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.
Manitoba Entrepreneur Pathway
|Business experience||You 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 ability||You must score at least level 5 on the Canadian Language Benchmark test.|
|Education||You must have completed high school.|
|Age||There is no age requirement, but you will score extra points if you are between 25 and 49.|
|Business investment||If 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 visit||You must hold your business research visit no longer than one year before you submit your application.|
|Adaptability||You will score adaptability points if:
|Net worth||You must have a net worth of at least $500,000 CAD.|
|Business performance agreement||Once your application is approved, you must sign a Business Performance Agreement.|
Manitoba Farm Investor Pathway
|Farming experience||You must have at least three years of farm ownership and operation experience.|
|Language ability||You need to be proficient in either French or English.|
|Investment requirements||Your 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 visit||You must conduct a farm business research visit in the province.|
|Farm business activities||Your 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 adaptability||You 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 worth||You must have a minimum net worth of at least $500,000.|