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BC Provincial Nominee Program

The BC PNP has introduced a new stream called Express Entry British Columbia. Visit Express Entry British Columbia for more information and to see if you are eligible.
The BC Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is an economic immigration program designed to help B.C. meet its evolving labour market needs. The program helps employers attract and retain qualified foreign workers who have the skills and experience to contribute to B.C.’s economy. It also selects entrepreneurs ready to invest in our economy and create jobs for Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

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

You can apply to the PNP under the Express Entry British Columbia, Skills or Business Immigration streams.

I want to work in B.C.

Under the Express Entry British Columbia or Skills Immigration streams, B.C. welcomes skilled workers, recent international graduates from Canadian colleges and universities, and entry-level and semi-skilled workers in certain occupations.

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 PNP Business Immigration stream.

I am an employer

If you are a B.C. employer, the Express Entry British Columbia and Skills Immigration streams can help you 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.