British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program

British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)

Home to the country’s third-largest city, Vancouver, British Columbia is also one of the most diverse provinces in all of Canada. British Columbia’s economy focuses on a strong natural resources sector, with an emphasis on forestry and mining. Its natural environment, with expansive forests and a unique coastal climate, is renowned as one of the most beautiful in Canada, and indeed the world.

The BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) is an economic immigration program administered by the Government of British Columbia’s Immigration Programs Branch.

The program enables the province to select and nominate foreign workers, international students and entrepreneurs to help meet B.C.’s labour market needs, support government priorities, and help grow B.C.’s economy. If you are nominated, you and your family can apply to IRCC to become a permanent resident of Canada.

The BCPNP is one of Canada’s PNPs. With 10 different immigration streams, the program is very diverse, with two categories for skilled workers and international graduates in Canada and post-graduates in British Columbia: Express Entry BC and Skills Immigration, and an extra one for entrepreneurs.

Indeed, the BCPNP currently includes four streams that are Express Entry aligned. A provincial nomination is issued when the application is successful, leading to the applicant receiving 600 extra CRS points. This, in turn, will lead the applicant to automatically receive an ITA in the following Express Entry draw from the pool.

British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program Streams