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British Columbia Issues Invites Through Entrepreneur Immigration Regional Pilot

On October 12 2019 – British Columbia immigration has conducted a new draw targeting the Entrepreneur Immigration Regional Pilot.

The October 8 draw saw invites issued to seven candidates through the immigration stream that aims to bring entrepreneurs to British Columbia’s smaller communities.

Candidates required a minimum score of 106 points to qualify.

Full requirements for the stream are below.

What Was the Minimum Score For The Latest B.C. Entrepreneur Draws?

DateCategoryMinimum ScoreInvites Issued
08-Oct-19Entrepreneur Immigration Regional Pilot 1067


In the previous BC PNP Entrepreneur Immigration draw, 38 invitations were issued through two entrepreneur streams.

The September 17 draw saw 30 invites issued through the Entrepreneur Immigration General Category, with a minimum score of 115 points.

There were also eight invitations through the Entrepreneur Immigration Regional Pilot, with a minimum score of 108 points.

What Was the Minimum Score For The September 17 B.C. Entrepreneur Draws?

DateCategoryMinimum ScoreInvites Issued
17-Sept-19Entrepreneur Immigration General Category11530
17-Sept-19Entrepreneur Immigration Regional Pilot 1088


What Are The Requirements For The B.C. Entrepreneur Category?

Business candidates in this British Columbia immigration category must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Demonstrate a personal net worth of at least $800,000;
  • Make a personal investment of at least $400 000 to establish or purchase and expand an eligible business in B.C.;
  • Create at least three jobs for Canadian citizens or permanent residents;
  • Participate in the day-to-day management and direction or the business;
  • Sign a performance agreement with B.C. prior to nomination;
  • Candidates in the Entrepreneur category can sponsor a key staff member for Canadian permanent residence.

What Are The Requirements For The B.C. Entrepreneur Immigration – Regional Pilot Category?

Community Requirements

  • Population of less than 75,000.
  • Located beyond 30km from a municipality of more than 75,000 population.
  • Demonstrated capacity to support foreign entrepreneurs with network of settlement and business support agencies.
  • Immigration and pilot-specific training must be completed by community representatives.

Candidate Requirements

  • Desire to start a business and settle in a B.C. regional community.
  • Complete an exploratory visit.
  • Minimum of $100,000 in eligible business investments.
  • Minimum personal net worth of $300,000.
  • Minimum of 51 per cent ownership.
  • Minimum of one new job created.
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