BC invited business candidates under the Base Category of the Entrepreneur Stream
On December 5, 2023, BC invited business candidates to the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP). The BCPNP invited five candidates in the Base Category of the Entrepreneur Stream. The lowest score of this round was 116 points, the same as in the previous draw.
The maximum points in the Entrepreneur Stream grid are 200. Candidates can get 120 points for self-declared factors such as Experience and ownership, Net Worth, Investment, etc. Another 80 points are given for the business concept. British Columbia issued 9,723 invitations this year, including up to 89 ITAs for entrepreneurs.
Invitations to apply to the EI Base stream may be targeted based on one or more of the following criteria:
- The registration score of the candidate
- The location in which a candidate intends to establish a business
- The population of the community in which the candidate intends to open a business
- Whether the proposed business is a new venture or a purchase of an existing one
- The business proposal’s alignment with identified priority business sectors.
The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)
The BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) is a type of economic immigration program in British Columbia. It allows the Province to choose economic immigrants who will live in British Columbia and fill job openings or run businesses.
If you are nominated, you and your family can apply for permanent residence in Canada through Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
BC PNP Entrepreneur Immigration and Skilled Immigration
The BC PNP is made up of two major components:
- Skilled Workers and recent graduates with the skills, experience, and qualifications required by British Columbia employers are eligible for Skills Immigration.
- Entrepreneur Immigration is designed for experienced entrepreneurs who want to start and run a business in the province.
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