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How to calculate points for the BC PNP

How to calculate points for the BC PNP

October 13, 2019

Economic factors:

1. Skill Level of the B.C. Job Offer
  • NOC Skill Level A (including Skill Type 0): 25 points
  • NOC Skill Level B: 10 points
  • NOC Skill Level C: 5 points
  • NOC Skill Level D: 5 points

Additional points:

  • Occupation is a “00” NOC: 15 points
  • Occupation identified in the B.C. High Demand Occupations List in the BC Labour Market Outlook 2018 Edition: 10 points
  • Currently working full-time in B.C. for the employer in the occupation identified in the BC PNP registration: 10 points

Maximum Score Available: 60 points

Note:

  • NOC Skill type “00” is senior management occupations.
  • NOC Skill Level 0 are management jobs
  • NOC Skill Level A are professional jobs that usually call for a degree from a university
  • NOC Skill Level B are technical jobs and skilled trades that usually call for a college diploma or training as an apprentice
  • NOC Skill Level C are intermediate jobs that usually call for high school and/or job-specific training
  • NOC Skill Level D are labour jobs that usually give on-the-job training
2. Annual Wage of the B.C. Job Offer 
  • $100,000 and above: 50 points
  • $97,500 to $99,999: 38 points
  • $95,000 to $97,499: 37 points
  • $92,500 to $94,999: 36 points
  • $90,000 to $92,499: 35 points
  • $87,500 to $89,999: 34 points
  • $85,000 to $87,499: 33 points
  • $82,500 to $84,999: 32 points
  • $80,000 to $82,499: 31 points
  • $77,500 to $79,999: 30 points
  • $75,000 to $77,499: 29 points
  • $72,500 to $74,999: 28 points
  • $70,000 to $72,499: 27 points
  • $67,500 to $69,999: 26 points
  • $65,000 to $67,499: 25 points
  • $62,500 to $64,999: 24 points
  • $60,000 to $62,499: 23 points
  • $57,500 to $59,999: 22 points
  • $55,000 to $57,499: 21 points
  • $52,500 to $54,999: 20 points
  • $50,000 to $52,499: 19 points
  • $47,500 to $49,999: 18 points
  • $45,000 to $47,499: 17 points
  • $42,500 to $44,999: 16 points
  • $40,000 to $42,499: 15 points
  • $38,750 to $39,999: 14 points
  • $37,500 to $38,749: 13 points
  • $36,250 to $37,499: 12 points
  • $35,000 to $36,249: 11 points
  • $33,750 to $34,999: 10 points
  • $32,500 to $33,749: 9 points
  • $31,250 to $32,499: 8 points
  • $30,000 to $31,249: 7 points
  • $28,750 to $29,999: 6 points
  • $27,500 to $28,749: 5 points
  • $26,250 to $27,499: 4 points
  • $25,000 to $26,249: 3 points
  • Less than $25,000: 0 points

Maximum Score Available: 50 points

Your family income will be counted toward regular gross annual wages. Other incomes for example bonuses, commissions, tips, overtime wages, profit-sharing distribution will not be considered. The wage must also from the B.C employer who supports your BC PNP application. Your spouse or partner’s salary can be combined in but they must have a valid work permit or valid employment authorization.

3. Regional District of Employment
  • Stikine, Central Coast, Northern Rockies, Mount Waddington, Skeena-Queen, Charlotte, Powell River, Sunshine Coast, Kootenay-Boundary, Alberni-Clayoquot: 10 points
  • Kitimat-Stikine, Bulkley-Nechako, Squamish-Lillooet, Strathcona, Columbia-Shuswap, East Kootenay: 8 points
  • Peace River, Comox Valley, Cariboo, Central Kootenay: 6 points
  • Okanagan-Similkameen, Cowichan Valley, North Okanagan, Fraser-Fort, George: 4 points
  • Thompson-Nicola, Nanaimo, Central Okanagan: 2 points
  • Capital, Fraser Valley: 2 points
  • Greater Vancouver: 0 points

Maximum Score Available: 10 points


Human capital factors.

1. Directly Related Work Experience in the Occupation of B.C. Job Offer
  • 60+ months: 15 points
  • 48 to 59 months: 12 points
  • 36 to 47 months: 9 points
  • 24 to 35 months: 6 points
  • 12 months to 23 months: 3 points
  • Less than 12 months: 1 point
  • None: 0 points 

Additional points:

  • At least 1 year of directly related experience in Canada: 10 points

Maximum Score Available: 25 points

Your experience must be from a paid job within the past 10 years: 

  • If it is a full-time position than the minimum working hours per week is 30 hours. For part-time work experience, you will be credited with 50% of the duration of your employment.
  • If it a paid co-op work term then the requirement is also at least 30 working hours per week.

The IRCC uses the NOC to determine if your past experience is directly related to the B.C. job offer. Experience in a lower skill level NOC will not be considered as directly related.

2. Level of Education
  • Master’s or Doctorate/Ph.D.: 17 points
  • Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma*: 11 points
  • Bachelor’s Degree: 11 points
  • Post-secondary diploma/Certificate (Trades)**: 11 points
  • Associate Degree: 4 points
  • Post-secondary diploma/Certificate (Non-trades): 2 points
  • Secondary School (High School) or Less: 0 points

Additional points:

  • Post-secondary education completed in B.C.: 8 points
  • Post-secondary education completed in Canada (outside of B.C.): 6 points
  • Educational Credential Assessment from a qualified supplier: 4 points
  • Successfully completed the Industry Training Authority British Columbia (ITABC’s) challenge certification process: 4 points

Maximum Score Available: 25 points

Note:

  • The postgraduate, post-degree or post-baccalaureate certificates or diplomas are a postgraduate academic qualification taken after a bachelor’s degree. It normally takes two or more study terms to complete. An undergraduate (bachelor’s) degree must be required for admission into the program if it is a postgraduate program.
  • The BC PNP will recognize and award points for your trade credentials if you can demonstrate that your country of origin considered your education to be in a “trade”. If your highest level of education is a Diploma/Certificate (Trades), you must submit evidence of this education at the time of application. If you did not receive a trades diploma/certification, regardless of your experience, you will not receive points for that education.
  • Points will be counted for only the highest degree of yours. Partial completion of the program or a distance education learning program to earn the degree will not be considered. 
  • Points for the post-secondary education completion within B.C. or Canada will not be rewarded to language training courses or distance education learning programs.
  • An Educational Credential Assessment for your foreign education credential and you can acquire it through the identified qualified suppliers.

Additional points will only be granted to the highest category that you can prove.

3. Canadian Language Benchmark Level (CLB)
  • 10+ : 30 points
  • 9: 26 points
  • 8: 22 points
  • 7: 18 points
  • 6: 14 points
  • 5: 10 points
  • 4: 6 points
  • Below 4: 0 points
  • No test: 0 points

Maximum Score Available: 30 points

You will receive points if you have completed a language test from a designated testing agency: IELTS General Training test and CELPIP-General test for English user; TEF for French users. Your test result must be valid within 2 years at the time you submit it. Points are awarded according to the lowest Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) score obtained in each of the four competencies: listening, speaking, reading and writing.

If you have one of the approved test languages results, use these tools to convert your scores to CLB levels:



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