On July 20, 2023, the Government of British Columbia announced an increase in the BCPNP Skills Immigration application fee. The fee for Skills Immigration applications will increase by $325 to ensure high-quality customer service. The program has improved its services to attract and retain skilled workers through increased support for employers, clients, nominees, and community partners. The program also targets international recruitment in priority areas of labour shortage and improves program integrity through anti-fraud investigations. As of August 1, 2023, the new BCPNP Skills Immigration application fee will be $1,475. Recent changes to the BCPNP have improved access for applicants in areas of labour shortage and raised awareness of the province’s labour market needs. The number of BCPNP nominations will increase to 10,000 by 2025.