The British Columbia Entrepreneur Immigration – Regional Pilot Overview
The Entrepreneur Regional Pilot aims to attract motivated and experienced entrepreneurs to open a business in smaller communities of British Columbia and contribute to their specific labor needs.
It is initially a two-year pilot, with enrollment open in early 2019, and it targets only entrepreneurs wishing to start a new business
Net worth of minimum $300,000.
Minimum of $100,000 in eligible business investments.
Minimum of 51% ownership in the new business.
Canadian Language Benchmark Level 4 In English or French in each of the four competencies: listening, speaking, reading and writing.
Create at least one new full-time job for a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
Conduct an exploratory visit in the target community
Stage I - Conduct a Community Exploratory Visit to obtain a community referral, which is a requirement to register to the British Columbia Entrepreneur Immigration – Regional Pilot.
Stage II - Provide a business plan to establish a new business in the participating B.C. community.
Stage III - Submit Registration to the BC PNP and Obtain a Registration Score
Stage IV - Submit a Full Application to the BC PNP.
Stage V - Establish Business and Nomination.
Stage VI - Application for Canadian Permanent Residence.
British Columbia Overview
British Columbia is Canada’s westernmost province, defined by the Pacific coastline and mountain ranges, and home of Canada’s third largest city, Vancouver. The province’s economy is diverse and relies on a strong natural resources sector, with a focus on forestry and mining.
British Columbia’s culture combines a unique mix of European, Asian, and First Nations influences, and its eight regions each provide dynamic and diverse features.
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