March 25, 2012

BC FSW Backlog Reduction Pilot

As promised, here's the additional information about BC FSW Backlog Reduction Pilot Project as mentioned in my Update on FSW Backlog Pilot blog post last week. This is a new stream under British Columbia - Provincial Nominee Program.

The criteria to be eligible under the BC FSW Backlog Reduction Pilot Project are:

1. You have intention to reside in British Columbia

2. You are not more than 50 years old on the date their application is received by the BC PNP.

3. You must demonstrate that he or she meets the minimum English language requirement by submitting a test report from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (General Training test only), or the Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) (General test only).

The minimum English language requirement is benchmark 6 or higher under the Canadian Language Benchmarks 2000 (CLB) for each of the four skill areas (listening, reading, writing and speaking).

The CLB 6 equivalency scores for IELTS are:

Listening 5.5
Reading 5.0
Writing 5.5
Speaking 5.5

4. Intention to work in the following eligible occupations:

2131 - Civil Engineers
2132 - Mechanical Engineers
2133 - Electrical & Electronics Engineers
2231 - Civil Engineering Technologist and Technicians
2232 - Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians
2234 - Construction Estimators
2241 - Electrical & Electronics Engineering Technologists and Technicians
2281 - Computer Equipment Operators, Network Operators & Web Technicians

5. Work Experience. Applicant must have a minimum of three years of full-time equivalent work experience obtained within the last five years that is directly related to employment in a qualifying occupation.

6. Education. Applicant must have completed at least 12 years of full-time equivalent formal education and must have the educational background required for employment in BC in the qualifying occupation.

7. Ability to Become Economically Established - Settlement Plan and Funds.

More information about BC FSW Backlog Reduction Pilot here. You must receive an invitation from Case Processing Pilot - Ottawa before you may apply under this pilot project.