BC Provincial Nominee Program - Business Immigration


 How the Process Works:


The BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) has introduced an online registration system for prospective applicants to the Entrepreneur Immigration stream. If you are interested in immigrating to B.C. and are ready to invest in and actively manage a business in the Province, the Entrepreneur Immigration stream may be a fit for you. First, you should conduct research about B.C.’s economy and regions. You may then complete an Entrepreneur Immigration Registration. If you meet the minimum registration requirements, you will be entered into the selection pool.

Periodically, the BC PNP will invite the highest-scoring registrants to submit an application. If invited to apply, you will have four months to submit a complete application. If the application is approved, you will sign a Performance Agreement and will have up to 20 months to implement your business proposal in B.C.

If you meet the requirements of the Performance Agreement within the 20 months, the BC PNP will nominate you for permanent residence. You and your dependent family members can then apply for permanent residence under the Provincial Nominee class with Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

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General Nomination Requirements:

  • Active and ongoing management of the day-to-day business operations
  • Demonstrated residence in B.C.
  • Admissibility to Canada

Personal Requirement:

  • Personal net worth of at least $600,000
  • Business and/or management experience

Business requirements:

  • Establish a new business or purchase and improve an existing business
  • Investment requirements
  • Make an eligible personal investment of at least $200,000 in the business

Job requirements:

  • Create at least one new full-time job for a Canadian citizen or permanent resident in the business