British Columbia is one of the famous Canadian Provinces, situated on Canada’s west coast. It is known for its incomparable natural beauty. The needs of the workforce and economic growth make it the best place for immigration in Canada.
British Columbia offers an immigration program known as the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC-PNP). It allows numerous workers, graduates, and entrepreneurs across the globe to immigrate to British Columbia permanently.
BC PNP is one of the most varied Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP). British Columbia manages various immigration streams. These streams are divided into two categories:
1. British Columbia Skills Immigration
2. British Columbia Entrepreneur Immigration
BC Skills Immigration
British Columbia Skills Immigration is for the skilled foreign nationals eligible to become an essential part of British Columbia’s labor force. BC Skills Immigration offers pathways for immigrants who have employment options in BC. Some categories under the BC Skills Immigration are:
1. British Columbia Skilled Worker
2. British Columbia Healthcare Professional
3. British Columbia International Graduate
4. British Columbia International Post-Graduate
BC Entrepreneur Immigration
British Columbia Entrepreneur Immigration is for foreign companies who have shown success in business investment, ownership, and management.
Some BC-PNP categories are lined up with the federal Express Entry immigration selection system of Canada. After success in any of these categories, applicants will obtain 600 extra CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) points and an ITA (Invitation to Apply) for permanent residence. Moreover, various BC-PNP categories are operated under a particular system, known as the Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS).
The SIRS works on an Invitation to Apply / Expression of Interest basis. Applicants must first register a profile and provide information about their job offer in BC, work experience, language ability, and education. After that, registered candidates are given a score out of 200. Candidates who fulfill the requirements for their concerned category are invited to apply for a provincial nomination.
Moreover, BC-PNP also provides a Tech Pilot Program, which is introduced in 2017. Through this, tech and IT professionals may move to BC and obtain Canadian permanent residence.
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