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British Columbia Entrepreneur Immigration – Base Stream (BCEB)

British Columbia Entrepreneur Stream - Base Category

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SUMMARY

This program is for experienced business owners or senior business managers who want to live in British Columbia. They must start a new business or buy an existing business and must actively participate in the day-to-day management of the business.

Approved applicants must operate a business in BC on a Work Permit (WP) before being nominated for permanent resident status in Canada.

You may partner with one foreign national businessperson (co-registrant), a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident businessperson. Your foreign national business partner must also meet all the minimum requirements.

Application to the stream is by invitation only. You (and your foreign business partner, if applicable) should first complete the online Expression of Interest (EOI).  Selected applicants will be invited to apply for the program based on the information they enter online. You cannot apply directly to this program unless you are invited to apply.

Base stream is one of the three (3) Entrepreneur Immigration streams, which also includes Regional Pilot (➨Page) and the Strategic Projects stream (➨Page).

Ready to take the next step towards your Canadian immigration journey? Fill out the form below and embark on your path to new opportunities.

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MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

You (and your foreign business partner, if applicable) must meet the following requirements:

1- Business Experience

You must have a minimum of:

  • more than three (3) years of experience during the past ten (10) years as an active business owner-manager of a company for which you have held ten per cent (%10) or more ownership; OR
  • more than four (4) years of experience during the past ten (10) years as a senior manager for a company/organization (with no business ownership, or business ownership of less than ten per cent) supervising at least three (3) full-time employees, and your NOC is TEER 0 or 1; ; OR
  • a combination of at least one (1) year of experience as an active business owner-manager and at least two (2) years of experience as a senior manager.

2- Net Worth

You must have net worth of at least $600,000 CAD, which includes your spouse or common-law partner, and your dependent children, if applicable.

3- Language Ability

You must have an approved test results taken within the past two (2) years and meet the minimum score of Canadian Language Benchmark CLB 4 in all four abilities in English or French (➨Appendix 5).

You are not required to demonstrate your language proficiency at the time of registration (EOI), however, being proficient in English and/or French is a mandatory requirement for nomination in the BCPNP Entrepreneur Immigration – Base stream.

4- Education

You must have one of the following:

  • a post-secondary credential (such as a degree, diploma or certificate from a licensed postsecondary institution); OR
  • experience as an active business owner-manager with 100 per cent ownership of the business for at least three (3)  of the past five (5) years. The 100 per cent ownership of the business may be shared between you, your spouse or common-law partner, and/or your dependent child(ren).

5- Ineligibility

You are not eligible to apply under the British Columbia Entrepreneur Immigration if:

  • You had a previous approval cancelled by the BCPNP
  • You have, in the two (2) years immediately before the date of the application, been found by the BCPNP to have made a misrepresentation in a previous application
  • You have another active application and/or registration with BCPNP
  • You are a refugee claimant in Canada, a failed refugee claimant, had a removal order, are prohibited from entering or being in Canada, do not have status in Canada or are living illegally in your country of residence.

Ready to take the next step towards your Canadian immigration journey? Fill out the form below and embark on your path to new opportunities.

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BRITISH COLUMBIA BUSINESS REQUIREMENTS

In order to qualify as an eligible business under the Entrepreneur program, you (and your co-registrant, if applicable) must have an intention to buy or establish a business in British Columbia that meets the following criteria:

1- Business Investment

You must make an eligible personal investment of at least $200,000 in the proposed business within 20 months of arriving in BC on a work permit.

Eligible investment may include new equipment purchases, vehicle, leasehold improvements, new marketing costs, regular operating expenses such as rent, wages, utilities, etc., start-up inventory or new inventory related to an improvement/expansion plan and purchase of existing business.

If you are buying an existing business, the purchase price of the business up to $150,000 (not including professional fees associated with the purchase) will be considered as eligible investment and you must commit to make an eligible investment of at least $50,000 to improve, upgrade and/or expand the business.
The following types of investment don’t count for the purpose of meeting the minimum required investments:
  • Cash and working capital (including reserves and contingency funds)
  • Wage payments made to yourself and your family members, or other business co-owners
  • Refundable deposits
  • Real estate and related fees
  • Research and development expenses
  • Fees and costs related to your immigration application

2- Business Ownership

You must own at least one third (33.33%) of the equity of a business in British Columbia.

If your proposed ownership is less than 33.33%, you must make an equity investment of at least $1 million CAD.

3- Type of Business

The business purpose must be to make a profit from active income through the sale of goods and/or services.

Franchises may be considered as eligible businesses if you can demonstrate that the proposed franchise is well-established (i.e. ability to expand, sound financial track record, and in operation for at least 5 years).

Seasonal businesses are not eligible unless the proposed business operates for at least eight (8) months per year.

The following types of businesses are not eligible under British Columbia Entrepreneur Immigration:

  • An immigration-linked investment scheme
  • Any business where the terms of investment include a redemption option
  • Any business that may be a passive investment
  • 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 brokerage, insurance brokerage or business brokerage
  • Real estate development activities
  • Goods trading businesses (e.g. import/export), unless value add is demonstrated
  • 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 BCPNP or the Government of British Columbia into disrepute

For highly regulated industries you must properly address the regulatory requirements of doing business in the proposed industry. Examples of highly regulated industries include, but are not limited to:

  • Agriculture, agri-food & aquaculture
  • Cannabis, tobacco, and alcohol production, distribution or retailing
  • Child care, schools and educational institutions
  • Financial services and trading
  • Forestry and mining
  • Healthcare and life sciences
  • Oil and gas
  • Passenger transportation
  • Pharmacology
  • Residential care facilities
  • Telecommunications

4- Job Creation

You must create at least one (1) permanent full-time job (or equivalent) for Canadian citizens or permanent residents within 14 months of arriving in BC on a work permit.

In addition to the job creation requirements, if you are purchasing an existing business, you must maintain the number of existing jobs in the business.

You must maintain the required number of full-time equivalent jobs, continuously, for at least six (6) months.

5- Active Management

You must provide active and on-going participation in the day to day management and direction of the business at the business site.

CALCULATE YOUR SCORE

If you (and your co-registrant, if applicable) meet all above minimum requirements, then calculate or estimate your total score based on the following selection factors (➨immilib.com/BCEB-Grid).

There is no minimum required total score. However you must score minimum of 32 points under “business concept” section.

Candidates will be ranked against each other and only top ranked candidates will be invited to apply. A draw will occur with only the top ranked candidates being selected and issued an invitation to apply.

If you are applying with a foreign national business partner, your final score will be calculated using the lowest submitted score between the two of you.

The British Columbia Entrepreneur Immigration selection factors may be summarized as follows:

Selection Factor Maximum Points
Self-declared Factors:
Factor 1: Experience & Ownership 24
Factor 2: Net Worth 12
Factor 3: Investment Amount 20
Factor 4: Jobs 12
Factor 5: Business Location 12
Adaptability Factors:
Factor 6: Language 6
Factor 7: Education 10
Factor 8: Age 8
Factor 9: Exploratory Visit 8
Factor 10: Canadian Experience 8
Business Concept:
Factor 11: Commercial Viability 30
Factor 12: Transferability of Skills 15
Factor 13: Economic Benefits 35

Self-declared Factors:

Factor 1: Business Experience and Ownership

You may claim up to the maximum of 20 points based on your business experience. The number of points is based on your past business ownership experience and / or senior management experience in the last ten (10) years.

You must score at least 8 points to meet the minimum requirements for this factor.

Business Experience Duration Points

Business owner-manager experience

60 months or more 20
49 to 59 months 15
37 to 48 months 12
25 to 36 months 6
12 to 24 months 4
Less than 12 months 0

Senior manager work experience

60 months or more 12
49 to 59 months 8
25 to 48 months 4
Less than 24 months 0

In addition, you will be awarded points if you have owned 100 per cent of a business for at least three (3) of the most recent five (5) years. The 100 per cent ownership of the business may be shared between you, your spouse or common-law partner, and/or your dependent child(ren).

%100 Ownership in the Last 5 Years Points
3 Years or more 4
Less than 3 years 0

Factor 2: Net Worth

You will receive up to maximum of 12 points based on your total personal net worth including that of your spouse or common-law partner, and/or your dependent children, if applicable.

You must score at least 5 points to meet the minimum requirements for this section.

Business Experience Duration Points

Total cash and liquid funds

$400,000 or more 4
$200,000 to $399,999 3
$50,000 to $199,999 2
Less than $50,000 0

Total personal net worth

$5,000,000 or more 8
$2,000,000 to $4,999,999 7
$800,000 to $1,999,999 6
$600,000 to $799,999 5
Less than $300,000 Not Eligible

Factor 3: Investment Amount

You may claim up to 20 points based on the total personal investment amount that will be made into your proposed business.

You must score at least 8 points to meet the minimum requirement for this section.

Net Worth Points
$8,000,000 CAD or more 20
$4,000,000 CAD to $7,999,999 CAD 16
$2,000,000 CAD to $3,999,999 CAD 14
$1,000,000 CAD to $1,999,999 CAD 12
$600,000 CAD to $999,999 CAD 11
$400,000 CAD to $599,999 CAD 10
$200,000 CAD to $399,999 CAD 8
LLess than $200,000 Not Eligible

Factor 4: Jobs

You will receive up to 12 points based on your proposed full-time equivalent (FTE) job creation, and FTE maintenance if you are purchasing an existing business.
Number of Full-time Jobs Points
20 or more 12
10 – 19 11
7 – 9 10
6 9
5 8
4 7
3 6
2 5
1 4
Less than 1 Not Eligible

Factor 5: Business Location

You may claim up to 12 points based on your proposed business location.

Business location Points
Mainland/Southwest 12
Vancouver Island and Coast, Thompson/Okanagan 10
Cariboo 6
Northeast, Kootenay, Nechako, North Coast 0

Adaptability Factors:

Factor 6: Language

You may claim up to 6 points based on your proficiency in English or French. To be awarded point for language, you must have taken an approved test results (➨Appendix 5).

Test must be taken no more than two (2) years prior to the date the EOI is submitted (registration).

Language Points
CLB 5 or higher 6
CLB 4 4
CLB 3 or less 0

To prove you language abilities you must take any of the following approved tests:

  • English: IELTS General or CELPIP General or PTE Core
  • French: TEF Canada or TCF Canada

Factor 7: Education

You will be awarded points for your Canadian educational credential or foreign credential accompanied by Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) Report (➨Appendix 3).

Level of Education Points
Doctorate / PhD 10
Master’s degree 10
Post-secondary degree / diploma 7
Bachelor’s degree 7
Diploma / certificate (trade of non-trade) 4
Associate degree 4
No post-secondary education 0

Factor 8: Age

You’ll get points based on your age on the day you submit your EOI.
Age Points
Under 25 0
25-34 4
35-44 8
45-54 6
55-64 4
65 or older 0

Factor 9: Business Exploratory Visits

You may claim points based on any business-related visits to British Columbia within the last year from the date that you register your EOI.

Business-Related Visits Points
Visited the Regional District of the proposed business less than 1 year ago 8
Visited BC less than 1 year ago, but did not visit the Regional District of the proposed business 5
Visited BC 1 – 3 years ago 3
No visit, or visited BC more than 3 years ago 0

Factor 10: Canadian Experience

You may receive points for your previous work or secondary/post-secondary studies of at least 12 months within the last ten (10) years in Canada.

Canadian Experience Points
At least 12 months of work experience, business experience or studies in Canada. 8
No Canadian experience 0

Business Concept Factors:

The business concept factors give you points based on your proposed business plan.

You will need to score at least 32 points in this stream to be qualified in the EOI selection pool.

Factor 11: Commercial Viability

Business Model: You will be awarded points based on how your proposed business will generate revenue and profit, and how the business will be viable and have the potential for sustained commercial success under your management.

Business Model Points
Excellent 10
Fair / Good 5
Unsatisfactory / Unclear 1

Market and Product/Services: You will be awarded points based on effectiveness of your market entry strategy to show how your proposed business will be successful in British Columbia.

Market and Product Points
Satisfactory and consistent with Business Model 4
Unsatisfactory 1

Eligible Personal Investment: You will receive points for your proposed eligible personal investment based on the following table:

Eligible Personal Investment Points
$800,000 or more 4
$600,000 to $799,999 3
$400,000 to $599,999 2
$200,000 to $399,999 1
Less than $200,000 or less than $50,000 of eligible expansion investments if purchasing an existing business Not Eligible

Assessment of Proposed Personal Investment: You will be awarded points based on how you intend to allocate your capital investment to grow and expand the proposed business.

Assessment of Proposed Personal Investment Points
Investment proposal corresponds to the type and scale of the business, the market, the proposed products and/or services, the business model, and the industry standard 6
Investment proposal corresponds to the type and scale of the business 4
Investment proposal does not correspond to the type or scale of the business 0

Ownership Percentage: You will receive points for ownership percentage based on the following table:

Ownership Percentage Points
100% ownership 4
More than 50% and less than 100% 3
%50 or less 0

Risk factors: You will receive points for risk factors based on the following table:

Risk factors Points

proposing external financing; OR

proposing to invest more than 50% of your personal net worth; OR

you are proposing to partner with a co-registrant

0
None of the above 2

Factor 12: Transferability of Skills

You may claim maximum of 15 points based on your business owner-manager experience and / or senior manager experience in the last ten (10) years based on the following table.
Business Owner-Manager Experience Points
More than 60 months of direct experience 15
37 to 60 months of direct experience and 37+ months of related experience 14
37 to 60 months of direct experience 13
25 to 36 months of direct experience and 37+ months of related experience 12
25 to 36 months of direct experience 11
13 to 24 months of direct experience and 37+ months of related experience 10
13 to 24 months of direct experience or 37+ months of related experience 9
12 months or less of direct experience or 12 to 36 months of related experience 7
12+ months of experience in an unrelated industry 5
Senior Manager Experience (or ownership of less than %10) Points
More than 60 months of direct experience 10
37 to 60 months of direct experience and 37+ months of related experience 9
37 to 60 months of direct experience 8
13 to 36 months of direct experience and 37+ months of related experience 6
13 to 36 months of direct experience or 37+ months of related experience 4
12 months or less of direct experience or 12 to 36 months of related experience 2
12+ months of experience in an unrelated industry 0

If you have business ownership and senior management work experience, your score will be calculated by combining your business experience and your work experience with the following equation: (Total business experience only points) + (50 per cent of points calculated from work experience only), unless your work experience only points are greater than the combined total.

Factor 13: Economic Benefits

Key Sectors and / or Significant Economic Benefits: The following key sectors are eligible for additional points:

  • Food production and food processing
  • Biomedical
  • Tourism
  • Forestry 
  • International Education
  • Mining & Energy or Natural Gas Sector
  • Technology and Green Economy
  • Transportation
  • Value-Added Manufacturing

Other significant economic benefits that the proposed business may demonstrate:

  • Adopting new technology
  • Developing new products & services
  • Developing innovative approaches to traditional businesses
  • Increasing exports
  • Increasing research and development, and technology commercialization
  • Indigenous Peoples and First Nations
  • Providing products or services to an under-served local or regional market
  • Transferring technology and specialized knowledge to BC.
Key Sector / Significant Economic Benefits Points
Substantiates at least 1 key sector and at least 2 significant economic benefits 23
Substantiates at least 1 key sector and at least 1 significant economic benefit 16
Substantiates at least 1 key sector or at least 1 significant economic benefit 10
Does not identify or substantiate any key sectors or any significant economic benefits 3

Jobs Assessment: You may receive points for your jobs plan based on the type and scope of the proposed business, the market, the proposed products and/or services, the business model, and the industry standard.

Jobs Assessment Points
Jobs plan corresponds to the type and scale of the business 6
Jobs plan does not correspond to the type and scale of the business 1
The business concept does not support the creation of at least 1 FTE position Not Eligible

High-skilled Jobs: You will receive points for proposing to create or maintain jobs in high-skilled occupations as defined as TEER 0 or 1 under the NOC.

High-skilled Jobs Points
Business concept substantiates the creation/maintenance of two or more high-skilled positions 6
Business concept substantiates the creation/maintenance of one high-skilled position 4
Business concept does not propose or substantiate hiring any high-skilled positions 0
Your Total Score

You may compare your score with previous rounds of invitations to see how likely you are to get an invitation in the next round. The previous rounds of invitation are being regularly posted at immilib.com/BCEB-Draws.

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WHAT STEPS SHOULD YOU TAKE?

If you meet all the requirements and if you believe you are likely to be invited based on your score, you can start the process to apply under British Columbia Entrepreneur Immigration – Base stream.

Step 1: Exploratory Visit

Under Entrepreneur Immigration – Base stream, the exploratory visit is not mandatory, but recommended.

You (and your foreign business partner, if applicable) are encouraged to make at least one business-related visit to British Columbia to learn about business opportunities, the local market, and the best community for you to establish your business..

During your visit, you can:

  • investigate and evaluate potential business opportunities
  • conduct market research
  • make local business contacts
  • learn more about living and doing business in BC, and gain a better understanding of our health care and education programs, housing, culture, recreation opportunities, and lifestyles.

To find out how you can travel to Canada for a temporary visit (➨page).

Step 2: Submit an Online BCPNP Expression of Interest (Online Registration)

Now that you meet all the requirements, you can register at BCPNP Online portal and complete Expression of Interest (EOI) (➨immilib.com/BCEB-Apply) for yourself. This includes providing a short business concept. There is a non-refundable registration fee of $300.

To complete the EOI, you’ll need information from some documents including passports, language test results, etc. But you don’t need to upload any documents.

Within the BCPNP Online portal you must choose the Entrepreneur Immigration – Base stream and follow the instructions to submit the Expression of Interest (EOI).

The BCPNP will verify the information you provide in your registration and may adjust your self-declared score if necessary. The business concept section will be scored by the BCPNP. The BC PNP will verify the scoring in all sections to finalize your registration score, typically within six (6) weeks.

Registrations that meet the total minimum points in every section will be entered into the qualified pool. Registrations in the qualified pool are valid for 180 days (approximately six months). If you are not invited to apply to the BCPNP within 180 days of qualifying, your registration will expire.

Recent Draws – BCPNP

Entrepreneur – Base Stream

Date of Draw No. of ITA * Min. Score
Jan 16, 2024 <5 116
Dec 5, 2023 5 116
Oct 24, 2023 <5 112
Sep 12, 2023 5 118
Aug 1, 2023 <5 117
Jun 20, 2023 <5 119
May 9, 2023 10 115
Mar 30, 2023 7 115
Feb 28, 2023 7 116
If you are proposing a BCPNP co-registrant, the total score of the lowest-scoring registrant(s) will be applied to all co-registrants.
Information provided in the registrations will be used to rank, select and invite qualified pool candidates who are most likely to meet B.C.’s economic needs, based on one or more of the following attributes:
  • The initial ranking of the candidate’s registration score
  • The specific region in which a candidate proposes to establish a business
  • The population size of the community in which the candidate proposes to establish a business
  • Whether the proposed business is a start up or a purchase of an existing business
  • Whether the business proposal is aligned with identified priority business sectors

If your EOI is selected, you will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) letter. Selection is based on nominee program targets and an assessment of your EOI.

You have 120 calendar days to submit your online application from the date of your invitation to apply.

Step 3: Prepare Documents

In addition to the applications forms and supporting documents, before submission of complete application, you need to obtain a Business Establishment Plan and a Net Worth Verification Report.

1. Business Plan

You will need to submit a Business Plan as part of your application. You must submit a business plan that demonstrates that the business will be viable and likely to provide material economic benefit to the economy of British Columbia as a whole or to the local economy where the business will be located.

Your business plan will be reviewed to ensure that it meets program requirements and the commitments made in your EOI. Thus, this document should be drafted as an essential component of your application.

2. Net Worth Verification Report

As part of your application, you must provide a Net Worth Verification Report. This report must be prepared by one of designated Net Worth Verifiers. These verifiers are experts in assessing net worth and legal accumulation of net worth.

Please ensure that you hire a vendor as soon as possible once you have been invited to apply in order to meet the 120 day submission deadline.

List of BCPNP Designated Net Worth Verifiers

Grant Thornton

Suite 1600, 333 Seymour Street,

Vancouver, BC V6B 0A4

(604) 687-2711

BCPNPGrant

[email protected]

www.grantthornton.ca

KPMG-LLP

777 Dunsmuir Street, 11th Floor,

Vancouver, BC V6C 1X8

(604) 691-3000

[email protected]

www.kpmg.ca

MNP-LLP

Suite 2200, MNP Tower

1021 West Hastings Street

Vancouver , BC V6E 0C3

(778) 374-2102

[email protected]

www.mnp.ca

Step 4: Submit Application to BCPNP

If you’ve received an invitation to apply, you (and your foreign national business partner, if applicable) are expected to pay the application fee by credit card in the BCPNP Online Portal (➨immilib.com/BCEB-Apply) and submit your application by providing the following:

  • Application Fee;
  • Application Forms;
  • All supporting documentation;
  • A Business Plan; and
  • A Net Worth Verification Report

All supporting documents must be scanned and uploaded in your online application and you need to submit a complete application online in the BCPNP Online Portal.

You will have 120 calendar days from the issuance date of the ITA letter to submit a complete application form; all required supporting documents and a Business Plan.

Please ensure that you hire a Net Worth Verifier as soon as possible once you have been invited to apply in order to meet the 120 day submission deadline.

If you (and your foreign national business partner, if applicable) submit a complete application, it will be assessed against the eligibility criteria and your EOI point assessment will be verified.

After assessment of the application is complete, if you appear to meet the Entrepreneur Eligibility Criteria you (and your foreign national business partner, if applicable) will be contacted to participate in an in-person interview. You will be required to travel to British Columbia to participate in this interview.

BCPNP Application
Official Program Guide:
immilib.com/BCEB-Guide
Submit online application:
immilib.com/BCEB-Apply
BCPNP Application Fee:
Registration fee: $300
Applicant: $3,500
Foreign business partner: $3,500
(if applicable)
Processing Time:
immilib.com/BC-PT
Document Checklist:

immilib.com/BCEB-Doc

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Contact:
604-775-2227
[email protected]

To find out how you can travel to Canada for a temporary visit go to (➨page).

Upon completion of a successful in-person interview, you (and your foreign national business partner, if applicable) will be sent a Business Performance Agreement for your review and signature.

You must scan your signed and dated Business Performance Agreement and submit as instructed.

Your Business Performance Agreement is your legal agreement with the Province of British Columbia. It will state the amount you will invest in your business and the business sector where you will operate your business. The Business Performance Agreement will also list any other information relevant to your application including but not limited to: job creation, business succession, and business location. This is based upon the information you supplied in your Business Establishment Plan.

Step 5: Apply for Work permit

Upon receipt of your signed and dated Business Performance Agreement, BCPNP will issue you (and your foreign national business partner, if applicable) with temporary work permit support letter.  A work permit allows you to settle in British Columbia and operate your business. The work permit support letter is valid for 90 days.

Submission of applications for Work Permit can be done either online or on paper (➨Page).

Step 6: Business Establishment in British Columbia

If your application for a Work Permit is approved, you will be expected to arrive in British Columbia within twelve (12) months of receiving your Entrepreneur Approval Letter.

You must submit an arrival report to the BCPNP within 60 days of arriving in BC with your valid work permit, or, from the date your performance agreement was signed, whichever is later.

Once you’ve arrived in British Columbia, you have up to twenty (20) months from the date that you arrive to implement your business plan and meet the commitments outlined in your Performance Agreement.

Step 7: Request for Nomination

You must submit a final report to the BCPNP between 18 to 20 months after the issuance date of your valid work permit. The final report is the form and supporting documents that you must submit in order to apply for nomination.

If your final report with the submission of forms and supporting documents is approved, you will receive a Letter of Nomination along with the BCPNP Confirmation of Nomination document.

You must be physically present in Canada when the final report is submitted, and you must commit to remain in Canada until a nomination decision is rendered by a program advisor.

Step 8: Apply for Permanent Residence

If you are nominated by the Province of British Columbia, then your next step is to submit a complete application for a permanent resident visa within six (6) months (➨Page).

You must submit your application using the IRCC Permanent Residence Portal (PR Portal) (➨ immilib.com/PR-Portal). 

If your application is complete, you will receive a letter or an email confirming that your file has been received and accepted for processing. This letter is called the Acknowledge of Receipt (AOR) and will include your IRCC file number.

Once you have received your acknowledgement of receipt, you can create an online account and link your application to it. By creating an account, you will be able to receive email updates and a more detailed case status.

Step 9: Landing in Canada

If your application is approved, you will be asked to pay your right of permanent residence fee if you haven’t already done so. You will receive a Confirmation of Permanent Residence (CoPR) and if you are from a country that requires a visa you will also be issued a permanent resident visa.

You will only become a Permanent Resident of Canada when you cross a Canadian port of entry. This is referred to as ‘landing in Canada’ (➨page).

You must land in Canada before the expiry date, which appears on your Canada Immigration Visa. Usually, the expiry date is one (1) year from the time medical examinations were completed. As this is not always the case, be sure to verify the expiry date as soon as the Canada Immigration Visa is received.

Ready to take the next step towards your Canadian immigration journey? Fill out the form below and embark on your path to new opportunities.

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