|Business Experience||You must have a minimum of 3 years of full-time work experience in the past 5 years either as an active business owner or working in a senior management role of a successful business.|
Business owners are given higher points in comparison to senior managers.
Business owners must have at least 33 1/3% ownership to qualify for points.
|Official Languages Proficiency||You must have a minimum level of CLB/NCLC 5.|
|Education||You must have a minimum education level of Canadian high school equivalency.|
|Age||There is no minimum or maximum age; however, ranking points are allocated to candidates 25 to 49 years of age.|
|Business Investment||The minimum investment is $250,000 CAD for businesses situated in the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region.|
The minimum investment is $150,000 CAD if a business is situated outside of the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region.
Business investment must be made in an eligible business as defined by the MPNP.
The proposed business must create or maintain at least one job for a Canadian Citizen or permanent resident in Manitoba (excluding owners of the business and/or their close relatives).
|Business Research Visit||A business plan is required and is an integral part of the application.|
A business research visit allows the applicant to conduct extensive research of their future business investment or proposal. The business research visit must be conducted no more than one year prior to the submission of your EOI.
You can attend information sessions for the Business Investor Stream (BIS) while conducting your business research visit in Manitoba. These information sessions will provide details about the BIS and information about doing business in Manitoba.
|Adaptability||Points will be allocated to you if:|
|Net Worth||You must have a minimum net worth of $500,000 CAD.|
Your personal net worth will be verified by a third-party supplier approved by the MPNP. A verification report, along with the application, must be submitted to the MPNP within 120 days of receiving your LAA.
|Business Performance Agreement||After an application is approved, a Business Performance Agreement (BPA) must be signed prior to the MPNP issuing you a work permit support letter.|
Who cannot apply to the MPNP?
The following are not eligible to submit an application to the MPNP:
- Refugee claimants, or individuals involved in a federal appeal or removal process
- Live-in Caregivers currently living in Canada
- Temporary foreign workers currently working and residing in a province other than Manitoba
- Spouses of Canadian citizens or permanent residents
- Individuals who have been refused by the MPNP within the last six months and who are not able to address the reason(s) for refusal
- Individuals who have an active immigration application with any other provincial immigration program or federal immigration program in Canada. Note: an Express Entry profile is not considered an immigration application.
If you or your spouse already have an active MPNP application, you are not eligible to submit an additional application to any other stream/pathway of the MPNP.