British Columbia PNP

British Columbia’s PNP program is a popular program among aspiring migrants planning to move to Canada. The provincial nominee program of British Columbia is popular because this province has a history of high economic growth and relies on economic immigration to meet labor market needs.

The British Columbia (BC) PNP is a pathway for permanent residence for highly skilled workers, in-demand workers, and entrepreneurs. This program is operated by the province’s government in collaboration with the federal immigration department and the IRCC.  The province gets a limited number of nominations each year.

The BC PNP accepts applications under three major categories:

  1. Skills Immigration
  2. Express Entry BC
  3. Entrepreneur Immigration

Each category has its individual streams.

Here are more details about each stream

  1. Skills immigration: This stream is targeted at skilled and semi-skilled workers required for high-demand occupations in the province and further divided into five categories.
  • Skilled Worker Category
  • Healthcare Professional Category
  • International Graduate Category
  • International Post-Graduate Category
  • Entry Level and Semi-Skilled Worker Category

Invitations under this stream are issued based on points. Some of the categories do not need prior work experience. Skilled workers require work experience while the entry level and semi-skilled category of workers need to have some work experience in the province. Recent international graduates from a Canadian university or college do not need any prior work experience.

  1. Express Entry BC: This stream provides a faster way for skilled workers to move to the province. To qualify for this stream, you must be eligible under a federal economic immigration program. Applicants must complete their Express Entry profile and meet the eligibility requirements in any one of the following immigration programs under Express Entry:
  • Federal Skilled Worker Program
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program
  • Canadian Experience Class

If applicants meet the minimum eligibility requirements under any of the above programs, they will get their Express Entry profile number. The invitations are given provided applicants qualify under a points-based system. The eligibility requirements under this stream are similar to the Express Entry stream which includes relevant work experience, language and education requirements.

3.Entrepreneur Immigration:  This program consists of three streams.

  • Entrepreneur Immigration Category
  • Entrepreneur Immigration — Regional Pilot
  • Strategic Projects Category

Entrepreneur immigration category: This stream is for entrepreneurs who wish to set up a business in the province. The invitation under this system is also points-based. The applicants must have the required funds to invest in a business. They will be eligible for PR under the entrepreneur immigration stream. Entrepreneur immigration regional pilot stream: This is for investors wishing to start a new business in the regional communities across the province. Strategic Projects Category: Under this category foreign based companies can set up their operations in the province. Five foreign professionals who can work for the business can be nominated for PR in the province under this scheme.

Total BC PNP Invitations in 2020:

Date Invitations issued Details
16-Feb-21 459 Certain occupations excluded.
16-Feb-21 35
9-Feb-21 74 Tech Pilot draw
2-Feb-21 8
2-Feb-21 208 Certain occupations excluded.
19-Jan-21 195
12-Jan-21 80 Tech Pilot draw
5-Jan-21 168
29-Dec-20 58 Tech Pilot draw
22-Dec-20 230 Certain occupations excluded.
15-Dec-20 92 Tech Pilot draw
8-Dec-20 256 Certain occupations excluded.
1-Dec-20 68 Tech Pilot draw
24-Nov-20 360 Certain occupations excluded.
17-Nov-20 76 Tech Pilot draw
10-Nov-20 358 Certain occupations excluded.
3-Nov-20 76 Tech Pilot draw
27-Oct-20 354 Certain occupations excluded.
20-Oct-20 80 Tech Pilot draw
13-Oct-20 417 Certain occupations excluded.
6-Oct-20 72 Tech Pilot draw
29-Sep-20 450 Certain occupations excluded.
22-Sep-20 74 Tech Pilot draw
15-Sep-20 407 Certain occupations excluded.
8-Sep-20 67 Tech Pilot draw
1-Sep-20 428 Certain occupations excluded.
25-Aug-20 72 Tech Pilot draw
18-Aug-20 302 Certain occupations excluded.
11-Aug-20 52 Tech Pilot draw
7-Aug-20 437 Certain occupations excluded.
28-Jul-20 34 Tech Pilot draw
21-Jul-20 62 Tech Pilot draw
14-Jul-20 320 Certain occupations excluded.
7-Jul-20 57 Tech Pilot draw
30-Jun-20 314 Certain occupations excluded.
23-Jun-20 87 Tech Pilot draw
16-Jun-20 276 Certain occupations excluded.
9-Jun-20 87 Tech Pilot draw
2-Jun-20 241 Certain occupations excluded.
26-May-20 133 Tech Pilot draw
19-May-20 170 Certain occupations excluded.
12-May-20 92 Tech Pilot draw
7-May-20 237 Certain occupations excluded.
29-Apr-20 75 Tech Pilot draw
21-Apr-20 91 Tech Pilot draw
16-Apr-20 271 Certain occupations excluded.
7-Apr-20 147 Tech Pilot draw
30-Mar-20 311 Certain occupations excluded.
17-Mar-20 87 Tech Pilot draw
10-Mar-20 332
3-Mar-20 80 Tech Pilot draw
27-Feb-20 290
19-Feb-20 53 Tech Pilot draw
11-Feb-20 83 Tech Pilot draw
4-Feb-20 85 Tech Pilot draw
28-Jan-20 284
21-Jan-20 58 Tech Pilot draw
14-Jan-20 70 Tech Pilot draw
7-Jan-20 173
TOTAL invitations – 10,613
Application Process

Applicants to the BC PNP must follow a two-stage process, they must first apply for a nomination to the provincial government and if they are nominated, they must next apply for permanent residence to the federal government.

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