BC Provincial Nominee Program for employers

What is the BC PNP?

British Columbia’s economic growth depends on having enough skilled and qualified people to meet labour market needs. The BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) is a pathway for high-demand foreign workers and experienced entrepreneurs to gain permanent residency in B.C.
The BC PNP offers two ways for workers to become a permanent resident in B.C. Each pathway contains different categories workers can apply under, depending on their National Occupational Classification skill level, job, or international student status.

If you are an employer in B.C's tech sector, you may be interested in the BC PNP Tech Pilot. Find out more here.

Is the BC PNP the right choice for my business?

The BC PNP may be a good choice if you have already tried to hire - but are unable to find - a Canadian worker to fill a permanent position.

Is my business eligible?

To be eligible, you must support your employee’s application, meet the eligibility criteria and fulfill certain responsibilities during the application process.

Get more information

To view the employer requirements, please visit the BC PNP Employer Requirements page.

For complete, up-to-date program information and requirements, please review the BC PNP Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC Program Guide (PDF, 1MB).

For a high-level overview, download the BC PNP SI & EEBC Information Sheet for Employers (PDF, <1MB)