BC PNP Points Calculator - Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS)

British Columbia PNP introduced the Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) in January 2016, to help manage the provincial nomination applications of skilled immigrants.

SIRS is a points-based registration and application system that helps British Columbia select the best workers to meet the needs of the labor market. By registering, you express your interest in applying to BC PNP. This is not an application for permanent residence.

What are the factors that affect your BC PNP points?

Your SIRS is influenced by the key economic factors that are mentioned below:

  • The National Occupational Classification (NOC) skill level of your job posting in the province. This allows us to prioritize professions with high demand.
  • The annual salary is offered to you. The right salary helps you settle successfully in the province.
  • Job location.

Factors that influence your ability to settle in British Columbia include your:

  • Directly related work experience
  • Level of education
  • English language proficiency

BC PNP reserves the right to make changes to the SIRS without notice, including changes to the scoring grids, the length of time your entry may remain in the selection pool, as well as the number and frequency of candidates invited to apply for provincial nomination.

British Columbia PNP Points Calculator

The tool below is the SIRS Calculator, which allows you to assess your SIRS score by answering a series of simple questions. Users should note that, at this time, all BC PNP immigration categories that are subject to SIRS require applicants to accept an offer of full-time indeterminate employment from an eligible employer of the province.

How does SIRS Calculator Works?

 The table below shows how points are given in the SIRS Calculator:

Selection factors Points
Skill Level of B.C Job-Offer 60
Annual Wage of B.C Job-Offer 50
Regional district of employment 10
Directly related work experience 25
Highest level of education 25
Language 30

Skill Level of Job-Offer

NOC Skill Level Points
Skill level A or O 25
Skill Level B 10
Skill level C 5
Skill level D 5

Bonus Points

Occupation is NOC "OO" 15
Job is identified in Top 100 occupations in BC labor Market Outlook 2014-2024 10
Currently working in the province in the occupation identified in BC PNP registration 10

Annual Wage of the Job

Wage Offered (In dollars) Points
100,000 or 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 64,499 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

Regional District of Employment

Area 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-Liloeet, 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
Great Vancouver 0

Related Work Experience

Work Experience (In Years) Points
5+ 15
4-5 12
3-4 9
2-3 6
1-2 3
Less than 1 year 1

Bonus Points-

  • At least 1 year of directly related work experience in Canada 10.

Level Of Education

Education Level 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 British Columbia: 8.
  • Post-Secondary education completed in Canada: 6.
  • Education Credential Assessment (ECA) from a qualified supplier: 4.
  • Trades certification assessment from the Industry Training Authority: 4.

Language Proficiency

CLB Level Points
10 30
9 26
8 22
7 18
6 14
5 10
4 6
Below 4 0

What is the process to apply for British Columbia PNP?

The SIRS is conducted by the British Columbia Nominee Program (BC PNP). As this is a points-based system, applicants are given scores based on the information provided when creating their online profile (same as an express entry), after which they enter the pool with the profiles of the other candidates. Through frequently held BC PNP draws, candidates receive the invitation to apply for the provincial nomination through various streams of the British Columbia Nominee Program.

After a Canada Express entry candidate gets a provincial nomination, they get 600 CRS points to their profile thus effectively making sure they get an ITA to apply for Canada permanent residence to IRCC.

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