Government Funding Available For BC Business

Looking for Grants, Loans or Funding for your business venture or existing business? You may qualify for one or more of many government programs which have been set up specifically for companies like yours!
Everything from equity financing to tax credits, SR&ED tax credit refunds, grants, forgivable loans etc. are available to BC businesses like your own.
We can help!
To speak to a business development / funding procurement expert now, Click here to inquire about how we can help or phone 604.757.1969


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    How Do I Get Funding For My Small Business? Bank of Mom & Dad?

How Do I Get Funding For My Small Business? Bank of Mom & Dad?

OPTION #1, The Bank of Mom & Dad, Friends & Family Financing.

Many Vancouver area entrepreneurs seeking to fund their start-up enterprise or venture often turn to a lender that; overlooks weak points, provides flexible terms, and offers a “dream-come-true” interest rate: the Bank of Mom or Dad. Without an established track record, start-ups often have trouble getting a traditional bank loan or funding from venture or “angel investors”. So after tapping their savings, founders often turn to informal investors, which usually mean family members and friends.

The proverbial “rich uncle” can often be the lowest hanging fruit & overall the easiest to deal with, particularly when it comes to repayment terms. Such arrangements combine best wishes, a pay-me-when-you-can attitude, and few expectations of a meaningful return. That might be the most realistic view of family and friends financing. So in many cases, it might be wise to not formalize the loan since doing so can raise expectations that it will be repaid in full.

Many people will opt for a loosely structured deal in which, for example, repayment may start only when a company has reasonable cash flow and can afford to make payments — a position many businesses don’t reach until three to five years down the road, if at all. Such an arrangement doesn’t raise expectations of prompt repayment. But such vagueness can lead to problems and confusion later on, prompting some experts to urge putting into writing whether funds are a loan, a gift or an investment. Still, terms of the agreement need close attention. Failure to collect interest or a repayment might prompt the CRA (Canada Revenue Agency) to decide the “loan” was actually a gift and impose gift tax and other […]

Business Immigration To Canada Under NAFTA

As a result of Canada’s relationship with several countries, you may be able to establish a business by becoming an investor under one of the international trade agreements. The predominant agreement is the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which allows applicants who are American or Mexican to work in Canada in order to establish an independent business.


You must be a citizen of the United States or Mexico and must have the intention of establishing a business which is more than 50% owned by you.
You must seek temporary entry solely to develop and direct the operations of an enterprise in which you have invested (or are actively in the process of investing) a substantial amount of capital.
There is no minimum dollar figure to establish the substantial investment; substantiality is normally determined by a proportionality test that weighs the amount invested against the total value of the enterprise in question or the amount normally considered necessary to establish a viable business anticipated.
Investor Status

The objective of the investor status is to promote productive investment in Canada and therefore you are not entitled to the status if the investment will return only enough income to provide living for you and your family. You must show that the investment will expand job opportunities locally or that it is adequate to ensure that your primary function will not be that of a skilled or unskilled labourer.

NAFTA Advantage

The advantage of using one of the international trade agreements by which to enter Canada is that the process can be much faster for Americans or for Mexicans.

NAFTA’s immigration sections were designed to provide a straightforward procedure for qualified individuals in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico to have access to each other’s labour […]

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    Fully-Compliant PNP Investment Opportunity:
    West Coast Golf Resort

Fully-Compliant PNP Investment Opportunity:
West Coast Golf Resort

Call or email us to inquire – the offering is a 2/3 share of this AMAZING planned golf resort / spa / hotel / residential development in British Columbia for a CAD$36,000,000 investment.

The Canadian developers have done ALL the footwork, market research, environmental studies, and dealing effectively with both government and aboriginal concerns.

Furthermore, the eligibility of this investment has been ascertained to be fully compliant as a PNP (Provincial Nominee Program) investment for British Columbia.

All necessary applications and approvals have new been obtained and the construction phase of the project is READY TO GO  with the proposed investment.

Extensive documentation, approvals, market research, environmental data,  business projections, and a guided tour of the grounds are available to interested investors.

Please call now at 604-757-1969 or inquire by email for more information about this unique opportunity to truly be part of British Columbia, Canada’s future prosperity in a breathtakingly beautiful coastal location!

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    Investment Information Sessions:
    Real Estate Opportunity In Fort MacMurray

Investment Information Sessions:
Real Estate Opportunity In Fort MacMurray

Some are calling Fort MacMurray, Alberta “Canada’s Energy Capital.”

We invite you to attend an information session regarding a great real estate investment opportunity in this fast-growing community.

Be sure to give us a call and request more information and bring your investor questions to upcoming information sessions at the following location:
The Waterfall Building
1540 W 2nd Ave
Vancouver, BC V6J 1H2

(Contact Us To Receive Notification)



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    Automotive Fuel-Efficiency Product-
    Exclusive Territories Available

Automotive Fuel-Efficiency Product-
Exclusive Territories Available

Are you applying to immigrate to Canada via a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)?

As you probably already know, many Canadian provinces have their own individual programs with eligibility criteria tailored to enhance the region’s economy and immigration investment is welcome.

Contact Us for information about an opportunity to immigrate to the province of your choice (based on availability) by becoming an exclusive distributor for one of the world’s most exciting new technologies – a fuel-saving automotive retrofit system which saves drivers as much as 30% at the fuel pump!

Fuel Prices Are Continuing To Rise

Energy efficiency is a great business to be in at this time and this one is a proven success!

If you you are considering applying as a PNP Business Immigrant and if your skills and experience are appropriate to an automotive or energy-efficiency business model, please give us a call or inquire via our Contact Form



Need A Business Plan For Your BC PNP Application?

If you are looking for dependable, honest, professional business plan writers to help you to complete your immigration application, look no further – give us a call: (604) 757-1969!

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program accelerates the Permanent Resident application process for those wishing to immigrate to Canada  – BC in particular.

Eligible Business

The BC PNP will only consider applications to establish or purchase and expand a business that meet the following eligibility criteria:

The business must be operated for the primary purpose of earning profits from active income through the provision of products and/or services.
The business must have good potential for sustained commercial viability.
The business must have the potential to create significant economic benefits for British Columbia. For example, the benefits may contribute to:

increasing value-added manufacturing, processing or primary resource activity
increasing exports of goods or services
increasing destination tourism
increasing R&D/technology commercialization
developing innovative and creative approaches to traditional businesses
transferring technology, skills and specialized know-how to the province
servicing an underserved local or regional market
succession plan buy-outs where eligible businesses are purchased from retiring owners

You may already be working with an immigration consultant or you may even be an immigration consultant looking for skilled business plan writers here in BC to work with locally if your application involves a new business which requires a business plan to be written. Either way, call us directly to discuss your requirements!



Looking For An Investor? Give Us Your “Elevator Pitch”!

We are working with investment professionals who are actively seeking Commodity, Energy and Agriculture / Food businesses to invest in and we would love to bring your proposal to the table.

A couple of requirements:

the business must be profitable (no startups);

there must be a clear strategy for payback / ROI to the investor.

Before we can take your proposal / request to the next level, we do require some general information about your business.

Please note that the information you provide may be somewhat anonymous until you are satisfied that NDAs are in place if required, so we ask only YOUR contact name and telephone number, not the name of your company in case you choose not to disclose that at this time.

Please fill in the form below – we will contact you one way or the other to let you know if we see a fit and thank you in advance for contacting us. In the event that these investors do not see a synergy at this time, then if you like, we can keep your funding requirements on file for when a potential opportunity materializes.


Recent Changes to BC PNP Business Immigration Program

Over the past few months, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program has implemented positive changes that facilitate the recruitment and settlement of immigrants to the province.

These are:

Expansion to the Northeast Pilot Project list of entry level and semi-skilled occupations. This is a two year pilot project ending August 4th, 2014. In the northeast development region of BC, all temporary foreign workers in skill level occupations C & D are eligible to apply for permanent residency under the Provincial Nominee Entry Level and Semi-Skilled (ELSS) category if they have 9 months of full-time employment prior to the date of application; offer of permanent employment by the employer; minimum education and English language requirements; and, a family income that meets or exceeds the Provincial Nominee Income Threshold.

Streamlined Application Process for Business Immigration Stream. Application received after June 15, 2012, there will be no initial review and a partial refund of fees will no longer be available.

Entry level and Low-skilled Provincial Nominees will require basic language proficiency. As of July 1, 2012, in line with the federal government’s changes to eligibility criteria, entry level and low-skilled provincial nominees will be required to submit results from a language test that show they have basic proficiency in English or French. This new rule will not apply to Temporary Foreign Workers who arrived in Canada on or before July 1, 2012 and who have applied to the BC PNP no later than April 1, 2013.

Buyers Looking For BC Businesses

Do you have a succession plan?

We can assist you in planning yours!


Recent changes to the Canadian Provincial Nominee Programs have opened the doors to many qualified potential new immigrants seeking to settle in Canada with their families.

What is a Succession Plan?
Succession planning is a process for identifying and developing internal people with the potential to fill key business leadership positions in the company. Succession planning increases the availability of experienced and capable employees that are prepared to assume these roles as they become available. Taken narrowly, “replacement planning” for key roles is the heart of succession planning. Effective succession or talent-pool management concerns itself with building a series of feeder groups up and down the entire leadership pipeline or progression (Charan, Drotter, Noel, 2001). In contrast, replacement planning is focused narrowly on identifying specific back-up candidates for given senior management positions. For the most part position-driven replacement planning (often referred to as the “truck scenario”) is a forecast, which research indicates does not have substantial impact on outcomes.
Each Canadian province and one territory has its own unique Provincial Nomination Programs (except for Quebec, which has a different selection system).

Provincial and territorial governments have been using these programs to more effectively and efficiently welcome newcomers to their region.

Each PNP is tailored to the province’s/territory’s specific needs to select nominees who will be able to settle into life and work in the region and to effectively contribute to the community.

One way of qualifying for immigration to Canada is for an applicant to purchase an existing company which has no succession plan, thereby saving Canadian jobs and assuring the continuation of the business.

Contact us today to discuss your exit […]