MN Group

British Columbia Entrepreneur Immigration Regional Pilot

Categories at a Glance

 

EI – Base Category

EI – Regional Pilot

Experience

Within the last 10 years:

Within the last 5 years:

At least 3+ years of experience as a business owner-manager, OR, 4+ years of experience as a senior manager, OR, a combination of 1+ years of experience as a business owner-manager and 2+ years of experience as a senior manager.

Net worth

At least $600,000

At least $300,000

Education

Obtained a post-secondary credential, OR, experience as an active business owner-manager for at least 36 of the last 60 months with 100% ownership in the business.

Business proposal

You must submit a business proposal to establish a new business or purchase an existing business in B.C.

You must submit a business proposal to establish a new business in B.C. and be referred by an enrolled community.

Ownership percentage

At least one-third (33.33%)

At least 51%

Investment

Minimum $200,000

Minimum $100,000

Job creation

Must create at least one full-time equivalent job for a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada

Location

Anywhere in British Columbia

Participating communities

Exploratory visit required?

No

Yes. You must engage and visit an enrolled community for support before registering.

Language requirement?

Minimum of CLB 4 equivalent in English or French. Must submit a copy of valid language proficiency test results at final report (if not previously submitted).

Minimum of CLB 4 equivalent in English or French. Must submit a copy of a valid language proficiency test at registration.

Partner with BC PNP co- registrant allowed?

Yes

No

Partner with a local business/person allowed?

Yes

Registration scores

Total 200 points (120 points for self-declared section; 80 points for business concept). Must score a minimum of 32 points in business concept section.

Total 200 points (140 points for self-declared section; 60 points for business concept). No minimum business concept score. Total score must be at least 105 points to qualify.

Registration timeframe

Registrations are scored within 6 weeks

Registrations are scored within 4 weeks

Net worth verification

You must obtain a net worth verification report if you are invited to apply.

Application timeframe

Application decisions are typically made within 4 months.

Interview required for approval?

Yes

The minimum amount of time to submit a final report

18 months after issuance of a work permit

12 months after issuance of a work permit

Fees

Registration: $300 Application: $3,500

Registration: $300 Application: $3,500

Minimum Language Test Scores Required

 

Listening

Reading

Writing

Speaking

IELTS

4.5

3.5

4.0

4.0

CELPIP

4

4

4

4

TEF

145

121

181

181

TCF Canada

342-374

4-5

331-368

4-5