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PROVINCIAL NOMINEE PROGRAM 

Ansari Immigration: Expert Vancouver Immigration Consultants for BC Provincial Nominee Program and More

Are you looking to immigrate to Canada and need expert guidance on Provincial Nominee Programs? At Ansari Immigration, our professional consultants are here to help you navigate the process, with a special emphasis on the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP). Book a consultation today to assess your eligibility and find your best pathway.

Take a look at Ontario's Provincial Nominee Program here.

British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)

BC PNP offers diverse immigration streams, including the Skills Immigration stream, Express Entry BC stream, and Entrepreneur Immigration stream. BC PNP applications typically get processed faster than many other PNPs, helping applicants to start their new life in Canada sooner.

All BC PNP Skills Immigration pathways

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This is designed for workers or international graduates with the skills, experience, and qualifications needed by B.C. employers. This includes health care professionals, international graduates, and workers in a skilled occupation.

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To qualify for this stream, you must:

  • have accepted a full-time, indeterminate job offer (the job offer must not be temporary or have a defined end date) from a B.C. employer. The job must be in a skilled occupation  (NOC TEER 0, 1, 2, or 3)  

  • be qualified to perform the duties of the job

  • have a minimum of two years of full-time (or full-time equivalent) work experience in any skilled occupation (NOC TEER 0, 1, 2, or 3)

  • show you can support yourself and your dependants

  • have, or be eligible for, legal immigration status in Canada

  • for NOC TEER 2 or 3 occupations, meet minimum language requirements

  • have a wage offer in line with B.C. wage rates for the occupation

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Your employer must be willing to support your application and provide supporting documentation. They must meet the eligibility criteria and fulfill certain responsibilities during the application process. View the employer requirements.

BC PNP Entrepreneur Immigration Pathways

BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) Entrepreneur Immigration (EI) is a way for international entrepreneurs wishing to immigrate to British Columbia (B.C.) to set up businesses that support innovation and economic growth in the province.

Entrepreneur Immigration is a “temporary to permanent” immigration pathway. That means that if you are approved, you will initially come to B.C. as a temporary resident, and then apply to stay permanently once you have successfully started a business.

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Please review  Entrepreneur Immigration - Base Program Guide to see the complete personal, business, investment and job requirements.

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Personal requirements

  • personal net worth of at least CAD$600,000

  • business and/or management experience; if no business experience, must have the equivalent of a 2-year post-secondary diploma

  • basic English or French language skill equal to Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 4 or higher

  • have been lawfully admitted in the country where you currently live

  • have, or be eligible for, legal immigration status in Canada

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Business, job and investment requirements

  • establish an eligible new business or buy and improve an existing business

  • make an eligible personal investment of at least CAD$200,000 in the business

  • create at least one new full-time job for a Canadian citizen or permanent resident

BC PNP Application Process
 

This section provides an overview of the registration and application process for the BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP). For complete, up-to-date information and requirements and help with our BCPNP Online system, please visit the Documents page for the Program Guide and Technical Guide.

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The first step is to create a profile and register in BCPNP Online. By registering, you are expressing interest to apply to the BC PNP. Your registration will be scored based on the information you provide.

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You must complete a registration if you are applying under these streams:

  • Skilled Worker (includes Express Entry BC option)

  • International Graduate (includes Express Entry BC option)

  • Entry Level and Semi-Skilled

If you meet the requirements for the Health Authority or International Post-Graduate streams, you do not have to submit a registration. You can apply directly in BCPNP Online. You will get a registration score based on various factors, and you will be placed in a registration pool for your chosen stream. Your registration will remain active in the pool for up to 12 months, or until you receive an invitation to apply.

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Your registration will be scored on economic and human capital factors.

Economic Factors:

  • skill level of your occupation

  • wage

  • location in B.C.

Human Capital Factors:

  • work experience

  • education

  • language

Registration is free. A registration is not an application and does not guarantee that you will be invited to apply.

You can withdraw your registration at any time if you are no longer interested in applying to the BC PNP. 

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