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Canada Business Migration – BC Entrepreneur Regional Pilot

The BC PNP Entrepreneur Immigration – Regional Pilot Program: The key aspect of launching this program is to attract business people from around the world to invest in the regional areas of British Columbia. is focused on attracting entrepreneurs from around the world to establish businesses in regional communities. This program is designed to encourage participating community’s economic development needs and promote investments outside urban areas. 

As each community have their own unique business environment, they have determined priority industry sectors which have the best scope to do business in the sponsoring community and also helps the business migrants to settle down and successfully run the intended business.

What are the minimum requirements to qualify for BC Entrepreneur Regional Pilot Program?

British Columbia Regional Pilot Business Immigration category is for those who’d like to start a business in Canada and who:

  • Have a personal net worth of minimum CAD$300,000.
  • Pledge to invest minimum CAD100,000 in the proposed business in Canada.
  • Plan to buy and run a Business in British Columbia where the population is less than 75,000.
  • Have minimum 3 years of business ownership experience or 4 years of senior managerial experience or a combination of both.
  • Have a score of CLB 4 in English (equivalent to IELTS General L4.5 R3.5 S4 W4)

Step By Step PR Pathway for Business Owners

Where or which city in Canada can I start a business under BC Entrepreneur Regional Pilot program?

Sponsoring Enrolled communities/cities for BC Pilot: (Where you can start your business in British Columbia, Canada)

Region Business type that will be prioritised for community sponsorship:
Cariboo
100 Mile House: Busy service centre with a population of 1980. 339 – Miscellaneous manufacturing
623 – Nursing and residential care facilities
611 – Educational services
Mackenzie: With great business opportunities and a population of 3883. 115 – Support activities for agriculture and forestry
213 – Support activities for mining, and oil and gas extraction
721 – Accommodation services
Prince George: Located in central BC with a population of 74003. 448 – Clothing and clothing accessories stores
493 – Warehousing and storage
713 – Amusement, gambling and recreation industries (excluding 7132 – Gambling industries)
Quesnel: Community that lives life to the fullest with a population of 10378. 311 – Food manufacturing
541 – Professional, scientific and technical services
722 – Food services and drinking places
Prince George: Located in central BC with a population of 74003. 448 – Clothing and clothing accessories stores
493 – Warehousing and storage
713 – Amusement, gambling and recreation industries (excluding 7132 – Gambling industries)
Williams Lake: Called the hub of the cariboo with a population of 11359. 561 – Administrative and support services
611 – Educational services
722 – Food services and drinking places
Kootenay
Castlegar: Located half way between Vancouver and Calgary with a population of 8,000. 113 – Forestry and logging
453 – Miscellaneous store retailers
484 – Truck transportation
Kimberley: Affordable land cost with a population of 7,425. 321 – Wood product manufacturing
339 – Miscellaneous manufacturing
611 – Educational services
Nelson: One of BC’s richest resource region with a population of 10,572. 321 – Wood product manufacturing
339 – Miscellaneous manufacturing
541 – Professional, scientific and technical services
Regional District of Central Kootenay (Area J): Located across the river from Castlegar with a population of 3,500. 113 – Forestry and logging
236 – Construction of buildings
623 – Nursing and residential care facilities
Rossland: Canada’s alpine city with a population of 3,904. 236 – Construction of buildings (2361 – Residential Building Construction only)
518 – Data processing, hosting, and related services
713 – Amusement, gambling and recreation industries (excluding 7132 – Gambling industries)
Trail: Known as the silver city with a population of 8,122. 332 – Fabricated metal product manufacturing
541 – Professional, scientific and technical services
562 – Waste management and remediation services
Mainland/Southwest
Gibsons: 40 kms northwest of Vancouver with a population of 4,605. 339 – Miscellaneous manufacturing
541 – Professional, scientific and technical services
611 – Educational services
Sechelt: Largest population centre in the heart of Sunshine Coast with a population of 10,216. 115 – Support activities for agriculture and forestry
236 – Construction of buildings
238 – Specialty trade contractors
Squamish: Strong work force with a population of 20,799. 321 – Wood product manufacturing
511 – Publishing industries
541 – Professional, scientific and technical services
Sunshine Coast Regional District – Egmont and Pender Harbour (Area A): Several marinas and accommodation services with a population of 2,624. 321 – Wood product manufacturing
623 – Nursing and residential care facilities
713 – Amusement, gambling and recreation industries (excluding 7132 – Gambling industries)
Sunshine Coast Regional District – Halfmoon Bay (Area B): Community with gentle bay and coves with a population of 2,726. 321 – Wood product manufacturing
623 – Nursing and residential care facilities
713 – Amusement, gambling and recreation industries (excluding 7132 – Gambling industries)
Sunshine Coast Regional District – Roberts Creek (Area D) A residential and beach area with a population of 3,421. 321 – Wood product manufacturing
623 – Nursing and residential care facilities
713 – Amusement, gambling and recreation industries (excluding 7132 – Gambling industries)
Sunshine Coast Regional District – Elphinstone (Area E): An agricultural plateau with a population o 3,664. 321 – Wood product manufacturing
623 – Nursing and residential care facilities
713 – Amusement, gambling and recreation industries (excluding 7132 – Gambling industries)
Sunshine Coast Regional District – West Howe Sound (Area F): Community around the ferry terminals with a population of 2,043. 321 – Wood product manufacturing
623 – Nursing and residential care facilities
713 – Amusement, gambling and recreation industries (excluding 7132 – Gambling industries)
Nechako
Burns Lake: Known as the Lakes district with a population of 7,500. 111 – Crop production
238 – Specialty trade contractors
339 – Miscellaneous manufacturing
North Coast
Terrace: Centrally located city in BC, situated along the Skeena river with a population of 13,000. 115 – Support activities for agriculture and forestry
213 – Support activities for mining, and oil and gas extraction
339 – Miscellaneous manufacturing
Northeast
Tumbler Ridge: One of the three global geoparks in North America with a population of 2,130. 611 – Educational services
713 – Amusement, gambling and recreation industries (excluding 7132 – Gambling industries)
721 – Accommodation services
Thompson-Okanagan
Barriere: Community having a relaxing home like atmosphere with a population of 1,763. 321 – Wood product manufacturing
541 – Professional, scientific and technical services
713 – Amusement, gambling and recreation industries (excluding 7132 – Gambling industries)
Merritt: Located at the hub of major transporting routes with a population of 7,526. 321 – Wood product manufacturing
541 – Professional, scientific and technical services
713 – Amusement, gambling and recreation industries (excluding 7132 – Gambling industries)
Merritt: Located at the hub of major transporting routes with a population of 7,526. 484 – Truck Transportation
453 – Miscellaneous store retailers
493 – Warehousing and storage
Vernon: City of hot summers and mild winters with a population of 42,574. 311 – Food manufacturing
452 – General merchandise stores
541 – Professional, scientific and technical services
Vancouver Island/Coast
Campbell River: Ranked among the top 5 quality of life destinations in North America with a population of 34,585. 321 – Wood product manufacturing
541 – Professional, scientific and technical services
722 – Food services and drinking places
Comox: Containing multitude of economic assets with a population of 14,850. 311 – Food manufacturing
541 – Professional, scientific and technical services
721 – Accommodation services
Comox Valley Regional District – Baynes Sound – Denman/Hornby Island (Area A): At the most southerly boundary of the CVRD with a population of 7,213. 311 – Food manufacturing
541 – Professional, scientific and technical services
721 – Accommodation services
Comox Valley Regional District – Lazo North (Area B): A mix of regions with a population of 7,095. 311 – Food manufacturing
541 – Professional, scientific and technical services
721 – Accommodation services
Comox Valley Regional District – Puntledge – Black Creek (Area C): Till the northern boundary of the Oyster river with a population of 8,617. 311 – Food manufacturing
541 – Professional, scientific and technical services
721 – Accommodation services
Courtenay: Heart of Vancouver island’s most beautiful farming land and bustling metropolis with a population of 27,146. 311 – Food manufacturing
541 – Professional, scientific and technical services
721 – Accommodation services
Port Alberni: Forest industry being the primary economic driver with a population of 17,678. 321 – Wood product manufacturing
541 – Professional, scientific and technical services
721 – Accommodation services
Powell River: Offers an amazing mixture of nature, culture and industry with a population of 13,157. 311 – Food manufacturing
541 – Professional, scientific and technical services
611 – Educational services
British Columbia PNP Entrepreneur Immigration Regional Pilot stream is for business entrepreneurs who have experience and available investment to actively manage and run a business in Canada. This business migration program will help you get started on an onwards pathway towards permanent residency. Once approved and nominated, you and your immediate family members can apply to become permanent residents of Canada under BC PNP.

Step by Step Process for Your Canada Business Migration:

· Get Document Checklist for BC Business Migration.
· Prepare documents with the help of our immigration experts.
· Business research and appointment booking.
· Lodge your exploratory visit visa to Canada.
· Help you find an existing or new business in Canada.
· Get you the required BC community sponsorship.
· Apply for your BC Entrepreneur Registration and Sponsorship.
· Visit Canada to explore business opportunities.
· Meeting with state government authority and explain business plan.
· Business plan and preposition to Immigration
· BC Govt Application and Approval.
· Receive Invitation to apply Business Visa.
· 4 Years Visa for Approval for you and Family.
· Invest in your proposed business in Canada.
· Meet Requirements to apply Business Permanent Visa.
· Lodge Canada PR Application for you and immediate family.

Our business migration specialists will be keen to counsel you and provide the best guidance and pathway for a fruitful business migration to Canada.

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