The BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) Entrepreneur Immigration – Regional Pilot (EI – Regional Pilot) is open. This program offers opportunities for entrepreneurs from around the world to establish businesses in regional communities. The participating communities are published on the BC-PNP website. More information about the program is found on the BC-PNP website.
Recently BC announced a Regional Pilot as part of the Entrepreneur Immigration Stream to attract immigrant entrepreneurs to settle in smaller communities across BC. To attract immigrant entrepreneurs to settle in regional BC the personal net worth and investment criteria have been reduced. Another measure is that the participating community must actively support the immigrant entrepreneur to ensure a better establishment in the community. The pilot is initially for a two year period. At this time the pilot is still closed as the enrollment of participating communities is still in progress.