Business Investor — Entrepreneur Pathway

EntrepreneurBusinessmen/women willing to invest in a new or existing business in Manitoba can immigrate through a provincial program’s category for entrepreneurs.

The Business Investor — Entrepreneur pathway of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) allows the province to attract businessmen who are willing to invest in a new or existing business and play an active management role.

To immigrate through the Business Investor — Entrepreneur category, the applicant must meet the following requirements:

  • Have a minimum of 3 years of full-time work experience in the past 5 years as an active business owner with the share of at least 33.33% in the business or as a senior manager (business owners are given higher points)
  • Invest a minimum of C$250,000 in a business located in the Manitoba Capital Region (Winnipeg and surrounding municipalities) or a minimum of C$150,000 in a business located in other regions
  • Create or maintain at least 1 job for a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident (excluding business owners and their close relatives)
  • Have at least C$500,000 of net worth
  • Provide a business plan
  • Demonstrate English or French language proficiency at Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 5
  • Have a minimum Canadian high school certificate equivalent

The applicant receives additional points, which can increase his chances of immigration if:

  • The applicant is aged between 25 and 49
  • The applicant’s spouse has CLB level 5 or higher
  • The applicant or his spouse or common-law partner have a close relative living in Manitoba for more than 1 year
  • The applicant’s child is enrolled in a Manitoba educational institution and has studied there on a full-time basis for at least 6 months
  • The applicant or his spouse or common-law partner has work or education experience in Manitoba

Find out about other MPNP streams in the article “Immigration to Manitoba“.