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

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

Application Process

Applicant Questionnaire

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