The Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) is a dynamic intake management system that allows British Columbia to prioritize candidates for a provincial nomination to the province.
The SIRS is conducted with the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP), one of Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs. As it is a points-based system, candidates receive a score based on the information they provide upon registration. This score will determine whether a candidate receives an Invitation to apply for a nomination from BC PNP through the Skills Immigration stream.
How does SIRS work?
Potential candidates must first accept an offer of indeterminate, full-time employment from a B.C. employer who is willing to support the candidate through the BC PNP process. The only exception to the job offer requirement is if the candidate has a graduate degree from a B.C. university in the natural, applied or health sciences.
If the candidate and the employer meet the program requirements and the employer is prepared to support an application, the candidate can submit a registration to the BC PNP.
The factors outlined below determine the number of points allocated to a candidate who has registered under SIRS. If and when a candidate is invited to apply, all the information provided in the registration will be verified against the information provided in the application.