British Columbia PNP Process
British Columbia's growing economy requires skilled workers in high-demand occupations. The Skills Immigration (SI) – Skilled Worker category of the BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) is a way for workers in a professional, management, technical, trade or other skilled occupation to gain permanent residence in B.C.
To qualify, you must first accept a valid job offer from a B.C. employer. You also need relevant training and experience.
To qualify for this category, you must
- have accepted a full-time, indeterminate job offer (a permanent job, or one with no set end date) from a B.C. employer. The job must be in a National Occupational Classification (NOC) skilled occupation (Skill Type 0 or Skill Level A or B)
- be qualified to perform the duties of the job
- have at least two (2) years of directly related work experience
- show you can support yourself and your dependents
- have, or be eligible for, legal immigration status in Canada
- for NOC skill level B occupations, meet minimum language requirements
- have a wage offer in line with B.C. wage rates for the occupation
Permanent Residency Process with LMIA from British Columbia
- Our RIC (Registered Immigration Consultant) will apply for a LMIA (Labour Market Impact Assessment) through one of the designated companies in British Columbia.
- This LMIA will take approximately 3 months to be approved from ESDC (Employment Social Development Canada)
- The processing time for BC PNP is approximately 45-60 days. Once the LMIA is verified by BC PNP officials they will give you a NC (nomination certificate) which will add 600 points to your existing express entry profile
- We will upload the NC to Express Entry profile and wait for the system to show your total current score (Current CRS Score + 600 points). You will be automatically picked in the next invitation round as your CRS score will be above the prevailing cut off score.
- you will receive the ITA within 1 month of uploading the Nomination Certificate.
- The next step is to wait for COPR (Certificate of Permanent Residency)
- The final step is to submit passport to VFS once COPR and PRR (Passport Request) is received.
- Once ITA is issued, then we need to submit relevant documents such as PCC, Experience Certificate, Proof of Funds etc.