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British Columbia Immigration Conducts Latest Draw for Business Candidates

The latest British Columbia immigration draw saw 12 candidates invited to apply for the BC PNP Entrepreneur Immigration stream.

British Columbia Immigration Conducts Latest Draw for Business CandidatesCandidates required a minimum score of 117 to qualify for an ITA through the draw, which took place on November 1, 2017.


British Columbia Entrepreneur Immigration: November 1, 2017 Draw

Date Category Minimum Score Invites Issued
01-Nov-17 Entrepreneur Immigration 117 12

Source: https://welcomebc.ca


The latest allocation saw the same number of ITAs issued as the previous draw on September 27, 2017. In that draw, 12 invites were issued and a minimum score of 119 required.


British Columbia Entrepreneur Immigration: September 27, 2017 Draw

Date Category Minimum Score Invites Issued
27-Sep-17 Entrepreneur Immigration 119 12

Source: https://welcomebc.ca


Requirements: Entrepreneur Category

Business candidates in this British Columbia immigration category must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Demonstrate a personal net worth of at least $800,000;
  • Make a personal investment of at least $400 000 to establish or purchase and expand an eligible business in B.C.;
  • Create at least three jobs for Canadian citizens or permanent residents;
  • Participate in the day-to-day management and direction or the business;
  • Sign a performance agreement with B.C. prior to nomination;
  • Candidates in the Entrepreneur category can sponsor a key staff member for Canadian permanent residence.

Requirements: Regional Entrepreneur Category

Business candidates in this category must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Demonstrate a personal net worth of at least $400,000;
  • Make a personal investment of at least $200,000 to establish or purchase and expand an eligible business in B.C. outside the Vancouver metropolitan area and the Abbotsford metropolitan area;
  • Create at least one new job for a Canadian citizen or permanent resident;
  • Participate in the day-to-day management and direction or the business;
  • Sign a performance agreement with B.C. prior to nomination.

Meanwhile, the latest general draw conducted by the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program took place on October 25, 2017.

The draw saw 341 candidates invited to apply for British Columbia immigration through provincial programs and Canada Express Entry.

The minimum score for skilled workers was 73 points, with 67 points required by international graduates and 40 for entry level and semi-skilled workers.

The invitation numbers included a technology-only draw that took place on November 1, 2017.


B.C. PNP Draw: October 25, 2017

Date Category Minimum Score Invitations Issued
25-Oct-17

*includes tech-only draw November 1, 2017

EEBC – Skilled Worker 73 Total: 341
EEBC – International Graduate 67
SI – Skilled Worker 73
SI – International Graduate 67
SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 40

Source: www.welcomebc.ca


A coveted provincial nomination effectively guarantees selection under the Canada Express Entry System, worth 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points. Canada has not seen a draw with a minimum points score above 500 in the whole of 2017.

The BC PNP publishes the scores immigrants need to guarantee an invitation for Canada immigration under its programs.

The score needed for an international graduate is 30 points below a skilled worker under both the Canada Express Entry and provincial stream.

For entry-level and semi-skilled workers, that score is lower again.

BC PNP: Scores Needed For Guaranteed Invitation

Category Guaranteed Registration Score
Express Entry BC – Skilled Worker 135
Express Entry BC – International Graduate 105
Skills Immigration – Skilled Worker 135
Skills Immigration – International Graduate 105
Skills Immigration – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 95

Source: www.welcomebc.ca


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