IMMIGRATING TO BRITISH COLUMBIA

With many B.C. business owners retiring, there are an increasing number of opportunities to purchase and take over an existing business in the province. The Regional Business Succession Option is available to applicants in all categories if the business is located outside of the Vancouver or Abbotsford metropolitan areas. These applications receive priority processing and may have fewer job creation requirements.

 

Business Finders Canada understands talented immigrants come to Canada every year with extensive business experience and financial resources. Struggling to find a decent job, lacking the required “Canadian Experience”, Business Finders Canada will have business opportunities for small business ownership and will provide an ideal solution to start a new dream career in Canada.

 

The Business Immigration Program seeks to attract experienced business people to Canada who will support the development of a strong and prosperous Canadian economy.

 

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British Columbia Business/Investor Immigration

If you are a business person or manager looking to immigrate to Canada, the Business/Investor Immigration Program may be an important fast-track Canadian immigration option for you. Business Immigration seeks to attract individuals with business and/or managerial experience who will contribute to the development of the Canadian economy.

WHAT IS THE BRITISH COLUMBIA PROVINCIAL NOMINEE PROGRAM?

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is a process that allows the province of British Columbia to nominate immigrants to fill the economic and labour market needs of the province. There are two streams under the British Columbia PNP: the Strategic Occupations Stream and the Business Immigrants Stream.

 

If you’re looking to make an investment in Canada or to start/acquire a business in Canada, there are several avenues for you to choose from. You can make your business immigration investment through one of the provincial business immigration programs with the following criteria:

  • A business project located within the Okanagan area. Anywhere outside the greater Vancouver Areas.
  • A minimum net worth of CDN $400,000;
  • A minimum investment of CDN $200,000 to establish the eligible business;
  • A business plan to create a minimum of 1 new job for a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident;

 

BUSINESS CATEGORIESThe BC PNP Provides Opportunities for Business Immigration in Three Categories:  Business Skills, Regional Business, Strategic Projects

The BC PNP provides opportunities for business immigration in three categories:

  • Business Skills
  • Regional Business
  • Strategic Projects

 

BASIC CRITERIA

The basic criteria for consideration under all three of the business categories relates to business eligibility:

  • The primary purpose of the business is to earn profits from active income from the supply of products/services;
  • The business’ sustained commercial viability must be probable;
  • The business must provide economic benefit to BC by contributing to one of the following:
    • increasing the exports of goods/services;
    • increasing value-added manufacturing, processing, or primary resource activity;
    • increasing BC tourism;
    • increasing research and development and technology commercialization;
    • creating innovative approaches to traditional businesses;
    • servicing an underserved regional market;
    • transferring skills, technology, and know-how to BC

 

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?

You are required to:

  • Make an exploratory visit to see the business location, meet with the retiring owners and, where feasible, the local economic development representative.
  • Establish a fair market value for the target business.
  • Complete the full purchase of the business.
  • Operate the business for a minimum of one full year before BC PNP will consider nominating you for permanent residence.
  • Demonstrate that you have long-term intentions of continuing to operate the business.

Other Businesses

280 B Campion Street,… $195,000.00

MLS #: 10195024

British Columbia

$195,000.00

280 B Campion Street,… $195,000.00

A turnkey auto repair shop that has been in business for over 20 years. The owner is looking to retire. Business comes with loyal customer base, all tools, machines and assets. There are three lifts and additional storage in the compound behind and side access for larger vehicles. (id:20794)

#c/o #14 1470 Harvey Avenue,… $109,000.00

MLS #: 10193049

British Columbia

$109,000.00

#c/o #14 1470 Harvey Avenue,… $109,000.00

A great opportunity to acquire the assets of this turnkey massage therapy business. $250,000 was invested into leasehold improvements in 2014, and the results are spectacular! Just under 1,700 sq. ft of space available for massage, acupuncture, cupping or other counselling in 7 treatment rooms and another 600 square feet on the second floor to use as a yoga studio. The lease is assignable to a buyer of this business with favourable lease terms. NDA must be signed for further information. (id:20794)

#5-6 1790 KLO Road,… $749,000.00

MLS #: 10191810

British Columbia

$749,000.00

#5-6 1790 KLO Road,… $749,000.00

Fixed income investment opportunity, 1505 sq ft of strata retail space located in a high traffic area at a controlled intersection. Situated on the corner of KLO Rd & Benvoulin Rd. Long term tenancy in place. Currently leased at $26.00. For further information please call Tony Sprovieri at Royal LePage Kelowna 250-878-7811 (id:20794)

#c/o 102-347 Leon Avenue,… $399,000.00

MLS #: 10192743

British Columbia

$399,000.00

#c/o 102-347 Leon Avenue,… $399,000.00

Rare opportunity to own a well-known and established consignment boutique located in Downtown high traffic area. The business caters to women and specializes in clothing, shoes, jewelry, and accessories from many designer brands. Almost nearly a decade in business, the owner and dedicated staff have created a warm and inviting store with a reputation as one to the top retail boutiques in the area. The business features the latest merchandise from many upscale and premium brands at competitive prices with a unique retail business model. There is a robust clientele with a healthy combination of new and repeat customers. This is a unique opportunity for someone in the retail industry or an entrepreneur looking to own consistently profitable business with a sustained track record of growth. The business can be run on a semi-absentee basis or with a full-time owner/operator in lieu of a manager. There is an attractive lease in place. Dont miss this chance to take over a business in an affluent and growing market thats set up for success. The seller will offer a training program. Price + Inventory. Proudly Presented By Kara And Associates (id:20794)

1495 Gordon Drive,… $1,598,000.00

MLS #: 10193133

British Columbia

$1,598,000.00

1495 Gordon Drive,… $1,598,000.00

Incredibly rare large commercial space available on busy intersection with private entry. This 3700 Sq/ft property is part of the Centria Urban Village just above the previously Nesters Market. Zoned CD17 Mixed Use Commercial you can use this space for pretty much anything! Currently setup as a business professional office with reception, two conference rooms, large presentation room, kitchen, two bathrooms and eight offices alone with private roof top access and executive wrap around patio. Owner has access to pool, hot tub and gym within Centria towers and 10 parking passes. Showings on week days after 5PM and anytime on weekends. Floor area measurements are approximate and should be verified if deemed important. Proudly presented by JP Letnick and Joanna Wang of the “Letnick Estates Group” http://LetnickEstates.com (id:20794)

c/o 1553 Harvey Avenue,… $297,850.00

MLS #: 10193210

British Columbia

$297,850.00

c/o 1553 Harvey Avenue,… $297,850.00

Well established turn key childrens activity centre has hit the market. This is the perfect opportunity to own and operate a community focused family business that has been operating for over five years. All of the hard work is done for you. Please make note the address and picture do not represent the actual business as it is a confidential listing that requires the signing of a NDA from a qualified Buyer. Proudly Marketed by Carlo Giusto Personal Real Estate Corporation and Stu Morgan of the Invest In Kelowna Real Estate Group and RE/MAX Kelowna. (id:20794)

#103 532 Leon Avenue,… $99,000.00

MLS #: 10194356

British Columbia

$99,000.00

#103 532 Leon Avenue,… $99,000.00

This downtown Kelowna Hair Salon is your golden opportunity to take over a turn-key business. This purchase affords one the opportunity to have 7 chairs for hair design, 3 chairs for shampooing, 2 chairs for hair drying, large staff room, reception area where products can also be showcased for sale and a spacious washroom. A team of highly skilled hair stylists has allowed the business to develop a loyal customer base and a client retention rate of over 85%.  Moreover, the business enjoys location advantages, being located in a high traffic area surrounded with plenty of businesses, law and accounting firms which generate additional business through referrals. This opportunity is ideal for a private buyer looking to acquire a growing business with an innovative and easy model to manage, or a strategic purchaser seeking to diversify and expand its product line and client base. Financial statements provided only on signing a NDA. Proudly Marketed by Carlo Giusto Personal Real Estate Corporation and Stu Morgan of the Invest In Kelowna Real Estate Group and RE/MAX Kelowna. (id:20794)

#204 c/o 1505 Harvey Avenue,… $999,900.00

MLS #: 10194324

British Columbia

$999,900.00

#204 c/o 1505 Harvey Avenue,… $999,900.00

Proudly Marketed by Points West Realty Group. Profitable paving business for sale. Owners looking to retire. Does the lifestyle of working for 6 months and off for 6 months sound appealing? Then this business is for you. Includes the company, equipment, staff and contracts. Well establish business with increasing profits. All equipment is owned, many repeat customers and ongoing contracts. Call Ryan Mayne for further details. (id:20794)

5538 Airport Way,… $499,995.00

MLS #: 10195138

British Columbia

$499,995.00

5538 Airport Way,… $499,995.00

Exclusive National brand gas station located at the Kelowna Airport. This gas station is only 2 years old and is doing approximately $5 Million in sales and growing. Cost more than $700,000 to build. Currently operated as an absentee owner. Increase the cashflow of this business as an owner operator. 1772sf plus 533sf of an additional common area, 6 pump station with lots of parking. Also tenanted with a Tim Hortons and Freshii. Long term lease available. (id:20794)

#C/O 1685 Pandosy Street,… $288,888.00

MLS #: 10193006

British Columbia

$288,888.00

#C/O 1685 Pandosy Street,… $288,888.00

Selling pre-engineered and Quonset steel buildings including insulation, doors and accessories. Great for Orchardists, Wineries, Agriculture, Industrial, Commercial, Aviation and more. Exclusive distribution agreements. (id:20794)

#8A 1060 Leathead Road,… $1,600,000.00

MLS #: 10192389

British Columbia

$1,600,000.00

#8A 1060 Leathead Road,… $1,600,000.00

Established screen printing business with loyal customer base that has been operating in Kelowna for 25 years. The Business is largely Corporate Contracts with Repeat and Referral Clients. All equipment ready to go for a new owner operator to just step in. This is the largest screen printing business in the Okanagan. Price includes the ownership of a 3,200 square foot commercial strata unit. DO NOT TALK TO OR APPROACH STAFF. For financial information please request a CA. (id:20794)

#c/o 14 1470 Harvey Avenue,… $279,000.00

MLS #: 10191761

British Columbia

$279,000.00

#c/o 14 1470 Harvey Avenue,… $279,000.00

Winter is coming and this very successful Central Okanagan landscaping company has year-round income. This business has been in operation for almost 20 years with trained employees, many loyal customers, with lots of client referrals and an excellent reputation within the community and with suppliers. This company includes equipment / tools, maintenance / construction contracts and established customer lists. The current owner can offer training and mentoring if required. Grow this business to the next level by capitalizing on the Okanagans continued expansion and development. Signed NDA must be in place for further information on this opportunity. (id:20794)

5538 Airport Way,… $3,999,995.00

MLS #: 10195140

British Columbia

$3,999,995.00

5538 Airport Way,… $3,999,995.00

Kelowna YLW Plaza. $3,995,995 – 5.5% CAP RATE, 1.43 acres This is a development play. Approved further to add car wash, detail shop and 2-3 storeys building to 15,000sf+ (zoning CD12) City leased land until 2054 with renewals in 20yr increments. This building is only two years old, exclusive to the Kelowna Airport with Three National Tenants. The Kelowna Airport is the 10th busiest airport in Canada with over 2 million passengers. Every car that goes to the airport or exits the airport must drive by this Plaza. (id:20794)

364 Lawrence Avenue,… $94,000.00

MLS #: 10190938

British Columbia

$94,000.00

364 Lawrence Avenue,… $94,000.00

Garden of Eden. Only the business for sale – includes all the assets on site. Owner lives on site which is open 24 hours a day. Buyer must show ability to pay cash to Seller on sale prior to viewing or disturbing the daily operation. Most assets are in pictures. ONLY SERIOUS OPERATORS WILL BE ADDRESSED PREFERABLY BUYER WILL HAVE EXPERIENCE IN THIS LINE OF BUSINESS.Iconic Garden of Eden DO NOT APPROACH OWNER OR ANYONE ON SITE. (id:20794)