The British Columbia Strategic Projects stream is a component of the British Columbia Entrepreneur stream, which falls under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP). This program is designed to attract highly successful foreign companies seeking to establish a branch office or operational facility in the province of British Columbia. Eligible companies that successfully operate their enterprise for a specified duration may nominate their staff members for Canadian permanent residency. To participate, companies must first initiate contact with the BC PNP to discuss their proposal and subsequently register a profile through the BC PNP online portal. Upon review and qualification, the company may be invited to submit an official application to the program.
The BC Strategic Projects stream offers an opportunity for eligible foreign-controlled businesses to establish a branch in British Columbia by nominating up to five key staff members for permanent residency. To participate in the program, both the company and the key staff members must meet specific requirements.
Note: Eligibility criteria may vary depending on the nature of the business. Interested companies should contact the BC PNP for more information on their individual requirements.
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Investment: $500,000 CAD
The BC Strategic Projects stream, part of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP), is open to eligible companies seeking to establish a branch office or operating facility in British Columbia. Interested companies are encouraged to contact the BC PNP for more information, to discuss their business proposal, and to register their interest in the program. There is a $300 CAD registration fee to be paid up front. Upon review of the company and its proposed key staff members, the BC PNP may invite the company to submit a complete application for consideration. The application processing fee for corporations is $3,500 CAD, with an additional $1,000 CAD for each proposed key staff member.
If the application is deemed complete, the BC PNP may invite the proposed key staff members to attend an interview in Vancouver. Upon successful completion of the interview, the company’s designated signing authority will enter into a performance agreement with the province of British Columbia. Upon execution of the performance agreement, the BC PNP will issue work permit support letters to each of the key staff members, allowing them to apply for a two-year temporary work permit from the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Upon arrival in British Columbia, the key staff members will begin implementation of the business plan, and if all conditions of the performance agreement are met, the BC PNP will nominate each key staff member for permanent residency.
The key staff members must apply for Canadian permanent residency within six months of receiving the provincial nomination. The application for permanent residency must be completed on paper and submitted to the appropriate application center by mail. PNP applications for permanent residency are generally processed within 18 months of submission.
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