Manitoba E & I



If you wish to immigrate to Manitoba and do business there, there are two pathways:

Farm Investor Pathway:  This pathway is for people with farm business experience who wish to immigrate to Manitoba so that they can establish and operate a farm there.



Minimum Requirement

Farm Business Experience

Minimum of three years farm business management or farm ownership and operation experience supported by verifiable documents.


Official Languages Proficiency

The FIP recognizes language capabilities in either of Canada’s two official languages are an important adaptability skill that will accelerate your ability to become economically established in rural Manitoba.

Applicants invited to attend a FIP interview will be required to conduct the interview in either French or English.

Farm Business Investment

At least $300,000. Applicants are expected to establish a farming business in rural Manitoba.

Farm business investments must be in eligible tangible assets as defined by the MPNP.

A farm business plan is required and is an integral part of the application.

Investments into a farm business operated primarily for the purposes of deriving passive investment income or speculative purposes are not eligible.

Farm Business Research Visit

Applicants must conduct a Farm Business Research Visit to Manitoba.

Farm Business Activities

A farm business entity should have ongoing and recurring business activities in rural Manitoba.

Applicants are required to live on the farm and actively participate in the management of the farm business on an ongoing basis from within Manitoba.

The farm business must be in active primary agriculture production and economically viable.

The MPNP requires you to conduct value-added farm business activities in Manitoba. Purely speculative activities or the use of third-party farm managers are not eligible under the MPNP.

Economic Establishment Adaptability

Applicants must demonstrate adaptability, specifically relating to practical farming skills, technical knowledge and experience in technological based farming practices that will transfer directly to Manitoba’s current primary farm production industry.

 Net Worth

At least $500,000.

The FIP retains the option to have personal net worth verified by a third party supplier approved by the MPNP.

If optioned, the verification report along with the application must be submitted to the MPNP within 120 days of receiving Invitation to Apply.


The Entrepreneur Pathway allows the province to recruit and nominate eligible foreign business owners to move to Manitoba. They must have the intent and ability to establish or purchase a new business, or co-own an existing business. They must do so in the first two years after arriving in Manitoba on a temporary work permit.

The process for applying to the MPNP ‚Äď Entrepreneur Pathway

Step 1 ‚ÄĘSelf-Assess Eligibility ‚ÄĘBusiness Research

Step 2 ‚ÄĘSubmit Expression of Interest

Step 3 ‚ÄĘReceive LAA ‚ÄĘSubmit a Complete Application

Step 4 ‚ÄĘApplication Assessment ‚ÄĘSign a BPA ‚ÄĘObtain a Work Permit

Step 5 ‚ÄĘEstablish a business and fulfill the BPA

Step 6 ‚ÄĘFinal recommendation by the MPNP

For assistance please complete a generic Pre-Qualification (Assessment) or navigate to our home page and you can choose which country you are immigrating from in the drop down. 




Minimum Requirement

Business Experience

Minimum three out of five years experience as an active business owner or senior management in a successful business.

Business owners are given higher points in comparison to senior managers.

Business owners must have at least 33 1/3% ownership to qualify for points.

Official Languages Proficiency

 Minimum CLB 5.


 Minimum Canadian high school certificate equivalent.


No minimum or maximum age; however, ranking points are allocated to candidates 25 to 49 years of age.

Business Investment

Minimum investment is $250,000 for businesses located in the Manitoba Capital Region.

Minimum investment is $150,000 if a business is located outside of the Manitoba Capital Region.

Business investment must be made in an eligible business as defined by the MPNP.

The proposed business must create or maintain at least one job for a Canadian Citizen or a Permanent Resident in Manitoba (excluding owners of the business and/or their close relatives).

Business Research Visit

A Business plan is required and is an important part of the application.

A Business Research Visit allows the applicant to conduct extensive research on their future business investment or proposal.

The Business Research Visit must be conducted no more than one year prior to the submission of an EOI.


Points will be allocated if:

‚󏬆¬†¬†¬†¬† Applicants spouse has CLB 5 or higher.

‚󏬆¬†¬†¬†¬† Applicant or spouse have CLB 5 or higher in the second official language.

‚󏬆¬†¬†¬†¬† Applicant or spouse or common-law partner have a close relative currently residing in Manitoba for more than one year.

‚󏬆¬†¬†¬†¬† Applicant has a child enrolled in an accredited Manitoba educational institution and is actively pursuing academic, professional or vocational training on a full-time basis for at least six months prior to the date of submission of EOI; and/or

‚󏬆¬†¬†¬†¬† Applicant or accompanying spouse or common-law partner have completed a program of full-time study for at least one year at a post-secondary institution in Manitoba. An applicant or his or her accompanying spouse or common-law partner must have done this after applicant turned 17 years old and holds a valid study permit.

‚󏬆¬†¬†¬†¬† Applicant or accompanying spouse or common-law partner have completed at least six months of continuous full-time employment in Manitoba. A letter of reference from the employer and a copy of the work permit must be provided.

 Net Worth

Minimum of $500,000

Personal net worth will be verified by a third-party supplier approved by the MPNP. A verification report, along with the application, must be submitted to the MPNP within 120 days of receiving a Letter of Advice to Apply (LAA).

Business Performance Agreement

After an application is approved, a Business Performance Agreement (BPA) must be signed prior to the MPNP issuing an applicant a letter of support for applying for a work permit.

For help please contact us and reference the program you are interested in