The MPNP for Skilled Workers in Manitoba is open to skilled workers who are situated in the province, and who have the required educational qualifications, skill sets, training, and work experience, that will help them to make a positive contribution to the economy of the province
MPNP for Skilled Workers Overseas
The Manitoba PNP for Skilled Workers Overseas is intended for those individuals who are currently living outside the province but are able to demonstrate with sufficient plausibility that they are connected to the province
a.They have relatives or friends who are already living in the province
b.They have a history of previous educational qualifications or work experience from the province
c.They have obtained an ITA from the province of Manitoba directly,
Eligibility for Manitoba Provincial Nomination Program for Skilled Workers
If you want to apply for MPNP, then you should fulfill the following criteria
You will need to have the necessary education, work experience and skills as stipulated by the province for the MPNP program
You should be able to demonstrate with sufficient proof that you intend to settle in the province after you have received your Canada PR visa
You will be given priority if you belong to a profession, that is aligned with the NOC or National Occupation Classification
You will need to have scored a minimum of 60 points out of 100 for MPNP assessment
You should have a minimum work experience of at least two years in your field
You should have scored at least 4.5 in the IELTS or equivalent test, to demonstrate your English language skills
Once you have received the ITA, then you should apply for the nomination. Our expert Canada immigration advisors, will expertly guide you through this important step to improve your chances of success
STEP 3: Letter of Advice to Apply
Once you have successfully applied for MPNP, then you will receive a Letter of Advice to Apply from the provincial government
The Letter of Advice to Apply will confer an additional 600 bonus points for your Express Entry profile
MPNP - Business Investor Stream
The Business Investor Stream enables the province of Manitoba to nominate entrepreneurs and business investors from all over the world to set up a business and settle in the province.
The stream nominates investors who demonstrate their ability and intention for starting or purchasing a business in the province within 24 months of arriving in Canada on a work permit.
The business investor stream consists of two pathways for Manitoba immigration.
The Entrepreneur Pathway
The Entrepreneur Pathway enables the province to nominate business persons with the intention and ability to establish, take up partnership or purchase a local business in the province within 24 months of entering the province.
Eligibility Criteria for Applying for Entrepreneur Pathway
You will need to have at least three years of experience in senior management position or as the owner of a company
You should have should have a minimum language proficiency of CLB – 5
You will need to have at least three years of full-time work experience as a business owner or senior manager out of the last five years
You will need to have a Minimum CLB/NCLC of 5 for language proficiency in English and/or French
You should have a high school diploma from or its international equivalent
You should be able to invest at least 250,00 CAD if you plan to set up your business in the Manitoba Capital Region, or 150,000 CAD if you plan to set up your business outside the MCR
You should be able to create and maintain at least one job position for a local citizen or Permanent Resident in Manitoba
You should be able to submit your business plan along with your application
You may need to undertake a Business Research Visit, within one year of submission of EOI
You should have a minimum net worth of 500,000 CAD
You will need to sign a Business Performance Agreement after your application has been approved
Application Process for MPNP - Manitoba Entrepreneur Pathway
Step 1: Self-Assessment
In this step, you will be asked to complete a Self-Assessment Form, in which you will be providing information about your age, education, personal net worth and business experience. You will be awarded points based on the following factors
You will be awarded points for your age, as per the criteria laid down in the following table
Less than 25
25 to 30
31 to 35
36 to 45
Education Factors (Maximum 10 points)
You will need to have obtained an educational qualification that is at least a Canadian high school certification or its equivalent. You can get points for your education as per the following criteria
Post -Secondary degree or diploma (two years program)
Post -Secondary degree or diploma (three-year program or longer)
Post graduate degree or equivalent
PhD or above
Your business experience is one of the most important eligibility criteria. You should fulfill the following conditions in order to qualify to apply for the Entrepreneur pathway.
You should have at least three years of experience as a business owner and/or senior manager within the immediately preceding five years
You should own at least one third of the business that you are starting or where you are investing
Years of experience as a business owner
11 years or more
7 to 10 years
3 to 6 years
Years of experience as a senior manager
7 years or more
3 to 6 years
Official Language Proficiency
You will need to prove your language proficiency by providing results, from a recognized language testing organization. You can provide the test results from any of the following tests in order to qualify
International English Language Testing System
Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP)
You should be able to show that you have a personal net worth of at least 500,000 CAD.
You will be able to include all the Assets and liabilities that are owned by you as well as any of your family members who will be traveling with you.
You will be able to gain the following points based on your net worth.
Net worth (in CAD)
500000 to 1 million
1 million to 1.5 million
1.5 million to 2 million
2 million to 2.5 million
2.5 million to 3 million
More than 3 million
Business Investment Criteria
You should be able to invest at least 200,000 CAD in order to qualify. You will be awarded points for your investment, according to the criteria given in the table below.
Investment Amount (in CAD)
900,000 or more
In addition to the points awarded above, you will also get 5 points for the economic priorities of your business.
Economic priorities will be evaluated based on whether or not your proposed business will be able to use resources, such as plant and machinery, materials, and labor from the province, as well as its potential to generate profit and generate growth for Manitoba’s economy.
Business Research Visit Criteria
You will be able to gain 20 points if you make a business research visit to the province of Manitoba.
The business visit is a vital part of your business plan, as it enables you to conduct in-depth research on site for your potential business.
If you visit the province for five days consecutively, then you can gain 10 points. If you spend at least 10 consecutive days doing business research in the region, then you can get 20 points.
Adaptability Factors Criteria
You will be able to gain points for adaptability if you are able to demonstrate that you have strong ties to the province of Manitoba. Points will be awarded as per the criteria set out in the table below.
Adaptability factor Criteria
Applicant's spouse /common-law partner has CLB /NCLC 5 or above
Applicant's spouse /common-law partner has CLB /NCLC 5 or above in Canada’s Second Official Language
Applicant has a close relative who has lived in Manitoba for over a year.
The applicant has a kid who has been enrolled in a recognized Manitoba educational institution for at least six months prior to the date of the EOI application and is pursuing full-time academic, professional, or vocational training.
The applicant's accompanying spouse/common-law partner has completed at least one year of full-time study at a Manitoba post-secondary educational institution.
Step 2: Visit Manitoba and Research your Proposed Business plan
In this step you will have to submit a completed business concept, in which you will need to provide the following details
Description of the research that you conducted to identify your proposed business
Description of your personal information which will allow you to develop your business opportunity
Description of your financial status and potential to make your intended investment
Description of your marketing strategy and plan to deal with competition
Description of requirements of critical resources
Description of proposed timelines for implementation
Description of the risk factors that your proposed business may face and strategies to mitigate the same
Description of the business potential to contribute to the economic growth of the province
Step 3: Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI)
In this step you will need to submit your Expression of Interest along with the following documents
Your Business Concept Form
Your Self-Assessment Form; and
Code of Conduct for Immigration Representatives, if applicable for you
If selected based on the criteria laid out above, then you will receive a Letter of Advice to Apply, from the province.
Step 4: Submit a Complete Application
If you meet the minimum criteria and your business plan is approved, then you will receive an official Letter of Advice to Apply (LAA). you will have 120 days from LAA receipt to submit a completed electronic application package to the program, along with a non-refundable processing fee of 2500 CAD.
Step 5: Assessment of your Application
In this step your application will be assessed, and you may need to appear for an in-person interview. You will also need to sign a Business Performance Agreement (BPA), which will work as a contractual agreement between the applicant and the MPNP.
Step 6: Operate a Business in Manitoba
You will need to operate a business in Manitoba and provide regular updates about the performance of your business.
Step 7: Receive a MPNP Nomination
You will obtain a provincial nomination certificate from the Government of Manitoba. The entrepreneur can apply for Canadian permanent resident status through IRCC with this nomination certificate.
MPNP - Farm Investor Pathway
The farm investor pathway is open to Individuals who have demonstrated experience in running a farm business and have sufficient capital at their disposal to invest, in a farm in rural Manitoba
Eligibility Criteria for Farm Investor Pathway
You should have at least three years of experience in owning and/or operating a farm
You should be able to prove your proficiency in English and/or French
You should be able to invest a minimum amount of 300,000 in a farming business in rural Manitoba,
You will need to provide a farm business plan as part of your application
You will need to travel to the province to complete a Farm Business Research Visit
Your farming business will need to conduct ongoing business activities in the province and you will need to be actively engaged in running the business
You will need to have a net worth of at least 500000 CAD
Application Process for MPNP - Manitoba Farm Investor Pathway Stream
The Farm Investor Pathway (FIP) replaces the MPNP's previous Farm Strategic Initiative. Similar to entrepreneurs, farm investors must follow seven steps when applying to the program. The application process, however, is different from the Entrepreneur Pathway.
Eligible candidates must meet the following requirements, among others, to be eligible for the Farm Investor Pathway:
Have a minimum verifiable personal net worth of CAD $500,000;
Have a minimum of three years (3) farm ownership, as well as experience in managing farm operations supported by verifiable documents; and
Demonstrate adaptability, specifically relating to practical farming skills, technical knowledge, and experience in technological based farming practices that will transfer directly to Manitoba’s current primary farm production industry
Step 1: Explore and Research Farm Business in Manitoba
Once you have made sure that you have met all the eligibility criteria, you will need to begin your application process by visiting Manitoba, and conducting research for your proposed farming business, as a part of the research you will need to collect information on all the relevant details for your farm such as cost of farmland, cost of growing crops or raising livestock.
Step 2: Completion of Interest Guidelines and Farm Business Concept forms
Once you have completed your Farm Business Visit, then you will need to submit the Business Forms and Interest Guidelines where you will provide details of your personal background and business acumen for starting a farm business.
Step 3: Submission of Interest Guidelines and Farm Business Concept forms
In this step you will need to submit a completed Farm Business Concept Form along with Code of Conduct for Immigration.
Step 4: Submission of a Farm Investor Pathway application
In this step you will need to submit a completed Farm Investor Pathway application 120 days after you have received your LAA. You will need to provide all the documents required along with a non-refundable application fee.
Step 5: Assessment of a Farm Investor Pathway application
In this step your application will be assessed by an MPNP representative and you may need to attend an in-person interview
Step 6: Obtain Canadian Permanent Residence
In this step you will be issued a nomination certificate by the MPNP and will be able to submit your final application for PR visa to the IRCC.
Step 7: Establish a Farm Business in Manitoba
In this last and final step, you will need to provide the MPNP with regular progress reports of how your business is running.
You can contact our qualified Canada immigration advisers for any questions about immigration to Canada through the Manitoba Provincial Nomination Program.
Top FAQs Asked by Professionals Migrating through MPNP, Canada.
The processing time for a Manitoba PNP application might range from four months to a year. In some circumstances, where more information is needed, the wait time can be as long as 13-15 months. During the waiting period, we recommend that you remain patient and contact your consultant if you have any questions.
Though you are not strictly prohibited from applying for provincial nomination in another province, we would advise you against doing so. The government expects you to show that you intend to settle in the province, which you cannot do by applying to multiple provinces at the same time. You can talk to our consultants if you have any questions about it.