The Government of British Columbia’s Immigration Programs Branch managing The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) is a financial immigration program. The program allows the province to choose and elect overseas workers, entrepreneurs and international students to help meet British Columbia’s labour market requirements, support the government’s main concerns, and help the growth of British Columbia’s economy. If you are nominated, you and your family can apply to IRCC to become Canadian permanent residents.
The mainstream programs contained within British Columbia Skills Immigration need a candidate to have a work offer from a British Columbia company. Especially, the job offer does not need a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) to be considered applicable under British Columbia Skills Immigration. If permitted for a provincial nomination through a Skills Immigration stream, British Columbia will offer candidates an employment authorization support letter, and support them in receiving approval to work at the same time as their immigration application is in processing.
Candidates for British Columbia Skills Immigration should register through BC PNP Online, the website controlling the Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS). This online system manages the intake, ranking, and applications for British Columbia PNP applications.
British Columbia Express Entry
To apply to the British Columbia Skills Immigration streams, applicants are not mandatory to be qualified for Express Entry. Though, most of the programs enclosed within British Columbia Skills Immigration offer an accelerated way to permanent residence for suitable candidates who have an active Express Entry profile.
Application procedures through Express Entry compared to not through Express Entry are equal until an applicant gets a selection from the territory and should submit a permanent residence’s federal application. By using the IRCC web portal, federal applications for Express Entry applicants are submitted online and are proceeds in around 6 months.
Federal applications for non-Express Entry candidates should be submitted as paper-based applications, in hard copy, to the suitable processing centre. British Columbia Entry Level and Semi-Skilled Worker stream does not have an Express Entry stream. Apart from that, through the British Columbia PNP Tech program, applicants with experience in some tech professionals may be suitable for accelerated processing and other perks.
British Columbia Skilled Worker
The British Columbia Skilled Worker stream is intended to aim at immigrants who have a job offer from a BC employer for a capable occupation. Qualified applicants are allotted points according to the British Columbia Skills Immigration Ranking System, and the people with the most competitive ranking are only invited to apply to the British Columbia PNP.
British Columbia Healthcare Professional
The British Columbia Healthcare Professional stream is planned to aim at immigrants who have a work offer from a British Columbia health authority for an appropriate profession in healthcare. If an overseas countrywide meets the needs for the program, then they can apply at any time.
British Columbia International Graduate
The British Columbia International Graduate stream is created for Canadian post-secondary learning institutions’ current graduates who have a job offer from a British Columbia company in a practised position. Suitable candidates are allotted points according to the British Columbia Skills Immigration Ranking System, and the people with the most competitive ranking are only invited to apply to the British Columbia PNP.
British Columbia International Post-Graduate
The British Columbia International Post-Graduate stream is premeditated for a British Columbia-qualified institution’s recent graduates who have received a Master’s or Doctoral degree. Several schools and programs are only suitable for this way. If an overseas countrywide meets the needs for the program, then they can apply at any time for the British Columbia PNP.
British Columbia PNP Entry-Level and Semi-Skilled
The British Columbia Entry Level and Semi-Skilled Worker (ELSS) stream is created to aim at those individuals with work experience of 9 months in a low-skilled job in British Columbia who have obtained employment offer from a British Columbia employer. The employee must have earned work experience in one of the target professions or a certain ecological area of the region, to be eligible. Suitable candidates are allotted points according to the British Columbia Skills Immigration Ranking System, and the people with the most competitive ranking are only invited to apply to the British Columbia PNP. Candidates who are qualified for this stream cannot apply via Express Entry.
British Columbia Skills Immigration Ranking System
To rank applicants who have registered profiles, the British Columbia Skills Immigration Ranking system uses the following point’s grid. Those applicants with the most competitive scores will be only invited to apply to the British Columbia PNP program.
Economic Factors (120)
Skill Level of the B.C. Job Offer
A Wage of the B.C. Job Offer
Regional District of Employment
Human Capital Factors (80)
Directly Related Work Experience
Highest Level of Education
Total Available Points
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