The Entrepreneur Pathway (EP) allows Manitoba to recruit and nominate qualified business people from around the world who have the intent and ability to move to Manitoba and establish, purchase a business or become partners in an existing business after arrival in Canada on a temporary work permit.
The renewed EP replaces the previous MPNP-B stream. Applicants are no longer required to submit a deposit of $100,000 to the Manitoba government.
The minimum eligibility requirements for the Entrepreneur Pathway are:
Once you have completed Step 1, you can submit your Expression of Interest (EOI) along with the following forms:
All EOIs received are reviewed within four weeks. The government will issue either a Letter of Advice to Apply (LAA) if the EOI meets the Program's requirements or a feedback letter if the EOI is unsatisfactory.
You will be required to pay a processing fee by wire transfer when submitting an application. Processing fees are not refundable.
A complete application will be assigned to a Business Immigration Officer (BIO) for full assessment. The assessment of the application is based on the established eligibility criteria.
Once you have received a work permit and arrived in Canada, you must notify the government in person, within 30 days of the Date of Arrival, to provide your Canada address and telephone number. You will be assigned to a Business Immigration Officer, who will become your contact person for any questions and concerns you may have going forward.
You are required to submit the following Progress Reports to the government:
1.First Progress Report: within six (6) months of the Date of Arrival; and
Final Progress Report: no later than 20 months after the Date of Arrival
If the PNP is convinced that you have successfully fulfilled all the terms and conditions of your BPA, a recommendation will be made to nominate you. This recommendation will be reviewed by the Director of the PNP before a final decision is made to issue you a Confirmation of Nomination. The Confirmation of Nomination will be sent to you by email.
The following are not eligible to submit an application to the MPNP:
If you or your spouse already have an active MPNP application, you are not eligible to submit an additional application to any other stream/pathway of the MPNP.