British Columbia Points Based System

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 Earlier, British Columbia and transparent the government of British Columbia introduced a new scoring system that can be helpful for the candidates in their selection process These are known as Skilled Immigration Registration System (SIRS).  The SIRS system modifies the score of a candidate to verify whether they are called for British Columbia or not. This article will help you to calculate the points for the immigration process.

British Columbia points calculator

Skill Level of the B.C. Job Offer:
Bonus points
Occupation is a “00” NOC:
Occupation identified in the Top 100 occupations in the BC Labour Market Outlook 2014-2024:
Currently working in B.C. for the employer in occupation identified in the BC PNP registration:
Annual Wage of the B.C. Job Offer:
Regional District of Employment:
Directly Related Work Experience in the Occupation of B.C. Job Offer:
Bonus points
At least 1 year of directly related experience in Canada:
Bonus points:
Canadian Language Benchmark Level:
Total points:

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How is SIRS going to Work?

Applicants who need to have a full-time employment from British Columbia employer who is ready to give support in B.C throughout the entire process of BC PNP process. Therefore, if you have a graduate degree from the B.C universities than there is no need to submit a job offer letter. After submitting the application, candidates will receive a number of the score which he has secured from SIRS. However, the profile of the candidates are added to the pool of candidates with other candidates, and only people who scored high grade will be selected for nomination certificate letter that helps for applying for  Canada Permanent Residency. The application under SIRS will remain in the pool for a year (12 months) only when Express Entry CRS.

Scoring Sections Maximum Points
Economic Factors (120) Skill Level of the B.C. Job Offer 60
  The 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

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Economic Factors 

  1. Skilled level of job offer

The skilled level of the job offer checks if the calculation of the job offers that fall into the top 100 occupations in the BC labor market that takes place from 2014 -2024 and is present in the British Columbia Occupation list 2018. All the candidate who scored on what basis skill category their job offers comes 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


  1. Annual Wage of the B.C job offer

This category award points to the candidates that are based on the wages that their specific occupation will give them that are on the 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


$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


  1. Regional District of Employment

This group is based on the place 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 belongs to the work experience that the candidates already has in their intended occupation. If you want to learn about the immigration points of Japan click here 

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 years 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

Maximum Score Available



  1. Highest Level of Education

Points are given under the level of education that the candidates have, most of the points are given 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


  1. Language

Points that are rewarded this as the minimum required the language that minimum required proficiency as per the Canadian language Benchmark (CBL).

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



How to Apply for British Columbia PNP?

If the Candidates are skilled workers with the required experience and your occupation falls in the above list then they are eligible to apply for British Columbia PNP under a stream. If you are selected by the British Columbia then candidates can create an Express Entry profile and application can be credited with 600 additional points that help to support selection chance under Express Entry. Interested candidates can apply British Columbia PNP by filling Free Assessment Form and can expect a call from the expert who can guide total program in a better way.

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