Port Alberni is excited to be participating in BC's Provincial Nominee Program. The purpose of the program is to help entrepreneurs outside Canada to establish a business in a rural BC community such as Port Alberni, and to immigrate/relocatefind a home, and settle in with the local lifestyle

Experience Canada through the lens of Port Alberni.

Program Eligibility

If you want to immigrate to Port Alberni and are ready to invest in and actively manage a valid business in the city, you may qualify for the program's Entrepreneur Immigration - Regional Pilot. The deadline for the pilot has been extended to March 31, 2024.

Personal Requirements

  • Have a personal net worth of at least CAD $300,000
  • Demonstrate business and/or management experience
  • Have, or be eligible for, legal immigration status in Canada
  • Demonstrate a minimum language proficiency of Canadian Language Benchmark 4 or higher
  • Have been lawfully admitted in the country where you currently live

Business, Job & Investment Requirements

  • Establish an eligible new business aligned with Port Alberni's priority sectors
  • Make an eligible personal investment of at least CAD $100,000 in the business
  • Create at least one new full-time job for a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident in the business

6-Step Application Process

Applicants will be asked the following questions

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