Candidates who are successfully nominated through the Manitoba Student Entrepreneur Pathway will be invited to submit an official application for Canadian permanent residence. Please note that student entrepreneurs from Canadian post-secondary programs located outside of Manitoba are not eligible for this stream. However, they may be eligible to apply through one of the Business Investor streams.
Throughout 2018 and 2019 the province of Manitoba is implementing extensive changes to their PNP. All details and a schedule of changes are included in the MPNP Renewal section of our website. All streams will be experiencing changes, with some streams closing and new streams opening.
|Express Entry Profile||No|
|Connection to Province||Study & Business Ownership|
|Language Proficiency||CLB 7|
|Level of Education||Two-Year Post-Secondary Program|
|Work Experience||6-months, business owner in Manitoba|
Connection to Manitoba
In order to be eligible for the Manitoba Student Entrepreneur Pathway, a candidate must have completed post-secondary education program at a designated institution in Manitoba. This program must have been a minimum of two-years in length. Candidates must also currently own and operate a business in Manitoba.
All candidates for this program must demonstrate proficiency in either English or French consistent with the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of level 7. Language tests must have been taken within the two years prior to applying to the program. Note: both the General and the Academic IELTS exam are accepted for this program.
All candidates must own a business in Manitoba with equity ownership of at least 51%. They must operate the business as a senior manager on a daily basis for at least 6 months prior to nomination on a valid Post-Graduate Work Permit. Candidates will be required to submit a Business Performance Agreement (BPA) as part of the application.
Settlement in Manitoba
All candidates for this stream must have resided in Manitoba continuously since graduation and must show the intent to continue to reside in Manitoba after the nomination.
Candidates for this stream must demonstrate liquid funds equivalent to Low Income Cut-Off (LICO) requirements as outlined by Canada’s federal immigration authorities. Candidates for this stream will have their personal net worth assessed as part of the application process. There is no minimum net worth requirement, however, net worth will be considered when assessing the feasibility of the candidate’s business plan.
Candidates must be between the ages of 21 and 35 years old.
Those interested in applying to the Manitoba Student Entrepreneur Pathway must first contact the MPNP by email at email@example.com. Manitoba will invite qualified candidates to attend an information session for the MPNP where full details will be provided about the application procedure. Applicants must attend an information session in order to be eligible to apply for this pathway.
Below is the history of Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) issued for all MPNP streams for the International Education Stream.
|Date||Number of LAAs Issued||Stream Specified|
|12 September 2019||40||N/A|
|15 August 2019||36||N/A|
|19 July 2019||23||N/A|
|5 July 2019||21||N/A|
|20 June 2019||26||N/A|
|7 June 2019||28||N/A|
|23 May 2019||17||N/A|
|9 May 2019||17||N/A|
|25 April 2019||25||N/A|
|28 March 2019||44||N/A|
|1 March 2019||20||N/A|
|15 February 2019||34||N/A|
|31 January 2019||17||N/A|
|17 January 2019||32||N/A|
|20 December 2018||35||N/A|
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