The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program or BCPNP as it is called is the province’s foremost immigration program launched alongside the national Express Entry program to facilitate smooth entry of immigrants into the country. As with the provincial nominee programs of other Canadian provinces, the BCPNP focuses on skill acquisition through immigration to fill up the skill gaps in the provincial economy. What this means is that applicants whose skills are in demand are more likely to receive an invitation to apply for immigration to Canada on a Permanent Resident visa. The following is a list of categories under which BCPNP operates its immigration program:
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Among the abovementioned categories, the skilled worker category is by far the most popular and attracts the largest number of applications. However, the BCPNP follows strict screening criteria to select only the most skilled candidates for immigration to British Columbia. The first thing needed for this is to qualify for the BCPNP. The following is a list of criteria required to be met by immigration aspirants. Please note here that different categories have different requirements and that merely qualifying for a category does not mean you will get selected.The criteria for the Skilled Worker category are:
The following is a list of documents officially required by the BCPNP authorities in order to process and properly assess an immigration application. Please note that this is the crux of the immigration application process and any lack in this regard will lead to a disqualification of the entire application. Therefore, it is wise to take professional help when submitting official documentation for full compliance. The documents required by BCPNP for the skilled worker category are:
British Columbia is a well-known immigration destination for healthcare professionals such as nurses, psychiatric nurses and physician. The high rate of demand ensures that applicants from this category are given special attention and quickly assessed for the possibility of immigration. However, as with other categories a certain criteria needs to be met in order to be eligible. These are:
Another popular immigration category is the international graduate, meant for fresh graduates with degrees from any recognized Canadian educational institution or an equivalent of the same and who are looking to settle in Canada with a PR status or visa. An important aspect of this immigration stream is that only persons who have graduated in the past 3 years from a recognized Canadian educational institution or any equivalent are eligible to apply through this category.
The international post-graduate category is meant for individuals with a master’s or a doctorate degree in a required job field as decided by the National Occupations Classification (NOC). The most important point here is that if your study qualification falls within the list of occupations listed as in-demand, then you don’t need to have a direct offer letter from a registered British Columbia.
This category is meant for individuals who are either just starting their professional careers or have a semi-skilled qualification in a given occupation category. Note here that only those categories which are mentioned below are eligible for application through this category.. The following are the eligibility requirements for entry through this category:
The BCPNP is aligned with the national Express Entry program and rates applications on the basis of several criteria whereby the final selections are made and the invitations to apply (ITA) are sent out. Only applications made under the abovementioned categories are considered for applications through the Express Entry stream as well. The streams/categories are:
Please note here that application through the BCPNP, while being aligned with the federal Express Entry program, is nevertheless an independent program with a distinct set of requirement criteria. In order to successfully qualify for immigration to British Columbia you need to qualify both through the BCPNP as well as the national Express Entry program.
Having the provincial nomination from British Columbia authorities will boost your PR visa immigration application and grant you additional points whereby your chance of successful application is immensely increased.
Like the national immigration system, BCPNP requires applicants to make a profile which is measured against other immigration profiles on the basis of several criteria such as age, education, language ability, work experience and adaptability. The highest rated profiles are invited to apply for PR status. The average time for assessment is 4-6 months though this may vary with each case.
Canada Visas has been providing expert immigration advice to aspirants for many decades now. Our policy is to thoroughly assist our clients in their immigration bid and also enhance their immigration potential by providing sound advice and assessment as required. Our experts are well versed in all aspects relating to immigration to Canada and are intimately familiar with the variations present in the nominee programs of each province respectively. So, if you are planning to move to Canada, there are no better professionals to take help from than us. Contact us today.