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May 28, 2024

Dear future neighbour,

British Columbia continues to encourage entrepreneurs to establish businesses in various regional communities across the seven B.C. regions. As of May 27, 2024, the Entrepreneur Immigration Regional Pilot under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) has become a permanent pathway for obtaining permanent residency.

The BC PNP’s Entrepreneur Immigration Regional stream is available to immigrants aiming to start a business in any of the province’s interior, coastal, or rural regions below:

  • Cariboo
  • Kootenays
  • Nechako
  • Vancouver Island/Coast
  • Thompson Okanagan
  • North Coast
  • North East

To Qualify As An Entrepreneur:

  • You must intend to establish a new business that aligns with the in-demand list of the referring community.
  • Additionally, you need to show business and/or managerial experience and have a personal net worth of at least CAD $300,000.
  • Beyond the net worth requirement, you must invest at least CAD $100,000 in the business and create one full-time job for a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
  • You must achieve at least level 4 in the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) language proficiency tests.
  • Finally, you must have legally entered Canada or be eligible to obtain legal status in Canada if accepted.

See below full list of participating communities and regions


  1. 100 Mile House
  2. Mackenzie
  3. Quesnel
  4. Williams Lake


  1. Castlegar & Central Kootenay (Areas I & J)
  2. Columbia Valley & East Kootenay
  3. Kimberley
  4. Nelson & Central Kootenay (Areas E & F)
  5. Rossland
  6. Trail


  1. Bulkley-Nechako

North Coast

  1. Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine (Areas B, C, and E)


  1. Fort St. John


  1. Clinton
  2. Penticton
  3. Salmon Arm
  4. Vernon

Vancouver Island/Coast

  1. Campbell River
  2. Comox
  3. Mount Waddington
  4. Powell River

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