Manitoba PNP Investor visa

If you are looking to start your business in smaller, welcoming communities, this is the province for you. Manitoba is a land of natural beauty filled with safe, clean and friendly towns. The capital city, Winnipeg, is becoming known throughout the world for its strong economy, low cost of living and opportunities for quality careers.

ManitobaBusiness Investor Stream currently has two investor visas:

  • Entrepreneur Pathway
  • Farm Investor Pathway

Manitoba Entrepreneur Pathway

Business experienceYou must have three years of full-time work experience in the last five years as an active business owner or senior manager of a successful business.

Business owners score more points than senior managers.

You must own at least a third of the business to qualify for points as a business owner.

Language abilityYou must score at least level 5 on the Canadian Language Benchmark test.
EducationYou must have completed high school.
AgeThere is no age requirement, but you will score extra points if you are between 25 and 49.
Business investmentIf your business is located in the Manitoba Capital Region, you need to invest at least $250,000.

If your business is located outside of the Manitoba Capital Region, you need to invest at least $150,000.

Your investment must be made in a qualifying Manitoban business.

Your business must create at least one job for permanent residents or citizens of Canada.

Business research visitYou must hold your business research visit no longer than one year before you submit your application.
AdaptabilityYou will score adaptability points if:

  • your spouse or common-law partner has a Canadian Language Benchmark score of level five or more;
  • you or your spouse/common-law partner has Canadian Language Benchmark level five or higher in a second official language;
  • you or your spouse/common-law partner has a close relative who has been living in Manitoba for more than a year;
  • you have a child that is studying at an accredited Manitoban educational institution on a full-time basis for a minimum of six months before the date you submit your Expression of Interest;
  • you or your spouse/common-law partner who is coming with you have completed at least one year of full-time study at a Manitoban tertiary institution; or
  • you or your spouse/common-law partner who is coming with you have continuous work experience for six months in Manitoba.
Net worthYou must have a net worth of at least $500,000 CAD.
Business performance agreementOnce your application is approved, you must sign a Business Performance Agreement.

Manitoba Farm Investor Pathway

Farming experienceYou must have at least three years of farm ownership and operation experience.
Language abilityYou need to be proficient in either French or English.
Investment requirementsYour farm business must be established in rural Manitoba.

You must invest at least $300,000 CAD in the farm business.

Your investments must be in tangible assets.

You must accompany your application with a farm business plan.

Farm research visitYou must conduct a farm business research visit in the province.
Farm business activitiesYour farm business must have ongoing and recurring activities in rural Manitoba.

You must live on the farm and be an active participant in the management of the farm.

The Farm business must be in primary agriculture production.

You must conduct value-added farm business activities in the province.

Economic adaptabilityYou must show that your practical farming skills, technical knowledge and experience in technological farming practices can adapt to Manitoba’s primary farm production industry.
Net worthYou must have a minimum net worth of at least $500,000.

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