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British Columbia Issues 20 Invitations Through Two Streams

British Columbia immigration department rolled out 20 invitations in a new draw through its Entrepreneur Immigration streams.

The October 20 British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program draw issued 20 invitations through both the regular Entrepreneur stream and the Entrepreneur Immigration Regional Pilots.

Candidates for the general category received fifteen (15) invites with a minimum score of 122 points.

BC PNP figures statement Regional Pilot candidates received five (5) invites, with a minimum score of 109 points.

The pilot was launched to bring entrepreneurs and investors to smaller communities in British Columbia province.

The full criteria are below.

Minimum Score For B.C. Entrepreneur Draw 

Date Category Minimum Score Invites Issued
20-Oct-20 Entrepreneur Immigration (General) 122 15
Entrepreneur Immigration Regional Pilots 109 5

Requirements For The B.C Entrepreneur Category

Business candidates in this British Columbia immigration class must meet the following minimum requirements:

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicant must have a personal net worth minimum of $600,000, legally obtained.
  • Applicants must invest a minimum of $200,000 in an eligible new business or to purchase an existing business in British Columbia.
  • Create at least one new full-time job in your business for a permanent resident or Canadian citizen.
  • Canadian Language Benchmark Level four (4) In French or English in each of the four competencies: listening,  reading, speaking, and writing.
  • Candidate must have suitable business and/or management experience.
  • Have, or be qualified for, legal temporary immigration status in Canada.
  • Candidate must have been lawfully admitted to the country where he/she currently resides.

Basic Requirements For The B.C. Entrepreneur Immigration (Regional Pilot Category)

Community Requirements

  • A population of fewer than 75,000 people.
  • Situated beyond 30km from a municipality of more than 75,000 people.
  • Demonstrated ability to support foreign entrepreneurs with a network of settlements and business support agencies.
  • Immigration and pilot-specific training should be completed by community representatives.

Candidate Requirements

  • A minimum Net worth of $300,000.
  • A minimum Net worth of $100,000 in eligible business investments.
  • Minimum of fifty-one percent ownership in the new business.
  • Canadian Language Benchmark Level four (4) In English or French in each of the four competencies: listening, reading, speaking, and writing.
  • Create at least one new full-time job for a permanent resident or Canadian citizen.
  • Hold an exploratory visit in the target community