British Columbia

Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)

 Facts About British Columbia

  • British Columbia is known as “The Pacific Province”. More than 4 million people reside in British Columbia. Approximately 85,000 people live in the capital city, Victoria.
  • British Columbia is known for its mountains and beautiful clear lakes.
  • British Columbia is well known for the city of Vancouver. Vancouver is one of the largest and most urban cities of Canada. Half of the population lives in and around the city of Vancouver.
  • The province is also home to some of the world’s most beautiful waterfalls. There are a large number of provincial parks throughout the province. A large area of the land is protected by Reserves.
  • You can also witness stunning sunsets and sunrises throughout the province.
  • All citizens under age 20 have access to free education from kindergarten to Grade 12
  • Like all other provinces and territories, universal, publicly funded health care is available to all citizens and legal residents of Canada. Services beyond the basic provisions are also available.
  • British Columbia is one of the world’s top producers of blueberries and cranberries.
  • BC is one of the lowest power cost province in Canada.

The two streams under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) program are:

1. Skills Immigration
British Columbia Express Entry

2. Entrepreneur Immigration

To find out more about the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP), call us today for a free consultation with one of our professional advisors

Skilled Immigration

  1. Skilled Worker Category: For experienced individuals who have obtained a job offer in a skilled occupation.
  2. Health Care Professional Category: For experienced individuals who have obtained a job offer in one of the qualifying health occupations.
  3. International Graduate Category: For individuals who have received a permanent job offer from an employer in British Columbia. The individual must also have graduated from an eligible postsecondary institution in Canada.
  4. International Post-Graduate Category: For individuals who have graduated with a Masters or a Doctoral degree from an eligible institution in British Columbia (natural, applied or health sciences programs of study).
    Job offer is not required for this category.
  5. Entry level and Semi-Skilled Worker Category

For individuals working in entry level or semi-skilled positions in the development region of British Columbia.

British Columbia Express Entry

  1. Skilled Worker Category: For experienced individuals who have obtained a job offer in a skilled occupation.
  2. Health Care Professional Category: For experienced individuals who have obtained a job offer in one of the qualifying health occupations.
  3. International Graduate Category: For individuals who have received a permanent job offer from an employer in British Columbia. The individual must also have graduated from an eligible postsecondary institution in Canada.
  4. International Post-Graduate Category: For individuals who have graduated with a Masters or a Doctoral degree from an eligible institution in British Columbia (natural, applied or health sciences programs of study)
    Job offer is not required for this category.

Entrepreneur Immigration

Entrepreneur Category 

For experienced business people who have the funds and meet the requirements in order to establish themselves and their business in the province of British Columbia.

If the business proposal meets the requirements, applicants obtain a work permit and in future be able to apply for permanent residence in Canada

Selection Factors:

  • Business/ Work experience
  • Adaptability
  • Personal Net Worth
  • Business Proposal for the province of British Columbia. 

Strategic Projects Category

For foreign companies who wish to operate in British Columbia. This stream also allows foreign managerial and technical staff members to be nominated for permanent residence in the province.

You must make a minimum investment of $500,000 to establish and operate your business. You must also sign a Performance Agreement with British Columbia’s provincial government.

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