For Skilled Workers

For some occupations, skilled workers may qualify for expedited entry under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP). This avenue is especially advantageous for employers who are outside the Greater Vancouver and Victoria metropolitan areas.

 

For Business Immigrants

The BC PNP also allows the Government of British Columbia to select potential business immigrants for settlement in BC. To qualify, an individual must have a minimum net worth and be prepared to invest in a potential business and hire Canadians or permanent residents.

You must have a net worth of at least $600,000 and make a personal investment of at least $200,000 into the business. You must also create one new full-time job for a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

The selection of business candidates is based on a point system based on:

  • Your business experience
  • Your net worth
  • Adaptability
  • Your business proposal

BC PNP Business Immigration Point Assessment

If you wish to determine whether you have enough points to invest in and actively manage business in B.C., please fill out the form below and submit it for a free assessment.

  • Experience

    You must provide details or your work/business experience of the last ten years. Do not duplicate in both sections.
    You must provide details or your work/business experience of the last ten years. Do not duplicate in both sections.
  • Personal Net Worth

    You should have at least $50,000 in current asset or a personal net worth of more than $600,000 to be eligible.
    You should have at least $50,000 in current asset or a personal net worth of more than $600,000 to be eligible.
  • Personal Investment

  • Jobs

  • Adaptability

  • Business Concept Factor

    *Destination tourism refers to businesses that target tourists directly where its business is primarily focused on tourist attractions rather than potential spin-off activities from the tourism industry.
    Direct experience is defined as experience gained in the same industry and sector corresponding to the first 3 digits of proposed NAICS number.
    Related experience is defined as experience gained in a similar industry operating in a related business line as the proposed business.
    Direct experience is defined as experience gained in the same industry and sector corresponding to the first 3 digits of proposed NAICS number.
    Related experience is defined as experience gained in a similar industry operating in a related business line as the proposed business.
    Out of 24 points, how would you score your business considering business improvement or expansion plan, market like, unique selling advantage, risk factor and due diligence?
    *If you have less 33% ownership, you must have more than $1 million investment.