The process of registering and applying for permanent residency under the Express Entry BC of the BC PNP consists of several stages. Understanding the requirements on every step and making sure you have the necessary documents ready will help you obtain your Canada PR successfully.
During the first stage, you will be required to register with the Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS), allowing the BC PNP to assess your information, including the job offer, education and work experience, language skills, and wages. This will ensure that you meet the basic program and category requirements.
If you are applying under the EEBC – Skilled Worker and EEBC – International Graduate categories, you will need to register with the SIRS. EEBC – Healthcare Professional and EEBC – International Post-Graduate applicants should apply directly through BC PNP Online.
Before you register with the BC PNP online, you must create an online profile with the IRCC Express Entry System. You must be acceptable to one of the following immigration programs:
- Federal Skilled Worker Program
- Federal Skilled Trades Program
- Canadian Experience Class
When you receive an Express Entry profile number and a job seeker validation code, you will be able to create an online profile with the BC PNP, complete all the registration sections and submit your registration. The registration indicates your interest to apply through the BC PNP Express Entry.
However, it’s not yet an application for Canadian immigration.
Your registration information enters a selection pool of candidates and stays there for up to 12 months or until you are invited to apply. The registrants are chosen based on their score which is affected by the following factors:
- The National Occupation Classification skill level of your job offer.
- The wage you are offered for your work.
- The location of your potential employment.
- Work experience that is directly relevant to your job.
- Your education level.
- Your language abilities.