British Columbia Immigration Programs

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British Columbia is a province on the west coast of Canada. It has a growing economy that needs skilled workers. This could be a great way for you to immigrate to Canada. The Express Entry BC skilled worker category of the BC Provincial Nominee Program could be a good way to do this. The Express Entry program is also linked to the federal Express Entry program of Canada.

To qualify, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You must accept a valid job offer from a BC employer.

  • You must have relevant training and at least two years related experience for the job.

  • The job must have no set end date.

  • The job must be a NOC level 0, A, or B.

  • You must receive an Express Entry number and a Job Seeker Validation Code from the federal system.

  • You must show you can support yourself and your dependents.

  • You must have or be eligible to receive legal immigration status in Canada.

  • You must meet minimum language requirements.

The process begins with creating a profile on the federal Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website, and then applying on the BCPNP system. Once registered, you will receive a score based on your job and skills. Your application is valid for 12 months (subject to change). That score is then weighed against the labour needs in BC. If your score is not high enough, you can take steps to improve it.

If you attend school in BC, this can lead to the opportunity to apply for a job.

Please note that invitations are based on immigration numbers set by the IRCC.

If chosen, you can immigrant and work in BC. This could be your path to become a Permanent Resident of Canada.