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Posted on October 15 2022

BC PNP will follow a new scoring system from November 16, 2022

By  Editor
Updated October 27 2023

Highlights: New Scoring System of BC-PNP

  • British Columbia announces a new scoring system for the stream of Skills Immigration.
  • It will be effective from November 16, 2022.
  • TEER code for jobs will be issued instead of NOC code.

Abstract: British Columbia will be following a new scoring system for the stream of Skills Immigration.

The Left Coast province of Canada, British Columbia, will implement a new scoring system for the stream of Skills Immigration stream. It will be effective from November 16, 2022.

The BC PNP or British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program stream closed its operations on October 12, 2022, and will resume on November 16, 2022.

All applications that were registered in the pool of BC PNP till October 12 have been removed. Candidates are required to reapply when the system starts functioning.

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Changes in NOC

Canada plans to implement the TEER code instead of the NOC Code in November 2022. It will use a five-digit code instead of a 4 digit number to classify each occupation.

In the five-digit code, the government of Canada examines the levels of skill in each occupation. It is classified into 6 categories for better comprehension in the level of TEER, that is, training, education, experience, and responsibilities for each job.

The new classification for jobs in Canada is given below:

Skill Type/Level TEER Category
Skill Type 0 TEER 0
Skill level A TEER 1
Skill level B TEER 2 and TEER 3

IRCC or Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada evaluates the existing practice of NOC every 10 years. Every territory and province of Canada use the NOC to identify employment needs that can be filled by immigration programs.

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Current Requirements for BC Skills Immigration

These are the eligibility criteria for the Skills Immigration stream for BC Provincial Nomination Program.

  • A full-time job offer by an employer based in British Columbia.
  • Employed in a skilled occupation categorized in NOC skill type 0, A, or B.
  • Required qualifications
  • Valid work experience
  • Fair wages for immigrants
  • Required language proficiency
  • Clearing the required additional tests
  • Meeting the minimum income requirements
  • Not possessing more than 10 percent of the equity in the British Columbia organization where an employment opportunity has been offered.
  • BC PNP must show that the job would have a positive impact on the province
  • Demonstrate the intent and ability to settle in British Columbia.
  • Submission of the duly filled application.
  • Pay an application fee of 1,150 CAD.

Process of Skills Immigration Application

These are the following steps in the Skills Immigration stream:

Step 1: Register their profile

Step 2: Issuance of Invitation to apply.

Step 3: Apply for Canada PR or permanent residency

Step 4: Approved candidates are nominated by the Canadian government.

Step 5: Granting of Canada PR

Other Functional Categories of BC PNP

These categories of BC PNP remain functional:

  • Health Authority
  • International Post-Graduate
  • Entrepreneur Immigration

Individuals can submit their applications for these categories.

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