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