British Columbia Immigration


British Columbia

British Columbia is one of North America’s most dynamic places to do business. Entrepreneurs benefit from our strategic location, low taxes, competitive operating costs and a multicultural workforce that is well-educated, highly-skilled and productive.

If you are an entrepreneur who is ready to invest in and actively manage a business in the Province, you may be eligible for the BC Provincial Nominee Program’s (BC PNP) Entrepreneur Immigration stream. This stream provides a pathway to permanent residence for experienced businesspeople that can establish themselves in B.C. and invest in and operate a commercially viable business that can provide significant economic benefits to the Province.

Your application will be assessed on a number of factors, such as:

your business and/or work experience;

your personal net worth and source of funds;

your adaptability; and,

your business proposal, which includes your proposed investment and job creation in B.C.

The BC PNP has introduced a mandatory registration system for all prospective applicants to the Entrepreneur Immigration stream.

The BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) has introduced a mandatory online registration system for all prospective applicants to the Entrepreneur Immigration stream. The registration is scored according to points. The registration system will calculate one portion of your score and you will then receive a total score from BC PNP based on the information you provide in your registration.

The BC PNP will periodically invite the highest-scoring registrants to submit applications. .

Entrepreneur Immigration Requirements:

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

It is your responsibility to demonstrate that you meet the program requirements.
An Entrepreneur Immigration Registration is not an application to the Entrepreneur Immigration stream or a guarantee that you will be invited to apply.
The BC PNP may refuse your application if the information in your registration is materially different from your application.

The BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) has introduced an online registration system for prospective applicants to the Entrepreneur Immigration stream.  

How the Process Works

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.

At MCIS, we will help you to build your case in the best way so that your chances of being invited to apply by the BC government will be high. Having the necessary education and experience, we will make sure your application is in accordance with he BC criteria.

Please contact us today and ask for our free assessment.  


Contact us today and ask for your eligibility for Canadian visa or immigration plans. You may fill out the free immigration evaluation form and after we assess your eligibility our staff will contact you.

Canada: +1 (604) 468-5747
Vancouver Office Address: 1500 West Georgia Street, Unit 1300, Vancouver, BC V6G 2Z6
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