The City of Campbell River is participating in the BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) Entrepreneur Immigration – Regionpal Pilot. This program is designed for entrepreneurs from around the world who propose to establish and actively manage new businesses in communities outside urban areas.

The City has prioritized three key economic development industry subsectors. Please review the following sectors, as your business plan must fall into one of the categories to be considered. Applications with business ideas outside these three sectors will not be considered.

  1. 321: Wood Product Manufacturing
  2. 541: Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
  3. 722: Food Services and Drinking Places

Please follow Steps 1-3 and review the information below before filling out our intake form.

Please note, the City of Campbell River will not meet potential applicants or immigration consultants for the regional pilot unless qualified through the official intake process.

If selected for a site visit, applicants must be present for the site visit. Verification documents may be requested prior to qualifying for a site visit.

The City will review up to a maximum of 10 applications per month in the order that they are received.

Only successful candidates will be contacted for a site visit.

STEP 1: REVIEW THE BC PNP Pilot Criteria to determine eligibility

Read about the program requirements to ensure you qualify for the pilot. Eligible applicants must meet all the below criteria: 

  • Must be a new business from the three sectors identified above
  • Minimum of $100,000 in eligible business investments
  • Minimum personal net worth of $300,000
  • Minimum of 51% ownership
  • Minimum of 1 new job created
  • Exploratory community visit (invitation only)

STEP 2: REVIEW our business tools and resources

STEP 3: Make sure your business plan is ready

Resources to help you: Futurepreneur Canada

STEP 4: Fill out application form to request a site visit

After completing Steps 1-4, launch the intake form below to request a site visit hosted by the City of Campbell River Economic Development office.  Applications are reviewed monthly by the City.  If you are selected for a site visit, you will be notified at the City of Campbell River’s discretion. 

Please forward completed applications to pnp@campbellriver.ca  

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