British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP)

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) aims to accelerate the process for those who wish to settle in British Columbia permanently. The BCPNP has three major categories:

The BCPNP Tech Pilot Program

The BCPNP also offers a tech pilot program for tech and IT workers to immigrate to British Columbia and obtain permanent residence status. This is how the tech pilot program works

  • Weekly draws are held for qualified registrants
  • Invitations are issued to experienced candidates
  • Candidates must have a one-year job offer from a British Columbia employer
  • Applications are prioritized in 29 key technology occupations
  • The applications are processed within 2-3 months

Skilled workers, healthcare professionals, international graduates, international postgraduates and entry-level and semi-skilled workers are the eligible categories for the BCPNP tech pilot program.