Vancouver, British Columbia Immigrant Entrepreneur Program Qualifications

Vancouver BC Immigrant Entrepreneur Qualifications
  • Criteria for British Columbia Immigrant Entrepreneurs: The criteria targets entrepreneurs with a desire to start a business and settle in regional communities with populations of fewer than 75,000: 

  • Exploratory community visit 

  • Minimum of $100,000 in eligible business investments 

  • Minimum personal net worth of $300,000 

  • Minimum of 51% ownership 

  • Minimum of 1 new job created 

  • As part of the exploratory visit, the foreign entrepreneur must present their business idea to the community’s designated contact person. The contact person will prepare a referral form for submission as part of the applicant’s BC PNP registration. 

  • British Columbia Programs to Support Immigration: In addition to the BC Immigrant Entrepreneur program, British Columbia, Canada, has 4 other programs to encourage immigration: 

  • British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP): British Columbia’s economic growth program to meet skilled and qualified labour market needs by recruiting high-demand foreign workers and experienced entrepreneurs who want to immigrate to Canada and apply for permanent residency in BC. 

  • Express Entry BC: EEBC is a faster way for eligible skilled workers to gain permanent residence in B.C. and connects with the Canadian Permanent Residence Express Entry immigration application process.  

  • BC PNP - Skills Immigration: The Skills Immigration (SI) stream of the BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) is for foreign workers with the skills, experience and qualifications needed by British Columbia employers. 

  • BC PNP Technology Pilot: Launched on August 28, 2017, the BC PNP Pilot allows for a fast-track, permanent immigration pathway for in-demand foreign workers and international students. 

  • Job Categories That are Eligible for Express Entry British Columbia: 

  • Skilled Worker  

  • Health Care Professional 

  • International Graduate 

  • International Post-Graduate 

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