British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program
Canada’s beautiful Province of British Columbia relies heavily on foreign workers, international students, and entrepreneurs to assist in the growth of the provincial economy. Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program allows provinces like British Columbia to nominate certain candidates to work and settle down within the province.

As each province’s Provincial Nominee Program is unique, each offers different, tailored streams. British Columbia's streams include the “BC PNP Tech” as well as the “EMPP”, both under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) - an immigration program jointly managed by the provincial and federal governments.

The “British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program - Technology” is a stream that provides employers in the province with the opportunity to recruit international talent within technological occupations in order to fill employment demands; thus, allowing for a pathway to permanent residency for successful candidates / employees.

The “Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot” is a stream that allows skilled refugees to be recruited by British Columbia employers to assist with the labour shortage within the province.

As mentioned earlier, these streams are collaboratively managed by the provincial and federal governments. Their respective roles are as follows:

Federal Role
  • Intake of applications under economic immigration pathways
  • Operational oversight
Provincial Role
  • Process registrations and applications from EMPP
  • Process registrations from qualified candidates for BC PNP Tech
British Columbia also possesses entrepreneur immigration options that focus on attracting immigrants with either or both of investment potential and expertise that are able to meet labour market demands through economic activity.

Contact us today for further counsel and to explore your own Canadian immigration pathway.

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