British Columbia Introduces New Language Requirement for Entrepreneurs -31st January, 2020

British Columbia Introduces New Language Requirement for Entrepreneurs
British Columbia provincial immigration has planned to launch a new language requirement for its category of Entrepreneur Immigration.

As of 29 January 2020, applicants require the Canadian Language Benchmark Level of 4 in the English language or French language to qualify for the British Columbia Provincial Program's Entrepreneur Immigration stream.

The condition has to be reached at the nomination stage of the application process, indicating candidates come to the BC province with a work permit and have the opportunity to enhance their language skills.

The change is intended to make appellants to the program more possible to succeed in the economy of Canada.

Research reveals that ability in one of the Canadian official languages has a notable impact on the economy and social integration of newcomers into their new nation, a British Columbia's PNP statement said.

Eligibility Requirements for BC Entrepreneur Immigration

  • The individual net worth of a minimum of $600,000, lawfully obtained.
  • Invest a minimum of $200,000 in a suitable new business or to acquire and develop a current business in BC.
  • Create a minimum of one new full-time position in your business for a citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.
  • Canadian Language Benchmark of 4 in the language English or French in all of the four competencies: speaking, reading, listening, and writing, at the time of nomination.
  • Eligible experience in business and/or management.
  • Have, or be suitable for the status of temporary immigration in Canada.
  • Have been legally admitted to the nation where you currently live.

Meanwhile, British Columbia province has also moved to dismiss the key staff option beneath the Entrepreneur Immigration– Base Stream. As of 29 January 2020, key staff can no longer be added to applications.

This change will enable the principal candidate to be more involved in the day-to-day processes of the business, increasing the communication with suppliers & customers, which will assist in enhancing language skill,” a BC PNP statement announced.

The reforms are only for new applications. Those who have previously applied will be evaluated on the category criteria pre-January 29.

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