For Skilled Workers
For some occupations, skilled workers may qualify for expedited entry under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP). This avenue is especially advantageous for employers who are outside the Greater Vancouver and Victoria metropolitan areas.
For Business Immigrants
The BC PNP also allows the Government of British Columbia to select potential business immigrants for settlement in BC. To qualify, an individual must have a minimum net worth and be prepared to invest in a potential business and hire Canadians or permanent residents.
You must have a net worth of at least $600,000 and make a personal investment of at least $200,000 into the business. You must also create one new full-time job for a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
The selection of business candidates is based on a point system based on:
- Your business experience
- Your net worth
- Your business proposal