BC PNP has launched ENTREPRENEUR IMMIGRATION - REGIONAL PILOT program, which is designed to attract entrepreneurs across the world to start their business and settle in the regional community of BC with a population lesser than 75000.
Soon a list of participating communities will be issued as communities start to enroll in the program.
Basic Criteria Needed
Applicant must have a net worth of 300,000 Canadian dollars and must be able to invest 100,000 Canadian dollars into a new business. Buying an existing business is not an option in this pilot program. Initially, an applicant will get a work permit and then the applicant will have to maintain the business for 12 months.
Also, he must hire a full-time Canadian employee for one year and after one year BC PNP will monitor the growth and stability of your business.
A total of 3,500 invitations had been issued by the Government of Canada for Canada PR on 17th April to Candidates with profile in Federal Express Entry.Minimum CRS required was 451
Regional Pilot Project
3+ years of experience as a business owner-manager, OR 4+ years of experience as a senior manager, OR, a combination of 1+ year of experience as a business owner-manager and 2+ years of experience as a senior manager
A total of 35 invitations had been issued by the British Columbia PNP to apply for provincial nomination.
Eligible skilled workers and graduates can apply through its Tech Pilot program.