“Move to Canada under BC’s Entrepreneurial with Canaccess Immigration “IRCC & CICC Approved!”

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Table of Content

  1. Introduction
  2. Why British Columbia?
  3. Understanding the British Columbia Regional Pilot Program
  4. Understanding Canaccess Immigration
  5. Eligibility Criteria
  6. Documents Required
  7. Types of Business Eligible
  8. Benefits of the BC Entrepreneur Immigration Regional Pilot Program
  9. Housing & Accommodation
  10. Healthcare & Educational Services
  11. Recreation & Leisure
  12. Settling & Integration in British Columbia
  13. How Canaccess Immigration can assist you
  14. The Process
  15. Success Stories & Testimonials
  16. Ensuring Legitimacy & Reliability
  17. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  18. Summary
  19. Call to Action


Welcome to our in-depth exploration of the British Columbia Entrepreneur Immigration Regional Pilot Program (BC PNP EIRP). In this comprehensive guide, we delve into every aspect of this innovative initiative, designed to attract talented entrepreneurs to the vibrant province of British Columbia, Canada. Whether you’re an aspiring immigrant entrepreneur or a seasoned investor seeking new opportunities, this article aims to provide you with invaluable insights into the BC PNP EIRP.

Why British Columbia?

British Columbia nestled in the westernmost part of Canada, stands as a captivating region renowned for its stunning natural beauty, diverse culture, and thriving economy. British Columbia’s unparalleled natural beauty, cultural diversity, strong economy, and commitment to environmental sustainability make it a truly unique and desirable destination for residents, visitors, and businesses alike.

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Understanding the British Columbia Regional Pilot Program

The BC PNP Entrepreneur Immigration stream is for experienced entrepreneurs who are ready to invest in and actively manage a business in B.C.The British Columbia Entrepreneur Immigration Regional Pilot Program is an initiative designed to encourage entrepreneurship and economic development in smaller communities across the province of British Columbia, Canada.The program aims to attract experienced entrepreneurs willing to establish businesses and settle in regional communities outside the major urban centers of British Columbia.

Understanding Canaccess Immigration

CANACCESS IMMIGRATION, approved and registered with IRCC & CICC, has been a pioneer in providing immigration solutions. Chaired by Mohit Ghai, a renowned immigration consultant, CANACCESS IMMIGRATION specializes in various visas, including work, study, visitor, and permanent residency visas.

At CANACCESS IMMIGRATION, the motto of “Broad Vision Honest Service Great Value” is taken very seriously. This is evident in every aspect of their service, from detailed consultations to personalized immigration strategies that best suit your needs and goals.

Are you considering a move to Canada from India in 2024? If so, you’re not alone. Canada has been a popular destination for immigrants from around the world, including India, for many years. With its high standard of living, excellent healthcare and education systems, and diverse cultural landscape, Canada offers a promising future for individuals and families seeking new opportunities abroad.

At CANACCESS IMMIGRATION, we understand that the immigration process can be overwhelming, especially when moving to a new country. That’s why we’re here to help. As a trusted immigration consultancy registered with the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) and the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), we have the expertise and experience to guide you through every step of your journey to Canada.

In this comprehensive guide, we’ll cover everything you need to know about moving to Canada from India in 2024, including the immigration process, requirements, opportunities, and more. So, let’s dive in!

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility depends on different criteria for British Columbia Entrepreneur Immigration Regional Pilot Program and here is all the different sections described below.

Experience: Within the last 5 years At least either 3+ years of experience as a business owner-manager, OR, 4+ years of experience as a senior manager, OR, a combination of 1+ year of experience as a business owner-manager and 2+ years of experience as a senior

Net Worth: Applicants may need to demonstrate a minimum of at least $300,000 net worth to qualify for the program.

Education: Obtained a post-secondary credential, OR, experience as an active business owner-manager for at least 36 of the last 60 months with 100% ownership in the business

Business Proposal: You must submit a business proposal to establish a new business in B.C. and be referred by an enrolled community.

Ownership Percentage: Applicants may need to specify their intended at least 51% ownership percentage in the proposed business.

Investment: Applicants are typically required to invest minimum $100,000 of capital into the business.

Job Creation: Must create at least one full-time equivalent job for a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada

Exploratory Visit: Applicants may be required to visit the region they plan to invest in as part of the application process.

Language Requirement: Minimum of CLB 4 equivalent in English or French. Must submit copy of valid language proficiency test at registration.

Minimum Language Test Scores Required
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Registration Scores: Applicants may be evaluated based on a scoring system that considers various factors such as experience, investment amount, job creation potential, etc. Total 200 points (140 points for self-declared section; 60 points for business concept). No minimum business concept score. Total score must be at least 105 points to qualify.

Registration Timeframe: There may be specific periods during which applicants can register for the program. Registrations are scored within 4 weeks

Net Worth Verification: Authorities may verify the net worth declared by applicants during the application process. You must obtain a net worth verification report if you are invited to apply.

Application Timeframe: There may be specific windows during which applicants can submit their complete applications. Application decisions are typically made within 4 months.

Interview Required for Approval: Applicants may be required to undergo an interview as part of the approval process.

Minimum Time to Submit a Final Report: Successful applicants may be required to submit progress or final reports on their business operations after a certain period.12 months after issuance of a work permit

Fees: There may be application fees associated with applying for the program. Registration Fee is CAD $300 and Application fee is CAD $3,500.

Documents Required 

The documents required for the British Columbia Entrepreneur Immigration (EI) Regional Pilot Program may vary depending on the specific requirements of the program and the individual circumstances of the applicant. However, typical documents that applicants may need to provide include:

Personal Identification: This may include a valid passport or other government-issued identification documents.

Proof of Language Proficiency: Applicants may need to provide evidence of proficiency in English or French, such as language test results (e.g., IELTS, CELPIP).

Education Credentials: Copies of educational certificates or diplomas, if applicable.

Business Experience Documentation: Proof of relevant business or entrepreneurial experience, such as resumes, letters of employment, or business registration documents.

Net Worth Verification: Documentation to verify the applicant’s net worth, which may include bank statements, investment portfolios, property deeds, and other financial records.

Business Proposal: A detailed business plan outlining the proposed venture, including market analysis, financial projections, and operational details.

Investment Proof: Evidence of the investment amount proposed for the business, such as bank statements or investment agreements.

Job Creation Plan: Documentation outlining how the proposed business will create jobs for local residents, including job descriptions and hiring plans.

Exploratory Visit Confirmation: Proof of visitation to the intended regional community, such as travel itineraries, accommodation bookings, or visitation records.

Partnership Agreements (if applicable): Documentation related to any partnerships with local businesses or individuals, including partnership agreements or letters of intent.

Application Forms and Fees: Completed application forms and payment of any required application fees.

Any Additional Supporting Documents: Depending on the specific requirements of the program, applicants may need to provide additional documents to support their application.

It’s essential for applicants to carefully review the program guidelines and requirements provided by the British Columbia provincial government or relevant authorities to ensure they submit all necessary documents and information. Additionally, applicants should be prepared to provide translations of documents that are not in English or French, if required.

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Types of Business Eligible

  • An immigration-linked investment scheme pursuant to Provincial Immigration Programs Regulation section 6(e) and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR) section 87(5)(b) and as defined in IRPR 87(9)
  • Any business where the terms of investment include a redemption option pursuant to IRPR 87(6)(d)
  • Any business that may be a passive investment pursuant to IRPR 87(6)(c)
  • Bed and breakfasts, hobby farms and home-based businesses
  • Payday loan, cheque cashing, money changing and cash machine businesses
  • Pawnbrokers
  • Tanning salons
  • DVD rental stores
  • Coin-operated laundries
  • Automated car wash operations
  • Scrap metal recycling
  • Businesses selling used goods (excluding businesses that provide value-added services such as repairs, refurbishing or recycling)
  • Real estate development/brokerage, insurance brokerage or business brokerage
  • Businesses involved in producing, distributing or selling pornography or sexually explicit products or services, or providing sexually oriented services
  • Any other type of business that by association would tend to bring the BC PNP or the Government of British Columbia into disrepute

Benefits of the BC Entrepreneur Immigration Regional Pilot Program

The BC EI Regional Pilot Program refers to a unique initiative designed to address labor shortages and demographic challenges in specific regions of British Columbia, Canada. Launched in 2019, the program aims to attract and retain skilled foreign workers in these regions by offering them a pathway to permanent residency.

Pathway to Permanent Residency: One of the primary benefits of the program is that it offers skilled foreign workers a pathway to permanent residency in Canada. Through this program, eligible individuals can secure a job offer in one of the participating communities and eventually apply for permanent residency after fulfilling the program’s requirements.

Employer-Driven Approach: The program adopts an employer-driven approach, which means that employers in participating communities can directly recruit foreign workers to fill job vacancies in their businesses. This approach enables employers to address labor shortages and hire skilled workers who possess the qualifications and experience they require.

Streamlined Process: The BC EI Regional Pilot Program streamlines the immigration process for both employers and skilled workers. It offers a simplified application process and reduces processing times for work permits and permanent residency applications, making it easier for employers to hire foreign workers and for workers to navigate the immigration system.

Regional Development: By attracting skilled workers to designated regions of British Columbia, the program contributes to the economic development and growth of these communities. Skilled workers bring valuable expertise, innovation, and diversity to local businesses and industries, helping to stimulate economic activity and create job opportunities for residents.

Community Integration: The program encourages skilled foreign workers and their families to integrate into the communities where they live and work. By participating in local events, cultural activities, and community initiatives, foreign workers can establish roots, build connections, and contribute to the social fabric of their adopted communities.

Flexibility and Adaptability: The BC EI Regional Pilot Program is designed to be flexible and adaptable to the unique needs and priorities of participating communities. It allows communities to identify specific occupations and industries that are experiencing labor shortages and tailor their recruitment efforts accordingly.

Overall, the BC EI Regional Pilot Program offers a range of benefits for employers, skilled workers, and participating communities, making it an attractive option for addressing labor market challenges and supporting regional economic development in British Columbia.

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Housing & Accommodation

Housing Market: British Columbia has diverse housing options ranging from apartments and condominiums to single-family homes and townhouses.

Rental Market: Individuals can explore rental options through online platforms, real estate agents, or rental management companies.

Affordability: Housing affordability can vary across regions in British Columbia, with major urban centers typically having higher costs.

Tenant Rights: Renters in British Columbia are protected by the Residential Tenancy Act, which outlines rights and responsibilities for both landlords and tenants.

Resources: Access Immigration can provide guidance on navigating the housing market, understanding rental agreements, and accessing resources for affordable housing options.

Healthcare & Educational Services

British Columbia offers a publicly funded healthcare system known as the Medical Services Plan (MSP), providing access to essential medical services. British Columbia has a comprehensive education system that includes public schools, private schools, and post-secondary institutions.

Recreation & Leisure

British Columbia boasts stunning natural landscapes, including mountains, forests, beaches, and lakes, offering numerous recreational opportunities. Residents can enjoy hiking, skiing, snowboarding, fishing, camping, and various water sports. British Columbia features vibrant cultural and arts scenes, with museums, galleries, theaters, and festivals held throughout the year.Newcomers discover local recreational activities, events, and community organizations to facilitate social connections and integration.


Settling & Integration in British Columbia

Participating in community events, volunteering, and joining clubs or organizations can help newcomers build connections and feel a sense of belonging. Learning about Canadian customs, traditions, and social norms can aid in cultural adaptation and integration. Improving English language skills through language classes or language exchange programs can enhance communication and facilitate integration.

                                                How Canaccess Immigration can assist you

With so many immigration consultants and agencies to choose from, why should you trust CANACCESS IMMIGRATION with your journey to Canada? Here are a few reasons:

  1. Expertise: Our team of immigration consultants has in-depth knowledge and experience in Canadian immigration law and procedures. We stay up-to-date with the latest developments and changes in immigration policy to ensure that our clients receive accurate and reliable advice.
  2. Transparency: We believe in transparency and honesty in all our dealings with clients. We provide clear and straightforward guidance on the immigration process, requirements, and fees, so you know what to expect every step of the way.
  3. Personalized Service: We understand that every client is unique, with their own set of goals, circumstances, and challenges. That’s why we take a personalized approach to immigration, tailoring our services to meet your specific needs and objectives.
  4. Supportive Environment: Moving to a new country can be daunting, but you don’t have to do it alone. Our team is here to support you throughout your immigration journey, providing guidance, assistance, and reassurance whenever you need it.
  5. Registered with IRCC & CICC: As a registered immigration consultancy with both the IRCC and CICC, you can trust that we adhere to the highest standards of professionalism, ethics, and integrity. We are committed to serving our clients with diligence, competence, and respect.

The Process

Step 1: Make an exploratory visit to B.C.

We encourage senior executives representing the company to visit B.C. to explore and learn more about opportunities and the local business environment.

Step 2: Discuss your proposal

Before applying to the Strategic Projects stream, the company must first contact the BC PNP to discuss the business proposal. 

Step 3: Register

The company must register expressing the company’s interest to apply. As part of the registration, the company will be asked to provide the following:

  • company details
  • proposed investment in B.C.
  • ​proposed key staff qualifications

Please contact the BC PNP for further details on submitting a Strategic Projects registration.
There is a registration processing fee of $300.

Step 4: Invitation to apply

We will review the registration and determine if the foreign corporation is eligible to apply.

If invited to apply, the company must submit a full application within 90 days. The invitation to apply will expire after 90 days; the corporation may choose to submit a new registration. 

Step 5: Applying to the BC PNP

The company must submit all the required forms as a single complete application package including key staff forms and other supporting documentation. The application processing fee is $3,500 for the company and an additional $1,000 for each key staff proposed.

We will review the application for completeness. We may ask the foreign corporation clarifying questions and request additional documentation. As part of the application assessment process, each key staff member may be invited to attend an in-person interview at the BC PNP offices in Vancouver.

A decision will be made regarding the application and communicated to the company.

Step 6: Signing Performance Agreements

If the application is approved, the company’s designated signing authority signs a corporate Performance Agreement with the Province of B.C. Each approved key staff member will also be required to sign a Performance Agreement. 

Step 7: Work Permit & Arrival Report

We will issue a work permit support letter to each approved key staff member so they can apply to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for a work permit. This work permit support letter is valid for 90 days.

After signing their Performance Agreement, each key staff must arrive in B.C. with their valid work permit within 180 days (6 months) from the date of issuance of their work permit support letter.

Within 60 days (2 months) of arriving in B.C., each key staff must submit a completed arrival report form to the BC PNP.

Step 8: Business Establishment & Nomination

After fulfilling its obligations under the executed Performance Agreement, the foreign corporation must submit a final report to the BC PNP to demonstrate how the company has met the terms and conditions of the Performance Agreement. We will review the report, and may conduct site visits or interviews to verify information.

If we determine that the company has met the terms and conditions of the Performance Agreement, each key staff member who has satisfied the terms and conditions of his/her Performance Agreement will be nominated for permanent residence.

Step 9: Apply for Permanent Residence

Each key staff must submit their application for permanent residence to IRCC within 180 days from the date of nomination.

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Success Stories & Testimonials

Over the years, CANACCESS IMMIGRATION has helped countless individuals and families make their dream of moving to Canada a reality. Their website features latest visa approvals and heartfelt testimonials from clients, reflecting the high level of satisfaction and success achieved. Please check this link

Ensuring Legitimacy & Reliability

The legal landscape of immigration can be complex, but CANACCESS IMMIGRATION simplifies it for its clients. They are equipped to handle immigration to Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the U.K., and Singapore, offering a wide range of solutions tailored to each client’s unique situation.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q:How does the program help employers in participating communities?

A:The program allows employers in designated communities to recruit skilled foreign workers to fill job vacancies in their businesses. By addressing labor shortages, employers can sustain and grow their businesses while contributing to the economic development of their communities.

Q:Can family members accompany participants under the program?

A:Yes, participants in the BC EI Regional Pilot Program may include their eligible family members, such as spouses or common-law partners, and dependent children, in their applications for permanent residency.

Q:How long does the application process take?

A:The application process for the BC EI Regional Pilot Program typically involves several stages, including obtaining a job offer, applying for a work permit, and applying for permanent residency. Processing times may vary depending on individual circumstances and government processing times.


The BC Entrepreneur Immigration Regional Pilot Program provides an opportunity for entrepreneurs to establish businesses and settle in smaller communities in British Columbia. It aims to support economic growth outside major urban centers while also offering entrepreneurs a pathway to permanent residency in Canada.

Call to Action

Embarking on your immigration journey to Canada? Ensure your success by choosing a top CICC & IRCC certified consultant. Start by visiting Canaccess Immigration and scheduling a consultation with Mr. Mohit Ghai an authorized RCIC with License number R508662 today. Let your dream of moving to Canada become a reality with trusted expert guidance.

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