When British Columbia reopens in November, it plans to have a new scoring system for skills immigration. Also, on 12th October, the BC PNP stream shut down, and it will be reopening on 16th November due to Canada’s new National Occupation Classification system implementation.
Further, all the PNP applications that remain in the October 12th BC pool have been removed. Therefore, the candidates must apply when the system is backed up, and running.
Moreover, after the 16th of November, the British Columbia PNP will have a new scoring system. If you want to know more information about the scoring and other changes, and then you can go through the new BC PNP Skills Immigration Program guide that can upload on November 16th.
Meanwhile, the International Post-Graduate, BC PNP Health Authority, and Entrepreneur Immigration classes remain open, and applicants can continue to submit their applications.
National Occupation Classification Changes
The National Occupation Classification will change from a four-digit number to classify each profession to a five-digit code, under the changes that will take effect in November.
As well, the Canadian government is breaking down the skill level of each profession, within the new five-digit code, mid-November still called the Skill Levels, into six classes from the present four to better reflect the training level, education, experience, and tasks, hence TEER, of every job.
The below TEER (Training, Education, Experience, and Responsibilities) classes in the re-jigged NOC will substitute the present level of skills.
|Skill Type/Level||TEER Category|
|Skill Type 0||TEER 0|
|Skill level A||TEER 1|
|Skill level B||TEER 2 and TEER 3|
Every Decade, IRCC Undertakes NOC Overhaul
The IRCC uses a standard and nationally known system to evaluate the candidate’s work experience for immigration. Also, the right NOC code choice is one of the most significant immigration applications. Furthermore, all applications submitted once the new system comes into place will need the applicant to put in the proper and new five-digit NOC code with the overhaul to the NOC.
In addition, Statistics Canada stated on its website that every 10 years, the (NOC) undertakes a crucial organizational review whereby the current occupational groups are reviewed together with input collected from numerous relevant investors through a consultation procedure.
Also, the announcement of the NOC 2021 will be the product of this 10-year series and will reflect economic changes and the nature of work. Contribution from the public, as well particularly investors, has been a crucial part of the review process.
Every Canadian province and territory use the NOC to classify jobs that want to be filled by entry programs. Furthermore, in March last year, for instance, New Brunswick provisionally reduced the work experience necessary for its truck driver stream, targeting applicants under what is now NOC 7511.
Before that year, British Columbia immigration raised its 31 NOC codes exclusion as it held two draws, issuing invitations to 494 claimants, after roughly a year of restricting the immigration of people to do those works.
BC Skills Immigration Stream Current Requirements
* A full-time, unspecified job offer from a BC company in a skilled occupation (NOC skill type 0 and skill level A or B), acknowledged by the potential candidate.
* The applicant should have the important qualifications and experience to perform the occupation offered.
* Lawfully acquired work experience only will be considered.
* The salary offered must be similar to what is being paid in BC for the job.
* Where the work offered is classified under skill level B, C, or D, the applicant must prove language skill CLB/NCLC 4 in English and French in all four language capabilities.
* Where the job offered is classified under skill type 0 or skill level A, authorized test results are not essential at the registration time if points get for language, but BC PNP may demand test results at any time in the application procedure.
* Meet the least income necessities according to BC-located residence and the number of dependents.
* Not have more than 10% equality in the employment providing BC company in the five years before the application and through the submission procedure.
* BC PNP must determine whether there is a positive employment demand, and/or outlook for the particular occupation.
* Show the capability and purpose to settle in BC.
* Submit a full application and pay the $1,150 application charge.
Application Procedure Of Skills Immigration
Step -1: Registration
For the immigration program, the BC PNP runs a Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS). It is also a dynamic intake management system that permits BC to rank high-impact applicants.
Moreover, through the BC PNP Online system, the interested claimants must register a free expression of interest (EOI). Also, the two streams Healthcare Professionals and International Post Graduates do not want registration, so, interested applicants may directly apply for nomination to BC PNP Online.
Step – 2: Invitation To Apply
The SIRS is a point-based system that offers claimants a registration score that determines whether they are eligible for being invited to apply or not. Additionally, the score will be awarded depending on numerous factors including education level, years of direct work experience, and a BC job offer.
It will reflect a person’s capability to thrive in the labor market and contribute to the regional economy. Also, the highest-scoring profiles will obtain an invitation to apply (ITA) for a territorial nomination.
Step 3. Application
The candidate must submit a complete application via BC PNP Online within 30 days of receiving an Invitation to Apply and pay the $700 application charge.
Step 4. Nomination
Approved candidates can obtain a nomination certificate allowing them to apply for permanent residence in the national government.
To work in BC where a PR application is in progress, an interested applicant may request a support letter from British Columbia PNP.
Step 5. IRCC application
Following health, criminality, and safety checks, the permitted candidates get a PR visa.
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