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Business Immigration

Grow your Business and the Way to Economic Immigration

British Columbia Business Immigration


Build a new life in Canada with the opportunity to contribute to British Columbia through Entrepreneur Immigration.

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) Entrepreneur Immigration (EI) is to recruit experienced and outstanding entrepreneurs to British Columbia. As many Provincial Nominee Programs in other provinces were being closed, programs in British Columbia are still benefiting international entrepreneurs and investors.

Under BC PNP, the EI category provides 2 immigration pathways for experienced entrepreneurs who intend to initiate and/or invest in businesses in BC province:

Each pathway has its own objectives, criteria, and processes. Once candidates receive the nomination, they will have the chance to apply for permanent residence.

EI – Base EI – Regional Pilot
Experience 3+ years as owner-manager, or 4+ years as a senior manager, or a combination of 1+ years as owner-manager & 2+ years as a senior manager
Asset At least CAD600,000 At least CAD300,000
Investment At least CAD200,000 At least CAD100,000
Ownership Percentage At least 33.33% At least 51%
Location Anywhere in British Columbia  Participating communities in BC
Registration Scores Must score 40 points (out of 80) in the business concept section No minimum business concept score
Time to Submit a Final Report 18 months 12 months