British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)

Seventy percent of British Columbia’s people live in the Victoria or Vancouver areas. Victoria is the provincial capital and second largest city in British Columbia.


The Vancouver city in British Columbia was first settled by Europeans in 1862 and became the province’s major commercial centre after the Canadian Pacific Railway located its western terminus in 1886. British Columbia has extensive forests, which makes its economy focus more on forestry and mining. Its natural beauty and coastal weather makes it one of the most beautiful destinations in the world. British Columbia’s provincial nominee program is called BC PNP (British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program). Successful candidates, post nomination by the province will receive the British Columbia Provincial Nomination Certificate. The processing times are much faster compared to other Canadian immigration programs once the applicant receives the province’s nomination certificate which is known as the British Columbia Provincial Nomination Certificate. British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) consists of 2 immigration streams. They are: 
  • Skills Immigration (including Express Entry British Columbia); AND
  • Entrepreneur Immigration

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Each of these programs have been designed to meet the province’s need of having a strong workforce to meet its growing demands. To know more about these immigration streams, contact us. Apart from the above streams, the province also offers business immigration options wherein persons with business interests or ideas in the province may apply for permanent residency along with their family members (spouse or common-law partner as well as dependents). To know more about these programs, click here.
To learn more about the province of British Columbia and its historic, geographic and cultural significance, visit our Explore Canada page.
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