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The BC Provincial Nominee Program

Effective November 10th, 2015, the Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) is accepting a limited number of applications for in-demand jobs under the Skills Immigration stream. Click here for more information. 


Effective September 1st, 2015, new applications will no longer be accepted for the majority of BC PNP Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC categories. Click here for more information. 

The BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) is an economic immigration program designed to help B.C. meet its dynamic labour market and economic development priorities. The program allows B.C. to select foreign workers and international graduates who have the skills and experience to contribute to B.C.’s economy. The BC PNP also selects entrepreneurs who are ready to invest in our economy and create jobs for Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

The BC PNP is operated by the Province of B.C. in partnership with the federal government through Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). The BC PNP assesses applications and nominates candidates for permanent residence. CIC makes the final decision on each application and issues permanent resident visas to successful applicants (provincial nominees).

BC PNP Process

I want to work in B.C.

If you are a skilled worker, a recent international graduate from a Canadian college or university, or an entry level or semi-skilled worker, you may be eligible to apply to the Express Entry British Columbia and Skills Immigration streams.

I want to invest in and manage a business in B.C.

If you are an entrepreneur interested in moving to B.C. to invest in and actively manage a business, you may be eligible to immigrate through the BC PNP Entrepreneur Immigration stream.

I am an employer

If you are a B.C. employer, the Express Entry British Columbia and Skills Immigration streams are pathways to citizenship that allow you to attract and retain skilled and qualified foreign workers to help meet your critical employment needs.

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This project is made possible through funding from the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia.