British Columbia PNP Points Calculator and Eligibility Criteria

In order to apply for BC Provincial Nominee Program, potential candidates need to score points under the free SIRS system, which is the system of BC PNP Points Calculator, completing all the sections of the online registration. SIRS is a points system which categorizes the candidates according to the points they gain under human capital factors and economic factors.

Moreover, candidates need to possess experience in the occupations listed under the BC PNP occupation list in order to obtain nomination British Columbia PNP program.

Minimum Eligibility Criteria

There are different requirements a candidate needs to fulfill under different streams of British Columbia in order to be eligible for the British Columbia PNP. Following are the different streams and their eligibility conditions:-

1. Skills Immigration Stream

Skills Immigration Stream is for those skilled and semi skilled professionals who possess required skills in high demand occupation in British Columbia. This stream uses a point based invitation system. Following are the sub-categories with their minimum eligibility requirements:-

a) Skilled Worker Category

This particular category is for workers who are educated in post-secondary education or training and they have a employment experience under the skilled occupation. Following are the requirements under this category:-

i) Candidates ought to have received an offer of indeterminate and full time employment from an eligible British Columbia Employer.

ii) Candidates need to possess atleast two years of full time or equivalent of full time work experience in one of the skilled occupation offered to them.

iii) They must be in an occupation classified under the NOC level O, A or B.

iv) Candidates ought to demonstrate ability to meet the minimum income requirements and have the ability to pay for housing and living expenses in the province of British Columbia.

b) Healthcare Professionals

The province of British Columbia is in need of  more healthcare professionals. This streams helps to gain a job in your field with one of the British Columbia authorities. Following are the eligibility requirements:-

i) Candidates must be a professional in one of the fields mentioned below:-

✍ Specialist

✍  Registered Psychiatric nurse

✍  Physician

✍  Nurse Practitioner

✍  Registered Nurse

✍  Midwife

✍  Allied health professionals

ii) Candidates must be the professionals listed under the NOC O, A, or  B

iii) Candidates ought to possess atleast 2 years of full time experience in the skilled occupation that is being offered to  them.

iv) Candidates ought to demonstrate ability to meet minimal income requirements and ability to pay housing and living expenses in the province.

v) Candidates must have received an offer of indeterminate, full time employment from a pubic health authority of British Columbia.

vi) The candidates under midwives category:-

✍ Must be registered or be eligible to be registered with the College of Midwwives of British Columbia.

✍ Must possess the letter of confirmation from an established practice group which accepts into the group for a minimum of six months which is written on official letterhead and be signed by the head of practice group and the applicant.

c) International Graduates

This category is for candidates who possess a valid qualification from eligible Canadian university or college within the past 3 years. This stream can help you gain the permanent residence in British Columbia. Following are the eligibility criteria under the said category:-

i) Candidates must submit application within 2 years of date of completion shown in the official transcript.

ii) Candidates must possess qualification and credentials as per  the requirements of he position.

iii) Candidates must have the obtained the following things:-

✍ A full time study diploma which must be minimum eight months.

✍ The diploma won’t stand eligible is more than quarter of that course is an internship or  a co-work.

✍ The undergraduate or graduate degree from an eligible Canadian post secondary institution.

✍ The  diploma from an eligible public post-secondary institution. Diplomas which are completed from any private institution are ineligible to apply.

iv) Candidates ought to provide evidence that they can support themselves plus their dependents which would include the following:-

✍ Intended settlement location in the province of British Columbia.

✍ Number of Dependents information

✍ Prospects  for income and employment

v) Candidates who fall under the category of NOC level B, C or D occupations, they ought to showcase their sufficient language proficiency in English or French by submitting required language test results which shows minimum benchmark score of 4 under the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 2000. Note:- For the occupations under the NOC level O and A does not require the language test however they may request the language score as per their discretion.

vi) Candidates must receive an offer of intermediate full time employment which requires a post secondary education from any of the eligible employer at British Columbia.

d) International Post Graduates

This category is for individuals who have obtained a master’s or doctoral degree in one of the branches i.e. natural, applied or health sciences from any of the British Columbia Institution. Following are the eligibility requirements under this stream:-

i) Candidate must have obtained a master’s or doctoral degree from any of the eligible British Columbia Institution within 2 years of applying BC PNP in any one of the following fields:-

✍ Biological and biomedical sciences.

✍ Agriculture

✍ Engineering Technology

✍ Computer, information sciences and support services

✍ Engineering

✍ Physical Sciences

✍ Mathematics and Strategy

✍ Related Clinical Activities and health  professions.

✍ Natural Resources Research and Conservation

Candidates must also provide evidence that they have intentions to reside permanently in British Columbia Province:-

✍ The description of any settlement activities that a candidate have taken.

✍ The length in current or previous residents.

✍ Connection with the province via work, study or family.

e) Entry Level and Semi Skilled Category

Under this category candidates currently working and living in British Columbia in the eligible occupations within the tourism/hospitality, food processing industries, long haul trucking or in a NOC skill level C or D occupations in the Northeast Development Region of the province. Following are the requirements under this stream:-

i) Must have acquired full time position in an eligible occupation in British Columbia.

ii) Candidates must have received an offer of indeterminate full time employment from an eligible B.C. employer

iii) Candidates ought to maintain employment throughout the process of application

iv) They must demonstrate the ability to meet the minimum income requirements and can afford housing and living expenses in the province.

v) Candidates must  possess licensing or certification required for the job

vi) Candidates must have completed secondary education

vii) Candidates must submit language proficiency test results.

2. Express Entry BC

Express Entry for British Columbia is one of the faster ways to immigrate to British Columbia. In order to do the same, candidates must qualify for the federal economic immigration program. This stream uses points based invitation system. Following are the sub categories under this and eligibility under each sub category:-

a) Skilled Worker Category (which includes Health Care Professionals)

This category is for international skilled worker who have a post secondary education or training and employment experience in a professional, management, technical, trade or other skilled occupation. Following are eligibility requirements under this category:-

CategoryEmploymentOccupationExperienceEducationOther requirements
Skilled WorkerFull-time job offer from an eligible British Columbia employerOccupation Skill Level 0, A or BMinimum 2 years of directly related work experienceApplicable credentials or qualificationsCandidate need to be eligible for a federal economic immigration program
Candidates ought to meet minimum income requirements
Health Care ProfessionalsFull-time job offer from a Public Health Authority in British ColumbiaPhysicians, specialists, nurses, psychiatric nurses, nurse practitioners, midwives and allied health professionalsDirectly related work experienceApplicable licensing or registrationCandidate ought to be eligible for a federal economic immigration program
Candidate need to meet minimum income requirements
Candidate need to meet all the requirements of the BC PNP Skills Immigration – Health Care Professional Category

b) International Post-Graduate Category

The employers in British Columbia are looking for workers with graduate degrees in science. Candidates with master’s and doctoral degree in the field of sciences received within the last 2 years from eligible under this category. Following are the eligibility conditions under this categories:-

CategoryEmploymentEducationOther requirements
International Post GraduateJob offer not requiredMaster’s or doctoral degree from an eligible B.C. institution. Only open to natural, applied or health sciences graduates.Candidate ought to be eligible for a federal economic immigration program
Candidate need to meet minimum income requirements


3. Entrepreneur Immigration

This particular stream is for those business people who have a high net worth and who can invest in and actively manage a business in the province of British Columbia. Candidates need to have the requisite personal and investment funds. Following are the eligibility conditions under this stream:-

i) Candidates should have a legal personal net worth of atleast $600,000.

ii) Candidates should be active and ongoing management of day to day business.

iii) Candidates must reside in province i.e. within 100 kilometers of business.

iv) Candidates should have a minimum of two years of post secondary education or experience as an active business owner-manager with 100 percent ownership of business in the three years of the past 5 years.

v) The candidate should possess the work experience and knowledge in the business they operate.

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 SectionsMaximum Points
Economic Factors (120)Skill Level of the B.C. Job Offer60
Wage of the B.C. Job Offer50
Regional District of Employment10
Human Capital Factors (80)Directly Related Work Experience25
Highest Level of Education25
 Total Points Available200

Economic Factors

1. Skilled level of Job offer

Skill Level of the B.C. Job OfferPoints
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

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

Annual Wage of the B.C. Job OfferPoints
$100,000 and above50
$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
$42,500 to $44,99916
$40,000 to $42,49915
$38,750 to $39,99914
$37,500 to $38,74913
$36,250 to $37,49912
$35,000 to $36,24911
$33,750 to $34,99910
$32,500 to $33,7499
$31,250 to $32,4998
$30,000 to $31,2497
$28,750 to $29,9996
$27,500 to $28,7495
$26,250 to $27,4994
$25,000 to $26,2493
Less than $25,0000
Maximum Score Available50

3. Regional District of Employment

Regional District of EmploymentPoints
Stikine, Central Coast, Northern Rockies, Mount Waddington, Skeena-Queen Charlotte, Powell River, Sunshine Coast, Kootenay-Boundary, Alberni-Clayoquot10
Kitimat-Stikine, Bulkley-Nechako, Squamish-Lillooet, Strathcona, Columbia-Shushwap, 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

Human Capital Factors

1. Directly Related Work experience

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
Maximum Score Available25

2. Highest Level of Education

Doctoral or 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.C8
Post-secondary education completed in Canada (outside of B.C.)6
Education Credential Assessment from a qualified supplier4
Trades certification assessment from the Industry Training Authority4
Maximum Score Available25

3. Language

Canadian Language Benchmark LevelPoints
Below 40
No test0
Maximum Score Available30

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