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It’s good news for those wanting to make Western Canada their new home. Through the Government of Canada Provincial Nomination Program (PNP), the western provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba are taking steps to increase the numbers of immigrants applying to Canada.

According to Canadian Immigration News, the BC PNP accepted 1, 114 invitations to apply across the Skills Immigration and Express Entry programs. Those people can now submit applications to the BC government for a provincial nomination certificate.

Categories for BC PNP Skills Immigration Stream

There are several skills streams that a person can apply for under the BC PNP program. They are:

  • Skilled worker category
  • Health Care professional category
  • International graduate category
  • International post-graduate category
  • Entry level and semi skilled category

Criteria for Skills Immigration to BC

There are many steps to follow in order to apply and qualify for the Skills Immigration entry program. MacLean Law Immigration Lawyers can help you navigate the application process and review the required documentation. Getting the assistance of a skilled immigration lawyer can help to ensure that your application gets approved the first time.

The following is required under the skills immigration program. Applicants must:

  • Have a confirmed job from a BC employer.
  • Register with BC PNP.
  • Have two years of full-time work experience in the occupation.
  • English or French language proficiency is required for certain classifications.
  • Demonstrate the ability to meet income requirements for housing and living expenses.

Successful applications are based on point system

Once the minimum requirements are met, the candidate will be assigned a points score. This score is calculated using civil status, education history, work history and other factors. Those applicants with top-scores have a better chance of being selected.

This program will allow for many more people to immigrate to Canada. If you need assistance to apply for the Provincial Nominee Program in BC, contact MacLean Law at 1 877 602 9900.