About the BC PNP

Service Outage Notice: March 1
On March 1st, 2017, the WelcomeBC website will be upgrading its security certificates to ensure that all website traffic with the public is protected with the latest security protocols. Users may experience brief outages at that time. Note: This will also affect the BCPNP Online system. 
After March 1st, 2017, certain browsers and smartphone operating systems will no longer be able to access the WelcomeBC website or BCPNP Online.  Please review the list of supported browsers that will be able to access the website and BCPNP Online on and after March 1st, 2017: https://www.welcomebc.ca/Browsers
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Economic growth in B.C. depends on people – on having the qualified workers and entrepreneurs we need to meet labour market and economic development demands and ensure the continued prosperity of our province. Immigration plays an important role in helping B.C. meet current and future labour market shortages.

What is the BC PNP?

The BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) offers an economic immigration pathway for in demand foreign workers and experienced entrepreneurs who can contribute economically to the province.

Individuals nominated by the BC PNP are eligible to apply to Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada for permanent residence for themselves and their dependants.

For More Information

The BC PNP is only one way of applying for permanent resident status in Canada. See the IRCC website for further information of other immigration pathways.

For complete program requirements, please refer to the BC PNP Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC Program Guide or the BC PNP Entrepreneur Immmigration Program Guide.

For more information about how to complete the online registration and application, please refer to the BC PNP Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC Technical Guide.

Information on the BC PNP website is for general information purposes only. Please refer to the BC PNP Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC Program Guide and the Entrepreneur Immigration Program Guide for complete program information and requirements. In the event of a discrepancy between the BC PNP website and the BC PNP program guides, the information in the program guides shall be considered correct. Please check our website regularly to ensure you are using the most up-to-date version of the applicable program guide.