British Columbia has an active nominee program to attract skilled and qualified people to fuel its economic growth. The growing labour market needs are met by the BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP). Foreign workers and experienced entrepreneurs gain permanent residency in through the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC-PNP).
The BC-PNP is one of Canada’s most varied PNPs, with different streams for different categories. Following BC PNP categories are aligned with the federal government’s Express Entry system.
Apart from the above, British Columbia also has a Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS). Under the SIRS, applicants have to register and upload a profile which essentially has some personal information, information relating to their job offer in BC, work experience, language ability, and level of education. The registered candidates are assigned a score (out of 200). Periodic draws by BC government lists out candidates who meet the cut-off threshold for their category in that draw. They are then advised to show Expression of Interest / Invitation to Apply to apply for a provincial nomination.
The documents required by BCPNP for the skilled worker category are:
British Columbia nominates potential candidates With or without experience through Express Entry system. If an Express Entry profile is created and then you are nominated British Columbia PNP then you can create a new Express Entry profile and transfer your BC PNP credentials in your EE profile.
British Columbia’s growing economy has a growing demand of skilled workers in high-demand occupations. The Skills Immigration (SI) – Skilled Worker category of the BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) opens up opportunities for workers in a professional, management, technical, trade or other skilled occupation to gain permanent residence in B.C.
To qualify, the first step is a valid job offer from an employer in British Columbia in addition to relevant training and at least two years of experience.
The criteria for the Skilled Worker category are:
The growing health infrastructure in British Columbia needs more health care professionals. Under the Skills Immigration (SI), Healthcare Professionals including physicians, specialists, nurses and allied health professionals work in B.C. and gain permanent residence.
To qualify for this category, you must have the support of, or a full-time, indeterminate job offer (a permanent job, or one with no set end date) from a public health authority as a:
Canada welcomes International Graduates wherein fresh graduates with degrees from any recognized Canadian educational institution or equivalent. Only persons who have graduated in the past 3 years from a recognized Canadian educational institution or any equivalent are eligible to apply through this category.
Slightly different from International Graduate Category, this category is open to candidates who
The Skills Immigration (SI) – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled category of the BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) is a way for workers in a valid tourism/hospitality, long-haul trucking or food processing occupation to gain permanent residence in B.C.
To qualify for this category, you must:
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