Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program

Business Stream (MPNP-B)

On February 4, 2015, the MPNP launched its Expression of Interest (EOI) submissions system.

To qualify, you must create an online profile and be ranked against other candidates based on the Adaptability Assessment Matrix.

From time to time, top-scoring candidates will be issued a Letter of Advice to Apply (LAA).

Nominated applicants will be required to submit a good-faith deposit in the amount of CDN $100,000. This deposit is refundable to applicants, without interest, once they have met the terms and conditions of their Deposit Agreement

Update: on February 26, 2015, the Manitoba Government announced that it had issued 683 LAAs to applicants whose EOI score ranged from 60-92, and the MPNP has received 304 Nomination Applications from applicants who were issued an LAA.

The MPNP-B will only nominate individuals who intend to reside in Manitoba with their dependent family members, make an investment into a new or existing business and assume an active managerial role in that business.

Eligibility Criteria

Interested applicants must:

  • Have a minimum net worth of CAD$350,000;
  • Make a business investment of at least CAD$150,000 in tangible assets (such as land, buildings, motor vehicles, furniture, office equipment, computers, fixtures and fittings, machinery and inventory) in Manitoba. Note: Investments into personal items such as a principal residence and motor vehicles for personal use will not be counted as part of a business investment;
  • Have at least 3 years experience of business management and ownership or 3 years of executive-level experience; and
  • Score at least 60 points in the Adaptability Assessment Matrix.

Exploratory Visit

If you made an exploratory visit to Manitoba within 6 months before your application, you will be given extra points.

Applicants with close relatives and/or children residing in other Canadian provinces may be rejected

The Farm Strategic Recruitment Initiative (FSRI) is a special rural economic initiative under the auspices of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program for Business (MPNP-B).  The FSRI is for individuals with proven farm business experience, sufficient available capital to invest, and who intend to establish and operate a farm operation in rural Manitoba.  It is expected that successful applicants of the FSRI will establish a farm business in rural Manitoba producing primary products that is consistent with the province’s current farm industry.  The type of operation and investment must correlate with Provincial statistics and be relevant to Manitoba’s farm industry.  Agri-business operations not producing primary products may qualify under the Business Program criteria.

To explore your options under the MPNP-B, please Contact Us.