Periodically, the BC PNP will invite the highest-scoring registrants from the pool to apply. The number of invitations issued will be based on annual nomination allocations and the program’s processing capacity. When invitations are made, the information will be posted on the Invitations to Apply page of our website, including the date, number of invitations issued and minimum required score.
As part of the due diligence process, BC PNP reviews the applicant’s source of funds in order to protect program integrity and mitigate fraud. All applicants are required to obtain a third-party verification report of their personal net worth prepared by qualified suppliers with expertise in international finance and accounting practices. The BC PNP has introduced this requirement for new applications only. Please review the Entrepreneur Immigration Program Guide for more information.
The BC PNP expects that applicants have thoroughly researched their business plan prior to submitting a registration and, if invited, an application. This means that you are aware of the risks and are familiar with the business environment you will be entering. You should be prepared to implement your plans as soon as you arrive to B.C. If unforeseen circumstances arise that would prevent you from implementing your plan as intended, please contact the BC PNP immediately. An alternative business plan, or changes to your business plan, must be approved by your Program Advisor. This approval is at BC PNP’s discretion.
Yes, the process has been designed to result in faster decision-making for the new, highest-scoring applicants.
The BC PNP no longer has a separate application option for regional business succession purchases of existing businesses. You may propose the purchase of an existing business in your registration, and you will be scored according to the scoring grids provided. The location of your business is important to that scoring, as well as your transferable skill set. The highest-scoring registrations will be invited to submit applications. The new process prioritizes high-scoring registrants and will result in quicker decision-making on new applications. Please review the Entrepreneur Immigration Program Guide for detailed information on scoring.
This project is made possible through funding from the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia.