British Columbia Province Nomination Program

British Columbia is the westernmost province of the Canada. The BC PNP is an economic immigration program designed to attract and retain foreign workers and entrepreneurs for high-demand occupations in BC under Skills Immigration and Entrepreneur Immigration streams, respectively. Through BC PNP (British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program), the province offers opportunity to skilled and experienced migrants to get hired by British Columbian employers. BCPNP is one of the fastest process of immigration program of the Canada.

Skills Immigration

Skilled Worker Category: -

This sub-category is for individuals who have received an eligible job offer in a skilled occupation. Workers are expected to have two years of experience in their skilled occupation.

Health Care Professional Category

Under this category, experienced and potential employees with eligible job offers as physicians, nurses, psychiatric nurses or allied health professionals can apply.

International Graduate Category

This sub-category is for graduates with Masters or Doctoral degrees from an eligible educational institution in British Columbia. If you have graduate from following education field, no job offer is required to apply under this sub-category.

  • Agriculture
  • Biological and biomedical sciences
  • Computer and information sciences and support services
  • Engineering
  • Engineering technology
  • Health professions and related clinical sciences
  • Mathematics and statistics
  • Natural resources conservation and research
  • Physical sciences
  • International Graduates, Canadian Degree Category

    This sub-category is for individuals who have graduated from an eligible Canadian university or college outside of British Columbia in the last two years. A job offer must be obtained to be eligible under this sub-category.

    Entry Level and Semi-Skilled Worker Category

    Workers in certain entry-level or semi-skilled positions in tourism/hospitality, food processing, or long-haul trucking may be eligible for immigration through this program.

    Northeast Pilot Project Category

    Individuals living and working in the Northeast Development Region of British Columbia, including in occupations considered semi- and unskilled, may be eligible for this program without the need for a job offer.


    British Columbia nominates potential and experienced candidates through Express Entry system. You can simply create an Express Entry profile and show your interest in British Columbia. Alternatively, if you are nominated under the British Columbia PNP then you can create a new Express Entry profile and transfer your BC PNP credentials in your EE profile.

    Before applying for British Columbia Express Entry make sure you meet with the all required eligibility criteria. Following BC PNP categories are aligned with the federal government’s Express Entry system. The Skilled Worker category (including Health Care Professionals), International Graduates category, and International Post Graduates category may be processed through Express Entry British Columbia.

    To Be Eligible under Express Entry Province Nomination have obtained Express Entry profile number and a Job Seeker Validation Code that indicates you meet the criteria for one of the federal economic immigration programs have accepted a full-time, indeterminate job offer from a B.C employer in a skilled occupation as outlined in the National Occupational Classification Matrix (NOC skill level 0, A or B).

    Employer Requirement British Columbia Province Nomination Program

    Express Entry BC is a faster way for eligible skilled workers to immigrate. Through this program, prospective immigrants with the skills and experience targeted by the province may receive a British Columbia Provincial Nomination Certificate, which will allow that foreign national to apply for Canadian permanent residence.

    Though some BC-PNP categories require applicants to have a job offer from a BC employer, certain categories managed outside the SIRS do not require applicants to have a job offer.

    General employer requirements are follows:-

  • Be established as an employer in good standing in B.C.
  • Provide full-time, indeterminate (permanent or with no set end date) employment.
  • Have a history of good workplace and business practices
  • Sign an employer declaration.
  • Meet domestic labor market recruitment requirements, where applicable.
  • Make you a full-time, indeterminate job offer.
  • Offer you a wage in line with industry standards.
  • Employer responsibilities

    Besides general employer requirements, employers have some responsibilities also:-

  • give you a written job offer.
  • complete the employer sections of the application forms.
  • notify the BC PNP if there are any changes in your employment status. This includes promotion or termination; if you have been laid off or are on extended leave; or if the business has closed or changed ownership.