Highlights of the introduction to the new British Columbia scoring system
- BC PNP to introduce new points system in November 2022
- New NOC system will change occupation codes from four-digit to five-digit code
- IRCC revises its NOC system every ten years to make changes if needed
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A new scoring system to be introduced by British Columbia in November 2022
British Columbia has announced that a new scoring system will be introduced after it reopens in November 2022. BC had shut down its British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program from October 12, 2022, as the NOC 2021 will be introduced. The occupation codes will be shifted from four-digit to five-digit code.
All the current applications available in the pool till October 12, 2022, will be removed and applicants have to reapply after the reopening of the program. The details of the scoring system will be provided in November when the program reopens. Currently, the following categories are still open to apply through the BC PNP:
- International Post-Graduate Stream
- Entrepreneur Stream
Changes in the National Occupation Classification system
The NOC system is going to change in November 2022. Occupation codes will change from a four-digit to five digit code. The changes are being made for the categorization of each occupation. Through this five-digit code, the skill level of each occupation will break down into six categories. The table below reveals the changes to be made in the NOC:
|Skill Type/Level||TEER Category|
|Skill Type 0||TEER 0|
|Skill level A||TEER 1|
|Skill level B||TEER 2 and TEER 3|
IRCC makes changes to NOC after every ten years
IRCC uses the NOC system for the evaluation of the work experience of the applicants. Determining the right NOC code is one of the main factors involved in an immigration application. Now applicants have to select the five-digit code in their applications.
Requirements for the BC Skills Immigration System
- Candidates need to have a job offer from an employer in British Columbia.
- The qualifications and work experience should match with the job for which the application is being submitted.
- If candidates have the job offer under Skill Level B, C, and D, they have to show the language proficiency results which should be CLB 4 or NCLC 4.
- If the job offer is related to Skill Level 0 or A, language proficiency test results are not required but it can be asked at any point of time.
- The job offer should meet the minimum salary requirement on the basis of the location of the residence and the number of dependents.
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