BC PNP Entrepreneur Immigration (BC PNP-EI)
Build a new life in Canada with the opportunity to contribute to British Columbia.
The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) - Entrepreneur Immigration (EI) is released in July 2015 to recruit outstanding entrepreneurs to British Columbia. As many Provincial Nominee Programs in other provinces were being closed, programs in British Columbia have benefited foreign investors.
Under BC PNP, the EI category provides immigration pathways for experienced entrepreneurs who intend to initiate and/or invest in businesses in BC province. Offers two pathways, each with its own objectives, criteria, and processes. Once candidates receive the nomination, they will have the chance to apply for permanent residence.
EI Base Category v.s EIRP
EI – Base Category EI – Regional Pilot
Experience Within last 10 years Within last 5 years
3+ years of experience as a business owner-manager, or 4+ years of experience as a senior manager, or a combination at a certain level
Net worth At least $600,000 At least $300,000
Investment Minimum $200,000 Minimum $100,000
Ownership percentage At least 33.33% At least 51%
Location Anywhere in British Columbia Participating communities in BC
Registration scores Must score 32 points (out of 80) in business concept section No minimum business concept score
Time to submit a final report 18 months after issuance of a work permit 12 months
BC PNP - Entrepreneur Immigration Base Category
Start up or buy a business in British Columbia by investing more than CAD $200,000.