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British Colombia invites 265 candidates to apply for permanent residence

British Colombia invites 265 candidates to apply for permanent residence

On March 26, 2019, British Columbia (BC) released its latest invitation for 242 skills immigration and Express Entry candidates. The minimum scores in the categories were:

  • EEBC – Skilled Worker with a minimum score of 100;
  • EEBC – International Graduate with a minimum score of 105;
  • SI – Skilled Worker with a minimum score of 94;
  • SI – International Graduate with a minimum score of 100;
  • SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled with a minimum score of 73;

It is worth noting that the ITA score in BC province has significantly improved this time around, which indicates the increase in applications. Applicants with higher scores under various immigration programs for the province have begun to gather in the BC application pool.

Also, on the same day BC Provincial Nominee Program invited 23 entrepreneurs to apply for permanent residence through the Entrepreneur Immigration Stream which brought the number of invitations to a total of 265 on March 26. The minimum score of the round was 106. In March this year British Columbia invited a total of 683 candidates, and 2,021 since the start of the year. 61 of them were invited through the Entrepreneur Immigration Stream.

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British Colombia introduces new Entrepreneur Immigration Programme

British Colombia introduces new Entrepreneur Immigration Programme

In what seems like a dream come true for many immigration enthusiasts, the most popular province in Canada, British Colombia has introduced its new EI Regional pilot programme for entrepreneurs. The good news is that the net-worth required to apply is much less than any other existing eligibility requirements for any province. The eligible investment at CAD 100,000 is also much lower than that required by any other Business investment under PNP’s.

The provinces’ own previously running regular entrepreneur immigration programme has an eligibility requirement of net worth CAD 600,000 and an investment of CAD 200,000.

The programme is a partnership between the Province and the Regional communities and has an endorsement element to it just like the community endorsement component in business entrepreneur programme for the province of PEI. For being eligible, the applicant is required to be endorsed by one of the regional communities of British Colombia with a population of less than 75,000 and located beyond 30 km of a municipality of 75,000 people. To be eligible, the communities need to demonstrate their capacity to support foreign investors.

If the programme interests you, do call us at # 011 45603720 or write to us at info@canadaeducationconsultants.com . You could also visit our website and register under the immigration form, and we will call you right away.