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    Immigrate to Canada through British Columbia PNP

    BC PNP allows government of British Columbia in Canada to attract immigrants to their region.

    How apply for the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program?

    • Apply and complete the provincial nomination process of the British Columbia PNP that you wish to settle in.
    • Demonstrate the skillset and ability to contribute to the economy of British Columbia
    • Receive a Provincial Nomination Certificate from British Columbia

    How to apply for a PR after receiving a Provincial Nomination?

    • Send an application to Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for Permanent Residence.
    • A IRCC officer will assess your application based on the Canadian Immigration requirements. These applications will not be assessed based on the six selection factors of the Federal Skilled Workers Program.

    Requirements to apply for PR after PNP nomination

    • Complete and pass a medical examination.
    • Have security clearance.
    • Demonstrate sufficient funds to support himself/herself and his/her dependents after arriving in Canada.

    BC PNP Immigration Streams:

    The skilled immigration stream has five categories:

    1.The Skilled Worker Category

    This category is for applicants who

    • Have received an eligible job offer in a skilled occupation.
    • Have several years of experience in their skilled occupation.

    2.The Health Care Professional Category

    This category is for applicants who

    • Have experience as physicians, nurses, psychiatric nurses, or allied health professionals.
    • Have an eligible job offer for the position of a physician, nurse, psychiatric nurse, allied health professional or for one of 11 qualifying health occupations.

    3.The International Graduate Category

    This category is for applicants who

    • Have graduated from an eligible Canadian university or college in the last three years.
    • Have a job offer from an employer in British Columbia.

    4.The International Post-Graduate Category

    This category is for applicants who

    • Have a master’s or Doctorate degree from an eligible educational institution in British Columbia in the natural, applied, or health sciences programs of study.
    • No job offer is required to apply under this category.

    5.The Entry Level and Semi-Skilled Worker Category

    This Category is for workers who are:

    • Working in certain entry-level or semi-skilled positions in Tourism/hospitality, Food processing, Long-haul trucking
    • Are living and working in entry-level or semi-skilled positions in the Northeast Development Region of British Columbia.

    Express Entry Program

    In order to apply for the Express Entry stream, the applicant needs to meet the requirements under any one of these programs:

    • Federal Skilled Worker Program
    • Federal Skilled Trades Program
    • Canadian Experience Class.

    In order to apply for the Express Entry Stream through the BC PNP, the applicant must be in one of the following categories:

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

    Entrepreneur Immigration

    The Entrepreneur Immigration stream is for individuals who intend to settle and invest in British Columbia.
    This stream has two categories:

    • The Entrepreneur Category is for senior managers or business owners who intend to invest funds into a proposed business in British Columbia.
    • The Strategic Projects Category is for foreign controlled companies who want to set up an operation in British Columbia. This catergory allows these companies to nominate up to five managerial, professional or technical staff members.

    British Columbia Tech Pilot Program

    Due to the high demand for talent in the technology sector, the province of BC launched the Immigration Tech Pilot as part of the British Columbia PNP, intending to attract more workers and graduates to the province. Applicants require a full-time, intermediate job offer from an eligible employer in BC.

    Why choose CanApprove to apply for BC PNP?

    We at CanApprove aim to make the complex process of preparing financial papers, authenticating documents, filling applications, obtaining visas, and acquiring work and residence permits as simple, quick and easy as possible for our clients. We provide assistance to immigrants and students with pre-travel, travel and post-arrival needs including but not limited to acquiring a health card, social insurance card, ID card, and driver’s license, as well as finding accommodation.

    For more information on BC PNP, get in touch with our team of qualified immigration experts!


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