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Complete Guide for Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program

What is the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program

  • The MPNP is administered by the province of Manitoba
  • It is intended for individuals who have a clear and demonstrable preference to settle in the province of Manitoba and can satisfy the eligibility criteria
  • The program is a part of the federal Express Entry program and evaluates candidates on a point based system like the Express Entry

[Read More: Guide to Manitoba Business Investor Visa Program]

Sub-Categories for MPNP Program

MPNP for Skilled Workers Stream in Manitoba

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

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
  • You must have all the required documents for applying for the MPNP

Application Process for MPNP for Skilled Workers

You will need to take the following steps to apply for the MPNP

STEP 1: Submit an Expression of Interest

  • You will need to submit answers to a few questions on the relevant website in order to complete your profile
  • You will be assigned points based on the answers given by you
  • If you have scored the minimum required points, then you will be placed in a pool with other applicants
  • Once in the pool, your profile will be ranked against the other applicants, If your profile is one among the highest scoring profiles, then you receive an ITA from the province for MPNP

[Read More: Manitobas PNP Stream Makes Use Of An Expression Of Interest]

STEP 2: Submit your Application for MPNP

  • 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 make Investments in businesses that have been identified as qualifying by the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program
  • 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

Age

You will be awarded points for your age, as per the criteria laid down in the following table

Age Points
Less than 25 0
25 to 30 4
31 to 35 6
36 to 45 10
46 8
47 6
48 4
49 2

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

Education Points
Post -Secondary degree or diploma (two years program) 4
Post -Secondary degree or diploma (three-year program or longer) 6
Post graduate degree or equivalent 8
PhD or above 10

Business Experience

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 Points
11 years or more 30
7 to 10 years 25
3 to 6 years 20
Years of experience as a senior manager Points
7 years or more 10
3 to 6 years 5

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)
  • Test d'évaluation de Française (TEF)

[Read More: English Language Test Approved By Canada Immigration Department]

CLB/NLC Points
5 10
6 15
7 20
8 25

Investment

  • 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) Points
500000 to 1 million 5
1 million to 1.5 million 6
1.5 million to 2 million 7
2 million to 2.5 million 8
2.5 million to 3 million 9
More than 3 million 10

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) Points
200,000- 499,999 10
500,000-899,000 12
900,000 or more 15
  • 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 Points
Applicant's spouse /common-law partner has CLB /NCLC 5 or above 10
Applicant's spouse /common-law partner has CLB /NCLC 5 or above in Canada’s Second Official Language 10
Applicant has a close relative who has lived in Manitoba for over a year. 5
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. 5
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. 5

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 your proposed business in Manitoba
  • 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.

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