Manitoba PNP Business Investor Stream
The Manitoba Business Program (MPNP-B) allows Manitoba to invite qualified business people with an intent and ability to make a significant investment in a new or existing business and hold an active managerial role.
The stream operates on an Expression of Interest (EOI) system wherein prospective applicants submit their intention to apply to the program. The most qualified are invited to apply by receiving a Letter of Advice to Apply (LAA) from the MPNP-B. After receiving a LAA, candidates have 60 days to submit their application to the program.
In order to be eligible for MPNP-B, applicants must:
- Have a minimum verifiable personal net worth of $350,000 CAD;
- Have a minimum three years of successful business ownership and management experience or executive-level experience as senior manager of a business within the past five years;
- Business ownership experience: the applicant has been actively engaged in providing goods or services to customers and bears the risk of return for the capital investment in the business enterprise.
- Senior management experience: the applicant has held a position in the highest level of management of a major business in which he or she has been responsible for strategic policy development.
- The applicant's position must have significant decision-making responsibilities involving at least two of the following aspects of business:
- Production/Operations/Project management
- Human Resources/Personnel
- Research and Development
- Information Technology management
- Quality Control
- The applicant must demonstrate that his or her level of income is comparable to the prevailing income level of senior managers of other major businesses in the same country.
- Make an Eligible Business Investment in Manitoba;
- Attend an interview with an MPNP-B officer;
- Conduct an Exploratory Visit to Manitoba. Applicants will need to provide proof of research conducted during the visit in the form of a visit report and other documents;
- Demonstrate sufficient language proficiency by providing results from a language competency test taken in the past two years at an approved testing agency;
- International English Language Test System (IELTS)
- Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) - available in Canada only
- Test d'Évaluation de Français (TEF)
- Have the intention and ability to reside in Manitoba with all dependent family members; and
- Score a minimum of 60 points in the Adaptability Assessment Matrix.
Adaptability Assessment Matrix
The Adaptability Assessment Matrix is used to evaluate applicants' potential to successfully settle in Manitoba and become economically established. Applicants must score 60 points or more in order to be nominated.
Age (Maximum 15 points)
21 to 24
25 to 29
30 to 44
45 to 49
50 to 54
Business Knowledge (Maximum 15 points)
Business Owner and manager (more than 50% ownership)
Business Owner and manager (20% to 50% ownership)
- If the applicant owns multiple businesses, only the percentage of ownership of the main/principal business will be considered for the purpose of this criterion.
- If the applicant's spouse owns shares in the same business, the combined ownership will be counted together for the purpose of this criterion.
- If the applicant owns less than 20% share in a business then he or she must be a senior manager to qualify for the MPNP-B.
Business Experience (Maximum 15 points)
Length of Experience
10 years or more
Above 6 to 10 years
Above 3 to 6 years
- Length of experience is counted only for senior management or business ownership experience as defined by the MPNP-B. No points will be awarded for other experience.
Net Worth (Maximum 15 points)
Total Net Worth
Over $2.5 Million
Above $2 Million to $2.5 Million
Above $1.5 Million to $2 Million
Above $1 Million to $1.5 Million
Above $500,000 to $1 Million
$350,000 to $500,000
English and/or French Fluency (Maximum 20 points)
CLB/NCLC or equivalent test scores
Higher language proficiency or you communicate very well and are fluent in English/French
Moderate language proficiency or you have some English/French skills and can communicate well in most everyday situations
4 to 6
No/little English/French language proficiency (e.g., you have no or minimal English/French language skills)
Less than 4
- To be scored for this criterion, an applicant must submit test results from an approved language-testing organization (IELTS, CELPIP, or TEF) as proof of language proficiency.
- The test must be taken no more than two years before the date that the Expression of Interest (EOI) is submitted to the MPNP-B, and the official results must be submitted as a required document with the MPNP-B application.
Enhanced Settlement Factors (Maximum 20 points)
The applicant has visited Manitoba for at least five working days and conducted relevant business and lifestyle-related research
The applicant's spouse has a high language proficiency (CLB score of 5 or above)
The applicant has a close relative currently residing in Manitoba for more than one year
The applicant's child is enrolled in an accredited Manitoba educational institution at least six months prior to the date of submission of Nomination Application and is actively pursuing academic, professional or vocational training on a full-time basis.
The applicant or accompanying spouse or common-law partner has completed a program of full-time study of at least one year at a post-secondary institution in Manitoba. This must have been done after turning 17 years old and with a valid study permit.
- The Exploratory Visit must be conducted no more than one year prior to submission of an EOI.
- Applicants must provide documents supporting the enrolment of their children in an accredited Manitoba educational institution.
- A close relative must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and residing in Manitoba for more than one year. A close relative is defined as a sister/brother, aunt/uncle, niece/nephew, grandparent or first cousin. Proof of relationship must be provided. Proof that he or she is well-established in Manitoba is required as well (proof of employment, proof of residence, Canada Revenue Agency Notice of Assessment, etc.).
Once an applicant receives a nomination from the MPNP-B, he or she will be required to submit a good-faith deposit of CDN $100,000. When the applicant has met the terms and conditions of the Deposit Agreement, it will be refunded in whole, without interest. If an applicant should choose to withdraw his or her application prior to landing in Canada as a permanent resident, he or she will have the deposit refunded as well.
Who May Not Apply
Candidates should not apply if they:
- Have an unresolved refugee claim in Canada;
- Are in Canada illegally;
- Are subject to a removal order in Canada;
- Are prohibited from entering Canada;
- Have an application pending with another Provincial Nominee Program in Canada;
- If your intention is to establish a primary production farming operation;
- Had a prior MPNP-B application refused within the last 12 months; or
- Had a prior MPNP-B application refused for misrepresentation or false documentation within the last 24 months.
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