Manitoba Provincial Program

About Manitoba

People from many countries choose to move to the Canadian province of Manitoba because Manitoba is a friendly, beautiful and economically strong land that welcomes immigrants. Population is growing more than other Canadian provinces because every year about 10,000

people immigrate to Manitoba. The capital of Manitoba is Winnipeg and the population (Statistics Canada in 2006) is 1,178,348. Average temperatures in Manitoba are as follows; in January -13c (middle of winter), April 10c (middle of spring), July 26c (middle of summer), October 11c (middle of fall).

Manitoba Migration Provincial Program

Manitoba Entrepreneur Program

Applicants to the Program are no longer required to submit an Exploratory Visit Applicant Information Form. The Program will stop accepting new Requests for an Exploratory Visit effective immediately.

The Program is introducing a new process whereby potential applicants will have the opportunity to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to the Program.  All EOI submissions will be placed in an EOI pool and will be assessed based on a point system using an Adaptability Assessment Matrix.

Manitoba Provincial Nominee Immigration Program

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Immigration Program for business allows Manitoba to nominate qualified business people from around the world who have the intent and ability to move to Manitoba and establish or purchase a business.

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  • 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.
  • Following the approval stage, make a CDN $100,000 cash deposit to the Government of Manitoba, guaranteeing the establishment or purchase of a business in Manitoba. The CDN $100,000 is refundable upon running the established business.

Adaptability 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

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’ ownership experience 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

Length of experience is counted only for senior management or business ownership experience as defined by the MPNP-B. No points will be awarded for other experience. For example, middle or entry level management experience or self-employed business ownership experience will not score any points under this criterion.


4. Net Worth (Max 15 points)

Total Net Worth Points
$350,000 to $500,000 8
$500,000 to $1 Million 10
Above $1 Million 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

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


5.1. Minimum scoring for the language proficiency

4 4.5 4 3.5

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