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Immigration To British Columbia

If you are planning to move to a place where diversity is heavily present, then British Columbia is the place that you should go to.

British Columbia is home to the third largest city in Canada, Vancouver. It is a strong economical household for the country and is known for its natural resources, especially forestry and mining.

Another good thing about it is that immigrants from all over the world are allowed to immigrate to the country through multiple streams.

British Columbia Immigration Streams

If you want to immigrate to British Columbia and attain Permanent Residency, you have the following 3 options to choose from:

  • Skills Immigration Stream
  • Express Entry British Columbia Stream
  • Entrepreneur Immigration

The Skills Immigration Stream is a stream for skilled workers, healthcare professionals, international graduates and post-graduates as well as entry level and semi-skilled workers.

The Express Entry British Columbia Stream is for skilled workers, healthcare professionals, post-graduates, and international graduates.

British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program Tech

British Columbia is also known for holding out Tech draws. During these draws, eligible skilled workers are invited to apply for a provincial nomination..

The Tech Program in BC started in 2017 when the country saw a large shortage in the tech sector. In June 2021, this program became a permanent one.

The Tech Program is especially made for skilled workers who have a job offer in British Columbia in one of the 29 occupations that are listed in te program.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it expensive to live in British Columbia?

The cost of living in British Columbia depends on you and where you are living in the province. Remember, the more deeper you go into the city, the more you will have to pay for housing and the more further you go, the more likely you are to get affordable housing rents.

How long can the file processing take?

Usually, it can take anywhere from 3 to 6 months and even more in some cases. But it depends on the current situation in Canada along with the documents that you have submitted.

Is healthcare free in British Columbia?

In short yes, but it’s not for everybody.

If you are Canadian or a permanent resident that lives in British Columbia, the Medical Service Plan is free for you.

To know more about migrating to British Columbia, fill up this form below and allow us to contact you!