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BC Provincial Nominee Program

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Programme Entrepreneurs de la Colombie Britannique 2
Programme Entrepreneurs de la Colombie Britannique 2

This program provides an immigration option for business people who wish to start or purchase a business in British Columbia and settle here.

Status Open

British Columbia is the crossroads of many cultures. Its entrepreneurs benefit from its strategic location on Canada’s west coast, low taxes, competitive operating costs and a multicultural workforce.

The Base Category allows you to obtain a two-year temporary work permit, as well as an open work permit for your spouse and then, once you demonstrate that you have met the program requirements, you and your family will be eligible for permanent resident status in Canada.

Program benefits
  • Your spouse receives an open work permit
  • Investment starting at C$100,000 (Regional Pilot)
  • Very fast: Decisions are usually made within four months of submitting your complete application
  • Age is not an elimination factor
  • Proximity to Asia Pacific countries
Our services
  • Eligibility analysis
  • Drafting the business concept
  • Market study according to the client’s profile, as well as the business project’s eligibility
  • Logistics of the exploratory visit for the mandatory meeting with the chosen community (Regional Pilot) to obtain the support letter
  • Putting the candidate in touch with companies that are for sale or with different franchises
  • Online registration
  • Once the invitation to apply is received, preparing the required documents and business plan
  • Issuance of a due diligence report on personal net worth by our partner, Grant Thornton
  • Submitting the application
  • Preparing for the interview
  • Preparing the work permit application
  • Preparing the arrival report
  • Preparing the final report
  • Preparing the permanent residency application for the federal government
Base Category
  • Have a net worth of at least C$600,000, alone or with your spouse
  • Intend to make an eligible investment of at least C$200,000 in the business and acquire an equity interest of at least two thirds.
  • In the past 10 years, have experience in at least one of the following:
    • Minimum of three years of experience as owner-manager
    • Minimum of four years as senior manager
    • Combination of one year as owner-manager plus two years as senior manager
  • Post-secondary OR at least three years as active business owner-manager with a 100% ownership in the business in the five years prior to submitting the application
  • Knowledge of English or French (CLB level 4)
  • Create at least on full-time job for a Canadian permanent resident or citizen.
Regional Pilot Program
  • Have a net worth of at least C$300,000, alone or with your spouse
  • Five years of experience prior to submitting the application:
    • Minimum of three years of experience as owner-manager
    • Minimum of four years as senior manager
    • Combination of one year as owner-manager plus two years as senior manager
  • Post-secondary OR at least three years as active business owner-manager with a 100% ownership in the business in the five years prior to submitting the application
  • Knowledge of English or French (CLB level 4)
  • Intend to make an eligible investment of at least C$100,000 in the new business (and acquire an equity interest of at least 51%) referred by a participating community
  • Have made an exploratory visit to the chosen community to discuss the business plan and obtain the support letter
  • Create at least on full-time job for a Canadian permanent resident or citizen.

 

Registration $300
Application $3,500
Steps to prepare the application:
  1. Analysis of the client’s qualifications
  2. Market study, including search for a community for the Regional Pilot Program
  3. Mandatory exploratory visit of the community and receipt of the letter of support for the Regional Pilot Program
  4. Preparation of the business concept
  5. Preparation and submission of the online application
  6. Receipt of the Invitation to Apply
  7. Preparation of the complete supporting documents and business plan in accordance with program requirement and personal net worth verification report issued by an authorized accounting firm (such as Grant Thornton Canada)
  8. Application submission

 

After the application is submitted:
  1. Interview
  2. Delivery of the work permit
  3. Arrival and creation of business
  4. Satisfy the nomination requirements, including the place of residence and physical presence to ensure active management, etc.
  5. Designation by the province
  6. Work permit extension application
  7. Permanent residency application
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About the Program

Status Open

British Columbia is the crossroads of many cultures. Its entrepreneurs benefit from its strategic location on Canada’s west coast, low taxes, competitive operating costs and a multicultural workforce.

The Base Category allows you to obtain a two-year temporary work permit, as well as an open work permit for your spouse and then, once you demonstrate that you have met the program requirements, you and your family will be eligible for permanent resident status in Canada.

Program benefits
  • Your spouse receives an open work permit
  • Investment starting at C$100,000 (Regional Pilot)
  • Very fast: Decisions are usually made within four months of submitting your complete application
  • Age is not an elimination factor
  • Proximity to Asia Pacific countries
Our services
  • Eligibility analysis
  • Drafting the business concept
  • Market study according to the client’s profile, as well as the business project’s eligibility
  • Logistics of the exploratory visit for the mandatory meeting with the chosen community (Regional Pilot) to obtain the support letter
  • Putting the candidate in touch with companies that are for sale or with different franchises
  • Online registration
  • Once the invitation to apply is received, preparing the required documents and business plan
  • Issuance of a due diligence report on personal net worth by our partner, Grant Thornton
  • Submitting the application
  • Preparing for the interview
  • Preparing the work permit application
  • Preparing the arrival report
  • Preparing the final report
  • Preparing the permanent residency application for the federal government

Two Streams

Base Category
  • Have a net worth of at least C$600,000, alone or with your spouse
  • Intend to make an eligible investment of at least C$200,000 in the business and acquire an equity interest of at least two thirds.
  • In the past 10 years, have experience in at least one of the following:
    • Minimum of three years of experience as owner-manager
    • Minimum of four years as senior manager
    • Combination of one year as owner-manager plus two years as senior manager
  • Post-secondary OR at least three years as active business owner-manager with a 100% ownership in the business in the five years prior to submitting the application
  • Knowledge of English or French (CLB level 4)
  • Create at least on full-time job for a Canadian permanent resident or citizen.
Regional Pilot Program
  • Have a net worth of at least C$300,000, alone or with your spouse
  • Five years of experience prior to submitting the application:
    • Minimum of three years of experience as owner-manager
    • Minimum of four years as senior manager
    • Combination of one year as owner-manager plus two years as senior manager
  • Post-secondary OR at least three years as active business owner-manager with a 100% ownership in the business in the five years prior to submitting the application
  • Knowledge of English or French (CLB level 4)
  • Intend to make an eligible investment of at least C$100,000 in the new business (and acquire an equity interest of at least 51%) referred by a participating community
  • Have made an exploratory visit to the chosen community to discuss the business plan and obtain the support letter
  • Create at least on full-time job for a Canadian permanent resident or citizen.

 

Costs and Procedures

Registration $300
Application $3,500
Steps to prepare the application:
  1. Analysis of the client’s qualifications
  2. Market study, including search for a community for the Regional Pilot Program
  3. Mandatory exploratory visit of the community and receipt of the letter of support for the Regional Pilot Program
  4. Preparation of the business concept
  5. Preparation and submission of the online application
  6. Receipt of the Invitation to Apply
  7. Preparation of the complete supporting documents and business plan in accordance with program requirement and personal net worth verification report issued by an authorized accounting firm (such as Grant Thornton Canada)
  8. Application submission

 

After the application is submitted:
  1. Interview
  2. Delivery of the work permit
  3. Arrival and creation of business
  4. Satisfy the nomination requirements, including the place of residence and physical presence to ensure active management, etc.
  5. Designation by the province
  6. Work permit extension application
  7. Permanent residency application
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The value of Canadian permanent residence

  • Democratic system: full democracy with a history of equality and inclusion of all its citizens.
  • Bilingualism: Canada’s two official languages are English and French, a fundamental characteristic of the Canadian identity.
  • Health: You are entitled to use the Canadian universal health care system at no cost.
  • Education: Your children will be immediately eligible to continue their education and apply to one of our schools or universities.
  • Quality of life: Metropolitan cities close to cottages and ski hills.
  • Multiculturalism: Multicultural destination with diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds and a rich history.

Contact us for more information

One of our experts will get in touch to advise and assist you during your immigration process.