British Columbia’s economic growth depends on having enough skilled and qualified people to meet labour market needs. 

Here are just some of the options for international workers and entrepreneurs who want to make the Kootenays their home.

Rural & Northern Immigration Pilot Program

This pilot program helps smaller rural and northern communities attract and retain foreign skilled workers to meet their economic development and labour market needs.

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Rural & Northern Immigration Pilot Program in the West Kootenay region

The West Kootenay region – which includes the communities of Nelson, Castlegar, Trail, Rossland and surrounding areas – is one of eleven locations across Canada eligible to accept newcomers through this pilot.

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Provincial Nominee Program

The BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) is a way for high-demand foreign workers and experienced entrepreneurs to gain permanent residency in B.C.

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Planning to work in BC? WelcomeBC’s career profiles help immigrants and newcomers understand how their occupation is practiced in BC.

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Trade & Invest BC

Want to see other businesses for sale in British Columbia? Check out these listings of businesses for sale all across the province.

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