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British Columbia PNP Eligibility Requirements and Points Calculator – 2020

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

BCPNP Documents Requirement 2020

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 

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