Situated on the western coast of Canada and considered as one of the key prominent provinces of Canada with it’s tremendous infrastructure and vibrant cultural diversity, it has successful projected itself to be an appealing destination for aspiring immigrants over the past few years.
BC PNP PROCESSING TIME
Considered as the only province in Canada PNP Program with the fastest processing time. The estimated time taken for the processing of application under BC PNP is 2-4 months after the submission of the complete profile by the applicant.
BRITISH COLUMBIA PNP HAS MULTIPLE CATEGORIES :
- Skilled Worker Category
- Health Care Professional Category
- International Graduate Category
- International Post Graduate Category
- Entry Level and Semi Skilled Worker Category
SIRS (skilled Immigration Registration System) floated under BC PNP in January 2018
British Columbia is actively running its newly launched Skill immigrtaion Registration System also referred to as SIRS since January 2016, under this platform it is entertaining and processing the application of the prospective BC PNP candidates looking forward for nomination and willing to settle down within their territory.
SIRS as stated above is an EOI ( Expression of Interest) based system like Express Entry, wherein points are assigned to the applicants as per their credentials and simultaneously conducts periodical draws to select the candidates with best scores.
Eligibility Factor :-
Applicant is required to possess a full time job offer from a British Columbia employer who is willing to support the applicant throughout the applicant’s BC PNP process.
Job offer is not required by the applicant if he/she is already a graduate degree holder of one of the British Columbian universities.
Kindly note the application filed by the applicant under the SIRS system will be in the pool for a period of one year i.e 365 days post which it will be expired and a fresh application needs to be lodged again.
Given below factors are taken into account to determine the score of a Candidate.
British Columbia Express Entry
This stream is the quickest way for the prospective applicant to get the Permanent Residency status in British Columbia. It utilizes the point based system for selection of profiles.
Eligibility factor –
Applicant must be in possession of an Express profile number along with Job seeker validation code from IRCC.
Full time job offer from BC is a mandatory criteria.
Should be in possession of at least two years relevant work experience in BC.
Should have sufficient proof of funds to support themselves.
Should meet language proficiency requirements.
This respective stream is solely for those applicants who have a vision to invest in the economy of British Columbia and looking forward to settle there.
This respective stream has two categories.
- Entrepreneur Category :
Individual having a personal net worth of at least CAD $ 6,00,000 or more. Should be having sufficient experience in handling business and senior level position. Either establish a new business or be able to buy an existing one with an investment worth CAD $ 2,00,000. Should have a proposed business model that has the potential to create at least one full time employment for the Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
- Strategic Projects Category :
Specifically designed for overseas organisation to permit them to set up operations in the province of British Columbia.