BC PNP Entrepreneur Immigration Base Categories at a Glance
What is BCPNP Entrepreneur Immigration
BC Entrepreneur Immigration is suitable for entrepreneurs who can support innovation and economic growth in BC. Applicants must have entrepreneurial experience, meet certain investment requirements, and be able to actively operate a business in BC. They can be nominated by BC. achieve the purpose of immigrating to Canada.
Entrepreneur immigration in BC is usually divided into two categories: Base Category and Regional Pilot. This article will compare the two categories.
Want to know more details about the BC Entrepreneur Immigration Basic Class and Regional Pilot Program? Please refer to:
- BC Entrepreneur Immigration – Basic Category (Base Category)
- BC Entrepreneur Immigration – Regional Pilot Program (Regional Pilot)
BC PNP Entrepreneur Immigration Base Categories
EI - Base Category
EI - Regional Pilot
Within last 10 years:
Within last 5 years:
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
At least $600,000
At least $300,000
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
You must submit a business proposal to establish a new business or purchase of an existing business in British Columbia
You must submit a business proposal to establish a new business in British Columbia and be referred by an enrolled community
At least one-third (33.33%)
At least 51%
Must create at least one full-time equivalent job for a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada
Anywhere in British Columbia
Exploratory visit required?
Yes. You must engage and visit an enrolled community for support before registering
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 of CLB 4 equivalent in English or French. Must submit copy of valid language proficiency test at registration
Partner with BC PNP co-registrant allowed?
Partner with a local business/person allowed?
Total 200 points (120 points for self-declared section; 80 points for business concept). Must score minimum of 32 points in business concept section
Total 200 points (140 points for self-declared section; 60 points for business concept). No minimum business concept score
Registrations are scored within six weeks
Registrations are scored within four weeks
Net worth verification
Yes, you must obtain a net worth verification report if you are invited to apply
Application decisions are typically made within four months
Interview required for approval?
Minimum amount of time to submit a final report
18 months after issuance of a work permit
12 months after issuance of a work permit
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