Lake Country Chamber of Commerce provides many services toits members and the community. We give your business a voice in the community, promote your business, and provide travel information to visitors; the Chamber also answers enquiries on your behalf. Mission Statement: To promote and improve trade and commerce and the economic, civic and social welfare of the Lake Country region.
• Kelowna is the largest city and primary marketing and distribution centre of the Okanagan Valley. It is regarded as one of the most scenic regions in Canada.• The town of Lake Country is only 20 minutes from Kelowna and surrounded by pristine lakes, orchards and vineyards.• Residents and tourists alike find the lakes offer wonderful opportunities for boating, swimming or fishing. The nearby mountains attract hikers, skiers and outdoor enthusiasts of all descriptions.• There are three world class ski hills within a one hour drive - Big White, Silver Star and Apex.
Introducing a Regional Community Development Project taking place in Lake Country, Thompson Okanagan Region, British Columbia.• The objective is to build a sustainable community comprised of retail and service industry businesses.• The project will establish 80-100 new businesses whereby the owner purchases their own retail space and on-site residence.• The residential component of Main Street will contribute to a vibrant community and provide a sense of life at all hours of the day. It will be an environment where both Lake Country residents and visitors want to explore and enjoy.This is an excellent opportunity to have a number of immigrants come to one area with a comprehensive development project. This will facilitate an Immigration Consultant serving many clients under the scope of one project.
•A quaint village posed for immediate growth.•Main Street, a commercial and cultural core of the community.•Highway 97 boasts a peak traffic rate of over 5,300 vehicles per hour.•Customer base of over 150,000 in 20 minutes proximity.
- Lot 3 - Designated Lake CountryTown Site- Lot 1, 2, 4 - 18 - Additional lotsavailable for futuredevelopment
We need 100 new business investors to develop this project. Some of the businesses which will operate in this area are as follows:Retail Services: Food Services:•• Salons & Spas (SUBSCRIBED) • Meat Shops / Deli / Butcher Shop• Custom Tailoring Shops (SUBSCRIBED) • International Specialty Foods• Flower and Gift Shop • Cafes / Restaurants (SUBSCRIBED)• Leather Clothing Shop (SUBSCRIBED) • Specialty Bakery• Printing Shops • Distillery of Wines and Liquers• Fashion Apparel (SUBSCRIBED) • Pizzeria• Post and Mailing Services • Chocolatier• Electronic Gadgets and Gifts (SUBSCRIBED) • Ice Cream Parlour• Furniture Shops •Victorian Tea House (SUBSCRIBED)• Toy Shop (SUBSCRIBED) •Wine Bar (SUBSCRIBED)• Antique Store• Specialty Childrens Shoe Store (SUBSCRIBED)• Mobile Phone Distributor (SUBSCRIBED)•Youth Clothing Boutique (SUBSCRIBED)Health Services: Other Services:• Optical Shop • Accounting Services• MRI Clinic • Architectural Bureau• Chiropractor • Language School• Acupuncture • Legal Services• Dental and Medical Services • Notary Public• Holistic Medicine
Other phases will include theconstruction of a prestigious Hotel andConvention Centre adjacent to thetown centre site. This ConventionCentre will cater to businessconventions, cultural and sportingevents.Additional projects will include aRegional Library, Museum andCultural Centre
• In order to maintain an attractive and consistent downtown, the District ofLake Country requires that development in the town center be built in aTraditional or Heritage Design as defined within this Official Community Plan.• The town site will be fashioned after the market strasse of Europe giving it acultural and heritage flavour.• E&O.E. This information contained herein was obtained from sourceswhich are deemed reliable and while thought to be correct, is not guaranteedby Canam Group.
Situated only 11 kilometers from the town site is theUniversity of British Columbia. UBC Okanagan isaspiring to be Canadas bestuniversity with a student population of over 7,000.UBCO provides students with an outstanding anddistinctive education, and conducts leadingresearch to serve the people of British Columbia andthe world.
George Elliott Secondary (Grades 8 - 12) With a rich history that dates back moreis adjacent to the Lake Country town than four decades, Okanagan College iscenter site. British Columbias second largest public post-secondary college east of the lower Mainland. Okanagan College offers students a variety of programs and produce highly skilled and job-ready graduates to answer the needs of our communities.
Building your hotel on Lake Country’s Main Street will place yourinvestment in the heart of British Columbia’s wine country, with fourwineries only minutes away. Lake Country is blessed to be home for the awardwinning Grey Monk, Arrowleaf, Intrigue, and Ex Nihilo wineries.
•The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) provides an accelerated processfor skilled and/or experienced workers, experienced business persons andtheir family members who want to settle permanently in a particularprovince of Canada.•If you choose to immigrate to Canada as a provincial nominee, you mustfirst apply to the province where you wish to settle and complete itsprovincial nomination process. Nominees are then able to apply forPermanent Resident status through Citizenship and Immigration Canada(CIC).•The PNP is faster than applying through many federal immigrationstreams. Each province selects applicants on the basis of their educationand work experience in accordance to the province’s skill needs andrequirements.
•The business categories of the BC PNP provide accelerated immigrationopportunities for qualified entrepreneurs ready and able to investsubstantial funds in a new or existing business in British Columbia.•As the BC PNP requires the analysis for the feasibility and success of proposed venture, with respect to the applicants work and education history, a business proposal will be developed individually for the applicant outlining the reasonableness and viability of the proposed venture.•The purpose of these programs is to attract and retain people most likelyto provide significant economic benefits to the province by contributing tothe following eligibility criteria:
• Purchase or expand an eligible business• Have a minimum net worth of $400,000 CAD• Make a minimum investment of $200,000 CAD• Own at least one-third equity in the business• Create at least one new job for a Canadian or permanent resident• Take an active day to day role in managing and directing the business
The immigration program does not require ownership of real estate.However, many of us believe in purchasing land, as clients find itdesirable to own the work place and the residence.Following is an example of how little as $600,000 can fulfill therequirements of BC PNP and Canada immigration as well as own yourresidence and the shop.TOTAL INVESTMENT:•PNP Regional Business Investment: $200,000•685 sq ft (based on smallest unit available) Retail business building: $185,000•All retail units based on a minimum $270 per sq ft•Residential Apartment (starting at): $215,000
TWO OPTIONS: The 1st choice: $385,0001. Invest $200,000 to set up personal business2. Provide 1 job opportunity3. Invest a minimum of $185,000 (based on smallest unit of 685 sq ft)to purchase the real estate for the business shop The 2nd choice: $600,0001. Invest $200,000 to set up personal business2. Provide 1 job opportunity3. Invest a minimum of $185,000 to purchase a businessshop4. Invest a minimum of $215,000 to have an apartment
Now is the time to contact your Immigration Consultant Your consultant will help you with the selection of a business. For more information contact:Shawna Hubscher, President Praveen Shrivastava, President 206-307 Banks Road 104-3993 Henning Drive Kelowna, BC, Canada Burnaby, BC, Canada V1X 4A1 V5C 6P7 Mobile: 250-864-7177 Office: 604-689-7333 Office: 778-484-5177 Toll Free: 1-888-689-7333
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