Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)
British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) is a Canadian provincial immigration program administered by the BC Provincial Nominee Program Office in the Government of British Columbia in partnership with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) in the Government of Canada. Applicants with the provincial nomination certificate can submit permanent residence application to IRCC accordingly.
Except Nunavut, there is a provincial nominee program in each of the Canadian provinces and territories. In the province of British Columbia, the provincial nominee program has an Entrepreneur Immigration stream for business owners and senior managers to apply.
British Columbia is located in the Pacific North West. The Rocky Mountains and the Pacific Ocean form a supernatural scenery. The 2010 Winter Olympic city Vancouver and the Canadian most romantic city Victoria are situated in BC.
British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) Entrepreneur Immigration (EI) stream has Base Category and Regional Pilot. They have different requirements.
The current processing time for work permit application from inside Canada is about 133 days. That for a work permit application from outside Canada varies among countries and regions, such as 6 weeks in Taiwan, 12 weeks in Hong Kong, and 15 weeks in China.
The current processing time for Permanent Resident (PR) status application through the Provincial Nominee Class is 15 – 19 months.