The BC PNP Entrepreneur Immigration stream has specific minimum requirements that potential applicants must meet to be considered. Here are the key requirements:

Personal Requirements

  1. Business Experience: You must have at least three years of experience as an active business owner-manager or four years of experience as a senior manager within the last ten years. A combination of one year of experience as an owner-manager and two years as a senior manager is also acceptable.
  2. Net Worth: You must have a net worth of at least CAD 600,000, legally obtained.
  3. Education: You must have a post-secondary credential or demonstrate experience as an active business owner-manager for at least three of the last five years with 100% ownership of the business.

Business Requirements

  1. Eligible Business: The business must be established and operated within British Columbia and be a for-profit entity. It should have the potential for significant economic benefit to the province.
  2. Ownership Percentage: You must own at least one-third (33.33%) of the business. If you are proposing a Key Staff member, you must own at least 51% of the business.
  3. Investment: You must make an eligible personal investment of at least CAD 200,000 in the business. If you propose a Key Staff member, the minimum investment increases to CAD 400,000.

Job Creation

You must create at least one full-time equivalent job for a Canadian citizen or permanent resident within the business. If proposing a Key Staff member, you must create at least three new jobs.

Additional Requirements

  1. Exploratory Visit: While not mandatory, conducting an exploratory visit to British Columbia is highly recommended to research business opportunities and the local environment.
  2. Business Plan: You must submit a comprehensive business plan outlining your proposed business and its potential economic benefit to BC.
  3. Adaptability: You may be assessed on factors such as your age, language proficiency, and business plan quality.

Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee approval. The BC PNP Entrepreneur Immigration stream is competitive, and applicants are assessed based on a points system that considers various factors, including business experience, personal net worth, investment amount, and job creation potential.


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