British Columbia Entrepreneur Program

British Columbia – A land of amazing diversity

Few facts about British Columbia

  • Location: Western of Canada, surrounded by beautiful valleys and mountains along with long beach coast.
  • Population: 4 million
  • Capital: Victoria
  • Biggest City: Vancouver, ranked #1 place among other Canadian cities on Mercer’s 2012 Quality of Life Worldwide City Rankings
  • Official Language: English
  • GDP: 217,749 million CAD$ (2011), contributes 12.36% to the country’s total GDP
  • Dominated Industries: Forestry, Mining, Construction, Telecommunications, Tourism
  • Unemployment rate: 6.8% (2012)

BC Provincial Nominee Program – Business Immigration

To be eligible for Entrepreneur program, you must:

  • Make a personal investment of at least $CA 200,000 to establish or to purchase and expand an eligible business anywhere in British Columbia.
  • Create at least one permanent new full time equivalent job in the business for a Canadian or permanent resident
  • Own at least one third (33%) of the equity of the business.
  • Provide active and on-going participation in the day to day management and direction of the business.
  • Demonstrate that you have:

– Skills and experience necessary to establish and operate a commercially viable business in British Columbia;

– Personal net worth of at least $CA 600,000 which is legally obtained and verifiable;

– Sufficient unencumbered personal funds to make the required investment;

– Viable business proposal;

Take a free assessment to see if you qualify for the British Columbia Entrepreneur Programs