British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP)


The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) aims to accelerate the process for those wishing to obtain Canadian permanent resident status and who intend to settle permanently in British Columbia.

The program is operated by the British Columbia government in partnership with the federal immigration department, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Interested candidates must follow a two-stage process: apply for nomination to the provincial government, and then, if nominated, apply for permanent residence to the federal government.

IRCC allocates to BC PNP a limited number of nominations each year.

Application process

Steps to follow when applying for permanent residence:

The BC PNP operates a Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) for its immigration program. It is a dynamic intake management system that allows BC to prioritize high-impact candidates.


Two streams do not need registration, interested candidates may apply for nomination directly to BCPNP Online: Healthcare Professionals and International Post Graduates.


There is an entire different process for "British Columbia Entrepreneur Immigration Stream". View this one to find out.