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Old Jan 19th 2019, 8:40 pm
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Has anyone gone through the Express Entry PNP program for Healthcare Professionals in BC. I've been offered a nursing position and would like to know about the experience. They mentioned something about going down the BC PNP route but applying for PR when we arrive, i'm slightly confused because surely we can apply for PR through the PNP program anyway??
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Hi,

Has anyone gone through the Express Entry PNP program for Healthcare Professionals in BC. I've been offered a nursing position and would like to know about the experience. They mentioned something about going down the BC PNP route but applying for PR when we arrive, i'm slightly confused because surely we can apply for PR through the PNP program anyway??
PNP does result in PR, you're right. But it's a two stage process, first you get nomination (which means you can also get a TWP - they are highly unlikely to be prepared to wait for you to get PR before moving) and then you apply for PR once you get an ITA. I suspect they just mean that you'll go out there with nomination and start working on a TWP whilst you get your PR app together and apply, but there is nothing to stop you applying in the UK if you have time to do so before leaving.

HTH, and congrats on the job offer.

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Okay cool thanks, how long does the PR process for BC PNP usually take?? I like the thought of having the security that we are PR.

Also do you know anything about Fort St John?? I've been offered a community nursing job up there. I used to live in Vancouver, so know BC a little. It's not my ideal pick, but we'll give it a shot initially and see how we get on up there.

I gather we would need to leave the country when the PR was granted, so would nearest place from there be to go to Alaska?
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Okay cool thanks, how long does the PR process for BC PNP usually take?? I like the thought of having the security that we are PR.
If they'll let you apply via EE (which is great, much quicker - for some reason in the past Healthmatch BC have insisted on the old paper based route from what I can gather), then figure about 9-12 months in total.

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Also do you know anything about Fort St John?? I've been offered a community nursing job up there. I used to live in Vancouver, so know BC a little. It's not my ideal pick, but we'll give it a shot initially and see how we get on up there.
No a clue I'm afraid, it's not an area of BC I've been to. It would be worth asking in the main Canada forum about it though for others experiences.

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I gather we would need to leave the country when the PR was granted, so would nearest place from there be to go to Alaska?
I guess it would be, you can't just pop over the border like those in Vancouver can! Another option would be to look in to landing at a CIC office, but I'm not sure where your nearest would be and you may be better off hopping on a short flight to the US instead.
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I gather we would need to leave the country when the PR was granted, so would nearest place from there be to go to Alaska?
Nearest, yes. Near no. Its a 21.5 hour drive from Fort St. John to Alcan Border just on the other side of the Border.

Suggest activating by interview would be far simpler.
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I really don't get why HealthMatch BC can't use the newer more simple process! Why make it more difficult for both themselves and the worker than it needs to be!
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I really don't get why HealthMatch BC can't use the newer more simple process! Why make it more difficult for both themselves and the worker than it needs to be!
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