Entrepreneur Immigration-Regional Pilot BC

The EI - Regional Pilot is designed for foreign entrepreneurs who are interested in starting a new business in a smaller community.

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Entrepreneur Immigration Regional Pilot bc

Who can apply for for BC PNP ENTREPRENEUR–Regional Pilot ?

For experienced entrepreneurs who is willing to open a business in smaller communities of British Columbia and contribute to their specific labour needs.

Key characteristics

- B.C. communities are active participants

- Prospective candidates must visit the community

- A community referral is required

What are eligibility Requirements for BC PNP ENTREPRENEUR–Regional Pilot?

- build a qualified new business that is linked with the priorities of the referral community

- have business and/or managerial experience

- have a personal net worth of at least CAD$300,000

- invest at least $100,000 CAD in the business

- make at least one new full-time position available to Canadian citizens or permanent residents.

- Minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4 language competency

- have legal immigration status in Canada or be eligible for legal immigration status in the nation where you currently reside

- have the experience that the community is seeking

What are the six steps of the application process?

1. Registration

2. Invitation

3. Net Worth Review

4. Submit Application

5. Building the Business

6. Apply for Permanent Residence

Full list of participating communities by development region:


  • 100 Mile House
  • Mackenzie
  • Prince George
  • Quesnel
  • Williams Lake Kootenay
  • Castlegar & Central Kootenay (Areas I & J)
  • Columbia Valley & East Kootenay
  • Cranbrook
  • Kimberley
  • Nelson & Central Kootenay (Areas E & F)
  • Rossland
  • Trail
  • West Boundary (Area E)

Mainland / Southwest

  • Lillooet


  • Burns Lake

North Coast

  • Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine (Areas B, C, E)
  • Terrace


  • Fort St. John
  • Tumbler Ridge


  • Chase
  • Clinton
  • Penticton
  • Salmon Arm
  • Vernon

Vancouver Island/Coast

  • Campbell River
  • Comox
  • Mount Waddington
  • Port Alberni
  • Powell River