On June 27, 2023, the province of British Columbia conducted its most recent draw, extending invitations to a total of 184 eligible candidates for permanent residency (PR). The draw encompassed candidates from different categories of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP).
This draw, the fourth in the month of June, was specifically focused on Skills Immigration and aimed to attract skilled workers to British Columbia.
If you are interested in applying through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) in British Columbia, the application process consists of several steps and phases. Here is an overview of how to apply:
Review the specific eligibility requirements for the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) and ensure that you meet the criteria for the category you wish to apply under. Categories may include skilled workers, healthcare professionals, international graduates, or entrepreneurs.
If you are eligible, create an online profile through the BC PNP’s Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS). Provide accurate and up-to-date information about your training, professional experience, language skills, and other relevant details.
Regularly check the BC PNP draws to see if you receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA). Candidates with the highest scores in the SIRS are often invited to apply for a provincial nomination by the BC PNP.
Once you receive an ITA, you will have a specified timeframe to complete and submit the entire application. This includes providing supporting documents such as academic transcripts, language test results, work experience letters, and proof of financial support.
The BC PNP will carefully review your application after you submit it. The processing time may take several months. Promptly respond to any additional requests for information or supporting documentation from the BC PNP.
If your application is approved, the BC PNP will issue you a provincial nomination certificate. With this certificate, you can now apply for permanent residence in Canada through the federal government’s immigration channels, such as the Express Entry system.
To enhance your chances of a successful application, it is crucial to closely follow the BC PNP guidelines, accurately complete all forms, and provide the required supporting documentation