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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
 
We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

Provincial Immigration Programs Act Documents: 

 

Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC Guides and Forms:

Effective January 1, 2016, BC PNP Skills Immigration applicants are no longer be eligible to convert an existing application to an EEBC category.

Entrepreneur Immigration Guides and Forms:

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.
 

BC PNP Documents Archive

Program Changes FAQs


February 2017 
Please refer to our FAQs document regarding recent changes to the BC PNP. 

January 2016
Please refer to our Skills Immigrations FAQs page or our Express Entry BC FAQs page regarding the recent changes to the BC PNP.


September 2015
Please refer to our FAQs document regarding recent changes to the BC PNP.

July 2015
Please refer to our FAQs document regarding recent changes to the BC PNP.

Archived Program Criteria - Skills Immigration

*Please note that the current program guides are available at the top of this page.

February 17, 2017 - Skills Immigration applications received between February 1, 2017 and February 16, 2017 will be reviewed according to the criteria in effect at the time of application, as outlined in this version of the Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC Program Guide. 

February 1, 2017 - Skills Immigration applications received between September 1, 2016 and January 31, 2017 will be reviewed according to the criteria in effect at the time of application, as outlined in this version of the Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC Program Guide. 

September 1, 2016 – Skills Immigration applications received between April 1, 2016 and August 31, 2016 will be reviewed according to the criteria in effect at the time of application, as outlined in this version of the Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC Program guide.  

April 1, 2016 - Skills Immigration applications received between January 27, 2016 and March 31, 2016 will be reviewed according to the criteria in effect at the time of application, as outlined in this version of the Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC guide.

January 27, 2016 - Skills Immigration applications received between September 1, 2015 and January 26, 2016 will be reviewed according to the criteria in effect at the time of application, as outlined in this version of the Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC guide.

September 1, 2015 - Skills Immigration applications received between July 3, 2015 and August 31, 2015 will be reviewed according to the criteria in effect at the time of application, as outlined in this version of the Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC guide.

July 2, 2015 - Skills Immigration applications received between July 2, 2015 and July 3, 2015 will be reviewed according to the criteria in effect at the time of application, as outlined in this version of the Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC program guide.

March 31, 2015 - Applications received prior to March 31, 2015 will be reviewed according to the criteria in effect for the Skills Immigration stream, which is available in this archived PDF document.

Archived Program Criteria - Entrepreneur Immigration

*Please note that the current program guides are available at the top of this page.

Febuary 17, 2017 - Entrepreneur Immigration registrations and applications received between February 1, 2017 and February 16, 2017 will be reviewed according to the criteria in effect at the time of application, as outlined in this version of the Entrepreneur Immigration Program Guide

Febuary 1, 2017 - Entrepreneur Immigration registrations and applications received between January 9, 2017 and January 31, 2017 will be reviewed according to the criteria in effect at the time of application, as outlined in this version of the Entrepreneur Immigration Program Guide

Febuary 1, 2017 - Entrepreneur Immigration registrations and applications received between December 22, 2016, 2017 and January 31, 2017 will be reviewed according to the criteria in effect at the time of application, as outlined in this version of the Entrepreneur Immigration Application Guide

January 9, 2017 - Entrepreneur Immigration registrations and applications received between December 22, 2016  and January 8, 2017 will be reviewed according to the criteria in effect at the time of application, as outlined in this version of the Entrepreneur Immigration Program Guide.
With regards to the points scoring correction on page 31, please note that BCPNP Online remained unaffected, and registrations received during this time period have received the correct amount of points allocated to them in BCPNP Online.

December 22, 2016 - Entrepreneur Immigration registrations and applications received between September 1, 2016 and December 21, 2016 will be reviewed according to the criteria in effect at the time of application, as outlined in this version of the Entrepreneur Immigration Program Guide.

December 22, 2016 - Entrepreneur Immigration applications received between July 19, 2016 and December 21, 2016 will be reviewed according to the criteria in effect at the time of application, as outlined in this version of the Entrepreneur Immmigration Application Guide.

September 1, 2016 - Entrepreneur Immigration registrations and applications received between November 25, 2015 and August 31, 2016 will be reviewed according to the criteria in effect at the time of application, as outlined in this version of the Entrepreneur Immigration Program Guide.

July 19, 2016 - Entrepreneur Immigration applications received between March 4, 2016 and July 18, 2016 will be reviewed according to the criteria in effect at the time of application, as outlined in this version of the Entrepreneur Immigration Application Guide.

March 4, 2016 - Entrepreneur Immigration applications received between November 5, 2015 and March 3, 2016 will be reviewed according to the criteria in effect at the time of application, as outlined in this version of the Entrepreneur Immigration Application Guide. 

November 25, 2015 - Entrepreneur Immigration registrations and applications received between July 13, 2015 and November 24, 2015 will be reviewed according to the criteria in effect at the time of application, as outlined in this version of the Entrepreneur Immigration Program Guide. 

November 5, 2015 - Entrepreneur Immigration applications received between July 2, 2015 and November 4, 2015 will be reviewed according to the criteria in effect at the time of application, as outlined in this version of the Entrepreneur Immigration Application Guide. 

July 13, 2015 - Entrepreneur Immigration registrations and applications received between July 2, 2015 and July 12, 2015 will be reviewed according to the criteria in effect at the time of application, as outlined in this version of the Entrepreneur Immigration Program Guide. 

March 31, 2015 - Applications received prior to March 31, 2015 will be reviewed according to the criteria in effect for the Business Immigration stream, which is available in this archived PDF document.