Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program – Entrepreneur Stream

Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program - Entrepreneur Stream

Passport Rank


Visa Free Countries


Investment Amount​


Processing Time

8-12 Months

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About the Program


The Manitoba provincial nominee program (PNP) under the entrepreneur stream offers investors and successful business people the chance to establish and run a business in the marvellous province of Manitoba 

The program is a point based program, which awards points to different aspects of any potential applicant’s attributes such as experience, language proficiency, business acumen, and more.

The program awards the investor with a 2 years work permit, which then leads them to a permanent residency in Canada.


Benefits the Program


Manitoba offers an abundance of benefits to any potential investor, with the foremost of them being:

  1. The opportunity for an investor to immigrate to one of the most sought after immigration destinations in the world with their spouse and dependent children below the age of 22 years.
  2. A fertile market with an ever-growing GDP which makes for a great business location.(PNP)
  3. An endless talent pool perfect for hiring the best employees to make your business thrive
  4. Tax incentives for businesses and families.
  5. One of the world’s best healthcare systems
  6. A top-notch educational system that will no doubt provide a brighter future for your children

Canada Investment Program – Manitoba Immigration Program (Investment in Manitoba) Visa Requirements


Main applicant requirements

  • Hold related industry experience and knowledge as a business owner (shareholder of at least 33%) of a business or Senior manager for at least 3 years of the past 5 years 
  • Possess a personal net worth of at least $500,000 CAD that is obtained legally and verifiable.
  • Make a minimum investment of: 
    • $250,000 CAD if the proposed business location is in the Manitoba Capital Region Or
    • $150,000 CAD if the proposed business location is outside the Manitoba Capital Region.  
  • You must have at least a high school Canadian equivalent diploma 
  • Meet the minimum Language proficiency requirement 

Family Members included in the application:

  1. Spouse of main applicant 
  2. All dependent children of the main applicant or spouse below the age of 22 years.

Cost of obtaining Manitoba Immigration Program (Investment in Manitoba) Visa


Invest in your business at least $150,000 CAD outside the capital area or $250,000 within the capital area

Other administrative and processing costs apply. 


Process and steps


  1. Submit online registration (expression of interest)
  2. Once selected, submit application with supporting documents
  3. Attend interview for approval upon request
  4. Receive a decision to obtain work permit
  5. Land in Manitoba and start your business
  6. Within 2 years apply for nomination from province
  7. Obtain permanent residency
  8. Obtain Citizenship after fulfilling residency requirements

How To Apply:


  1. Prepare the needed information to fill in the online application with the business concept
  2. Submit the online application and wait for selection
  3. Submit the application to the province upon invitation 
  4. Submit any further documents and attend the interview in the province 
  5. Once passed, the application will be approved to receive a work permit for 2 years 
  6. Arrive in the province and start establishing the business and operate it until you fulfill the agreed conditions.


No, it is highly recommended not to make any investments prior to submitting your application to the province.
Though not a requirement, yet from our experience, an exploratory visit is highly recommended to shape your business proposal and to check the market business opportunities.
Yes you can, additional requirements will have to be met in the case of purchasing an existing business in the province.
Canada’s government has made it a point to bring in entrepreneurs from all around the world, so they offer them support through government offices by offering business advice, networking opportunities, and some form of coaching to make the transition easier. It is also possible to extend your work permit before the expiry of the first one to fulfill your business requirements for nomination purposes.
Until you gain permanent residency, you must reside in Manitoba to run and operate your business on a daily basis. Once you obtain a permanent residency card you are free to reside wherever you wish in Canada
You must reside at least three years within five consecutive years on a permanent residency card to be eligible for Canadian citizenship.


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