Entrepreneur Program For British Columbia


There are different ways to Migrate to Canada. One such way is being an entrepreneur. That means you're rich enough to invest in a business. One of the Canadian provinces that support entrepreneurship is British Columbia, one of the richest provinces in Canada.

This entrepreneur program for British Columbia is part of the Provincial Nomination Program. Here, different provinces try to attract skilled individuals and investors to Canada.

Program Details

To whom it is Applicable?

This opportunity is for entrepreneurs who are willing to invest in a business in Canada. Note that you need to have investment money before moving there. Although you can begin a startup in British Columbia that is not what this visa entails.

For you to be eligible for the BC PNP Visa, you must:

  • Have a net worth of at least CAD 600,000.
  • Have shown that you can manage a business.
  • Be willing to establish a new business in British Columbia. You can also buy a business.
  • Be willing to invest at least CAD 200,000 in the business.
  • Employ at least one Canadian citizen or permanent resident on a full-time basis.
  • If you meet these conditions then, you would be able to apply for the British Columbia Entrepreneur visa.

Application Process

The application process comprises of these several steps from Registration to Nomination:


You would have to complete online registration to be able to join the British Columbia Provincial Nomination Program (BC PNP).

When you create an account, you would have to submit a short business concept. You should do the necessary research before filling the form. Wrong information can mar your chances of getting an invitation.


Scoring Sections









Net Worth



Total Personal Investment






Regional District






Self-declared subtotal score


Business Concept

Commercial Viability



Transferability of Skills



Economic Benefits



Business concept subtotal score





Invitation for Application

Within 180 days or six months, you would receive an invitation to complete your application. If you are not invited, you should do another registration. However, if your concept is unique and your English proficiency is excellent, you should be invited. Complete the application. The deadline for complete application is 120 days or four months. Fill out the form within that period.


You may need to attend an interview at the British Columbia PNP offices located in Vancouver. Here you would present your business plan. You would also discuss your previous role in business. Your performance during the interview would lead to your approval.

Establishing Your Business

After your application approval, you will sign a Performance Agreement. Then, British Columbia would give you a work permit that would last for 610 days or 20 months. During this period British Columbia would monitor the business. You would have to submit a report before the end of the 610 days of arrival.


The British Columbia Authorities would check your report. If it meets the Performance Agreement, the BC PNP will nominate you for a Canada PR.

Check Contribution to Economic Growth

Some Businesses in some selected industries will receive additional points, when the business immigration officials score the registration, as they are considered more likely to contribute to the economic growth of British Columbia Province. The Entrepreneurs will, finally, want to consider develop their business in one of the selected industries.

Ideal Industries:

  • Agrifoods
  • Biomedical
  • Destination tourism
  • Forestry
  • International education
  • Mining, energy, & natural gas
  • Technology & green economy
  • Transportation
  • Value-added manufacturing

Benefits of Program

The Significant Economic Benefits of British Columbia can be demonstrated by proposing a Business to meet below expectations:

  • Brings specialized knowledge to British Columbia
  • Creates new technology
  • Develops new products and services
  • Finds new commercial uses for existing technology
  • Increases exports
  • Increases research and development
  • Provides products or services to a local market that is under-served
  • Takes an innovative approach that competitors have not tried
The Entrepreneurs who want to seek professional assistance while designing a proposal which would be viewed as economically beneficial to British Columbia. Looking for discussing on potential business ideas for the BC Entrepreneur Program? Contact our Opulentus Immigration Expert to resolve your queries for the easy visa process.

All Applicants will be awarded up to 30 points for the proposed businesses potential to contribute to the B.C's economic growth. If they are invited to apply, applicants will be required to submit the proof of proposed Economic Benefit factors.

Below Table is the Economic Benefit point's overview:

Overall Economic Benefits Points


Key Sector & Significant Economic Benefit


Jobs assessment


High-skilled jobs (NOC 0, A or B)


Regional Development




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