Business Immigration and the BC PNP Program

Immigration Law - Blog
Nov
October 11, 2018

Business Immigration and the BC PNP Program

Nav Parhar - Blog Avatar - Law Firm Victoria BC
by
Nav Parhar

British Columbia is one of North America’s growing and most dynamic places to do business. Entrepreneurs benefit from the strategic location, low taxes, competitive operating costs and a multi-disciplinary workforce that is well-educated, highly-skilled and productive.

If you are an international entrepreneur who is ready to invest in and actively manage a business in British Columbia, you may be eligible for the BC Provincial Nominee Program’s (BC PNP) Entrepreneur Immigration stream. This stream provides a pathway for high net worth business people that are seeking to establish themselves, invest in and actively manage a business in the province.

In partnership with the Federal Government of Canada and in accordance with the 2015 Canada-British Columbia Immigration Agreement (CBCIA), the BC PNP Entrepreneur Immigration stream offers a pathway to be nominated for permanent residence in Canada.

Qualifying for the BC PNP Entrepreneur Stream

In order to qualify for this immigration stream, you must demonstrate:

  • A minimum personal net worth of $600,000
  • Previous business ownership and/or senior management experience
  • A minimum business investment of $200,000
  • Hiring at least one full time employee that is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident


This point-based entry system ensures applicants with the highest allotted points receive Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to the program. To receive an ITA, applicants must first register online and receive a final point assessment from the BC PNP office.

Those with the highest scores are entered into a qualifying pool of applicants to be drawn from on a monthly basis to receive an ITA.

The most recent BC PNP Entrepreneur draw was on September 19, 2018 with a minimum qualifying score of 114 points. Of the 18 people invited into the program this month in the entire province, Infinity Law assisted 3 clients in receiving ITAs to begin the process of establishing and building their businesses in British Columbia!

Business Immigration at Infinity Law

We advise entrepreneurs, professionals and companies in British Columbia and around the world on applications under the BC PNP Entrepreneur Immigration stream. We can assist with:

  • Immigration applications through the BC PNP
  • Work permit applications
  • Study and visitor permit applications
  • Settlement services
  • Permanent residency applications
  • Business transactions and corporate matters


Book a consultation by contacting us at 250.385.6004 or by viewing our contact page, and let us help you make sense of your immigration options before applying. We offer services in English, Farsi, Spanish and Mandarin.

Victoria Office

200 - 931 Fort St, Victoria, BC V8V 3K3
Get Directions

Nanaimo Office

102 - 4535 Uplands Dr, Nanaimo, BC V9T 6M8
Get Directions

Looking for experienced legal advice?