How to calculate SIRS score for British Columbia Nomination
What is SIRS
SIRS is the acronym for Skills Immigration Registration System. It is a point-based system that checks the eligibility of the candidate in order to apply for the British Columbia provincial nomination program. It is a dynamic intake management system that allows BC PNP to prioritize candidates for a provincial nomination to the province. SIRS allows the immigration office to select the best workers to meet the labor market needs. Main categories under SIRS are as follows:
- Skills Immigration – Skilled Worker
- Skills Immigration – International Graduate
- Express Entry B.C – Skilled Worker
- Express Entry B.C – International Graduate
- Skills Immigration – Northeast Pilot Project
- Skills Immigration – Entry level and Semi-Skilled
Factors that affect your SIRS Score
Following are the key economic factors that affect the SIRS score:
- Skill level of Job the candidate is currently working in. National Occupation Classification (NOC) helps the immigration office to prioritize high-demand occupations.
- The annual wage that is being offered to the candidate.
- Job location
Points are awarded based on the factors related to the candidates. Following is the distribution of the points based on these factors:
- Skill Level of Job-Offered
Occupation is NOC “OO”
Job is identified in Top 100 occupations in BC labor Market Outlook 2014-2024
Currently working in the province in the occupation identified in BC PNP registration
Wage Offered (In dollars)
- Regional District of Employment
Stikine, Central Coast, Northern Rockies, Mount Waddington, Skeena-Queen Charlotte, Powell River, Sunshine Coast, Kootenay-Boundary, Alberni-Clayoquot
Kitimat-Stikine, Bulkley-Nechako, Squamish-Liloeet, Strathcona, Columbia-Shuswap, East Kootenay
Peace River, Comox Valley, Cariboo, Central Kootenay
Okanagan-Similkameen, Cowichan Valley, North Okanagan, Fraser-Fort George
Thompson-Nicola, Nanaimo, Central Okanagan
Work Experience (In Years)
- At least 1 year of directly related work experience in Canada – 10.
Doctoral or Master’s degree
Post Graduate Certificate or Diploma
Non-trades certification or Diploma
- 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.
Once a candidate is able to get a provincial nomination, they are awarded 600 CRS additional points. These many points make sure that the candidate is able to get an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residency visas to Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC).