BC PNP Entrepreneur Base Program reopens!

After a 1 year pause, the BC PNP Entrepreneur Base Program has reopened to accept new applicants. This Program allows foreign Businesspeople to buy or establish a business anywhere in BC, obtain Work Permits and Study Permits for your family, then later obtain Permanent Residence.

Here is what you need to know:


  • At least 3 years of Business Ownership or Management experience in the past 5 years;
  • A Personal Net worth of at least $600,000 CDN;
  • A Post Secondary education certificate (degree, diploma or certificate). This can be waived if you have owned 100% of a business in 3 of the past 5 years.

Investment Requirements

  • Minimum investment of $200,000 CDN;
  • Must create a minimum of 1 new job, other than jobs for your own family members;
  • You can either Purchase a Business, Start a new Business, or purchase at least 33% of a Business;
  • The business can be anywhere in British Columbia; and
  • It could be many different sectors as long as it is not on the ineligible business list.

Personal Requirements

  • You must live within 50 Kilometres of the Business;
  • You must manage the business;
  • You must live 75% of your time in BC;
  • You must provide a report from an approved Accounting firm as to how you legally accumulated your assets.

These are minimum requirements. When you submit a Proposal, you will be assessed against other Entrepreneur applicants who have submitted their proposals. If you would like to see how you could qualify, Book a Consultation.