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Canada - British Columbia PNP Entrepreneur Stream




Home to the country’s third-largest city, Vancouver, British Columbia is also one of the most diverse provinces in all of Canada. British Columbia’s economy focuses on a strong natural resources sector, with an emphasis on forestry and mining. Its natural environment, with expansive forests and a unique coastal climate, is renowned as one of the most beautiful in Canada, and indeed the world.
Through the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program- Entrepreneur stream, prospective immigrants with the skills and experience targeted by the province may receive a British Columbia Provincial Nomination Certificate, which will allow that foreign nationals to apply for Canadian permanent residence with processing times that are faster than other Canadian immigration classes.


Why choose British Columbia ?



Steps for Applying as an entrepreneur*

1.     Qualifying Criteria

              - More than three years as an active business owner-manager. 
              - More than four years as a senior manager. 
              - A combination of at least one year as an active business owner-manager and at least two years as a senior manager. 

2.    Registering with the BC PNP online which includes providing a short business concept. 

3.    Invitation to apply from the provincial government 

4.    Application under the program with the required forms and full supporting documents and procedures 

5.    Upon approval, the applicant is invited to sign a Performance Agreement and will be issued with a Letter of Confirmation to obtain a work permit from Citizenship and Immigration Canada valid for 2 years

6.    Implement the business plan in British Columbia. Upon meeting the requirements of the Performance Agreement within twenty months of signing it, a final report is sent to the Provincial Nominee Program

7.    The provincial government nominates successful applicants and issues a Letter of Acceptance allowing them to request permanent residence to Citizenship and Immigration Canada


*The above-mentioned procedure is only an outline of the program’s requirements. A legal advisor will provide a complete and more focused analysis upon request. 

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