If you have the expertise, experience, and qualifications that employers in British Columbia need, you can apply for the BC Provincial Nominee Program’s Skills Immigration (SI) stream (BC PNP).

Qualified worker, healthcare professional, expertise immigration, entry level, and semi-skilled are some of the options. International graduate with a background in health care. Each of these categories has its own set of criteria, and if you meet them all, you will become a permanent resident of Canada.

You must have a Skill type of 0 or a Skill level of A or B. Aside from that, you’ll need to demonstrate that you have or are qualifying for legal immigrant status in Canada.

If you work for someone, they must be able to accept your application and take on specific responsibilities. For more details, please see the employer’s specifications.

Workers in a professional, management, technological, trade, or other skilled occupation may obtain permanent residency in B.C. through the Skills Immigration (SI) – Skilled Worker category of the BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP). If you fit into one of these categories and want to live in Canada permanently, this is the programme for you.

Source: Skills Immigration Process

To qualify for this category, you must:

  • have accepted a full-time, indefinite work offer from a B.C. employer (a permanent job or one with no fixed end date). The work must be in a professional occupation as defined by the National Occupational Classification (NOC) (Skill Type 0 or Skill Level A or B).
  • have at least two (2) years of directly relevant work experience
  • be able to perform the job duties
  • Demonstrate your ability to support yourself and your dependents
  • have legal immigrant status in Canada or be considered for it
  • meet minimum language requirements for NOC skill level B occupations
  • have a pay offer that is in accordance with the occupation’s wage rates in B.C.
Source: Skills Immigration Process

Please make a profile with our online application and registration system, BCPNP Online, to begin the process. You will be given a score based on your skills and job after submitting your registration. BC invites people with the highest scores to apply for BCPNP Online on a regular basis.

See how to register and apply.

Once you are selected by the province, you will need to apply to IRCC for your entry permit. The process takes 6 months.

Source: Skills Immigration Process

Get an overview of the Skills Immigration (SI) stream of the BC Provincial Nominee Program’s registration and application process (BC PNP).

Please check our BCPNP Online system for full, up-to-date information and specifications, as well as assistance with our BCPNP Online system:

Source: Skills Immigration Process
Fees $CAN
Your application

Processing fee ($825) and right of permanent residence fee ($500)

Your application (without right of permanent residence fee) 825
Include your spouse or partner

Processing fee ($825) and right of permanent residence fee ($500)

Include your spouse or partner (without right of permanent residence fee) 825
Include a dependent child 225(per child)

If you or your family need to give biometrics, pay your biometrics fees at the same time you pay your other fees. Make sure you pay using the same payment method.

Fees $CAN
Biometrics – per person 85
Biometrics – per family (2 or more people)

Maximum fee for a family of 2 or more people applying at the same time and place

Source: Skills Immigration Process

Obtaining a work permit support letter and post-nomination requests

Please access post-nomination support via My Dashboard on BCPNP Online. You will need to email PNPPostNom@gov.bc.ca if there is a change in your family makeup or if you were nominated with a paper-based application (submitted before July 2015).

Source: Skills Immigration Process