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APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Applications will be accepted in three categories:

1. Strategic Occupations

To qualify under the strategic occupations category, a prospective nominee must:

  • Have a guaranteed job offer from an employer in British Columbia, in an occupation experiencing a critical labour market shortage;
     
  • Confirm the eligibility of a publicly funded occupation prior to applying to the BC PNP. Please contact the BC PNP office regarding the eligibility of a publicly funded job offer, only certain occupations are eligible;
     
  • Not be a business owner. A prospective nominee will only be considered an employee if the percentage of ownership in the company is less than 50%
     
  • Have valid immigration status if living in or visiting Canada. Without valid immigration status, a prospective nominee is in violation of the federal Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.
     
  • Overview of the BC PNP
     
  • BC PNP private sector priorities.
     
  • Health Match BC - Foreign trained nurses wishing to learn more about job opportunities in B.C.

For more information on the Strategic Occupations category of the BC PNP, contact:

B.C. Ministry of Community, Aboriginal and Woman's Services (Immigration Branch)
PO Box 9214 Stn. Prov. Gov't
Victoria, BC, V8W 9J1
Phone: 250-387-6540
Fax: 250-387-3725
Email:
PNPinfo@Victoria1.gov.bc.ca

2. Business Skills (Currently under development)

  • For individuals with specific business projects who have proven abilities and financial resources to establish a business in B.C. For program information on the Business components, please contact:

General Inquiries
Ministry of Competition, Science and Enterprise
BC Trade and Investment Office
999 Canada Place Vancouver, BC V6C 3E1

Phone: (604) 844-1815
Email:
Bus.imm@gems7.gov.bc.ca

3. Projects (Currently under development)

  • For program information on the Project components please contact:

General Inquiries
Ministry of Competition, Science and Enterprise
BC Trade and Investment Office
999 Canada Place Vancouver, BC V6C 3E1

Phone: (604) 844-1815
Email:
Bus.imm@gems7.gov.bc.ca

BC PNP
http://www.pnp.mi.gov.bc.ca


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