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British Columbia Nominee Program (BCPNP) 2024

Like any other province in Canada, skilled, qualified and talented people play a key role in the growth, economy, and development of British Columbia. In the last few years, BC has emerged as the key destination for immigrants with its infrastructure, available professional opportunities, and flexible immigration program and procedures. 

British Columbia Nomine Program (BCPNP) is Provincial Nominee Program of British Columbia through which it selects the overseas skilled and talented workers and entrepreneurs to nominate them for Canadian permanent residency.

BCPNP has two main categories under which it invites suitable immigrants, i.e.

  • Skills Immigration
  • Entrepreneur Immigration

As the titles suggest the first one is to invite the skilled and talented professionals or workers from overseas, while the second category is meant for the talented entrepreneurs from overseas.

Skills Immigration

Can be further divided in below subcategories

  • Skilled Worker Category
  • Health Care Professional Category
  • International Graduate Category
  • International Post Graduate Category
  • Entry Level and Semi-Skilled Worker Category

What is Express Entry BC- Skilled Worker Category of BCPNP?

The EE BC (Express Entry British Columbia) - Skilled Worker category provide you the fastest pathway for Permanent Residency in British Columbia, Canada. Express Entry BC is aligned with the Federal Express Entry System of IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada). To qualify in this category, you first need to accept a valid employment offer from an employer in the province of British Columbia. You also need to have the training and experience in the relevant occupation. Let’s take a look at the eligibility requirements of this particular stream of BCPNP.

What are the eligibility requirements of Express Entry BC- Skilled Worker Category?

As an applicant, you need to

  • An Express Entry Profile Number and a Job Seeker Validation Code from the Express Entry system, i.e. you must qualify any of the three categories, i.e. FSW, CEC, and FST of express entry system.
  • Have acknowledged a full-time, indeterminate employment offer (a permanent job, or one with no set end date) from an employer in the province of British Columbia, Canada. The employment offer must be for a NOC skilled occupation (i.e. Skill Type 0, A or B).
  • Qualify to work in your job in the province of British Columbia.
  • Have minimum 2 years of relevant work experience
  • Demonstrate facts, that you can support yourself and your dependents in the province
  • Have (or be eligible for) legitimate immigration status in Canada
  • Fulfill minimum language requirements
  • Have a pay offer in line with British Columbia wage rates for the occupation


How to apply in EEBC- Skilled Worker Stream 2023?

First of all, register a profile with the online application system, i.e. BCPNP Online. After submitting the profile, you will get a point score based on your skills and job. BCPNP will open the invitation rounds to invite applicants with the highest scores to apply through BCPNP Online.

What is Documentation requirements for EEBC- Skilled Worker Stream 2023?

Here are the key documents required for EEBC stream:

  • Copy of Express Entry Candidacy from IRCC
  • Copy of Canadian
  • Immigration records (if applicable)
  • Valid B.C. drivers licence (if
  • required by the employment offer)
  • Copy of biographical page of Passport
  • Current photograph
  • Copy of LMO / LMIA  (if applicable)
  • Copy of valid language test results
  • Copy of education and training certificates (if applicable)
  • Copy of educational credential assessment (ECA) (if applicable)
  • Current resume/C
  • Spouse or Common
  • Law partner’s B.C. employment record (if applicable)
  • BC PNP Use of a representative form- applicant* (if applicable)


Get inclusive assistance from an expert to apply Canada PR via BCPNP

If you need advice assistance and complete documentation support to apply for Canadian permanent residency through BCPNP pathway, you may get in touch with qualified as well as registered Canadian Immigration and Visa Consultancy Service.

Also, visit Canada PR Avenue website on a regular basis to read the latest immigration news, updates, process requirements and rule changes regarding British Columbia Nomine Program (BCPNP) and other PNPs of Canada.

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