Manitoba Provincial Nomination Program (MPNP) presents a route to Canadian PR through its Business Investor Stream to aspiring investors and entrepreneurs who want to run their business and settle in Manitoba. There are two pathways that come under the business stream of Canada, the Entrepreneur Pathway, and the Farm Investor pathway.
The Manitoba Entrepreneur Pathway enables entrepreneurs who wish to either start, or purchase or become partners in an existing business in Manitoba. The candidates receive a temporary resident permit and post arrival should be able to buy, start or join a business within 24 months of arrival to be eligible for a PR status.
Manitoba PNP recommends the candidates to explore Manitoba and analyse potential business opportunities. This shall strengthen your application. The candidates are also strongly encouraged to attend business seminars offered by Business Consulting Unit (BCU) of the Immigration and Economic Opportunities Division. The applicants should also fill a Business Concept Form that shall outline the business opportunities and your research efforts.
The candidates must submit the Self-assessment form, the Business Concept form, and the Code of Conduct for Immigration Representatives (if you are using a representative). Manitoba evaluates a minimum stream requirement criterion for the potential candidates. If the candidate falls short of fulfilling these criteria, his/her business concept shall not be reviewed. Note that this submission does not represent an application to Manitoba PNP.
Post review of the self-assessment and business concept form, the candidate 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. After the successful review of your application, the candidate will receive an approval letter post which a Business Performance Agreement (BPA) shall be signed. A letter of support work for permit shall be issued after this. This letter allows you to arrive in Canada to commence your business activities.
As outlined in your business plan, you can now start your business operations. For the entrepreneur’s referral the BCU offers information, feedback and guidance through Business Consulting Officers.
After the completion of the terms and conditions in your BPA, the Manitoba PNP evaluates your performance. If the terms of your BPA are successfully fulfilled the MPNP issues a certificate of nomination. The candidates can then eventually apply for their Canadian PR.