BC Immigrant Nominee Program
This program consists of various streams. The strategic recruitment stream is intended for tradespersons and engineers. The employer driven stream is primarily designed for skilled workers, international graduates and with very specific parameters for semi skilled workers employed in the F&B processing, hotel and lodging, manufacturing, long-haul trucking and food service industries. There is also a self employed farmers stream.
This category is intended for those who wish to sponsor their spouse, common-law partner, dependent child, parent, grandparent or orphaned niece or nephew. Depending on the type of relative the sponsor’s income levels will be assessed and the relative’s medical, security, criminal background and the basis of the relationship will be verified. The sponsor will be required to sign an undertaking. Processing times vary greatly in this category, this is typically the fastest permanent residency route for dependent children and spouses or common law partners.
Humanitarian & Compassionate grounds
This program is intended for those who are in Canada and do not qualify under any of the other programs. You must be able to demonstrate that you will endure unusual and undeserved or disproportionate hardship if you are required to leave Canada.
Newsteps Immigration to find out more about other available programs that may not have been discussed in detail, such as the Investor and Entrepreneur categories, the Caregiver program.