BC Announces 2019 Pilot Program for Entrepreneur Immigrants2018-12-05
British Columbia announced a new pilot program for entrepreneur immigrants to launch in 2019. BC PNP Entrepreneur Immigration – Regional Pilot is a 2-year program that will launch in early 2019 to attract foreign entrepreneurs with a desire to move to Canada to start businesses, create jobs and settle in regional BC centres, and contribute to their local economy.
The BC PNP Entrepreneur Regional Pilot is for foreign entrepreneurs who want to start a new business; entrepreneurs who want to purchase an existing business should apply to the BC PNP Entrepreneur Immigration category.
British Columbia offers multiple programs to support immigration:
- British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP): British Columbia’s economic growth program to meet skilled and qualified labour market needs by recruiting high-demand foreign workers and experienced entrepreneurs who want to immigrate to Canada and apply for permanent residency in BC.
- Express Entry BC: EEBC is a faster way for eligible skilled workers to gain permanent residence in B.C. and connects with the Canadian Permanent Residence Express Entry immigration application process.
- BC PNP – Skills Immigration: The Skills Immigration (SI) stream of the BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) is for foreign workers with the skills, experience and qualifications needed by British Columbia employers.
- BC PNP Technology Pilot: Launched on August 28, 2017, the BC PNP Pilot allows for a fast-track, permanent immigration pathway for in-demand foreign workers and international students.
Do You Want to Move to Vancouver?
Vancouver, British Columbia, was named one of the world’s top ten most livable cities in 2018, along with Canadian cities Calgary and Toronto; the only North American cities in the top 10 of the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)’s 2018 Global Liveability Index.
Vancouver was ranked the 6th most livable city in the world based on 5 factors:
- Stability: The prevalence of crime, threat of terror, military conflict or civil unrest.
- Healthcare: The availability and quality of private and public healthcare, over-the-counter drugs and other general healthcare indicators.
- Culture and Environment: Indicators that range from temperature rating, climate, level of corruption, social or religious restrictions, food and drink, and other social indicators.
- Education: The availability and quality of private and public education.
- Infrastructure: The quality of roads, public transportation, availability of housing, and other indicators.
Vancouver immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah, founder and managing lawyer at Ackah Business Immigration Law with offices in Vancouver and Toronto in addition to the Calgary headquarters, has 20 years expertise helping immigrants move to new opportunities:
Vancouver is a welcoming destination for people who want to move to Canada. At Ackah Law, we open doors to new opportunities – whether our clients are moving for work, education or personal pursuits, they are all seeking to ensure smooth sailing and confidence through the immigration process to Canada. We work with clients around the globe — in person, by phone, by email, or via Skype.
Contact Evelyn Ackah,
Canadian Immigration Lawyer Vancouver BC
Calgary: (403) 452‑9515 Vancouver: (604) 985‑9512 Toronto: (416) 643‑7177
North America: 1 (800) 932-1190
Ackah Business Immigration Law provides expertise in all areas of immigration law ranging from corporate immigration to personal and family immigration matters. We provide comprehensive immigration services to clients around the world representing corporations, institutions, not for profit organizations and individual clients. As your immigration lawyers and paralegals, we provide you with timely and strategic advice relating to the constantly changing immigration laws and regulations.