Arisnel Mesidor, M.A., RCIC
The EI Regional Pilot program in British Columbia has added new communities
The government of British Columbia announced that new community profiles have been added to Entrepreneur Immigration Regional Pilot Program.
The Pilot is designed to encourage global entrepreneurs to search for business possibilities across the province. Entrepreneurs can open a business in British Columbia’s smaller towns and settle in Canada.
The communities that enrolled for Phase 2 of the EI Regional Pilot have identified the kinds of businesses that are a priority for their communities. The province has introduced the EI Regional Pilot in March 2019.
The Pilot will accept businesspeople until March 31, 2024. The community is interested in knowing more about your background and business plan. Upon contacting them, you may be asked for information so that their contact person can determine if your proposal and/or business experience fits with their priorities.
Also, many communities have implemented their own administrative processes for the pilot, and some may charge a fee for services. Therefore, it is important that interested parties respect and follow the specific procedures of each community.