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British Columbia PNP Points Calculator 2018

The SIRS is organized along with the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP), which is known to be Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs. This system is a points-based program, which is why applicants acquire score depending upon the skills and experience they hold. The same scoring can decide further, if the applicant will get an Invitation to apply for BC PNP nomination or not through the British Columbia Skills Immigration and Express Entry streams.

SIRS Scoring System

The factors mentioned below calculate the points which can be given to an applicant who is registered under SIRS. In case the applicant is invited to apply, all the data submitted in the time of registration will be compared and checked with the data given in the application form.

Scoring Sections Maximum Points
Economic Factors (120) Skill Level of the B.C. Job Offer 60
Wage of the B.C. Job Offer 50
Regional District of Employment 10
Human Capital Factors (80) Directly Related Work Experience 25
Highest Level of Education 25
Language 30
 Total Points Available 200

Economic Factors

1. Skilled level of Job offer

The skilled level of job offer checks if the intended job offer falls into the top 100 occupations in the BC labour market outlook 2014-2024 and is present in the British Columbia Occupation List 2018. The candidates are scored on the basis of what skill category their job offer falls under.

Skill Level of the B.C. Job Offer Points
NOC Skill Level A (including Skill Type 0) 25
NOC Skill Level B 10
NOC Skill Level C 5
NOC Skill Level D 5
Bonus points:
Occupation is a “00” NOC 15
Occupation identified in the Top 100 occupations in the BC Labour Market Outlook 2014-2024 10
Currently working in B.C. for the employer in occupation identified in the BC PNP registration 10
Maximum Score Available 60

2. Annual Wage of the B.C. Job Offer

This category awards points to the candidates based on the wages that their intended occupation will give them on a yearly basis.

Annual Wage of the B.C. Job Offer Points
$100,000 and above 50
$97,500 to $99,999 38
$95,000 to $97,499 37
$92,500 to $94,999 36
$90,000 to $92,499 35
$87,500 to $89,999 34
 $85,000 to $87,499 33
$82,500 to $84,999 32
$80,000 to $82,499 31
$77,500 to $79,999 30
$75,000 to $77,499 29
$72,500 to $74,999 28
$70,000 to $72,499 27
$67,500 to $69,999 26
$65,000 to $67,499 25
$62,500 to $64,999 24
$60,000 to $62,499 23
$57,500 to $59,999 22
 $55,000 to $57,499 21
$52,500 to $54,999 20
$50,000 to $52,499 19
$47,500 to $49,999 18
$45,000 to $47,499 17
$42,500 to $44,999 16
$40,000 to $42,499 15
$38,750 to $39,999 14
$37,500 to $38,749 13
$36,250 to $37,499 12
$35,000 to $36,249 11
$33,750 to $34,999 10
$32,500 to $33,749 9
$31,250 to $32,499 8
$30,000 to $31,249 7
$28,750 to $29,999 6
$27,500 to $28,749 5
$26,250 to $27,499 4
$25,000 to $26,249 3
Less than $25,000 0
Maximum Score Available 50

3. Regional District of Employment

This category awards points based on the place from where the candidate has availed the job offer.

Regional District of Employment Points
Stikine, Central Coast, Northern Rockies, Mount Waddington, Skeena-Queen Charlotte, Powell River, Sunshine Coast, Kootenay-Boundary, Alberni-Clayoquot 10
Kitimat-Stikine, Bulkley-Nechako, Squamish-Lillooet, Strathcona, Columbia-Shushwap, East Kootenay 8
Peace River, Comox Valley, Cariboo, Central Kootenay 6
Okanagan-Similkameen, Cowichan Valley, North Okanagan, Fraser-Fort George 4
Thompson-Nicola, Nanaimo, Central Okanagan 2
Capital, Fraser Valley 2
Greater Vancouver 0
Maximum Score Available 10

Human Capital Factors

1. Directly Related Work experience

This category awards points on the work experience that the candidate already has in their intended occupation.

Directly Related Work Experience in the Occupation of B.C. Job Offer Points
5+ years 15
4 to 5 years 12
3 to 4 years 9
2 to 3 years6 6
1 to 2 years 3
Less than 1 year 1
None 0
Bonus points:
At least 1 year of directly related experience in Canada 10
Maximum Score Available 25

2. Highest Level of Education

Points are awarded under this for the level of education that the candidate has, Most points being awarded for holding a Master’s or Doctoral Degree with bonus points for completing post-secondary education from B.C.

Education Points
Doctoral or Master’s degree 17
Post Graduate Certificate or Diploma 11
Bachelor’s degree 11
Trades certification 11
Associate Degree 4
Non-trades certification or Diploma 2
High School 0
Bonus points:  
 Post-secondary education completed in B.C 8
Post-secondary education completed in Canada (outside of B.C.) 6
Education Credential Assessment from a qualified supplier 4
Trades certification assessment from the Industry Training Authority 4
Maximum Score Available 25

3. Language

Points are awarded under this for having the minimum required language proficiency as per the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB). Candidates with CLB 9 and 10+ score the most points.

Canadian Language Benchmark Level Points
10+ 30
9 26
8 22
7 18
6 14
5 10
4 6
Below 4 0
No test 0
Maximum Score Available 30

Based on the points scored in the BC pnp Express entry points calculator, the candidates can have a rough idea if they will qualify for immigration to Canada or not. For checking eligibility for other Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP’s) of Canada Immigration and all the programs enlisted under it, Click here.

Also check out: 

  1. British Columbia Occupations List 2018
  2. British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC-PNP)
  3. Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
  4. Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)
  5. Canadian Experience Class

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