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Business Immigration
BC Provincial Nominee Program -  Business Skills Category

Applicants for nomination in the Business Skills category will be required to:

1.Make a personal investment of at least $400,000 CAD to establish or to
purchase and expand an
eligible business anywhere in BC

2.Create at least three new jobs in the business for Canadians or permanent

3.Own at least one third (33 1/3%) of the equity of the business.

4.Provide active and on-going participation in the day to day management and
direction of the business.

5.Demonstrate that they have:
◦the skills and experience necessary to establish and operate a commercially
viable business in BC
◦a personal net worth of at least $800,000 CAD obtained from legal sources
◦sufficient unencumbered personal funds to make the required investment
◦a viable business proposal

6.Sign a performance agreement with the Province of British Columbia.

7.Sign a deposit agreement with the Province of British Columbia, if they are
seeking a fast track nomination.

Fast Track Option
The fast track option offers immediate nomination for permanent residence.
In  return, you will be required to make a conditionally refundable $125,000
CAD deposit with the Province of British Columbia. The deposit will be
refunded (without interest) when you have met the terms of conditions of
your performance agreement and deposit agreement.

Principal Applicants and Key Staff
Principal applicants in Business Skills category may include one foreign, key
staff essential to the proposed business as a co-applicant for nomination, but
must still create three jobs for Canadians or permanent residents.

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Immigration News
Tools and Resources
Member of ICCRC
- Work experience cannot be used
to qualify for the CEC for six
occupations: Cooks, Food service
supervisors, Retail sales
supervisor and etc.
Details                    [Nov. 8, 2013]

- No longer applications for open
work permits from spouses and
working age dependent of TFWs
destined for BC
Details                  [Feb. 15, 2013]

- Bridging Open Work Permits for
Certain Federal Economic Class
Details                  [Dec. 15, 2012]

CIC Bulletines 2013,  2012,  2011