Up Your Chances for Canada Immigration through New Express Entry British Columbia
Canadian province-British Columbia (B.C.) has opened doors for skilled professionals who wish to immigrate to Canada. With the intention to encourage skilled professionals, B.C. launched a new skilled worker immigration category termed as Express Entry British Columbia, which will permit employers to bring in more skilled immigrants who wish to work in Canada.
How to apply for Express Entry British Columbia?
To apply for Canada Express Entry British Columbia category, applicants must file an application for the Federal Express Entry system where they will get to know whether they are eligible under any of the federal economic immigration programs. All eligible candidates can create a profile, which specifies their interest in settling in B.C. upon immigration to Canada. However, applicants must hold a full-time job offer to work in the province and posses sufficient funds to meet the expenses during their stay in the country.
Who can apply for Express Entry British Columbia?
Potential aspirants who are interested in immigrating to Canada can become a provincial nominee through Canada Express Entry BC through any of the following categories:
Skilled Worker Category
This category includes specific professions such as trades and management. Most of the eligible professions require a university or trade school diploma.
Health Care Professional
This category includes specialists, doctors, nurse practitioners, registered nurses and other health professionals such as lab technicians, physiotherapists and pharmacists.
This category includes those with a diploma, certificate or degree from a reputed post-secondary Canadian institution. Only Diplomas and certificates that are from public post-secondary institutions are accepted.
International Post Graduate
International Post Graduate includes those with a doctoral or master’s degree in the applied, natural, or health sciences received in not more than two years from an eligible program at a post-secondary institution in British Columbia.
Who qualifies for Express Entry British Columbia?
Express Entry B.C. is applicable only for skilled professionals who hold a university or trade school diploma and possess many years of work experience in the field. This category is not applied to those who wish to enter the province to work in low-skilled occupations such as agriculture, food services and caregiving. Generally, these workers enter the country through short-term work permits, temporary foreign worker and international exchange programs.
Why Express Entry British Columbia?
Express Entry B.C. is an amazing opportunity for professionals who wish to work in Canada as Citizenship, and Immigration Canada (CIC) has increased the quota of provincial nominee slots from 4,150 to 5,500. CIC is responsible for granting Canadian permanent residency status and will process Express Entry applications in not more than six months.