Immigration to British Columbia - Canada's provincial program (BC PNP)

Immigration to British Columbia - Canada

British Columbia's provincial program offers permanent residency to professionals, graduates of the province, and entrepreneurs.

British Columbia is located in western Canada and is washed by the waters of the Pacific Ocean. It is home to the largest ports in the Pacific and Vancouver, Canada's third-largest and British Columbia's largest city. Nearly 2.5 million people live in and around BC. BC is also the warmest province in Canada. The average annual temperature is above 10°C in the provincial most populated areas.

Candidates who do not score the required points for immigration to Canada through the federal program can try to immigrate through one of the 11 provincial programs — it is not difficult and is available for a wide range of occupations.

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) has many streams that are divided into several areas.

Skills Immigration

This area includes the following streams:


BC Tech program is designed for skilled professionals working in the technology sector.

Entrepreneur Immigration

This area includes the following streams:

  • Base Category is for entrepreneurs who want to buy a ready-made or create a new business in British Columbia;
  • Regional Pilot is for investors who plan to invest in starting a new business in British Columbia;
  • Strategic Projects is for companies that plan to open a branch or subsidiary in Canada.

By choosing one of these destinations, you can get permanent residency in Canada and Canadian citizenship after three years of permanent residency.

To increase your chances of being invited to apply for a BC nomination, we recommend that you keep an eye on history of passing scores and number of invitations.

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