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Latest Entrepreneur Immigration Draw Conducted by British Columbia Immigration

The latest draw for the British Columbia Entrepreneur Immigration stream saw 11 candidates issued with invitations to apply.

Candidates required a minimum score of 113 to qualify for an ITA through the draw, which took place on March 21, 2018.

Latest Entrepreneur Immigration Draw Conducted by British Columbia ImmigrationBritish Columbia Entrepreneur Immigration: March 21, 2018 Draw

Date Category Minimum Score Invites Issued
21-Mar-18 Entrepreneur Immigration 113 11

Source: https://welcomebc.ca


In the previous B.C. business draw on February 21 2018, 15 invites were issued and a minimum score of 115 required.

British Columbia Entrepreneur Immigration: February 21, 2018 Draw

Date Category Minimum Score Invites Issued
21-Feb-18 Entrepreneur Immigration 115 15

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 March 21, 2018.

The draw saw 146 candidates invited to apply for British Columbia immigration through provincial programs and Canada Express Entry.

The minimum score for Express Entry skilled workers and international graduates was 105 points, while the score for the provincial skilled worker and international graduate streams was 100 points. There were 60 points required for entry level and semi-skilled workers.


B.C. PNP Draw: March 21, 2018

Date Category Minimum Score Invitations Issued
21-Mar-18 EEBC – Skilled Worker 105 Total: 146
EEBC – International Graduate 105
SI – Skilled Worker 100
SI – International Graduate 100
SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 60

Source: www.welcomebc.ca


A coveted provincial nomination effectively guarantees selection under the Canada Express Entry System, worth 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points.

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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