The immigration authorities in British Columbia, on January 20, have conducted the first draw of 2019 in the Entrepreneur stream. Additionally, they have, set a new low standard in the minimum score.
In this draw, 19 candidates also received the invitation at a low score of 109 points under the Provincial Entrepreneur stream.
In the past Business Draw, held on Dec 12, 2018, 25 candidates received the invitation at a low score of 110 points.
Minimum Score for the December 12 B.C. Entrepreneur Draw
The Requirements for this Category
Business candidates in this British Columbia immigration category have to meet these criteria:
• Show a personal net worth of $800,000;
• A personal investment of $400 000 for establishing/ purchasing and expanding an eligible business in the province
• Creating three or more jobs also for citizens or permanent residents in Canada ;
• Participating in the daily management/direction of the business;
• Signing the Performance Agreement with the province before nomination, and finally,
• Candidates in this category can sponsor a major staff member for PR in Canada.
Qualifying For the Regional Entrepreneur Category
Business candidates also have to meet these criteria:
• Show a personal net worth of $400,000;
• A personal investment of $200,000 for establishing/ purchasing and expanding an eligible business in the province outside the metropolitan areas of Vancouver and Abbotsford;
• Creating one or more jobs for citizens or permanent residents in Canada;
• Participating in the daily management/direction of the business, and finally,
• Signing the Performance Agreement with the province before nomination.
Moreover, in the recent BC PNP Tech Pilot draw 31 candidates received the invitations issued through the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program. Skilled worker candidates in the EE and also in the direct provincial streams had to score a minimum of 85 points in the draw held on Sep 19, 2018.
International graduates had to score 95 points for qualifying.
The provincial nomination serves as an effective guarantee of selection in the EE System, by adding 600 CRS points.
The Provincial Program publishes the necessary scores to guarantee an invitation for Canadian immigration under its programs.
The necessary score for international graduates is 30 points lower than a skilled worker in the Express Entry and also in the provincial stream.
Additionally, it is low for entry-level/semi-skilled workers.
Getting a Guaranteed Invitation for B.C. Immigration