The PNP program enables the province to select and nominate foreign workers, international students, and entrepreneurs to help meet the province/territory labor market needs, support government priorities, and help grow their economy. If you are nominated, you and your family can apply to IRCC to become a permanent resident of Canada.
The first step to apply for provincial nomination, is to apply to the PNP in the province or territory where you want to live. You must have the skills, education, and work experience necessary to settle in Canada and support yourself and your family to qualify. The province or territory will determine if you can meet their economic and labor market needs, as well as those of Canada.
Following the approval of your application by the province or territory, you must apply for permanent residence within the timeframe set forth by the province or territory. The province or territory will inform you If you must apply through the Express Entry system or the regular application process:
• Nomination under an Express Entry PNP stream: If you are not already in the Express Entry pool, you will need to complete an Express Entry profile and be accepted into the pool.
• Nomination under a non-Express Entry PNP stream: Permanent resident applicants who were nominated through a non-Express Entry PNP stream should use the usual application process to seek for permanent residence.
You can find out who is eligible to apply for each stream of nominee program described below by looking at the table below. Please keep in mind that there are so many other qualifying conditions to meet before you can apply for a certain stream.
|Skilled Immigration||Skilled Worker||Experienced workers (NOC 0, A or B)|
|Health Authority||1- Physician or nurse practitioner in BC |
2- Midwife practice group in BC
|Entry Level and Semi-Skilled||6525 Hotel front desk clerks|
6531 Tour and travel guides
6532 Outdoor sport and recreational guides
6533 Casino occupations
6511 Maîtres d’hotel and hosts/hostesses
6513 Food and beverage servers
6711 Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related occupations
6731 Light duty cleaners
6732 Specialized cleaners
6733 Janitors, caretakers and building superintendents
6721 Support occupations in accommodation, travel and facilities set-up services
6741 Dry cleaning, laundry and related occupations
6742 Other service support occupations
9461 Process control and machine operators, food and beverage processing
9462 Industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers
9463 ish and seafood plant workers
9465 Testers and graders, food, beverage and associated products processing
9617 Labourers in food, beverage and associated products processing
9618 Labourers in fish and seafood processing
Long-haul truck drivers
7511 Long-haul truck driver
3413 Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates*
3411 Dental assistants
*For the purposes of the BC PNP, only health care assistants / health care aides are eligible under NOC 3413.
|International Graduate||Graduated a degree, diploma or certificate|
|International Post-Graduate||Graduated with a master’s or doctorate degree in one of the eligible programs in the following natural, applied or health sciences disciplines: |
· agriculture, agriculture operations and related sciences
· biological and biomedical sciences
· computer and information sciences and support services
· technology and engineering-related fields
· health professions and related programs
· mathematics and statistics
· natural resources conservation
· physical sciences
|Entrepreneurs Immigration||Base Category||Enterprising individuals who are looking to start/ Purchase a new business anywhere in British Columbia|
|Regional Pilot||Enterprising individuals who are looking to start a new business in a small community|
|Strategic Projects||Foreign corporations who have identified strategic investment opportunities in B.C.|
For detailed information on eligibility requirements of each of stream, and to find out more on other provincial programs please contact us or fill out our free assessment form.