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British Columbia PNP changes points allocations for applicants

By CIC News |

On November 16th 2021, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) changed its points system to modify point allocations for applicants.

To summarize, the points system (which, like in Express Entry-managed programs is used to assess applicants’ eligibility for immigration under permanent residence) has changed in the following ways:

  • Points have been removed for National Occupation Class (NOC) skill levels. The NOC system is Canada’s main way of classifying jobs, and has recently moved to a TEER classification.
  • As a result, the number of points assigned to human capital (skills, experience education and competencies of the individual) and economic factors (job offer, income, district of employment) of applicants has increased;
  • Additional points have been added for professional designations and language proficiency in both English and French;
  • Points have been added for previous experience working or studying outside of metropolitan Vancouver.

These changes (still divided between human capital and economic factors) are reflected in the new table for points allocation:

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