British Columbia promulgates major amendments to Provincial Nominee Program

April 01, 2015
British Columbia overhauls application procedure of PNP program

British Columbia minister of Tourism, Skills Training and Jobs, Shirley Bond, promulgated major amendments, Canadian immigration of BCPNP (British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program). The existing government of B.C. is all set to implement a 90 day break on new requests to the majority of BCPNP categories. As per the new amendment, all the new applications will be received in July 2015 with a better application process and effective program criteria. 

The BCPNP has plans to accept the requests for new Express Entry British Columbia stream and the Northeast Pilot Project and the Health Care Professional options at the time of temporary break on new requests. All the applications that are been lodged under the Provincial Nominee Program prior to 31 March 2015 will be processed in the 90 day break that is about to run from 1 April 2015, to 1 July 2015. 

With an intention to meet the skilled worker requirements and enhance the operational effectiveness, existing government of B.C has all set to redesign the programs and involve stakeholders.  The main motto behind the redesigning of this program is to attract more number of qualified entrepreneurs and skilled workers from across the globe. Moreover, PNP is one of the major programs for British Columbia and is a crucial pathway to country’s permanent residency. Revamping of PNP and updated application process helps British Columbia to grab the attention of more number of skilled workers and to enhance its economy, according to Ms Bond.

This overhauled program is mainly intended to support labor market and individuals who work for the economic development of B.C. Remarkably; nearly 5,500 nominations have been assigned to the British Columbia’s PNP for 2015 Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

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