ENTREPRENEUR IMMIGRATION – BRITISH COLUMBIA BASE CATEGORY


The province of British Columbia, located in the west coast of Canada and well known for its clement weather (considering Canadian standards when it comes to weather), has 2 entrepreneur programs. We will concentrate on the Base Category, which to the opposite of the Regional Pilot program, does not require a previous visit to the province prior to submitting the application.


As other provincial entrepreneur PNP programs, you will first need to have a business concept that matches British Colombia’s needs and requirements. Our film can help with every step of the process as long as you meet the below conditions and agree to manage the business from within Canada:


PROGRAM BC ENTREPRENEUR BASE CATEGORY
GOAL OPEN A NEW BUSINESS OR BUY AN EXISTING BUSINESS
WHERE BRITISH COLUMBIA
WHAT YOU GET 2 YEARS WORK PERMIT
ACTIVE OR PASSIVE INVESTMENT ACTIVE
CONDITIONS
  • Have business experience as an owner or senior manager.
  • Provide a business proposal strong enough to be selected by the province.
  • Create at least 1 job during year 1.
MINIMUM INVESTMENT $200,000
MINIMUM NET WORTH REQUIRED

(can be husband + wife)
$600.000
MINIMUM OWNERSHIP 33.33%
FRANCHISE YES
PROCESS
  • You gather the documents and pass the IELTS test (CLB 4 minimum)
  • We help you find the location / business concept.
  • We do the business plan tailored to immigration requirements.
  • We submit the business proposal.
  • Be selected by the province.
  • Have your net worth verified.
  • We submit an entire application package to the province.
  • Interview
  • Approval
  • Work permit
  • Come to Canada
  • Operate the business for at least 18 months.
  • Apply for permanent residence. It will take approximately 1.5 years to be processed.

After becoming a permanent resident of Canada, you can obtain Canadian citizenship (passport) after 3 years of residency in Canada. These 3 years do not need to be continuous.

DOCUMENTS

some may not apply to your case and some can be replaced/added
  • Passport.
  • National ID.
  • Military card/exemption.
  • Marriage certificate.
  • Education degrees.
  • Resume.
  • List of all your travels.
  • Proof of business ownership/activity back home (business licence, taxes, work contracts).
  • Proof of net worth (cash, assets in the bank, properties, etc.)
TIME (approximate) 6-12 months.
LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS IELTS GENERAL 4
MEDICAL COVERAGE IN CANADA (after obtaining a visa) Yes
OPINION

ADVANTAGES:


  • You can live and operate your business anywhere you want in British Columbia.
  • If your business concept is selected, this program facilitates permanent residence with the support of the province.

DISADVANTAGES:


  • Longer process.
  • You have no guarantee that you will be selected or when you will be selected, but if selected, this is pretty much a secured access to permanent residence.

We help entrepreneurs set up their business and immigration strategy and execute on it.

We believe immigration is more than just a visa. We accompany our entrepreneurs during their entire immigration journey: from business set up to the first work permit, then permanent residency and finally, citizenship.

  • Find the business to buy or rent.
  • Find the location.
  • Incorporate the business.
  • Write a business plan tailored to immigration requirements.
  • We put you in touch with our network to start finding clients, distributors, suppliers.
  • Find schools for your children.
  • Your spouse and children under 22 years old can be included in your application.

To book a consultation with a lawyer and explore your business immigration options, email us.

Contact

+1 647.979.7068 (WhatsApp available)


immigration@navaelmilawyer.com


75 Queens Wharf Rd., Toronto, Ontario, MV5 0J8, Canada


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