The British Columbia Nominee Program for Entrepreneurs is one of the streams among the many streams of the British Columbia Nominee Program. This stream provides opportunities to entrepreneurs who are willing to invest in a local business in the province of British Columbia or to start a new business.
Moreover, the stream also grants opportunities to both business managers as well as business owners, in case they can come up with enough funds for business investment and sustain themselves and any family members who accompany them.
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The British Columbia Nominee Program has a specific stream for entrepreneurs which is known as the Entrepreneur program for British Columbia. This program is one of the best options for entrepreneurs who are planning to settle permanently in Canada.
It provides international entrepreneurs with a unique opportunity for setting base in a dynamically growing economy amidst a safe, secure, and welcoming environment. If you are successful in your application then you will get a nomination through the Provincial Nominee Program and will be able to apply for a permanent resident visa in Canada
The entrepreneur's program for British Columbia has the following three categories
This stream is intended for international entrepreneurs who are planning to set up a new business in British Columbia. The selection process for nomination in this system is points-based like the Express Entry system.
You will need to meet the following criteria to meet the eligibility requirements for this category
Eligibility criteria for a regional pilot stream
The strategic project category allows foreign-based companies to set up a branch of their operations in the British Columbia province. Five foreign professionals who can work for the business can be nominated for PR under this scheme in the province.
Eligibility requirements for this category are as follows
You will need to have the following documents to apply for any of the above programs
You will need to take the following steps to apply for the Entrepreneurs program
If your application is approved, you will need to sign a performance agreement and get
The eligibility criteria are different for each category of the entrepreneur's program and have been listed above. However, the criteria are subject to change and therefore we recommend that you get in touch with our Canadian immigration experts for knowing more about the exact requirements
The time taken to apply for the British Columbia PNP will differ based on the category that you are applying for and your profile. We suggest that you get in touch with our Canadian immigration consultants to know all the details about how to apply for the program.
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