British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) Overview
The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) aims to accelerate the process for those wishing to obtain Canadian permanent resident status and who intend to settle permanently in British Columbia.
The program is operated by the British Columbia government in partnership with the federal immigration department, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Interested candidates must follow a two-stage process: apply for nomination to the provincial government, and then, if nominated, apply for permanent residence to the federal government.
IRCC allocates to BC PNP a limited number of nominations each year.
Investment of a minimum of $200,000 in the new or existing business.
Create at least one new full-time job for a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
Net worth of minimum of CAD600,000.
Canadian Language Benchmark Level 4 In English or French in each of the four competencies: listening, speaking, reading and writing, by the time of nomination.
Business management experience.
Have, or be eligible for, legal immigration status in Canada.
Stage I - Registration: Submit Expression of Interest (EOI).
Stage II - Get the requirement for Invitation To Apply (ITA) submission.
Stage III - Application for Work Permit to establish a new business in BC.
Stage IV - Submit application to British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program, sign a performance agreement (PA) with B.C.
Stage V - Nomination for Permanent Residence.
Stage VI - Received Permanent Residence.
British Columbia Overview
British Columbia is Canada’s westernmost province, defined by the Pacific coastline and mountain ranges, and home of Canada’s third largest city, Vancouver. The province’s economy is diverse and relies on a strong natural resources sector, with a focus on forestry and mining.
British Columbia’s culture combines a unique mix of European, Asian, and First Nations influences, and its eight regions each provide dynamic and diverse features.
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