The BC PNP :The Skills Immigration Registration System

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Individuals who meet the minimum requirements for a BC PNP program described above can create an online profile and register in the SIRS.  Registration is free of charge.  Individuals may only have one active registration at a time, and they must indicate which stream they wish to be considered under.

It is important that information inputted during SIRS registration be accurate, as differences between the information in a registration and an application may lead to the BC PNP refusing an application.

Scoring in the Skills Immigration Registration System pool is as follows:
Scoring SectionMaximum Points
Skill Level of the B.C. Job Offer60
Wage of the B.C. Job Offer50
Regional District of Employment10
Directly Related Work Experience25
Highest Level of Education25
Maximum Total Points Available200
Skill Level of the B.C. Job Offer points are calculated as follows:
Skill LevelPoints
NOC Skill Level A (including Skill Type 0)25
NOC Skill Level B10
NOC Skill Level C5
NOC Skill Level D5
Bonus Points 
Occupation is a “00” NOC15
Occupation identified in the Top 100 occupations in the BC Labour Market Outlook 2014-202410
Currently working in B.C. for the employer in occupation identified in the BC PNP registration10
Maximum Score Available60

Wage of the B.C. Job Offer points are calculated as follows:
  $100,000 and above  50
$97,500 to $99,99938
$95,000 to $97,49937
$92,500 to $94,99936
$90,000 to $92,49935
$87,500 to $89,99934
$85,000 to $87,49933
$82,500 to $84,99932
$80,000 to $82,49931
$77,500 to $79,99930
$75,000 to $77,49929
$72,500 to $74,99928
$70,000 to $72,49927
$67,500 to $69,99926
$65,000 to $67,49925
$62,500 to $64,99924
$60,000 to $62,49923
$57,500 to $59,99922
$55,000 to $57,49921
$52,500 to $54,99920
$50,000 to $52,49919
$47,500 to $49,99918
$45,000 to $47,49917
Regional District of Employment points are as follows:
Regional District of EmploymentPoints
Stikine, Central Coast, Northern Rockies, Mount Waddington, Skeena-Queen Charlotte, Powell River, Sunshine Coast, Kootenay-Boundary, AlberniClayoquot10
Kitimat-Stikine, Bulkley-Nechako, Squamish-Lillooet, Strathcona, ColumbiaShushwap, East Kootenay8
Peace River, Comox Valley, Cariboo, Central Kootenay6
Okanagan-Similkameen, Cowichan Valley, North Okanagan, Fraser-Fort George4
Thompson-Nicola, Nanaimo, Central Okanagan2
Capital, Fraser Valley2
Greater Vancouver0
Maximum Score Available10
Directly Related Work Experience points are calculated as follows.

Directly related work experience is work experience in the same NOC code, or work experience in an equal or higher NOC Skill Level where justification is provided.
Directly Related Work Experience in the Occupation of B.C. Job OfferPoints
5+ years15
4 to 5 years12
3 to 4 years9
2 to 3 years6
1 to 2 years3
Less than 1 year1
Bonus Points 
At least 1 year of directly related experience in Canada10

Highest Level of Education points will be scored as follows.

The duration of the program must have been at least six months. As well, language training programs do not qualify for bonus points.
Doctoral of Master’s Degree17
Post Graduate Certificate or Diploma11
Bachelor’s Degree11
Trades Certification11
Associate Degree4
Non-trades certification or diploma2
High School0
Bonus Points 
Post-secondary education completed in B.C.8
Post-secondary education completed in Canada (outside of B.C.)6
Educational Credential Assessment from a qualified supplier4
Trades certification assessment from the Industry Training Authority4
Maximum Score Available25
Language points will be based on testing from designated testing agencies as follows.  It is important to note that language ability will be scored on an applicant’s lowest score for reading, writing, speaking, or listening.
Below 4 or no test0
Maximum Score Available30
The BC PNP will be periodically issuing Invitations to Apply (an "ITA").  Only the highest scoring registrants will be issued an ITA.  Individuals who achieve or exceed the following registration scores will be guaranteed to receive an ITA. 
CategoryRegistration Score
Skills Immigration – Skilled Worker135
Skills Immigration – International Graduate105
Skills Immigration – Entry Level Semi Skilled95
Skills Immigration – Northeast Pilot Project95
Express Entry BC – Skilled Worker135
Express Entry BC – International Graduate105
At its discretion, the BC PNP will issue ITAs for scores lower than the above. The number and frequency of draws will be based on nomination allocation and program processing capacity.

The BC PNP plans on managing application intake so that 25% of applications will be BC PNP Express Entry applications, 35-45% of applications will be Skilled Workers applications, 15-20% of applications will be International Graduates applications, and 10-15% of applications will be ELSS applications.

More information about the Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC programs can be found here:

Source:  Larlee Rosenberg, 

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