British Columbia Immigration 2018

British Columbia is the westernmost province in Canada and is a place of immense natural beauty with vast green forests, snowcapped mountains, and rugged ocean coasts. BC is also one of the most diverse provinces in the country, with more than one million residents who were born outside Canada. British Columbia is extremely welcoming to new Canadians and the province attracts approximately 35,000 immigrants each year. BC is also renowned for its high quality of life, with Vancouver consistently being named as one of the most livable cities in the world. One of the easiest ways to immigrate to British Columbia is through Canada’s new Express Entry immigration program.

Express Entry BC

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) allows the province to nominate individuals for expedited Canadian permanent residency if they are interested in living in BC and have skills and experiences demanded in the local economy. If you are interested in British Columbia immigration, there are two ways to apply for a BC PNP nomination. The first method is to contact the British Columbia PNP directly to apply. If nominated, the potential immigrant can then build a new Canada Express Entry profile and import their BCPNP nomination credentials into the immigration system.

The other approach is to start by creating an Express Entry profile. Once you have signed up for Express Entry, you can use the system to indicate an interest in BC immigration. The BC PNP can then invite potential immigrants to apply for the program through Express Entry, and nominated individuals will instantly be credited with 600 points on their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. This will essentially guarantee the individual an Invitation to Apply (ITA) during the next Canadian Express Entry draw. Our experienced Canadian immigration professional can optimize your Express Entry profile for British Columbia immigration through the BC Provincial Nominee Program. Once successfully nominated, we can also help you apply for Canadian permanent residency. Canada PR applications that are processed through Express Entry are typically adjudicated in less than six months.