BC PNP has increased processing fees

On August 6, 2020, the government of British Columbia announced the increase of the processing fees in the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) for candidates in the Skills Immigration (SI) category. Foreign nationals wishing to apply for the provincial nomination will have to pay $1,150. The fee has increased by $450 from the previous $700. BC has also increased the cost of a request for review from $200 to $500. The officials emphasized that they prefer to cover the operations costs from the candidates rather than from taxpayers, so it is an additional reason for the fees increase. The quota of BC has increased from 3,000 nominations in 2009 to 6,750 in 2019. At the moment, over 9,500 BC PNP nominees are waiting for their PR statuses.

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