The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program provides an Entrepreneur Immigration stream which is open to experienced entrepreneurs who can help promote innovation and economic growth in the province.
This program consists of 3 streams.
Entrepreneur Immigration category: This stream is for entrepreneurs who wish to set up a business in the province. The invitation under this system is also points-based. The applicants must have the required funds to invest in a business. They will be eligible for permanent residence under the entrepreneur immigration stream.
Entrepreneur Immigration – Regional Pilot Stream: This is for investors wishing to start a new business in the regional communities across the province.
Strategic Projects category: Under this category, foreign based companies can set up their operations in the province. 5 foreign professionals who can work for the business can be nominated for permanent residence in the province under this scheme.
To qualify for this program, prospective entrepreneurs must make an exploratory visit to one of these small communities (must be less than 75,000 people) in order to obtain a community referral which is required in order to register with the BC PNP.
To be eligible for this program, prospective entrepreneurs must first visit one of these small communities (with a population of less than 75,000 people) to get a community reference. This is required to register with the BC PNP.
They must meet the following criteria:
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