Going into any country and getting a place to stay and work is hard for foreigners. You must have a family member or a friend to host you. In Canada, there are two types of immigration streams managed by the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP). These streams help foreigners who have gone there, mostly to live and work.
The Skills Immigration stream is for foreigners who have any skills whatsoever. In case you are lucky and BC nominates you, you fall under this category, and you settle in the west most province in Canada. For foreigners who didn’t have work, get an opportunity to live and at some point work. Entrepreneur immigration is the other stream. When nominations are done, this stream usually has 1% while skills immigration has 99%.
2019 was the best year overall since BC PNP registered the highest number of registrants, the biggest year for the Tech Pilot, and the most provincial nominations were issued the same year. As per the provincial nominations report, a total number of 6551 were given permanent residence. It is worth pointing out that this number was previously capped at 6,500.
What is Skills Immigration?
In case you are an immigrant and fall under this stream, then it means that you have a job offer from BC and that you are eligible for permanent residence.
Under this stream there are five categories;
1.Skilled Worker Category
This is for people who have several years of experience in a skilled occupation and have gotten a job offer.
2.Healthcare Professional Category
All health professionals with job offers in the 11 occupations can apply for this category.
3.International Graduate Category
This is for people who graduated from a college or university in Canada in the last three years.
4.International Post-Graduate Category
Under this category, Ph.D. and Master’s Holders from eligible BC may apply without necessarily having an offer.
5.Entry Level and Semi-Skilled Worker Category
This category is for people working in hospitality, tourism, food processing, and long-haul trucking fall under this category. They live in the Northeast Development Region of BC.