British Columbia Issues At Least 9 Invitations In New Entrepreneur Draw

British Columbia Issues At Least 9 Invitations In New Entrepreneur Draw
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British Columbia immigration has conducted a new Entrepreneur Immigration draw, issuing at least 9 invitations.

The November 11 British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program draw featured invites through the general and regional pilot category of the province’s Entrepreneur stream.

For the general category, 8 invites were issued with a minimum score of 120 points.

Through the regional pilot, ‘less than 5’ invitations were issued with a minimum score of 114 points. The number of invites was listed as ‘less than 5’ to protect the identity of those invited.

A further draw took place on October 4 through the general category. It saw 5 invitations issued and a minimum score of116. 

Requirements for the Canada immigration stream are below.

What Was the Minimum Score For The Latest B.C. Entrepreneur Draw?

Date Category Minimum Score Invites Issued
08-11-22 Entrepreneur Immigration General Category 120 8
Entrepreneur Immigration Regional Pilot 114 <5
04-10-22 Entrepreneur Immigration General Category 116 5


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What Are The Requirements For The B.C. Entrepreneur Category?

Business candidates in this British Columbia immigration category must meet the following minimum criteria:

Eligibility Requirements

  • Personal net worth of minimum $600,000, legally obtained.
  • Invest minimum $200,000 in an eligible new business or to purchase and improve an existing business in BC.
  • Create at least one new full-time job in your business for a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident.
  • Canadian Language Benchmark Level 4 In English or French in each of the four competencies: listening, speaking, reading and writing, BY THE TIME OF NOMINATION.
  • Suitable business and/or management experience.
  • Have, or be eligible for, legal temporary immigration status in Canada.
  • Have been lawfully admitted to the country where you currently reside.

British Columbia Entrepreneur Immigration – Regional Pilot

The Entrepreneur Regional Pilot aims to attract motivated and experienced entrepreneurs to open a business in smaller communities of British Columbia and contribute to their specific labour needs.

The Eligibility Requirements for Candidates

  • Net worth of minimum $300,000.
  • Minimum of $100,000 in eligible business investments.
  • Minimum of 51% ownership in the new business.
  • Canadian Language Benchmark Level 4 In English or French in each of the four competencies: listening, speaking, reading and writing.
  • Create at least one new full-time job for a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
  • Conduct an exploratory visit in the target community
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Colin Singer is an international acclaimed Canadian immigration lawyer and founder of featured on Wikipedia. Colin Singer is also founding director of the Canadian Citizenship & Immigration Resource Center (CCIRC) Inc. He served as an Associate Editor of ‘Immigration Law Reporter’, the pre-eminent immigration law publication in Canada. He previously served as an executive member of the Canadian Bar Association’s Quebec and National Immigration Law Sections and is currently a member of the Canadian Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Colin has twice appeared as an expert witness before Canada’s House of Commons Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration. He is frequently recognized as a recommended authority at national conferences sponsored by government and non-government organizations on matters affecting Canada’s immigration and human resource industries. Since 2009, Colin has been a Governor of the Quebec Bar Foundation a non-profit organization committed to the advancement of the profession, and became a lifetime member in 2018.