BC PNP Process

BC PNP Process

Meeting the minimum eligibility requirements of a BC PNP program doesn’t guarantee that an applicant will get nominated by the BC PNP.

If you and your employer meet the program requirements and your employer is prepared to support your application, you can submit a registration to the BC PNP first after accepting the full-time job offer from a BC employer. Remember, Registration is not a BC PNP application. After you complete your registration, you will receive your registration score and will be entered into a selection pool for the category in which you have registered.

Please note that if you are eligible in the following categories, you do not need to register and may proceed directly to the application via BCPNP Online. There is no registration score (SIRS) for these categories.

  • Skills Immigration – Healthcare Professional
  • Skills Immigration – International Post-Graduate
  • Express Entry BC – Healthcare Professional
  • Express Entry BC – International Post-Graduate

The Registration System  (SIRS) is a points-based system, where you will receive a score based on the information you provide that includes Skill Level of the BC job offer,  Wage of the BC job offer, regional district of employment in BC,  directly related work experience, highest level of education, language.

Your registration score will determine whether you will receive an invitation to apply under the BC PNP Immigration stream when the next BC PNP draw will happen.  The registration is free of charge.

BC PNP registration is valid for twelve months from the date of submission. If you do not receive an invitation to apply before your registration expires, it will no longer be valid. You may then create and submit a new registration using your existing BCPNP Online profile.

BC PNP Invitation

If you are invited to submit an application by BC PNP, you will be asked to pay a fee ($1150) as part of the online application process. Periodically, the BC PNP will invite the highest-scoring registrants from each category to apply. Registrants who are invited to apply will have up to 30 calendar days from the date of invitation to submit a complete application via the BC PNP Online system.

BC PNP Nomination decision

If your application is approved, you will receive a nomination to apply to IRCC for permanent residence. If you are nominated for permanent residence by the BC PNP, you have six months from the date on your confirmation of nomination to apply to IRCC for a permanent resident visa. IRCC will assess your application and has the final authority to determine whether you will be granted a permanent resident visa.

You must maintain the conditions of your nomination while you are awaiting a decision on your permanent residency application.

If IRCC approves your permanent residence application, you will be issued a permanent resident visa which will enable you to become a permanent resident of Canada.

Request for Review

If the BC PNP refuses an application (i.e. declined under section 4(1)(b) of the Act), that person has a right to request a review of the decision. All requests for a review of a decision must be made within 30 calendar days of the date of the decision notice if the applicant is a resident in Canada, or 60 calendar days of the date of the decision notice if the applicant is not a resident in Canada.

A new registration / application to the BC PNP may not be submitted until your request for review is withdrawn or otherwise resolved.

Contact Us our office if you need any assistance in preparing your application.