Entrepreneur Immigration

There is various Provincial Nominee program for business class are available.

British Columbia:

 Entrepreneur Immigration — Regional Pilot 

Personal requirements To qualify, you must:

  • have a personal net worth of at least CAD 300,000$
  • demonstrate business and/or management experience
  • have, or be eligible for, legal immigration status in Canada

  • have basic English or French language proficiency equivalent to Canadian Language Benchmark CLB level 4 or higher
The BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) Entrepreneur Immigration – Regional Pilot (EI – Regional Pilot) is attracting business owner and senior managers from around the world to establish businesses in regional communities.
The applicants of this plan are scored according to the titles of the table below and must achieve the minimum points of each section to be selected. The maximum score available is 200

Business owner-manager or senior management experience

Adaptability: Minimum language proficiency

Ownership (100%)

Adaptability: Education level

Net Worth

Adaptability: Age

Total Personal Investment

Adaptability: Family in the community of proposed business

Jobs created and/or maintained

Adaptability: Work, business, or studies in Canada

Location: Population size of enrolled community 

Self-declared subtotal score

Location: Regional District of enrolled community


Entrepreneur Immigration — Regional Pilot has been done for a two-year period until March 2021 and after a one-year break, it was reopened in July 2022 with changes compared to the previous schedule.
The information took from BC PNP website:

Entrepreneur Immigration - Base Category Program Requirements

If you want to immigrate to B.C. and are ready to invest in and actively manage a valid business here, you may qualify for our Entrepreneur Immigration – Base Category. Here is an overview of the requirements.

Personal requirements:

  • Have a personal net worth of at least CAD$600,000
  • Demonstrate business and/or management experience
  • Have, or be eligible for, legal immigration status in Canada
  • Have basic English or French language proficiency equivalent to Canadian Language Benchmark CLB level 4 or higher

You must also have been lawfully admitted in the country where you currently reside.

The Entrepreneur Immigration stream is for experienced entrepreneurs who want to actively manage a business in B.C. It is a points-based invitation system. Applicants must have the required personal and investment funds.

The maximum score available is 200.

To be eligible you should get 32 scores for business concept.








Net Worth


Total Personal Investment




Regional District




Self-declared subtotal score


Commercial Viability


Transferability of Skills


Economic Benefits


Business concept subtotal score





Ontario :

In this stream depend on the region for investor, the eligibility would be varied.

The Entrepreneur Stream application is a two-stage process.

Stage 1

  • Register expression of interest by email
  • If invited, submit online application
  • You and your business partner (if applicable) must have an interview at the OINP office in Toronto
  • If you successful in interview then you must sign performance agreement .(End of stage 1 )

Stage 2

  • You can apply to IRCC for a temporary work permit with a support letter
  • You have 20 months to implement your business plan and submit a final report
  • You must submit all documents to show performing all part of your performance agreement to get nomination for permanent residence.

Mandatory requirement:

  • Business experience
  • Net worth
  • Personal investment funds and minimum equity
  • Active involvement
  • Capital investment purpose
  • Job creation
  • Additional requirements if purchasing an existing business