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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

Source: https://welcomebc.ca


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

Source: https://welcomebc.ca


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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