November 23, 2018 – British Columbia has launched a new Entrepreneur Immigration – Regional Pilot immigration stream aimed at attracting business immigrants to rural communities. The two-year British Columbia Provincial Nomination Program pilot is designed to get foreign entrepreneurs to start businesses, create jobs and settle in smaller B.C. communities with populations less than 75,000.
British Columbia immigration publishes a regularly updated list of target occupations for the skilled worker streams of the British Columbia Provincial Nomination Program. It lists 105 jobs with National Occupational Classifications in five categories, depending on the education and experience required. There is a separate category for healthcare positions. The job categories are: High Demand