The Manitoba Business Investor Stream presents two pathways for aspiring applicants to immigrate to Canada, the Entrepreneur Pathway and the Farm Investor Pathway. The candidates with appropriate experience and financial capacity to establish a farming business in Manitoba can choose the Farm Investor Pathway.
The potential candidates that demonstrate ample farming business experience, investment capital and intention to operate a farm business in rural Manitoba can choose this pathway. The farm operations should produce primary products that can concord with Manitoba’s current farming industry needs, for example- fruit crops, wheats, potatoes etc., or anything that matches the province’s current output.
The Manitoba PNP highly recommends interested candidates to thoroughly research the current farming operations in Manitoba. All applications are required to demonstrate their business’ relevance to Manitoba’s farm industry. The relevance is reviewed on the basis of factors such as scale of farming, use of technology and equipment and the production output.
In addition to meeting the minimum criteria, the candidates need to fill an Interest Guidelines Form to verify their education, farm business experience, adaptability, estimated investment to be made, research details of the exploratory visit conducted and the business’s economic relevance to the province. The candidate should also fill and submit the Farm Business Concept Form and Code of Conduct for Immigration Representatives. Note that this submission does not represent an application to Manitoba PNP.
During this process, the approved candidates may receive a LLA (Letter of Advice to Apply). The LLA includes instructions for submitting full application to Manitoba PNP. This application includes a net worth verification that is conducted by a third-party supplier. The final application and the fees need to be submitted within 120 days of receiving the LLA.
The assessment of each application includes an interview. If your application meets all the relevant criteria of Manitoba PNP, you shall receive a certificate of nomination. After you receive the certificate of nomination, you are required to sign a Deposit Agreement, and submit a deposit of CAD $75,000. This shall allow the candidate to enter Canada and obtain a temporary work permit. Note that this nomination does not provide a Canadian Permanent Resident status.
After your nomination is filed, you can apply to the Canadian government for your PR.
The Manitoba PNP requires new Farm business owners to submit their new contact information within 30 days of acquiring your permanent residence. You can refer to the Business Consulting Unit (BCU) for support regarding information, feedback and guidance to set up your business.