Immigration Consultants in Scarborough, Toronto

Springwind Immigrant are aware of your desire to build a successful business in Canada. In terms of immigration, this is combined with the requirement to choose a business program that would allow you to obtain permanent residency in Canada. Selecting the Right Business Immigration Program Can Be Challenging. Contact Us today, you will receive expert assistance on which option is right for you, it will increase your chances of visa approval by working with one of our Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC). Our RCIC is licensed by the CICC to assist you by assessing your eligibility, reviewing all documentation, and submitting it to the Canadian government on your behalf.

Entrepreneur Immigration Bc - Base Category


The Entrepreneur Immigration Base Category is an option for foreign entrepreneurs who establish an eligible new business or buy and improve an existing business in B.C. Using a point-based online system, BC selects the highest-ranked investors from the pool.

What are eligibility Requirements for BC PNP ENTREPRENEUR – BASE CATEGORY?

  • personal net worth of at least CAD$600,000
  • business and/or management experience; if no business experience, must have the equivalent of a 2-year post-secondary diploma
  • basic English or French language skill equal to Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 4 or higher 
  • have been lawfully admitted in the country where you currently live
  • have, or be eligible for, legal immigration status in Canada

Business, job and investment requirements

  • establish an eligible new business or buy and improve an existing business
  • make an eligible personal investment of at least CAD$200,000 in the business or have At least one-third (33.33%) Ownership/control
  • Location : British Columbia at all times 
  • create at least one new full-time job for a Canadian citizen or permanent resident

What are the six steps of the application process?

  1. Create a business proposal
  2. Register your proposal with the BC PNP
  3. Get a work permit
  4. Build your business
  5. BC PNP nomination
  6. Permanent Residence

EI - Base Category Registration Scoring

Total 200 points (120 points for self-declared section; 80 points for business concept). Must score minimum of 40 points in business concept section. Total score must be at least 115 points to qualify.

Scoring Sections Points
Self-declared Experience & Ownership 24
Net Worth 12
Total Personal Investment 20
Jobs 12
Development Region 12
Adaptability 40
Self-declared SUBTOTAL score 120
Business Concept Commercial Viability 30
Transferability of Skills 15
Economic Benefits 35
Business concept SUBTOTAL score 80
Maximum Score Available 200


Minimum required score for self-declared section:

  • Experience and Business Ownership at least 8 points
  • Net Worth at least 5 points
  • Total Personal Investment at least 8 points
  • Jobs Created / Maintained at least 4 points
  • B.C. Development Region (no minimum required score)
  • Adaptability Factors (no minimum required score)


Business Concept Factors Points

Commercial Viability:

Business Model

Market and products/services

Eligible personal investment

Assessment of proposed personal investment

Ownership percentage

Risk factors


Transferability of skills:

(a) Business owner-manager experience only

(b) Senior-manager work experience only

(c) Language ability


Economic Benefits:

(a) Key sectors & significant economic benefits

(b) Jobs assessment

(c) High skilled jobs

Maximum Score Available 80

Adaptibility Factors Points
Language Proficiency None or minimal, similar to CLB 3 or below 0
Basic understanding, similar to CLB 4 4
Intermediate and advanced, CLB 5 or above 6
Education level Seconday school or less 0
Associate degree 4
Diploma / certificate (non-trades)
Diploma / certificate (trades)
Bachelor's degree 7
Post-graduate diploma / certificate
Master's degree 10
Doctorate / Phd
Age Less than 25 0
25 - 34 4
35 - 44 8
45 - 54 6
55 - 64 4
65 or older 0
Business Exploratory Visits No, or visited B.C. more than 3 years ago 0
Yes, visited B.C. 1 - 3 years ago 3
Yes, visited B.C. less than 1 year ago, but did not visit the Regional District of the proposed business 5
Yes, visited the Regional District of the proposed business less than 1 year ago 8
Canadian work experience, business experience, or studies from within Canada for at least 12 months No 0
Yes 8
Maximum Score Available 40


Ineligible investments

There are not limited to, the following:

  • cash and working capital (including reserves and contingency funds)
  • wage payments made to yourself and your family members, or other business co-owners
  • refundable deposits
  • real estate and related fees
  • research and development expenses
  • fees and costs related to your immigration application, including:
    • immigration representative fees
    • personal net worth verification report fee
    • fees related to the preparation of review engagement financial statements
    • BC PNP application fees

Fees (non-refundable)

  • $300 registration fee
  • $3,500 application fee