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BC-Entrepreneur Immigration-Base Category View

Requirements

  • General Nomination Requirements
    •  Active Management: At the application stage, you must demonstrate your intention to actively manage the business. In order to be approved for nomination, you must demonstrate that you have been actively managing your business in B.C.
    • Residency: At the application stage, you must demonstrate your intention to actively manage the business. In order to be approved for nomination, you must demonstrate that you have been actively managing your business in B.C.
  • Personal Requirements
    • Immigration Eligibility: Please note that your application will not be approved if you are in Canada and do not have valid immigration status, or if you are working without authorization. 
    • Personal Net Worth: You must have a minimum of $600,000 in personal net worth, which includes your spouse or common-law partner, and your dependent children, if applicable. 
    • Business Owner-Manager and/or Senior Manager Experience : 
      • more than three years of experience as an active business owner-manager
      • If you have performed an active role in the management and operations of a company for which you have held 10 per cent or more ownership during the past five years. An active role means that you are personally involved in the day-to-day operations of the company and have direct involvement in decision-making.OR
      • more than four years of experience as a senior manager
      • If you have worked during the past 10 years for a company/organization as an active senior manager (with no business ownership, or business ownership of less than 10 per cent) supervising at least three full-time employees, and your National Occupation Classification (NOC) is Skill Type 0 or Skill Level A.
    • Education: 
      • a post-secondary credential (such as a degree, diploma or certificate from a licensed post- secondary institution).OR
      • experience as an active business owner-manager with 100 per cent ownership of the business for at least three of the past five years. The 100 per cent ownership of the business may be shared between you, your spouse or common-law partner, and/or your dependent child(ren).
    • Language Proficiency: you must have valid language test results to demonstrate a minimum language ability equivalent to Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4.
  • Business Requirements
    • You must demonstrate that you will own at least one-third (33 1/3 per cent) of the business in B.C. If your proposed ownership is less than 33 1/3 per cent, you must make an equity investment of at least $1 million.
  • You must make an eligible personal investment of at least $200,000 in the proposed business within 610 days (approximately 20 months) of arriving in B.C. on a BC PNP-supported work permit.
  • You must create at least one new, permanent full-time equivalent (FTE) job for a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada in the proposed business, within 420 days (approximately 14 months) of arriving in B.C. on a BC PNP-supported work permit.

Procedure

  • Preparation
    • Research community and business needs in B.C.
    •  Conduct exploratory visit to the community
    • Obtain a referral from the community
    • Online resources
  • BC PNP Registration
    • Registration Overview
    • Creating your Profile
    • Completing the Registration
    • Submitting your Registration
    • Registration Scoring
    • Qualified Pool
    • Invitation to Apply
  • BC PNP Application
    • NetWorth Review
    • Submitting your Application
    • Application Processing Fee
    • Application Assessment
    • Interview
    • Performance Agreement
  • Work Permit
    • Arrival
    • Building your Business in B.C.
  • Nomination
    • Final Report
    • Conditions of Nomination
    • Nomination
  • Permanent Residence
    • Applying for Permanent Residence
    • Work Permit Extensions

BC Entrepreneur Stream-Regional Pilot View

Requirements

  • General Nomination Requirements
    •  Active Management:At the application stage, you must demonstrate your intention to actively manage the business. In order to be approved for nomination, you must demonstrate that you have been actively managing the business in B.C.2.1 
    • Residency: At the application stage, you must demonstrate that you intend to reside within the boundaries of the community that has supported your EI – Regional Pilot registration and application, and you must demonstrate your intention to reside in B.C. for at least 75 per cent of the time while on a work permit.
  • Personal Requirements
    • Immigration Eligibility:Please note that your application will not be approved if you are in Canada and do not have valid immigration status, or if you are working without authorization. 
    • Personal Net Worth: You must have a minimum of $300,000 in personal net worth, which includes your spouse or common-law partner, and your dependent children, if applicable. 
    • Business Owner-Manager and/or Senior Manager Experience : 
      • more than three years of experience as an active business owner-manager
      • If you have performed an active role in the management and operations of a company for which you have held 10 per cent or more ownership during the past five years. An active role means that you are personally involved in the day-to-day operations of the company and have direct involvement in decision-making.OR
      • more than four years of experience as a senior manager
      • If you have worked during the past five years for a company/organization as an active senior manager (with no business ownership, or business ownership of less than 10 per cent) supervising at least three full-time employees, and your National Occupation Classification (NOC) is Skill Type 0 or Skill Level A.
    • Education: 
      • a post-secondary credential (such as a degree, diploma or certificate from a licensed post- secondary institution).OR
      • experience as an active business owner-manager with 100 per cent ownership of the business for at least three of the past five years. The 100 per cent ownership of the business may be shared between you, your spouse or common-law partner, and/or your dependent child(ren).
    • Language Proficiency: You must possess basic English or French language proficiency equivalent to Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 4 or higher in each of the four competencies: listening, speaking, reading and writing.
  • Business Requirements
    • You must propose to establish a new business in a participating community in British Columbia that aligns with one of the economic development priorities identified by the community.
    • You must demonstrate that you will own at least 51 per cent of the business in B.C.
  • You must make an eligible personal investment of at least $100,000 in the proposed business within 610 days (approximately 20 months) of arriving in B.C. on a BC PNP-supported work permit.
  • You must create at least one new, permanent full-time equivalent (FTE) job for a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada in the proposed business, within 420 days (approximately 14 months) of arriving in B.C. on a BC PNP-supported work permit.

Procedure

  • Preparation
    • Research community and business needs in B.C.
    •  Conduct exploratory visit to the community
    • Obtain a referral from the community
    • Online resources
  • BC PNP Registration
    • Registration Overview
    • Creating your Profile
    • Completing the Registration
    • Submitting your Registration
    • Registration Scoring
    • Qualified Pool
    • Invitation to Apply
  • BC PNP Application
    • NetWorth Review
    • Submitting your Application
    • Application Processing Fee
    • Application Assessment
    • Interview
    • Performance Agreement
  • Work Permit
    • Arrival
    • Building your Business in B.C.
  • Nomination
    • Final Report
    • Conditions of Nomination
    • Nomination
  • Permanent Residence
    • Applying for Permanent Residence
    • Work Permit Extensions

 

BC-Express Entry-Skilled Worker View

Requirements

Procedure

  • Registration

    • The first step is registration with our Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS). Registering allows us to assess your job, B.C. location, education, language ability and wage. We will review this against B.C. labour market needs.

    • If you meet the minimum criteria for one of IRCC’s federal economic immigration programs, you will receive an Express Entry profile number and a Job Seeker validation code. You now can register with the BC PNP.

    • You get a registration score based on various factors. You also go into a selection pool for your chosen category. You stay in the selection pool for up to 12 months, or until you receive an invitation to apply.

  • Invitation

    • If you are invited to apply, you have up to 30 calendar days from the date of invitation to submit a complete application via BCPNP Online.

    • Invitations are issued based on the BC PNP’s annual nomination allocation and processing capacity. However, registration does not guarantee that you will be invited to apply.

  • Application
    • Submit your Express Entry BC application through BCPNP Online. You have 30 calendar days to apply through BCPNP Online. Your application requires a $700 processing fee. 
  • Nomination
    • Receive a provincial nomination and apply to IRCC for permanent residence.

BC-Express Entry-Skilled Worker Tech Pilot View

Requirements

  • have received an Express Entry Profile Number and a Job Seeker Validation Code from the IRCC Express Entry system. This shows you meet the minimum criteria for one of IRCC’s Express Entry programs:
  • have accepted a full-time, indeterminate job offer (a permanent job, or one with no set end date) from a B.C. employer. The job must be in a National Occupational Classification skilled occupation  (Skill Type 0 or Skill Level A or B).
  • The job offer must be for a single job in one of the 29 occupations eligible under the BC PNP Tech Pilot
  • qualify to work in your job in B.C.
  • have at least two (2) years of directly related work experience
  • show you can support yourself and your dependents
  • meet minimum language requirements
  • have a wage offer in line with B.C. wage rates for the occupation

 

Procedure

  • Registration
    • The first step is registration with our Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS). Registering allows us to assess your job, B.C. location, education, language ability and wage. We will review this against B.C. labour market needs.
    • If you meet the minimum criteria for one of IRCC’s federal economic immigration programs, you will receive an Express Entry profile number and a Job Seeker validation code. You now can register with the BC PNP.
    • You get a registration score based on various factors. You also go into a selection pool for your chosen category. You stay in the selection pool for up to 12 months, or until you receive an invitation to apply.
  • Invitation

    • If you are invited to apply, you have up to 30 calendar days from the date of invitation to submit a complete application via BCPNP Online.

    • Invitations are issued based on the BC PNP’s annual nomination allocation and processing capacity. However, registration does not guarantee that you will be invited to apply.

  • Application
    • Submit your Express Entry BC application through BCPNP Online. You have 30 calendar days to apply through BCPNP Online. Your application requires a $700 processing fee. 
  • Nomination
    • Receive a provincial nomination and apply to IRCC for permanent residence.

 

BC-Express Entry-International Graduate View

Requirements

  • have received an Express Entry Profile Number and a Job Seeker Validation Code from the IRCC Express Entry system. This shows you meet the minimum criteria for one of IRCC’s Express Entry programs:
  • have completed a degree, diploma or certificate from an eligible post-secondary institution in Canada in the past three years
    • Your program must have been at least 8 months (two semesters) of full-time equivalent coursework (excluding co-op work terms, practicums and internships).
  • have accepted a full-time, indeterminate job offer (a permanent job, or one with no set end date) from a B.C. employer. The job must be in a National Occupational Classification skilled occupation  (Skill Type 0 or Skill Level A or B). 
  • qualify to work in your occupation in B.C.
  • show you can support yourself and your dependents
  • have, or be eligible for, legal immigration status in Canada
  • for NOC skill level B occupations, meet minimum language requirements
  • have a wage offer in line with B.C. wage rates for the occupation

Procedure

  • Registration
    • The first step is registration with our Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS). Registering allows us to assess your job, B.C. location, education, language ability and wage. We will review this against B.C. labour market needs.
    • If you meet the minimum criteria for one of IRCC’s federal economic immigration programs, you will receive an Express Entry profile number and a Job Seeker validation code. You now can register with the BC PNP.
    • You get a registration score based on various factors. You also go into a selection pool for your chosen category. You stay in the selection pool for up to 12 months, or until you receive an invitation to apply.
  • Invitation

    • If you are invited to apply, you have up to 30 calendar days from the date of invitation to submit a complete application via BCPNP Online.

    • Invitations are issued based on the BC PNP’s annual nomination allocation and processing capacity. However, registration does not guarantee that you will be invited to apply.

  • Application
    • Submit your Express Entry BC application through BCPNP Online. You have 30 calendar days to apply through BCPNP Online. Your application requires a $700 processing fee. 
  • Nomination
    • Receive a provincial nomination and apply to IRCC for permanent residence.

BC-Express Entry-International Graduate Tech Pilot View

Requirements

  • have received an Express Entry Profile Number and a Job Seeker Validation Code from the IRCC Express Entry system. This shows you meet the minimum criteria for one of IRCC’s Express Entry programs:
  • have completed a degree, diploma or certificate from an eligible post-secondary institution in Canada in the past three years
    • Your program must have been at least 8 months (two semesters) of full-time equivalent coursework (excluding co-op work terms, practicums and internships).
  • have accepted a full-time, indeterminate job offer (a permanent job, or one with no set end date) from a B.C. employer. The job must be in a National Occupational Classification skilled occupation  (Skill Type 0 or Skill Level A or B). 
  • The job offer must be for a single job in one of the 29 occupations eligible under the BC PNP Tech Pilot
  • qualify to work in your occupation in B.C.
  • show you can support yourself and your dependents
  • have, or be eligible for, legal immigration status in Canada
  • for NOC skill level B occupations, meet minimum language requirements
  • have a wage offer in line with B.C. wage rates for the occupation

Procedure

  • Registration
    • The first step is registration with our Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS). Registering allows us to assess your job, B.C. location, education, language ability and wage. We will review this against B.C. labour market needs.
    • If you meet the minimum criteria for one of IRCC’s federal economic immigration programs, you will receive an Express Entry profile number and a Job Seeker validation code. You now can register with the BC PNP.
    • You get a registration score based on various factors. You also go into a selection pool for your chosen category. You stay in the selection pool for up to 12 months, or until you receive an invitation to apply.
  • Invitation
    • If you are invited to apply, you have up to 30 calendar days from the date of invitation to submit a complete application via BCPNP Online.
    • Invitations are issued based on the BC PNP’s annual nomination allocation and processing capacity. However, registration does not guarantee that you will be invited to apply.
  • Application
    • Submit your Express Entry BC application through BCPNP Online. You have 30 calendar days to apply through BCPNP Online. Your application requires a $700 processing fee. 
  • Nomination
    • Receive a provincial nomination and apply to IRCC for permanent residence.

BC-Skills Immigration-Skilled Worker View

Requirements

  • have accepted a full-time, indeterminate job offer (a permanent job, or one with no set end date) from a B.C. employer. The job must be in a National Occupational Classification (NOC) skilled occupation (Skill Type 0 or Skill Level A or B).
  • be qualified to perform the duties of the job
  • have at least two (2) years of directly related work experience
  • show you can support yourself and your dependents
  • have, or be eligible for, legal immigration status in Canada
  • for NOC skill level B occupations, meet minimum language requirements
  • have a wage offer in line with B.C. wage rates for the occupation

Procedure

  •  Registration

    • The first step is registration with our Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS). Registering allows us to assess your job, location in B.C., education, language ability and wage. We will review this against B.C. labour market needs.
  • Invitation

    • Invitations are issued based on the BC PNP’s annual nomination allocation and processing capacity. However, a registration does not guarantee that you will be invited to apply. If you are invited to apply, you have up to 30 calendar days from the date of invitation to submit a complete application via BCPNP Online.  
  • Application

    • Submit your Skills Immigration application through BCPNP Online. After receiving an invitation to apply, Skilled Worker, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled, and International Graduate candidates can apply online. HealthCare Professional and International Post-Graduate applicants do not need an invitation, and can apply directly through BCPNP Online. You have 30 calendar days to apply through BCPNP Online. Your application requires a $700 processing fee.
  • Nomination

    • Receive a provincial nomination and apply to IRCC for permanent residence.

BC-Skills Immigration-Entry level and Semi-skilled View

Requirements

  • have accepted a full-time, indeterminate job offer (a permanent job, or one with no set end date) from a B.C. employer in a specific occupation in tourism/hospitality, long-haul trucking, or the food processing industry. For the Northeast Development Region of B.C., you may apply in any National Occupational Classification occupation (skill level C or D).
  • have been working full-time for your employer for a minimum of nine consecutive months before applying
  • meet minimum language and education requirements
  • qualify to do the job offered to you
  • show you can support yourself and your dependents
  • have legal immigration status in Canada
  • be earning a wage in line with B.C. wage rates for the occupation

Procedure

  •  Registration
    • The first step is registration with our Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS). Registering allows us to assess your job, location in B.C., education, language ability and wage. We will review this against B.C. labour market needs.
  • Invitation

    • Invitations are issued based on the BC PNP’s annual nomination allocation and processing capacity. However, a registration does not guarantee that you will be invited to apply. If you are invited to apply, you have up to 30 calendar days from the date of invitation to submit a complete application via BCPNP Online.  
  • Application

    • Submit your Skills Immigration application through BCPNP Online. After receiving an invitation to apply, Skilled Worker, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled, and International Graduate candidates can apply online. HealthCare Professional and International Post-Graduate applicants do not need an invitation, and can apply directly through BCPNP Online. You have 30 calendar days to apply through BCPNP Online. Your application requires a $700 processing fee.
  • Nomination

    • Receive a provincial nomination and apply to IRCC for permanent residence.

 

BC-Skills Immigration-Skilled Worker Tech Pilot View

Requirements

  • have accepted a full-time, indeterminate job offer (a permanent job, or one with no set end date) from a B.C. employer. The job must be in a National Occupational Classification (NOC) skilled occupation (Skill Type 0 or Skill Level A or B).
  • The job offer must be for a single job in one of the 29 occupations eligible under the BC PNP Tech Pilot
  • be qualified to perform the duties of the job
  • have at least two (2) years of directly related work experience
  • show you can support yourself and your dependents
  • have, or be eligible for, legal immigration status in Canada
  • for NOC skill level B occupations, meet minimum language requirements
  • have a wage offer in line with B.C. wage rates for the occupation

Procedure

  •  Registration

    • The first step is registration with our Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS). Registering allows us to assess your job, location in B.C., education, language ability and wage. We will review this against B.C. labour market needs.
  • Invitation

    • Invitations are issued based on the BC PNP’s annual nomination allocation and processing capacity. However, a registration does not guarantee that you will be invited to apply. If you are invited to apply, you have up to 30 calendar days from the date of invitation to submit a complete application via BCPNP Online.  
  • Application

    • Submit your Skills Immigration application through BCPNP Online. After receiving an invitation to apply, Skilled Worker, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled, and International Graduate candidates can apply online. HealthCare Professional and International Post-Graduate applicants do not need an invitation, and can apply directly through BCPNP Online. You have 30 calendar days to apply through BCPNP Online. Your application requires a $700 processing fee.
  • Nomination

    • Receive a provincial nomination and apply to IRCC for permanent residence.

BC-Skills Immigration-International Graduate View

Requirements

  • have completed a degree, diploma or certificate from an eligible post-secondary institution in Canada in the past three years
    • Your program must have been at least 8 months (two semesters) of full-time equivalent coursework (excluding co-op work terms, practicums and internships).
  • have accepted a full-time, indeterminate job offer (a permanent job, or one with no set end date) from a B.C. employer. The job must be in a National Occupational Classification skilled occupation  (Skill Type 0 or Skill Level A or B). 
  • qualify to work in your occupation in B.C.
  • show you can support yourself and your dependents
  • have, or be eligible for, legal immigration status in Canada
  • for NOC skill level B occupations, meet minimum language requirements
  • have a wage offer in line with B.C. wage rates for the occupation

Procedure

  • Registration

    • The first step is registration with our Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS). Registering allows us to assess your job, location in B.C., education, language ability and wage. We will review this against B.C. labour market needs.
  • Invitation

    • Invitations are issued based on the BC PNP’s annual nomination allocation and processing capacity. However, a registration does not guarantee that you will be invited to apply. If you are invited to apply, you have up to 30 calendar days from the date of invitation to submit a complete application via BCPNP Online.  
  • Application

    • Submit your Skills Immigration application through BCPNP Online. After receiving an invitation to apply, Skilled Worker, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled, and International Graduate candidates can apply online. HealthCare Professional and International Post-Graduate applicants do not need an invitation, and can apply directly through BCPNP Online. You have 30 calendar days to apply through BCPNP Online. Your application requires a $700 processing fee.
  • Nomination

    • Receive a provincial nomination and apply to IRCC for permanent residence.

BC-Skills Immigration-International Post-Graduate View

Requirements

  • have, or be eligible for, legal immigration status in Canada
  • have completed a valid graduate program of study at an eligible post-secondary institution in B.C. in the last three years.
    • You must have graduated in the last three years with a master's or doctorate (PhD) degree in the natural, applied or health sciences:
      • agriculture
      • biological and biomedical sciences
      • computer and information sciences and support services
      • engineering
      • engineering technology
      • health professions and related clinical sciences
      • mathematics and statistics
      • natural resources conservation and research
      • physical sciences
  • show your intent and ability to live in B.C.

Procedure

  • Registration
    • ​​​​​​​The first step is registration with our Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS). Registering allows us to assess your job, location in B.C., education, language ability and wage. We will review this against B.C. labour market needs.
  • Invitation

    • Invitations are issued based on the BC PNP’s annual nomination allocation and processing capacity. However, a registration does not guarantee that you will be invited to apply. If you are invited to apply, you have up to 30 calendar days from the date of invitation to submit a complete application via BCPNP Online.  
  • Application

    • Submit your Skills Immigration application through BCPNP Online. After receiving an invitation to apply, Skilled Worker, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled, and International Graduate candidates can apply online. HealthCare Professional and International Post-Graduate applicants do not need an invitation, and can apply directly through BCPNP Online. You have 30 calendar days to apply through BCPNP Online. Your application requires a $700 processing fee.
  • Nomination

    • Receive a provincial nomination and apply to IRCC for permanent residence.

 

BC-Skills Immigration-International Graduate Tech Pilot View

Requirements

  • have completed a degree, diploma or certificate from an eligible post-secondary institution in Canada in the past three years
    • Your program must have been at least 8 months (two semesters) of full-time equivalent coursework (excluding co-op work terms, practicums and internships).
  • have accepted a full-time, indeterminate job offer (a permanent job, or one with no set end date) from a B.C. employer. The job must be in a National Occupational Classification skilled occupation  (Skill Type 0 or Skill Level A or B). 
  • The job offer must be for a single job in one of the 29 occupations eligible under the BC PNP Tech Pilot
  • qualify to work in your occupation in B.C.
  • show you can support yourself and your dependents
  • have, or be eligible for, legal immigration status in Canada
  • for NOC skill level B occupations, meet minimum language requirements
  • have a wage offer in line with B.C. wage rates for the occupation

 

Procedure

  • Registration

    • The first step is registration with our Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS). Registering allows us to assess your job, location in B.C., education, language ability and wage. We will review this against B.C. labour market needs.
  • Invitation

    • Invitations are issued based on the BC PNP’s annual nomination allocation and processing capacity. However, a registration does not guarantee that you will be invited to apply. If you are invited to apply, you have up to 30 calendar days from the date of invitation to submit a complete application via BCPNP Online.  
  • Application

    • Submit your Skills Immigration application through BCPNP Online. After receiving an invitation to apply, Skilled Worker, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled, and International Graduate candidates can apply online. HealthCare Professional and International Post-Graduate applicants do not need an invitation, and can apply directly through BCPNP Online. You have 30 calendar days to apply through BCPNP Online. Your application requires a $700 processing fee.
  • Nomination

    • Receive a provincial nomination and apply to IRCC for permanent residence.