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British Columbia PNP Eligibility Requirements and Points Calculator – 2019

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Eligibility requirements to apply BCPNP, BCPNP -Express Entry stream, BCPNP Processing Time, British Columbia PNP Occupation list 2019, British Columbia PNP Processing Time 2019, British Columbia PNP Points Calculator 2019, BCPNP Documents Requirement 2019, How to apply in BCPNP?

What is BCPNP?

The British Columbia is the key province of Canada. The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program provides the pathway to the province to get skilled and qualified skilled workers from overseas, who can meet the labour market demands of the province of British Columbia. The BCPNP allows the overseas workers and entrepreneurs to obtain permanent residency in British Columbia through different streams.

If you apply and get selected in any of the streams of British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP), you will become eligible to receive Provincial Nomination from British Columbia to apply Permanent Residency in Canada through IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada).

How to apply in BCPNP?

The SIRS (Skills Immigration Registration System) is the new registration system launched by BCPNP, in the month of January this year. It is intended to process the nomination applications received from the BCPNP candidates. It is the EOI based system like Express Entry, which provides points to the applicants and subsequently launches intervallic draws to select the applicants with best score. The key categories of SIRS system are as follows:

  • Skills Immigration – Skilled Worker
  • Skills Immigration – International Graduate
  • 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

The Express Entry stream of BC permits the eligible candidates to get priority processing of both their BC PNP application and permanent residence application upon selection in the BCPNP. The express entry has this special stream of BCPNP to select candidates for BC.

Below categories can be processed via Express Entry British Columbia:

  • Skilled Worker Category: This particular category has been designed for the people who have got an eligible Canadian job offer in a skilled occupation. The overseas workers under this category are likely to have many years of experience in their respective skilled occupations.
  • Health Care Professional Category: You can apply under this category provided you have experience and eligible job offers in health care, i.e. as physician, psychiatric nurse, nurse, or allied health professionals, etc. The valid job offer needs to be obtained for one among the 11 qualifying health occupations in BC.
  • International Graduate Category: This is for the people who have done graduation from an eligible Canadian college or university in the past 2 years. A job offer needs to be acquired from an employer in BC to be eligible under this sub-category.
  • International Post-Graduate Category: This particular category has been designed for the graduates with Masters or Doctoral degrees from an eligible institution in BC in the natural, applied, or health sciences programs of study. The key advantage of this program is that No job offer is required to apply under this sub-category.
  • Entry Level and Semi-Skilled Worker Category: This category is for the workers, who are in certain entry-level or semi-skilled positions in the industries or occupations, such as, food processing, tourism/hospitality, or long-haul trucking, or those in entry-level or semi-skilled positions employed in the Northeast Development Region of British Columbia.

Eligibility requirements to apply BCPNP

Find below the eligibility requirements to apply in Skilled Worker category of British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP):

Category Employment Occupation Experience Education Other requirements
Skilled Worker Full-time job offer from an eligible B.C. employer Occupation Skill Level 0, A or B Minimum two years of directly-related (or full-time equivalent) work experience Applicable credentials or qualifications Candidate must be eligible for a federal economic immigration program
Candidate must meet minimum income requirements

British Columbia PNP Points Calculator 2019

SIRS is the key online point based immigration system to apply in BCPNP. Here is how you can find your SIRS score

  • A total of 120 points are dedicated to economic factors and remaining 80 will be allocated for the core human capital factors, out of total 200 points, obtainable.
  • The SIRS also awards the bonus points to candidates (within total 200 points) for the variety of factors with regard to education history, job offer, and earlier work experience of the candidate

SIRS Score to obtain ITA (Invitation to Apply)

The candidates who are able to achieve the following score in their individual category shall become eligible to receive an ITA (invitation to apply).

BCPNP Categories A Score that Guarantees ITA
Express Entry-BC- Skilled Worker 105
Express Entry-BC- International Graduate 135
Skills Immigration- Skilled Worker 135
Skills Immigration- International Graduate 105
Skills Immigration- Northeast Pilot Project 95
Skills Immigration- Entry Level & Semi Skilled 95

Note: Although, the above points threshold for individual category guarantees the ITA, however, the candidates below the above mentioned scores, can also be selected for an ITA

British Columbia PNP Processing Time 2019

BCPNP processing time reflects as to how long it took to process applications received in BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP). The processing time mentioned here starts from the time an applicant has submitted the application. Also, it is based on the latest 80% percent of applications processed and hence, subject to change as per future processing of the applications.

Category Processing time
Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC 2-3 Months
Entrepreneur Immigration  Stage 1 (Registrations score Notification) 6 Weeks
Entrepreneur Immigration Stage 2 (Application decision notification ) 4 Months

BCPNP Documents Requirement 2019

Here are key documents needed to apply in BCPNP sub-categories:

  • IELTS Test result for English language proficiency (CLB 4)
  • ECA (Educational Credential Assessment) from WES or any other relevant assessing authority.
  • Other basic documents required by the relevant BCPNP subcategories

British Columbia PNP Occupation list 2019

Some high demand occupation sectors in the province of British Columbia includes:

  • Management Occupations (All Sectors)
  • Business, Finance and Administration Occupations
  • Natural and Applied Science and Related Occupations
  • Health Occupations
  • Occupations in Social Science, Education and Government Service
  • Occupations in Art, Culture, Recreation and Sport
  • Sales and Service Occupations
  • Trades, Transport and Equipment Operators and Related Occupations
  • Occupations Unique to Primary Industry
  • Occupations Unique to Processing, Manufacturing and Utilities

Need assistance to apply Canadian PR via BCPNP?

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