British Columbia is rich in business resources, including a well-educated workforce of over 2, 4 million.The province’s capital, Vancouver is conveniently located to assist with global trade routes including the U.S., Asia and Mexico. Businesses are also heavily supported by our fiscally responsible government, making it easier and cheaper to start a business in our province.

British Columbia currently has two Investor Visas.

  • Entrepreneur Immigration Stream
  • Regional Pilot Program

British Columbia Entrepreneur Immigration

Personal requirements

You must:

  • have a minimum net worth of $600,000 CAD;
  • show your business or management experience; and
  • meet the legal requirements for immigration to Canada.
Business requirements

You must:

  • start a new qualifying business or purchase and improve a business that already exists;
  • invest a minimum of $200,000 CAD in the business; and
  • start a business that creates at least one full-time job for a permanent resident or citizen of Canada.

British Columbia – Regional Pilot

You must start a new business and settle in a regional community with a population of fewer than 75,000 people.
You must complete an exploratory visit to the community.
You need to make a minimum investment of $100,000 CAD in a qualifying business.
You must have a personal net worth of at least $300,000 CAD.
You must own at least 51% of the company.
Your business must create at least one new job.

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