BC Skills Immigration Stream

The economic growth of this Province depends on having enough skilled and qualified people to meet labour market needs. The BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) is a pathway for high-demand foreign workers and experienced entrepreneurs to gain permanent residency in B.C.

  • Candidates for BC Skills Immigration must register through BC PNP Online, the web portal managing the Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS).
  • This online system manages the intake, ranking, and applications for BC PNP applications.
  • For most of programmes under this umbrella an applicant is required to have a job offer from a BC employer and the job offer does not have to be supported by a LMIA (Labour Market Impact Assessment).
  • If approved for a provincial nomination through a Skills Immigration stream, BC will provide applicants with a work permit support letter, assisting them obtaining authorization to work while their immigration application is in processing.

The following streams fall under BC Skills Immigration and their key requirements:

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