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The British Columbia Provincial Nomination Program allows foreign workers, experienced entrepreneurs and well as their family members to gain permanent residency in B.C. The BCPNP operates on a points system, which awards points for (a).Human capital factors such as work experience,Education, language abilities, and (b).Economic factors(Skill Level of the B.C. Job Offer,Wage of the B.C. Job Offer,Regional District of Employment) that the BC PNP considers reflect a person's ability to succeed in the BC labour market and contribute to the local economy.
There is a total of 200 points available under BCPNP.
  • a).Economic Factors - 120 Points
  • b).Human Capital Factors - 80 Points
  • Skill Level And B.C Job Offer

    1. Do you have a job offer from an employer in British Columbia?

    2. Skill Level of the B.C. Job Offer*


    3. Are you currently working in this job?

    Annual wage of the B.C. job offer

    4. Annual gross wage of the job offer(CAD) $ ?

    Regional District of Employment points are

    5. In what region of British Columbia is this job located?

    Directly related work experience points

    6. How many years of related (with respect to your job offer) work experience do you have in the last 10 years?

    7. At Least 1 year of directly related experince in Canada?

    Highest Level of Education Points

    8. What is your highest level of completed education?

    9. Post-secondary education completed in B.C?

    10. Post- Secondary education completed in Canada (outside B.C)

    11. Do you have Education Credential Assessment from qualified supplied?

    12. Do you have trades certifiate assessment from the industry Training Authority?

    Language Points

    13. Language Points (CLB Level)


    Your Name:

    Your Email:

    Your Contact No.:


    British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)

    Economic Factors
    Factors Points per factor
    Skill Level of the B.C. Job Offer 60
    Wage of the B.C. Job Offer 50
    Regional District of Employment 10
    Human Capital Factors
    Factors Points per factor
    Directly Related Work Experience 25
    Highest Level of Education 25
    Language 30
    Total Points 200
    1) Economic Factors
    The BC PNP is designed to meet the labour market needs and the economic development priorities of the province.
    The following are key economic factors:
    1a) Skill level of the B.C. job offer
    Points for this factor are determined by the occupation identified in your B.C. job offer. Your occupation is classified into different levels according to the National Occupational Classification (NOC).
    Bonus points are available for:
    • occupations in the 00 NOC skill type (senior management occupations)
    • occupations that have been identified in the Top 100 occupations in the B.C. Labour Market Outlook 2015-2025
    • current employment for the B.C. employer in the occupation identified in the BC PNP registration. You can receive this bonus only if you are currently employed full-time (30 hours per week or more) in the same occupation (i.e. same NOC code) that you have been offered in the BC PNP registration. You are not eligible for this bonus if the occupation identified in the job offer is a promotion from your current occupation with the employer.
    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 2015-2025 10
    Currently working full-time in B.C. for the employer in the occupation identified inthe BC PNP registration 10
    Maximum Points Available 60
    1b) Annual wage of the B.C. job offer
    • The wage is calculated on an annual basis as outlined in your job offer. Please note that you must meet program criteria specific to the wage, job offer and minimum income requirements as outlined for Skills Immigration or Express Entry BC.
    • For the purposes of registration scoring, a maximum of 40 hours per week will be used for the calculation of your annual wage. Regular or overtime hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week should not be entered in your registration.
    Your annual wage is calculated using the following:
    • Hourly rate x hours worked per week (maximum of 40 hours) x 52 weeks a year
    • In calculating your annual wage, the BC PNP will only consider regular gross annual wages. The BC PNP does not consider bonuses, commissions, profit-sharing distributions, tips/ gratuities, overtime wages, housing allowances, room and board or other similar payments to be part of your wage.
    • Applications will not be approved where there are reasonable grounds to believe that the offered wage has been inflated or increased for the purpose of meeting BC PNP minimum income requirements or receiving a higher registration score.
    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 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 Points Available 50
    1c) Regional district of employment
    This factor recognizes the challenges faced in regional communities to attract and retain workers. You must enter the main location of your B.C. work location as identified on your job offer.
    Regional District of Employment Points
    Stikine, Central Coast, Northern Rockies, Mount Waddington, Skeena-QueenCharlotte, Powell River, Sunshine Coast, Kootenay-Boundary, AlberniClayoquot 10
    Kitimat-Stikine, Bulkley-Nechako, Squamish-Lillooet, Strathcona, ColumbiaShuswap,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
    2)Human Capital Factors
    2a) Directly related work experience
    • You will receive points based on your years of full-time (minimum of 30 hours per week) work experience, as it directly relates to the job you have been offered in B.C. This experience may be from work performed within Canada or abroad. This directly related work experience must have been obtained within the last 10 years.
    • The National Occupational Classification (NOC) is a system used by the Government of Canada to classify jobs (occupations). Jobs are grouped according to the type of work a person does and the types of job duties. For more information about the NOC.
    • For the registration process, the BC PNP defines directly related work experience as full-time paid employment that is classified under the same NOC code as the B.C. job offer that you have accepted. Experience in a related occupation at a NOC skill level equal to or greater than the NOC code of the B.C. job offer may also be included if you can satisfactorily demonstrate how this work experience is directly related to the job duties outlined in the B.C. job offer. This information will be required at the time of application. Experience in a lower skill level NOC will not be considered as directly related.
    For example:
    • you have completed 8 years of full-time employment within the last 10 years in your home country as a registered nurse (NOC 3012). Your current B.C. job offer is for a licensed practical nurse (NOC 3233). Because the previous work experience is directly related and at a higher NOC level, it can be included.
    • you have 3.5 years of full-time employment within the last 10 years in your home country as a senior manager in the financial service field (NOC 0013). Your current B.C. job offer is for financial sales representative (NOC 6235). You can enter your previous experience because it is directly related and at a higher NOC level than the job offer.
    • you have over 10 years of full-time employment within the last 10 years in your home country as a civil engineer (NOC 2131). Your current B.C. job offer is for a food service supervisor (NOC 6311). In this scenario your previous work experience would not be eligible because it is not directly related even though it was at a higher NOC.
    Experience obtained in paid co-op work terms may be included if it meets the following criteria:
    • paid co-op work term must be full-time (minimum 30 hours per week) and
    • Paid co-op experience must be at a NOC skill level equal to or greater than the NOC code of the B.C. job offer. At the time of application, you must be able to satisfactorily demonstrate how this work experience is directly related. Experience in a lower skill level NOC will not be considered as directly related.
    • Unpaid co-op work terms are not eligible.
    • You can receive bonus points if you have at least one year (12 months at a minimum of 30 hours per week) of this directly related work experience in Canada.
    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 10
    Maximum Points Available 25
    2b) Highest level of education
    • Points for education will only be awarded for your highest level of education indicated in the registration. For example, if you have a bachelors and a masters degree, you will only be awarded points for your masters degree.
    • You must have successfully completed your education in order to claim these points. Partial completion will not be recognized.
    • The duration of study must exceed 6 months. This six-month requirement is separate from categoryspecific requirements.
    • Your education is not eligible for points if it is a distance education learning program.
    You will receive bonus points if:
    1. The highest level of education indicated in the registration is completed at a post-secondary institution within B.C.
      • Please note that language training (e.g. an English as a Second Language or ESL program, for example) does not qualify for bonus points
      • Your education is not eligible for bonus points if it is a distance education learning program.
        OR
      • The highest level of education indicated in the registration is completed at a post-secondary institution within Canada, outside of B.C.
      • Please note that language training (e.g. an English as a Second Language or ESL program, for example) does not qualify for bonus points
      • your education is not eligible for bonus points if it is a distance education learning program
        AND
    2. you completed an educational credential assessment through the identified qualified suppliers
    3. If you choose to complete an education credential assessment, your education points will be assessed on the credential awarded to you from the granting country.
    For example:
    • you have a masters degree from outside of Canada but the educational credential assessment determines the degree as equivalent to a bachelorsdegree in Canada. You should enter your education as a masters degree and also claim bonus points for the educational credential assessment.
      OR
    • you successfully completed the Industry Training Authoritys challenge certification process for your trades training and education completed abroad.
    • In order to receive points for the trades certification, you must meet all required certification, licensing or regulatory requirements set by ITABC and the mandated regulatory body, if applicable, when you register.
    • Should you be invited to apply, you will need to demonstrate that this requirement was met at the time of registration.
    Education Points
    Masters or Doctorate/PhD 17
    Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma* 11
    Bachelors Degree 11
    Diploma/Certificate (Trades) 11
    Associate Degree 4
    Diploma/Certificate (Non-trades) 2
    Secondary School (High School) or Less 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
    Successfully completed the Industry Training Authoritys challenge certification process 4
    Maximum Points Available 25
    2c) Language
    • This factor recognizes the relationship between English or French language ability and successful economic establishment and integration in B.C.
    • While language test results may not be mandatory for the category under which you are registering, completing an eligible language proficiency test may impact your registration score. You must submit valid language test results if you would like to claim points for your language level in your registration.
    • You will receive points if you have completed a language test from a designated testing agency. Points are awarded according to the lowest Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) score obtained in each of the four competencies: listening, speaking, reading and writing.
    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 Points Available 30
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