You may be eligible for the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program for Business (MPNP-B) if you intend to reside in Manitoba with your dependent family members, make an investment into a new or existing business and assume an active managerial role in that business.



Manitoba recently announced that they will be renewing the MPNP over the course of 2018. The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program for Business Stream is currently closed.


When it reopens, it will be under new eligibility criteria. There will be two new pathways to permanent residence under this stream: Entrepreneur Pathway, and Employer Direct Recruitment Pathway.


These changes are expected to be implemented by Q1 2018


Learn more.


Meeting the criteria listed below does not guarantee a nomination or permanent residence.


As a candidate, you must:

  • Be able to demonstrate a personal net worth of at least 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.
  • Score a minimum of 60 points in the Adaptability Assessment Matrix.
  • Clearly show that you intend to live in Manitoba permanently

You may also have to:

  • Attend an interview with a MPNP-B officer.
  • Make an Eligible Business Investment in Manitoba.
  • Reside in Manitoba along with your dependent family members.
  • Conduct an Exploratory Visit to Manitoba.
    • You may be required to prove proof of research conducted during the visit.
  • Provide the results of a language test to demonstrate language proficiency.


If you are nominated by the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program for Business will be required to submit a good-faith deposit in the amount of CDN $100,000. This deposit is refundable to applicants, without interest, once they have met the terms and conditions of their Deposit Agreement. If you choose to withdraw your application prior to landing in Canada as a permanent resident, your deposit will be refunded.



Individuals in the following circumstances are not eligible under the MPNP for Business category:

  • Have an unresolved refugee claim in Canada
  • In Canada illegally
  • Subject to a removal order in Canada
  • Prohibited from entering Canada
  • Have an application pending with another PNP 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
  • If your intention is to establish a primary production farming operation

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