Those who are not invited to apply will need to resubmit a new registration

Changing from NOC 2016 to NOC 2021

On November 16, 2022, the IRCC will switch to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC) system, called NOC 2021.

The BCPNP Skilled Immigration Registration System is unavailable between October 12 and November 16, 2022, to change from NOC 2016 to NOC 2021.

As a result, all registrations for those who have not been invited to apply prior to October 12 have been removed from the BCPNP registration pool.

Applicants will need to resubmit new registration when the system reopens after November 16, 2022.

Applicants will also need to visit the NOC 2021 website to find a new NOC for their occupation in preparation for submitting a new registration when the system reopens.

Entrepreneur Immigration ITA (invite to apply) will continue to be issued. Those applying under the Health Authority, International Post-Graduate, and Entrepreneur Immigration categories can continue to submit applications until November 13, 2022. BCPNP will issue a notice at that time advising of the system outage and the expected time frame for reopening.

When the system reopens, BCPNP will release a new BCPNP Skilled Immigration Program Guide with more details about these changes.

BCPNP’s new scoring

BCPNP will also have a new scoring system after November 16, 2022. More details on scoring and other changes will be provided in November when the new BC PNP Skilled Immigration Program Guide will be posted.

Invitation to apply received by October 12

The last Invitation to Apply (ITA) under the current NOC system, NOC 2016, was issued on October 12, 2022. Invitees will have up to 30 calendar days to submit their applications. Applications will be processed using the program criteria in place at the time of application (applications will still be processed using NOC 2016). It is expected that 80% of the application processing time will remain within the 3 months service standard.