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The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program for Business (MPNP-B), as part of its ongoing drive for innovation and preservation of program integrity, is introducing some important changes to its program operations. The following highlights changes that the Program will be implementing effective immediately:

To qualify for the MPNP-B, interested applicants must:

  • Have a minimum verifiable personal net worth of CDN$350,000;
  • Have a minimum three years of successful business ownership and management experience or a minimum three years of executive-level experience as senior manager of a business; and
  • Score a minimum of 60 points in the Adaptability Assessment Matrix

The applicant must also be prepared to:

  • Attend an interview with a MPNP-B officer;
  • Make an Eligible Business Investment in Manitoba; and
  • Reside in Manitoba along with his/her dependent family members

The applicant may have to::

  • Conduct an Exploratory Visit to Manitoba. The applicant must provide a visit report and other documents to demonstrate the research conducted during this visit; and

  • Provide the results of a language competency test to demonstrate language proficiency.


Ineligible applications:

Applications will not be accepted from individuals who:

  • have an unresolved refugee claim in Canada;
  • are in Canada illegally;
  • are subject to a removal order in Canada;
  • are prohibited from entering Canada;
  • have an application pending with another Provincial Nominee Program in Canada;
  • had a prior MPNP-B application refused within the last 12 months; or
  • had a prior MPNP-B application refused for misrepresentation or false documentation within the last 24 months.

Applicants residing in Manitoba while their application is being processed are responsible for maintaining their legal status in Canada as defined by the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA).
An applicant is only permitted to have one MPNP application in process at one time, and cannot apply through both the skilled worker and business categories of the program. The MPNP reserves the right to require applicants who, in the view of the Program, have the intention to immigrate to Canada for business purposes, to apply through the business category only.

 For eligibility on this program, please complete this free online assessment and we will get back to you within 24 hours with the results.