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Minimum Points Required For British Columbia PNP in 2024

British Columbia PNP Points Calculator

The British Columbia Provincial Nomination Program allows foreign skilled workers, businessmen, and experienced entrepreneurs and well as their family members to gain permanent residency in British Columbia. The BC PNP operates on a points system, which awards points for Human Capital Factors and Economic Factors that the British Columbia PNP considers to reflect a person’s ability to succeed in the British Columbia labor market and contribute to the local economy.

There is a total of 200 points available under the British Columbia PNP.

  1. Economic Factors – 120 Points
  2. Human Capital Factors – 80 Points

The Following Factors are used to determine the score of a Candidate in the case of British Columbia PNP.

FactorsMaximum Points
Economic Factors (120)Skill level of the BC job offer60
The wage of the BC job offer50
Regional district of employment10
Human Capital Factors (80)Directly-related work experience25
Highest level of education25
Total Points Available200

Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) Scoring System

For applying under British Columbia PNP, Up to 200 points are available to candidates registered under the Skills Immigration Registration System. It will depend on your NOC skill level, type of profession, or international student, with the following breakdown per factor.

Economic Factors

Factor 1: Skill level of the BC job offer

The skill level of the job offer is determined by the National Occupational Classification (NOC) code.

Skill levelPoints
NOC level A (including skill type 0)25
NOC level B10
NOC level C5
NOC level D5
Bonus points
Occupation is a “00” NOC15
Occupation identified in the B.C. High Demand Occupations List in the BC Labour Market Outlook 2014-202410
Currently working full-time in B.C. for the employer in the occupation identified in the BC PNP registration10
Maximum Score Available60
Factor 2: Annual wage of the job offer
Annual wage offeredPoints
$100,000 and above50
$97,500 to $99,99938
$95,000 to $97,49937
$92,500 to $94,99936
$90,000 to $92,49935
$87,500 to $89,99934
$85,000 to $87,49933
$82,500 to $84,99932
$80,000 to $82,49931
$77,500 to $79,99930
$75,000 to $77,49929
$72,500 to $74,99928
$70,000 to $72,49927
$67,500 to $69,99926
$65,000 to $67,49925
$62,500 to $64,99924
$60,000 to $62,49923
$57,500 to $59,99922
$55,000 to $57,49921
$52,500 to $54,99920
$50,000 to $52,49919
$47,500 to $49,99918
$45,000 to $47,49917
$42,500 to $44,99916
$40,000 to $42,49915
$40,000 to $42,49914
$38,750 to $39,99914
$37,500 to $38,74913
$36,250 to $37,49912
$35,000 to $36,24911
$33,750 to $34,99910
$32,500 to $33,7499
$32,500 to $33,7498
$30,000 to $31,2497
$28,750 to $29,9996
$27,500 to $28,7495
$26,250 to $27,4994
$25,000 to $26,2493
Less than $25,0000
Maximum Score Available50
Factor 3: Regional district of employment
Regional district of employmentPoints
Stikine, Central Coast, Northern Rockies, Mount Waddington, Skeena-Queen Charlotte, Powell River, Sunshine Coast, Kootenay-Boundary, Alberni-Clayoquot10
Kitimat-Stikine, Bulkley-Nechako, Squamish-Lillooet, Strathcona, Columbia-Shuswap, East Kootenay8
Peace River, Comox Valley, Cariboo, Central Kootenay6
Okanagan-Similkameen, Cowichan Valley, North Okanagan, Fraser-Fort George4
Thompson-Nicola, Nanaimo, Central Okanagan2
Capital, Fraser Valley2
Greater Vancouver0
Maximum Score Available10

Human Capital Factors

Factor 1: Directly-related work experience
Directly-related work experience in the occupation of BC job offerPoints
5+ years15
4-5 years12
3-4 years9
2-3 years6
1-2 years3
Less than 1 year1
Bonus points
At least 1 year of directly-related experience in Canada10
Maximum Score Available25
Factor 2: Level of education
Level of educationPoints
Doctoral or Master’s degree17
Post-Graduate certificate or diploma11
Bachelor’s degree11
Trades certification11
Associate degree4
Non-trades certification or diploma2
Secondary School (High School) or less0
Bonus points
Post-secondary education completed in BC8
Post-secondary education completed in Canada (outside BC)6
Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) from a qualified supplier4
Successfully completed the Industry Training Authority British Columbia (ITABC’s) challenge certification process4
Maximum Score Available25
Factor 3: Language ability
Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) levelPoints
Below 40
No test0
Maximum Score Available30

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