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The Government of British Columbia issued new invitations to 23 Entrepreneur Immigration candidates with scores as low as 106 in a draw held March 26.

This is the lowest recorded eligibility score since the Entrepreneur Immigration stream launched in 2015. 

The first step in applying to the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) Entrepreneur Immigration stream is to register through the BC PNP Online system and enter the candidate pool. 

Once a profile is created, registrants are automatically assigned a score out of 120 based on their self-declared information. The BC PNP reviews profiles and may adjust a registrant's score within four to six weeks of registration submission. 

As part of the registration, potential Entrepreneur Immigration candidates have to include a short business concept and pay a non-refundable fee of $300 CAD. Immigrant entrepreneurs must at least 32 points in their business concept to be considered under the Entrepreneur Immigration stream. The BC PNP says a submitted business concept is scored within six weeks of registration. 

The maximum cumulative score available under the Entrepreneur Immigration is 200. Points are assigned based on factors that include business ownership/senior management experience, personal net worth, and adaptability. 

Registrants invited to apply on March 26 will have up to 120 days (approximately four months) from the date of invitation to submit a complete Entrepreneur Immigration application to the BC PNP.

If an application is later approved, immigrant entrepreneurs sign a Performance Agreement and receive a Letter of Confirmation to apply for a two-year work permit with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). 

Learn more about the BC PNP Entrepreneur Immigration Stream application process.

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