Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine (Areas B, C, E) Entrepreneur Immigration

The Entrepreneur Immigration stream of the BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) is a path to immigrate to Canada and settle in B.C. for experienced entrepreneurs who can support innovation and economic growth in the province. In 2022, the Province launched the third phase of the Regional Pilot which is designed for entrepreneurs who propose to establish and actively manage new businesses in regional communities in British Columbia such as within the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine.

This program targets entrepreneurs with a desire to start a business and settle in regional communities within Electoral Areas B, C and E of the Regional District. Entrepreneurs and business ideas would be required to meet the following criteria to apply:

  1. Business fits within the following key economic development industry subsectors:
    111 - Crop production
    7212 - Recreational vehicle (RV) parks and recreational camps
    6244 - Child day-care services
    6115 - Technical and trade schools

  2. Minimum of $100,000 in eligible business investments
  3. Minimum personal net worth of $300,000
  4. Minimum of 51% ownership
  5. Minimum of 1 new local job created for a Canadian citizen


 STEP 1: Review the BC PNP Program Guide

STEP 2: Review our business tools and resources

Investor Portal
Community Profile
Economic Development Plans and Resources
Greater Terrace Welcoming Network Local Immigration Program


STEP 4: Fill out a PNP Application form for the respective Electoral Area of interest and attach:

  • Resume
  • Proof of Language proficiency
  • Draft business plan
  • Self assessment score from the BC PNP registration system

After completing Steps 1-4, submit the application form to start your application for the BC PNP – Regional Pilot program with the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine’s Economic Development office. Applications are reviewed monthly by the Regional District. If you are selected, you will be notified at the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine’s discretion.

Click here for the PNP APPLICATION FORM.
Please forward completed applications to [email protected]

Note: Only applications who are deemed as qualifying for the PNP Regional Pilot Program in the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine will be contacted.

After the initial assessment of the application, the foreign entrepreneur will be asked to present their business idea to the community’s designated contact person via a virtual platform such as Zoom. If the business idea fits within the Regional District’s key sectors, then the contact person may offer a letter of invitation for an exploratory visit to the applicant. The exploratory visit allows the applicant to visit the community to refine the business plan further and see if the chosen Electoral Area is indeed the place to call home!

Post exploratory visit, if the business still is deemed by all parties to be a good fit for the selected Electoral Area, then the contact person may prepare a referral form for submission as part of the applicant’s BC PNP registration with the Province.