Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program for Business: MPNP – B

The MPNP-B will only nominate individuals who intend to reside in Manitoba with their dependent family members, make an investment into a new or existing business and assume an active managerial role in that business. Individuals who do not meet all program requirements are encouraged to explore other provincial and federal immigration programs.

MPNP-B officers assess applications based on eligibility requirements and selection factors. Applicants must meet the eligibility requirements. However, applicants should also be aware that meeting the minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee nomination. Priority is given to the applicants who have the greatest potential to become economically established in Manitoba. Do not submit this application kit unless you have been invited to apply either through the Expression of Interest (EOI) process or directly by the MPNP-B.

Nominated applicants 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. Prior to landing as a PR, an applicant who withdraws his/her application will be refunded his/her deposit.

Please note that if your intention is to establish a primary production farming operation, you are not eligible to apply through this regular business stream of the Provincial Nominee Program for Business (PNP-B).  You must apply through the Farm Strategic Recruitment Initiative (FSRI) which is a special initiative of the PNP-B for farm business applicants.

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 (please see details on page 14); and
  • Provide the results of a language competency test to demonstrate language proficiency.

Please note that if your intention is to establish a primary production farming operation, you are not eligible to apply through this regular business stream of the Provincial Nominee Program for Business (PNP-B).  You must apply through the Farm Strategic Recruitment Initiative (FSRI) which is a special initiative of the PNP-B for farm business applicants.

Business Ownership or Senior Management Experience

You must have at least three years of full time work experience in the past five years either as a business owner or in a senior management role of a successful business. Your job title, place of employment, responsibilities and business skills must be described clearly in the resume and in the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program Generic Application Form – Business (MPNP-B APP).  The application will be evaluated taking into consideration your business ownership and management experience, or your senior management experience or a combination of both.

Business Owner:  As an entrepreneur, you must be engaged actively and on an ongoing basis in providing goods or services to customers.  Also, as an entrepreneur, you should bear the risk of return for the capital investment in your business enterprise.

Senior Management Experience:

  • You have occupied a position in the highest level of the management structure of a major business. In that position, you were responsible for the strategic policy development affecting a major component or a wide range of operations of that major business, and have done so for at least three of the past five years prior to applying.
  • If your application is based on Senior Management experience, you must demonstrate that  you have  had a role with significant decision-making responsibilities involving a minimum of two of the following aspects of business:
  • In addition to the above, you should also demonstrate that your level of income is commensurate with the prevailing income level of senior managers of other major businesses in your country.   You must clearly demonstrate this level of income through documentation.

  1. Distribution
  2. Production/Operations/Project management
  3. Purchasing
  4. Sales
  5. Marketing
  6. Finance
  7. Accounting
  8. Human Resources/Personnel
  9. Research and Development
  10. Information Technology management
  11. Quality Control

Adaptability Assessment Matrix

In order to be nominated, you must score a minimum 60 (out of a maximum 100) points on this matrix.

1. Age (Max 15 points)

Age

Point

Below 21

0

21 to 24

5

25 to 29

10

30 to 44

15

45 to 49

10

50 to 54

5

Above 54

0

2. Business Knowledge (Max 15 points) Points

 

Points

Business Owner and manager (more than 50% ownership)

15

Business Owner and manager ( 20% to 50% ownership)

12

Senior Manager

10

  • You must have at least three years of business ownership experience in past five years to be assessed for points as a business owner.
  • If you own multiple businesses, only the percentage of ownership of the main/principal business will be considered for the purpose of this criterion.
  • If your spouse owns shares in the same business, the combined ownership will be counted together for the purpose of this criterion.
  • If you own less than 20% share in a business then you must be a senior manager to qualify for the MPNP-B.

3. Business Experience (Max 15 points)

Length of Experience

Points

Above 10 Years or more

15

Above 6 to 10 Years

10

3 to 6 Years

5

4. Net Worth (Max 15 points)

Total Net Worth

Points

$350,000 to $500,000

8

$500,000 to $1 Million

10

Above $1Million to $1.5 Million

12

Above $1.5 Million to $2 Million

13

Above $2 Million to $2.5 Million

14

Above $2.5 Million

15

5. English and/or French Fluency (Max 20 points)

Description CLB/NCLC or equivalent test score

Points

No/little English/French language proficiency (e.g.,  you have  no or minimal English/French language skills) Less than 4

0

Moderate language proficiency or  you have  some English/French skills and can communicate well in most everyday situations 4 to 6

15

Higher language proficiency or  you communicate  very well and are fluent in English/French Above 6

20

To be scored for this criterion, an applicant must submit test results from an approved language-testing organization (IELTS test score or equivalent language competency test score) as proof of language proficiency.

Language tests accepted by the MPNP

CLB/NCLC*

Test taken

Test results for each ability

 

 

Listening

Reading

Writing

Speaking

9+

IELTS

8.0 – 9.0

7.0 – 9.0

7.0 – 9.0

7.0 – 9.0

CELPIP

5-6

5-6

5-6

5-6

TEF

372+

298+

248+

372+

8

IELTS

7.5

6.5

6.5

6.5

CELPIP

4H

4H

4H

4H

TEF

349-371

280-297

233-247

349-371

7

IELTS

6.0

6.0

6.0

6.0

CELPIP

4L

4L

4L

4L

TEF

309

248

206

309

6

IELTS

5.5

5.0

5.5

5.5

CELPIP

3H

3H

3H

3H

TEF

271

217

181

271

5

IELTS

5.0

4.0

5.0

5.0

CELPIP

3L

3L

3L

3L

TEF

225

180

150

225

4

IELTS

4.5

3.5

4.0

4.0

CELPIP

2H

2H

2H

2H

TEF

181

145

121

181

3 or less

If score in one or more test category is below score listed for CLB 4.

6. Enhanced Settlement Factors (Applicant can only score a maximum of 20 points under enhanced settlement factors).

 

Points

You have visited Manitoba for at least five working days and conducted relevant business and lifestyle-related research

15

You have a close relative currently residing in Manitoba for more than one year

5

Your child is enrolled in an accredited Manitoba educational institution at least six months prior to the date of submission of Nomination Application and is actively pursuing academic, professional or vocational training on a full-time basis.

5

Your spouse has a high language proficiency (CLB score of 5 or above)

10

Previous Study and/or work experience in Manitoba:
You or your accompanying spouse or common-law partner has completed a program of full-time study of at least one year at a post-secondary institution in Manitoba.  You or your accompanying spouse or common-law partner must have done this after you turned 17years old and with a valid study permit.
or
The applicant or his/her accompanying spouse or common-law partner has completed at least six months of continuous full time employment in Manitoba. Applicants must provide a letter of reference from his/her employer and a copy of his/her work permit.

5

Eligible Business Investments

Business Investments will not be eligible if they do not meet the MPNP-B”s requirements for investment and business activities.

Investment

  1. The Investment of your personal assets should be no less than CDN$150,000 in tangible assets in Manitoba, unless the Investment includes a portion of working capital that is in conformity with the industry”s capital investment structure defined by statistics from Industry Canada, and the total investment including working capital is no less than CDN$150,000.
  2. If an Investment is into an existing business, the Nominee must control at least 33.33% of the equity, or make a minimum CDN$1 million equity investment in the business.  In addition, a redemption option should not be included in terms of investment.
  3. Investment into personal items such as the principal residence and motor vehicles for personal use will not be counted as part of a business investment.
  4. Investments into a business operated primarily for the purposes of deriving passive investment income are not eligible.

Business Activities

  1. A business entity should have ongoing and recurring business activities in Manitoba.
  2. You are required to actively participate in the management of the business on an ongoing basis from within Manitoba.
  3. The business must be legal and viable in Manitoba”s economic environment, and you must have the necessary resources and skills to operate such a business.
  4. The MPNP-B requires you to conduct value-added business activities in Manitoba. Purely speculative activities and passive investment schemes do not qualify under the MPNP-B.