BC Entrepreneur Immigration - Base Category

The BCPNP Entrepreneur Stream- Base Category is pausing its intake of new applications until further notice.

This program aims to attract experienced entrepreneurs who intend to establish new businesses or take over and grow existing businesses in B.C.

Eligibility Requirements 

To be eligible for this stream, candidates must meet the following criterion at the time their application is mailed to the BCPNP.

  • Experience & business ownership: 

Candidates must prove that within last 10 years they have:

– 3+ years of experience as a business owner-manager, OR,

– 4+ years of experience as a senior manager, OR,

– a combination of 1+ year of experience as a business owner-manager and 2+ years of experience as a senior manager

  • Net worth: 

The personal net worth of minimum $600,000, legally obtained.

  • Education: 

– Obtained a post-secondary credential, OR,

– experience as an active business owner-manager for at least three of the last five years with 100% ownership in the business.

  • Business proposal: 

You must submit a business proposal to establish a new business or purchase of an existing business in British Columbia.

  • Ownership percentage: 

At least one-third (33.33%)

  • Investment: 

Invest minimum $200,000 in an eligible new business or to purchase and improve an existing business in BC.

  • Job creation: 

Must create at least one full-time equivalent job for a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada

  • Location: 

Anywhere in British Columbia.

  • Language requirement: 

Minimum of CLB 4 equivalent in English or French. Must submit a copy of valid language proficiency test results at final report (if not previously submitted).

  • Minimum amount of time to submit a final report: 

18 months after issuance of a work permit.

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