British Columbia

  • 383 skilled workers and graduates were invited by BC

    British Columbia has issued a total of 383 new invitations to candidates in a number of categories under its Skills Immigration Stream in draws that took place on January 31 and February 7. The February 7 draw was conducted under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)’s Tech pilot program which is designed to compliment B.C.’s technology sector in its efforts to recruit talent through weekly draws.

  • British Columbia invites 444 candidates

    B.C. has invited 1,839 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination so far in 2021.

  • Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program

    CIC News is profiling Canada's various provincial nominee programs over the coming weeks
    Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program has grown exponentially since its creation in the 1990s and now stands second only to the federal Express Entry system as the leading pathway to Canadian permanent residence for skilled foreign workers.

    Recent weeks have seen nominee streams in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Nova Scotia issue more than 2,500 invitations to workers with a range of skills and professional experience to apply for a nomination for Canadian permanent residence.
    Quebec is the only Canadian province that does not take part in the PNP. It has a separate agreement with the federal government that gives it sole responsibility for the selection of economic-class immigrants.

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    Since the PNP’s first year in operation in 1996, when only 233 people were admitted to Canada through the program, it has evolved to the point where its admissions target for 2019 is 61,000.
    Looked at over the next three years, Canada could receive as many as 213,000 new permanent residents through the PNP alone.
    The reasons for this expansion are clear: Canada’s population is ageing, its birth rate is declining and labour shortages are expanding as a result. This trend is especially heightened in smaller provinces, which are also struggling with the loss of residents to other parts of Canada.

  • key formulas to attracting immigrants to smaller communities

    Promoting immigration to smaller provinces, cities, and towns across Canada — a process known as “regionalization” — has been the rage since the 1990s.

  • ‎11 communities named under IRCC’s Rural and Northern Immigration ‎Pilot

    The Government of Canada has named 11 Canadian communities that have been selected to take ‎part in its new Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot. ‎

  • 2016 Best Destinations In Canada For New Immigrants

    MoneySense's annual ranking of the best cities and towns for new immigrants to Canada has been updated for 2016, with various destinations across the country vying to be crowned number one. The ranking system looks at employment rates, rental costs and existing immigrant populations in communities across Canada.

  • 225 Invitations Issued through BC PNP

    The province of British Columbia issued 225 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination in a draw that was held April 18. In a news update, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) said the invitations were issued to qualified registrants who had a job offer in one of its, Technology Pilot program's 32 key technology occupations.

  • 2350 Express Entry Candidates Nominated through BC PNP in 2017

    The province of British Columbia nominated 2,350 Express Entry candidates for Canadian permanent residence in 2017, with a notable boost in the number nominated through its EEBC — Skilled Worker category, a new report shows.

  • 241 New Invitations Issued by BC PNP

    The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program issued 241 new invitations for a provincial nomination to skilled workers and graduates under its Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC streams The minimum scores for each category involved in this draw were as follows:

  • 364 Skilled Workers and Graduates selected through BC Provincial Nominee Program

    On May 10, 2017, the British Colombia invited 364 workers and graduates to apply for a provincial nomination certificate. This represents an increase of 77 percent in the number of candidates invited in five sub-categories managed through the province skills program registration system (SIRS), compared to the previous draw on April 19. These individuals have received an Invitation to Apply (ITA) from BC and are now in a position to submit an application for a provincial nomination certificate, with which they may then apply to the federal government for Canadian permanent resident status.

  • 400 candidates received invitation to apply from British Colombia

    On July 25th British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) has issued 400 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination certificate to skilled workers and graduates under its Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC streams. All invitations in the July 25 draw were issued to candidates under the BC PNP Skill immigration program and Express Entry and streams.

  • 546 invitation to apply was issued by British Colombia to qualified applicants on September 03,2019

    Five hundred and forty-six invitations to apply for a provincial nomination were issued to skilled workers and international graduates in the latest British Colombia (BC PNP) draw, which took place on September 3, 2019.

  • 70% of Canadian Population Growth in the final quarter of 2017 were International migration

    International migration continued to drive Canadian population growth in the final quarter of 2017, accounting for nearly 70 percent of the increase seen during that three-month period, new Statistics Canada data reveal. The federal agency said international migration, which includes immigration, return emigration and net non-permanent residents, “remained the main driver of population growth” between October 1, 2017, and January 1, 2018.

  • 71 invitations issued in new BC PNP Draws

    The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program has issued new invitations under the Express Entry BC, Skills Immigration and Entrepreneur Immigration streams in new draws.

  • A look at British Columbia Express Entry nominations in 2018 Skilled Worker candidates received the majority of EEBC nominations last year

    British Columbia nominated 3,100 candidates in the federal Express Entry system for Canadian permanent residence in 2018 through its provincial nominee program, the BC PNP.

  • An overview of Canada’s PNP immigration results in October 2020

    Alberta
    Alberta announced it is launching a new expression of interest portal and a new immigration pathway for recent international student graduates from Alberta post-secondary institutions.

  • Applications Process of British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program – Temporarily on Hold

    April 2 2015 – Government of British Columbia announces a 90-day hold on major part of its new applications of Canadian Immigration under Provincial Nominee Program. This program will re-open as of July 1st 2015 and all new applications, as of March 31 2015, will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • April 9 British Columbia draw invites Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC candidates

    The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program invited 142 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence in a provincial draw that took place on April 9.

  • August 27 BC PNP Tech Pilot draw issues 63 invitations

    A new draw held August 27 through British Columbia’s Tech Pilot issued 63 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination to eligible Skills Immigration and Express Entry candidates.

  • B.C. and Ontario had the lowest unemployment rate during 2018

    The province of Ontario led Canada’s provinces and territories in net employment gains in 2018 During 2018 Canada’s unemployment rate reach its lowest point since 1976.