BC PNP Entrepreneur Immigration

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 CategoryEI – Regional Pilot
ExperienceWithin last 10 yearsWithin 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 $600,000At least $300,000
InvestmentMinimum $200,000Minimum $100,000
Ownership percentageAt least 33.33%At least 51%
Location Anywhere in British ColumbiaParticipating communities in BC
Registration scoresMust score 32 points (out of 80) in business concept sectionNo minimum business concept score
Time to submit a final report18 months after issuance of a work permit12 months

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BC PNP - Entrepreneur Immigration Base Category

Start up or buy a business in British Columbia by investing more than CAD $200,000.

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BC PNP - Entrepreneur Immigration Regional Pilot

BC PNP - EIRP launched in March 2019. Obtain permanent residency by investing a minimum CAD $100,000!

You are welcome to contact us for professional advice on the BC PNP-EI category. We will also provide any assistance to help you and your family settle in Canada.