About the BC PNP

Service Outage Notice:
The WelcomeBC website will not be available on Thursday, October 27th from 8:30am (PT) to12:00noon (PT) due to scheduled maintenance.
Service will be restored by 12:00noon (PT) on October 27th. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

Please note: this website service outage will not affect BCPNP Online. To access BCPNP Online during the WelcomeBC website outage, please use this direct link:  http://www.pnpapplication.gov.bc.ca/

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.

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.

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.