The City of Merritt is please to now be accepting applications from foreign entrepreneur looking to open a business in Merritt.
In January 2019, the Province of BC launched the two-year BC Provincial Nominee Program Entrepreneur Immigration Regional Pilot (BC PNP), to assist in attracting foreign entrepreneurs to establish new businesses in BC. Communities with populations of less than 75,000 and at least 30km away from a community of similar size were eligible and would work in partnership with the provincial government’s BC PNP to process interested applicants. The City of Merritt has been selected by the Province of BC alongside only the District of Barriere and the City of Vernon in the Thompson Okanagan region. Across BC, 31 communities are currently participating in the program.
The BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) Entrepreneur Immigration – Regional Pilot (EI – Regional Pilot) is focused on attracting entrepreneurs from around the world to establish businesses in regional communities. This will help meet the communities’ economic development needs and encourage investments outside urban areas.
Additional information on the BC PNP Entrepreneur Immigration – Regional Pilot is available at www.merritt.ca/doing-business/economic-development/bc-pnp-pilot.
For More Information Contact:
Will George, Economic Development and Tourism Manager
City Hall: (250) 378-4224