BC Points Calculator: Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS)

 British Columbia PNP – Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS)

This article will detail the process of applying for the Skills Immigration (SI) stream of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP).

The overall process is as below:

  1. Registration

If you and your employer meet the program requirements and your employer is prepared to support your submission, you can submit a registration to the BC PNP.

Please note that if you are interested in the following categories, you do not need to register and may proceed directly to the application via BCPNP Online:

  • Skills Immigration – Healthcare Professional
  • Skills Immigration – International Post-Graduate
  • Express Entry BC – Healthcare Professional
  • Express Entry BC – International Post-Graduate

The registration must be done via the Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS). SIRS is a dynamic intake management system that allows the BC PNP to prioritize high-impact candidates to ensure strong economic outcomes for the province. As it is a points-based system, you will receive a score based on the information you provide.

Your registration score will determine whether you will receive an invitation to apply under the BC PNP Skills Immigration stream.

Your registration is valid for twelve months from the date of submission. If you do not receive an invitation to apply before your registration expires, it will no longer be valid. You may then create and submit a new registration

  1. Invitation

Eligible registrants under the Skilled Worker, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled, and International Graduate categories will receive an invitation to apply under the Skills Immigration stream.

Invitations are issued based on the BC PNP’s annual nomination allocation and processing capacity. However, a registration does not guarantee that you will be invited to apply.

You will be ranked based on your score, which is calculated by SIRS according to your job, its location in B.C. and your offered wage, as well as your work experience, education and language ability.

  1. Application for Nomination

After receiving an invitation to apply, Skilled Worker, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled, and International Graduate candidates can apply online. HealthCare Professional and International Post-Graduate applicants do not need an invitation and can apply directly through BCPNP Online.

You have 30 calendar days to apply, and the processing fee is CAD 1,150.

  1. IRCC Permanent Residence Application

After receiving your BC PNP confirmation of nomination, please submit a complete application for permanent residence to the designated IRCC visa office. You must submit your application before the expiry date listed on your nomination certificate.

How is your score calculated by SIRS

As mentioned above, your score is calculated according to your job, its location in B.C. and your offered wage, as well as your work experience, education and language ability. The following table details the factors and their corresponding scores for your reference.

Skill Level of the B.C. Job Offer
NOC Skill Level A (including Skill Type 0) 25
NOC Skill Level B 10
NOC Skill Level C 5
NOC Skill Level D 5
Additional points:
Occupation is a “00” NOC 15
Occupation identified in the B.C. High Demand Occupations List in the BC Labour Market Outlook 2018 Edition 10
Currently working full-time in B.C. for the employer in the occupation identified in the BC PNP registration 10
Maximum Score Available 60
Annual Wage of the B.C. Job Offer
$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
Regional District of Employment
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- Shuswap, 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
Directly Related Work Experience in the Occupation of B.C. Job Offer
60+ months 15
48 to 59 months 12
36 to 47 months 9
24 to 35 months 6
12 months to 23 months 3
Less than 12 months 1
None 0
Additional points:
At least 1 year of directly related experience in Canada 10
Maximum Score Available 25
Master’s or Doctorate/PhD 17
Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma* 11
Bachelor’s Degree 11
Post-secondary Diploma/Certificate (Trades)** 11
Associate Degree 4
Post-secondary Diploma/Certificate (Non-trades) 2
Secondary School (High School) or Less 0
Additional points:
Post-secondary education completed in B.C. 8
Post-secondary education completed in Canada (outside of B.C.) 6
Educational Credential Assessment from a qualified supplier 4
Successfully completed the Industry Training Authority British Columbia (ITABC’s) challenge certification process 4
Maximum Score Available 25
Canadian Language Benchmark Level
10+ 30
9 26
8 22
7 18
6 14
5 10
4 6
Below 4 0
No test 0
Maximum Score Available 30

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