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British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program

British Columbia is Canada’s western cost situated province, with tremendous infrastructure and cultural diversity. The economy of British Columbia is based on natural resources along with forestry and mining. It has the most beautiful coastal climate in the world. British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program is regulated along with the SIRS (Skilled Immigration Registration System). The candidates obtain scores based on their education, skills and work experience in the SIRS point based system. The invitation whether to apply or not for BC PNP nomination via the British Columbia Skills Immigration and Express Entry system is dependent on the points scored by the candidate. Once the candidate receives an invitation to apply for the permanent residency in Canada’s British Columbia province, the further procedure of immigration is carried more rapidly than the other immigration provinces.

Pivotal Factors of BCPNP

Skilled Immigration: Skilled Worker Category: Under this category, the worker must have sufficient experience in their particular field and have an employment offer letter from the recruiter, are applicable. Health Care Professional Category: The immigrant applying through this category must have experience and eligible job offers in health care such as a physician, psychiatric nurse, nurse, or allied health professionals, etc. International Graduate Category: This program works for graduates from an eligible Canadian college or universities in the last 2 years. The aspirants need to acquire an employment letter from an employer in B.C. International Post-Graduate Category: Under this particular stream, the graduates with Masters or Doctoral degrees from an authorized institute can apply. The main advantage of this curriculum is no job is required to apply under this category. Entry Level and Semi-Skilled Worker Category: This program is specifically designed for the workers in certain entry-level or semi-skilled position in the industries or occupations, for example, food processing, tourism/hospitality, etc. SIRS by BCPNP The S.I.R.S. (Skills Immigration Registration System) is launched by the B.C.P.N.P. in the month of January 2016. It is E.O.I. based points providing system. The key factors of S.I.R.S. are:
  • Skills Immigration- Skilled Worker
  • Skills Immigration – International Graduates
  • Express Entry B. C.- Skilled Worker
  • Express Entry B.C.- International Graduate
  • Skills Immigration- Northeast Pilot Project
  • Skills Immigration- Entry Level and Semi-skilled

Express Entry British Columbia:

  • Skilled Worker Category
  • Health Care Professional Category
  • International Graduate Category
  • International Post-Graduate Category
Entrepreneur Immigration: Under this stream people who want to invest and settle in B.C., Canada are taken into consideration and a further candidate can apply for P.R. The key factors of S.I.R.S. are:
  • Entrepreneur Category The senior managers, business owners who wish to invest in a planned business in the province of British Columbia
  • Strategic Projects category in this category, the overseas controlled organizations are included. In this category, up to 5 key people can be nominated for P.R. in the province.

Factor 1: Language Proficiency

a Speaking listening reading writing
Level 9 or higher 6 6 6 6
Level 9 5 5 5 5
Level 7 4 4 4 4
Below Level 7 Not eligible to apply

Factor 2: Educational Qualifications

education Points awarded
Doctoral (Ph.D.) level or equivalent 25
Master’s level, or equivalent, OR an entry-to-practice professional degree, or equivalent. Occupational related to the degree must be:
1.NOC 2011 Skill Level A, and
2.Licensed by a provincial regulatory body
Two or more Canadian post-secondary credentials (at least one program of at minimum three years), or equivalent 22
Canadian post-secondary credential for a program of three years or longer, or equivalent 21
Two-year Canadian post-secondary credential, or equivalent 19
One-year Canadian post-secondary credential, or equivalent 15
Canadian high school diploma, or equivalent 5

Factor 3: Work Experience

Duration of work experience Points awarded
Less than 1 year Ineligible
1 year 9
2-3 years 11
4-5 years 13
6 or more years 15

Factor 4: AGE

AGE (in years) Points awarded
Under 18 0
18-35 12
36 11
37 10
38 9
39 8
40 7
41 6
42 5
43 4
44 3
45 2
46 1
47 or Older 0


Applicant currently work in Canada on a temporary work permit A work permit is valid both when applying and when the visa is issued AND IRCC issued work permit based on positive LMIA AND applicant is working for the employer named on the work permit who has made a permanent job offer 10
Applicant work in Canada in a job that is exempt from LMIA requirement under:-
1.An international agreement or
2.A federal-provincial agreement
Work Permit is valid both when applying and when the visa is issued AND Current employer has made a permanent offer 10

Applicant currently do not:

· Have a work permit, or

· Plan to work in Canada before getting a PR Visa


Applicant currently working in Canada and a different employer offer a permanent full-time job;


Applicant currently working in Canada that is exempt from LMIA but not under an international or federal-provincial agreement

The employer has made a permanent offer


An employer has positive LMIA




Arranged employment (principal applicant only)

Points under Factor 5: Arranged Employment


Candidate’s previous study in Ontario

Candidate completed at least two academic years of full-study at a secondary or post-secondary school in the province

1.NOC 2011 Skill Level A, and
2.Licensed by a provincial regulatory body

Spouse or common-law partner’s previous study in the province

Candidate’s spouse or common-law partner completed at least two academic years of full-study at a secondary or post-secondary school in Ontario


Candidate’s Previous work in Ontario

Candidate must complete a minimum of one year of full-time work in the province:

·         In a skilled occupation Skill type 0, A or B; and

·         With a valid work permit or while authorized to work in Canada


Spouse or common-law partner’s previous work in Ontario

Candidate’s spouse or common-law partner completed one-year full-time work in the province


Relatives in Ontario

Candidate or their spouse or common-law partner, have a relative who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident in Ontario and is 18 years or older


Spouse or common-law partner’s language proficiency

Minimum CLB level 4 or higher in all four categories (Reading, Speaking, Listening and Writing)



SL.No Occupation in-demand list
1 Retailer and Wholesale Trade Manager
2 Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers
3 Restaurant and Food Service Managers
4 Construction Managers
5 Corporate Sales Manager
6 Banking, Credit and Other Investment Managers
7 Financial Managers
8 Senior Managers- Financial, Communications & Other Business Services
9 Computer & Information Manages
10 Facility Operation & Maintenance Managers
11 Senior Managers- Trade, Broadcasting & Other
12 Human Resources Manager
13 Accommodation Service Manager
14 Managers in Social, Community & Correctional Services
15 Managers in Transportation
16 Engineering Managers
17 Administrator-post-secondary & vocational training
18 Financial Auditors & Accountants
19 Information Systems Analysts & Consultants
20 Computer Programmers & Interactive Media Developers
21 College & Other Vocational Instructors
22 University Professors & Lecturers
23 Other Financial Officers
24 Software Engineers & Designers
25 Civil Engineers
26 Mechanical Engineers
27 Authors & Writers
28 Social Workers
29 Architects
30 Psychologists

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