The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program for Entrepreneur Immigration (BCPNP-B) is for experienced entrepreneurs who are ready to invest in and actively manage a business in British Columbia.
In order to apply to the BCPNP-B, a prospective applicant must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) and receive an invitation from the BCPNP-B to apply. The EOI is an official submission which will become a part of an applicant’s future Nomination Application. Periodically the BCPNP-B will select the highest scoring applicants from the EOI pool and issue them an Invitation to Apply (ITA).
The BCPNP-B will regularly conduct draws to invite candidates from the selection pool for each category to apply. The number and frequency of invitations to apply is based on annual nomination allocations and the BCPNP-B’s processing capacity to ensure timely processing of applications.
The most recent BC-PNP-B Entrepreneur pool draw was conducted on February 17, 2017 with 19 ITA’s issued and a lowest selection score of 130.
We put together a summary of the round of invitations during 2016/2017, along with the number of candidates that will get an Invitation to Apply (ITA). This summary report will give applicants an indication of their potential for receiving an ITA in the future. An applicant may strive to further increase their points, such as conducting an Exploratory Visit to British Columbia or enhancing their language proficiency through language training.
BCPNP-B Entrepreneur Pool Draws (Updated 2/17/17):
As of January 1, 2016, till date, there has been 10 draws that took place and 147 total ITA’s issued. The lowest score to be selected per draw is 127 points. The highest number of ITA’s to be issued per draw is 19 ITA’s.
BCPNP-B Entrepreneur Minimum Points Required:
As of January 1, 2016, till date, the lowest selection score is 127 points with an average of 131 points per draw.
BCPNP-B Entrepreneur Invitations to Apply (ITA) Issued:
As of January 1, 2016, till date, the highest number of invitations issued is 19 ITA’s with an average of 15 ITA’s per draw.