The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program for Business (MPNP-B) is a stream which allows Manitoba to recruit and nominate qualified business people with the intent and ability to reside in the province and make a significant investment in a new or existing business and hold an active managerial role. This stream operates on an Expression of Interest (EOI) system whereby 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:
Candidates may also be required to 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.
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)
Business Experience (Maximum 15 points)
|Length of Experience
|10 years or more
|Above 6 to 10 years
|Above 3 to 6 years
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 — candidate can communicate very well or is fluent in English/French
|Moderate language proficiency — candidate has some English/French skills and can communicate well in most everyday situations
|4 to 6
|No/little English/French language proficiency — candidate has minimal or no English/French language skills)
|Less than 4
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 applicant or accompanying spouse or common-law partner has completed at least six months of continuous full time employment in Manitoba. The applicant must provide a letter of reference from his/her employer and a copy of his/her work permit.
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.
Candidates should not apply if they:
The Morden Community Driven Immigration Initiative takes an active role in identifying new permanent residents to the community under the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). Successful candidates and their dependent family members will become permanent residents of Canada. Morden, Manitoba is a city lying 112 km southwest of Winnipeg with a population of around 9,000. The local unemployment rate is around three percent.
In order to be eligible to apply for the Morden immigration initiative, candidates must:
The Morden immigration initiative works with local employers to identify these targeted occupations and satisfy local labour market needs. Candidates must fall within one of the following targeted occupations:
The initiative will favour candidates who have experience of living in a rural area, with the ability to adapt to culture and climate. Candidates who fulfil the criteria and have been selected as potential immigrants to Morden under the initiative will be required to make an exploratory visit to the area. The main purpose of the visit is to pass the MPNP interview, though making local contacts and seeking employment opportunities are also suggested.