The pilot was finally opened on March 14, 2019. This program is designed to help smaller, more remote communities in the province of British Columbia attract new businesses and create jobs.
Experienced entrepreneurs approved through the Entrepreneur Immigration – Regional Pilot receive a temporary work permit to start their business. Later on, they will be able to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence if they meet the conditions specified in their performance agreement.
The pilot is meant for regional communities of less than 75,000 people that are located more than 30 kilometres from a larger population centre. Since many of these towns and cities are facing demographic and economic challenges, the Regional Pilot is to fix the current situation.
More than 30 communities have already joined the pilot and are now in a position to begin referring eligible candidates to the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) for consideration. See the extended list of the participating communities on our Entrepreneur Immigration – Regional Pilot page. If you are interested in this program, send your request for more information.
Other than that, if you travel somewhere, where you may need a visa, or you have a question regarding Canadian Immigration – contact us.