British Columbia Provincial Program

B.C. Provincial Nominee Program

In order to apply for the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), the applicant must apply as a business immigrant. To apply as a business immigrant in BC the applicant must either apply as an entrepreneur, regional entrepreneur, or a strategic projects manager; each with its own unique application criteria. If the applicant wishes to purchase an existing business, they may apply through the regional succession option (this applies to purchasing businesses located outside of the Vancouver or Abbotsford municipal districts).
The following outline lists the minimum requirements to apply for the entrepreneur, regional entrepreneur, and strategic projects business programs. To check your eligibility, please look through the specific program’s application requirements.

Your registration for this program is scored based on the provided information by you. The grids below outline how your score is calculated.

Scoring section Points
Work Experience  24
Net worth 12
Personal Investment 30
Creating Job Opportunities 36
Adaptability 18
Business Concept 80
TOTAL POINTS AVAILABLE 200

Work Experience

In this scoring section, you will receive points based on your business ownership and/or senior management experience. You must provide the details of your business or work for the last 10 years. Please note that if you owned 100% of a business but you also worked at that business as the General Manager, you may only select Business Owner-Manager Experience i.e. not to duplicate the details of your experience in both sections or during the same period of time.

Experience Total Duration Points
Business Owner –Manager Experience Less than 12 months

12 to 24 months

25 to 36 months

37 to 48 months

49 to 60 months

61 months or more

0

4

6

12

15

20

Senior Manager Work Experience Less than 24 months

24 to 48 months

49 to 60 months

61 months or more

0

4

8

12

 

The maximum score available for this section is 24

You most score at least 8 points to meet the minimum requirements for this section

Net Worth

You will receive points based on your total net worth including that of your spouse or common-law partner.

Personal Net Worth points
Your total current assets (cash and liquid funds) Less than $50,000

$50,000 to $199,999

$200,000 to $ 399,999

More than $400,000

0

1

3

6

Your total personal net worth Less than $600,000

$600,000 to $799,999

$800,000 to $1,999,999

$2,000,000 to $4,999,999

$5,000,000 or more

0

1

3

5

6

The maximum score available for this section is 12.

 

You most score at least 1 point to meet the minimum requirements for total personal net worth

 

Personal Investment

Based on your proposed eligible personal investment for the business, you will receive points as following:

Eligible Personal Investment Points
         Less than $200,000 0
       $200,000 to $399,999 6
       $400,000 to $999,999 20
       $1,000,000 or more 30
The maximum score available for this section is 30.

 

You most score at least 6 points ,or 20 points if you are proposing a key staff , to meet the minimum requirement for this score

Creating Job Opportunities

You will receive points based on your proposed job creation.

Number of FTE job Positions Created and Maintained points
Less than 1 0
1 2
2 6
3-4 12
5-6 20
7-8 28
9-10 32
11 or more 36

Adaptability

Factors points
English language proficiency None or minimal. Similar to CLB 3 and below

Basic understanding, similar to CLB 4

Intermediate and advanced, similar to CLB 5 and above

0

2

4

Education level Less than two years of post – secondary education

Two years or more of post –secondary education

0

3

Age Less than 20

21-39

40-60

61-64

65 or older

0

3

4

2

0

Business exploratory visit to British Columbia No

Yes, 1 or more years ago

Yes, less than 1 year ago

0

1

2

Canadian work experience ,business experience ,or studies from within Canada for at least 12 months No

 

 

yes

0

 

 

5

The maximum score available for this section is 18.

 

There is no minimum required score for this section

Business Concept

You must provide a Business Concept of 1000 words, but not exceeding 1500 words. The maximum score you can receive for your Business concept is 80.

For more information on how to apply and how to develop a successful Business Concept please contact us.

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The least target investment for the category should be a personal investment by the applicant and more than that could be financed. In any case, the applicant should have at least 33% equity in the business
We do not require a process of pre-qualifying businesses before the application.
No, there are no language requirements for Business Immigration
No there is no age requirement

For more information please visit: www.welcomebc.ca/Immigrate/About-the-BC-PNP.aspx

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