Invest In Manitoba

High on academic quality but affordable tuition fee – Canada is one of the best study destinations for students. Until August 2019, Canada experienced almost 70,000 international students studying at all levels in the country; which explains its popularity across the globe.

Manitoba Business Immigration

The Manitoba Entrepreneur Pathway is one Stream of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP), a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) operated by the province of Manitoba. The Manitoba Entrepreneur Pathway targets experienced business owners or senior managers with the intention to establish a new business and settle in Manitoba.

After successfully operating a business in Manitoba for a period of time, candidates applying through the Manitoba Entrepreneur Pathway will be invited to submit an official application for Canadian permanent residence.

Please note that this program uses the MPNP Entrepreneur Ranking System to assess eligibility and select applicants. Simply meeting the minimum eligibility requirements may not be sufficient to receive a Letter of Advice to Apply (LAA).

Below are the minimum eligibility requirements for the program:

  • Work Experience

    In order to qualify to submit an Expression of Interest for the Manitoba Entrepreneur Pathway, a candidate must be able to prove they have the interest, ability, and financial resources to own and actively manage a Manitoba business. For this reason, the program requires a high level of business management experience as well as a significant financial net worth. The applicant must have at least three (3) years of work experience as a business owner or senior business manager. This experience must have been obtained within the previous 5 years. The applicant will also have to maintain an active role with their proposed business.

  • Investment Requirement

    This stream requires a significant net worth and investment on the part of the applicant. The applicant must have a minimum net worth of at least $500,000 CAD. The minimum investment amount varies depending on the location of the proposed business: In Manitoba Capital Region (Winnipeg) If the proposed business is located within the Manitoba Capital Region, encompassing the city of Winnipeg, the applicant must make a minimum personal investment of at least $250,000 CAD. Outside Manitoba Capital Region If the proposed business is located outside of the Manitoba Capital Region, the applicant must invest at least $150,000 CAD. Candidates will be required to sign a Business Performance Agreement (BPA) explaining how they will establish and invest in the Manitoba business. The proposed business must meet certain criteria, including creating at least one employment opportunity for a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

  • Language Proficiency

    All candidates for this program must demonstrate proficiency in either English or French consistent with Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 5. Language tests must have been taken within the two years prior to applying to the program.

  • Level of Education

    Candidates for this stream must have completed a minimum of Canadian high school education, or a foreign equivalent.