)

Just like any other PNP program, British Columbia PNP also offers a separate stream that allows the applicant (who applied for Canada PR via Express Entry) to be chosen for the provincial nomination. This stream is referred to as Express Entry British Columbia (EEBC).

Following immigration categories can be processed via EEBC:

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

Entrepreneur Immigration

Under this stream, individuals who wish to settle and invest in British Columbia may become eligible to apply for Canadian permanent residency. This program is further broken down into two classifications:

Entrepreneur Immigration Category

The BC PNP Entrepreneur Immigration (EI) stream is for experienced entrepreneurs who are ready to invest in and actively manage a business in B.C. An applicant who is ready to start new businesses or take over and grow existing businesses in B.C.

To apply under this category, an applicant needs to submit an Expression of Interest, must be invited to apply to submit a full application.

Entrepreneur Immigration — Regional Pilot

Entrepreneur Immigration – Regional Pilot: working with regional communities, this pilot is intended to attract entrepreneurs to participating regional communities to establish new businesses that align with the communities’ economic development priorities.

Under this stream, investors/Entrepreneurs are allowed to establish a business in a community with a population of fewer than 75,000 located more than 30 kilometres. This program is a pilot project for two years and launched on March 14, 2019.

International entrepreneurs approved through the Entrepreneur Immigration (EI) Regional Pilot will be eligible to get a work permit to settle and run a business in British Columbia for at least 12 months.

Strategic Projects Category

Foreign-controlled businesses can establish an operation in British Columbia through this category. It is possible to appoint up to five key international administrative, professional or technical staff members to apply for permanent residence in the province.

What Is the BC PNP Tech Pilot Program?

BC PNP Tech pilot program is specially designed for applicants belonging to the technological fields and has work experience in areas such as Web designers, Telecommunications, Database analyst, etc. If an applicant receives a full-time job offer from any of the employers in British Columbia Province, he/she becomes eligible to apply under the BC Tech Pilot Program.

The technology sector in British Columbia province is considered to be one of the leading factors of economic growth, having the level of employment in the technology sector reaching new heights.

Concerning the support of these requirements, the Tech Pilot program under British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) looks forward to the technology sector to keep on attracting and retaining new talent across the globe and sustain its growth. BC PNP introduced the Tech Pilot Program in 2017 which helped the employers of the province to express their requirements regarding the qualified candidates by offering them a fast-track immigration pathway.

Features Of BC PNP Tech Pilot Program

BC PNP offers a dedicated concierge for the tech employers who can do the research and provide them with fine tailored information and assistance of the running immigration programs as well as the processes.

Invitations to apply are sent weekly to all the qualified and skilled tech workers, which minimizes the waiting period for employers as well as their potential employees.

Every Tech application is taken into consideration on a priority basis while processing the applications that eventually helps in fulfilling the sector’s demands in a considerably short time.

Constant support to employers of the technology sector is provided conducting the proactive engagement activities and also by taking part in the key industrial events.

Requirements For British Columbia PNP?

The following list of documents is essentially required by a candidate to apply for the Canadian Permanent Residency under British Columbia PNP to stay and work in the Province of British Columbia.

  • Job Offer Letter on the company’s official letterhead.
  • Income proof
  • A valid passport as well as all the necessary travel documents
  • Documents showing your eligibility for legal Canadian immigration status
  • Your educational certificates
  • Any work-related reference letters
  • Language proficiency test scorecard (IELTS)
  • Police clearance and the verification certificate
  • Civil identity proof