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Manitoba

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Business Immigration Provincial Nominee Program for Business


What's New for PNP-B?

Notice:

The program has published some extra details on important information and policies and revised our forms to incorporate the changes to our new address. Please include the revised forms in your nomination application.

Please review our website for further details.


Please Note - Effective from July 15, 2016 Our Office has moved to this new location

Manitoba Education and Training
Business Immigration and Investment Branch
Immigration and Economic Opportunities Division
7th Floor, 213 Notre Dame Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3B 1N3

Please direct all your future correspondence to this office

LAA Results: April 30, 2016

From January 5, 2016 to April 30, 2016, 170 LAAs (10 LAAs per week) were issued to EOI submissions with scores ranging from 100 to some EOI’s with a score of 82.  Out of the 170 LAAs issued, 109 LAAs resulted from new EOI submissions received in the week prior to the LAA being issued.

Chart April 20, 2016

The Program received 125 Nomination Applications from applicants in the period January 4 to April 30, 2016.

LAA Results: April 20, 2016 Click on arrow to open

From January 5, 2016 to April 20, 2016, 150 LAAs (10 LAAs per week) were issued to EOI submissions with scores ranging from 100 to some EOI’s with a score of 82.  Out of the 150 LAAs issued, 104 LAAs resulted from new EOI submissions received in the week prior to the LAA being issued.

Chart April 20, 2016

The Program received 110 Nomination Applications from applicants in the period January 4 to April 19, 2016.




Important Notice: January 4, 2016 Click on arrow to open

As of January 4, 2016, 340 LAAs (10 LAAs per week) have been issued to the candidates with scores ranging from 98 to some EOI’s with a score of 80.

Chart Jan 2016

The Program received 213 Nomination Applications from applicants who were issued a LAA under the new EOI online system.


Important Notice: September 29, 2015 Click on arrow to open

As of September 29, 2015, 220 LAAs (10 LAAs per week) have been issued to the candidates with scores ranging from 98 to some EOI’s with a score of 80.

Graph for Sept 29, 2015

LAA Issued by Country

The Program received 104 Nomination Applications so far from applicants who were issued a LAA. Further information will be posted when available.


Important Notice: May 8, 2015 Click on arrow to open

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program for Business (PNP-B) is pleased to announce that it has started issuing Letter of Advice to Apply (LAA) to the potential applicants who have submitted their Expression of Interest (EOI) after opening of our online EOI submission system on February 4, 2015.

The program has also made minor changes on its website including changes on our document checklist. You are advised to review our website carefully. If you are submitting a nomination application, please use most updated forms and document checklist in your application package.


Important Notice: February 10, 2015 Click on arrow to open

The Business Settlement Office is pleased to announce the launch of the "Business Investment through Business Immigration" weekly information seminar. This seminar is designed to serve the needs of potential foreign business investors who wish to explore the opportunity to immigrate and invest in Manitoba through the PNP-B. Please view the detailed information about this seminar here.


Important Notice: February 4, 2015 Click on arrow to open

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program for Business is pleased to announce the opening of its online Expression of Interest (EOI) submission system beginning today for all potential applicants. All EOI submissions will be placed in an EOI pool and will be ranked based on a point system using our Adaptability Assessment Matrix. The Program will periodically select the most suitable candidates who have submitted their EOI and will invite them to apply for nomination. Submission of an EOI does not guarantee that you will be given an opportunity to apply. The Program reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to also make selections using country of residence as a factor.

A user name and password must be created to access the online EOI system. You are required to use this user name and password to update your EOI information in future. Preserve this information carefully. All potential applicants should review the Program requirements and application process before the submission of an EOI. Program information on our website will address many of your questions.

Authorized representatives can submit an EOI on behalf of their applicants. All authorized representatives must initially register with the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program. Authorized representatives must present the EOI submission on behalf of their applicants through their assigned user name. For more information please visit the website at www.immigratemanitoba.com/2014/04/16/mpnp-representatives-consultants/.

The Program currently awards points for an Exploratory Visit. However, this visit must be conducted no more than six months prior to the submission of an EOI. During the transition period some potential applicants may have conducted an Exploratory Visit which is now more than six months old. The Program is currently relaxing this requirement and extending the time period for an Exploratory Visit from six months to one year. Hence, you can currently award yourself points for the Exploratory Visit if you have conducted this visit not more than one year before the submission of the EOI. Please note this is a temporary change in our Program requirement which will be withdrawn in the near future without any advance notice. The Program does consider the timeliness of the EOI submission compared to the Exploratory Visit as an indicator of sincere interest in Manitoba.

Please note you are not eligible to submit your  EOI for a period of one year from the date of the refusal of your previous application.  If your application was refused due to the identification of falsified documents, misrepresentation or concealment of material facts, you are not eligible to submit your  EOI for a period of two years from the date of the refusal of your previous application.

Please continue to check this page as additional information will be posted periodically under this “What’s New” section of our Program website.


Important Notice: Dec. 11, 2014 Click on arrow to open

Effective December 11, 2014
The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program for Business (PNP-B) is pleased to announce that it will be re-opening its online Expression of Interest (EOI) submission service beginning early February, 2015. Those who wish to make exploratory visits to Manitoba may now adjust their visiting schedules accordingly. For more information on how the EOI system works, please check the section that explains the entire process in detail on this web site. Please continue to check this page as additional information will be posted periodically under this “What’s New” section.

Letter of Advice to Apply (LAA) Update

PNP-B issued 580 LAAs from April 15 to December 11 to applicants whose EOI score ranged in a descending order from 92 to 62

Graph Dec. 11, 2014 Nominations applications received

As of December 11, the Program received 233 Nomination Applications from applicants who were issued a LAA.

Graph Dec. 11, 2014 Nominations applications received

The Program will issue the remaining 93 LAAs in the next selections to priority applicants whose self-assessed score is below 63 but above 59.


Important Notice: August 1, 2014 Click on arrow to open

New Rules for Children

Age for accompanying adult dependents reduced to under 19

Effective August 1, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is implementing new eligibility rules for accompanying dependents.

In order to be considered eligible to accompany an MPNP applicant to Manitoba, a dependent child must be:

  • Under the age of 19 and not married or in a common-law relationship, or

  • 19 years of age or older, dependent substantially on the financial support of the parent since before the age of 19 and unable to be financially self-supporting due to a physical or mental condition

IRCC’s amendment of the definition of dependent child affects all federal and provincial immigration programs.

Enhanced and Modified Forms

The Program has enhancements to the following forms to improve usability:

Please use the latest version of these forms, effective immediately.

How to convert the IELTS or CELPIP language test score to the CLB score

The Program has recently identified an issue with Nomination Applications in which applicants IELTS score does not match the corresponding CLB score. To calculate your equivalent CLB score, please use the following calculators:

IELTS Calculator CELPIP Calculator TEF (en français) Calculator

Expression of Interest (EOI) and Letter of Advice to Apply (LAA) Update

The initial number of submitted EOIs has increased from 669 to 673.

Point composition of EOIs:

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PNP-B issued 278 LAAs from April 15 to July 31 to applicants whose EOI score ranged from 95 and 71.

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As of July 31, the Program has received 83 Nomination Applications from applicants who were issued a LAA.

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The Program will issue remaining 395 LAAs in the next selections to priority applicants whose self-assessed score is below 71 but above 59.

If you are not a priority applicant and you are interested in applying to our Program, please wait for further notification when the EOI submission process will be open to everyone.

Please continue to check this page as the information will be updated periodically.


Important Notice: February 20, 2014 Click on arrow to open

Expression of Interest (EOI) submissions from priority applicants was open for a period of 90 days up to February 1, 2014. The online submission of an EOI is now closed for all applicants, including the priority applicants. All EOI submissions received from priority applicants before the deadline are being analyzed and a notice will be posted in the near future to advise when Letters of Advice to Apply will start being issued.

The Program currently awards points for an Exploratory Visit; however, the visit must be conducted no more than six months prior to the submission of the EOI. Potential applicants wishing to come to Manitoba for this purpose should exercise caution as there is a possibility that their visit may not be valued. The Program strongly recommends postponing plans to conduct an Exploratory Visit to Manitoba until further notice is provided when the EOI process will become available.


Important Notice: November 4, 2013 Click on arrow to open

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program for Business (PNP-B) is proud to announce the opening of an online system for the submission of an “Expression of Interest” (EOI).

The online submission of an EOI is now open to the priority applicants only. You are considered a priority applicant if you have submitted an Exploratory Visit Applicant Information Form before August 2, 2013 but have not received an invitation to conduct an exploratory visit to Manitoba. In other words, you have submitted an Exploratory Visit Application to the PNP-B which was not assessed and you have not received any communication from the PNP-B. You must check this option when replying to EOI questionnaires in the application process. Your information will be verified from our records. EOI submissions from the priority applicants will be open for a period of 90 days from the date of this notification that is up to February 1, 2014. New applicants should wait for a further notification when this system will be available to you for the submission of an EOI.

During the submission process, you will be requested to complete an “Adaptability Assessment Matrix Form”. Please save this form and attach it to your submission.

Authorized representatives can submit an EOI on behalf of their applicants. All authorized representatives must attach a “Manitoba Code of Conduct Form" in addition to an “Adaptability Assessment Matrix Form”. You and your applicant must sign this completed form and attach a scanned copy with the EOI submission. All representatives have to initially register with Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). The online registration is open to all authorized representatives. Confirmation of registration is usually communicated to a representative within two working days after the submission of registration request.

The following link will provide you with more information about the use of an immigration representative.
http://www.gov.mb.ca/jec/invest/pnp-b/p_misc_policies.html.

Please go here to get more information regarding an EOI.

Download the Entire New Application Kit (290 KB PDF)


Important Notice: August 2, 2013 Click on arrow to open

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program for Business (PNP-B), as part of its ongoing drive for innovation and preservation of program integrity, is introducing some important changes to its program operations.  The following highlights changes that the Program will be implementing effective immediately:

Request for an Exploratory Visit:

  • Applicants to the Program are no longer required to submit an Exploratory Visit Applicant Information Form. The Program will stop accepting new Requests for an Exploratory Visit effective immediately.

  • The Program is introducing a new process whereby potential applicants will have the opportunity to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to the Program. All EOI submissions will be placed in an EOI pool and will be assessed based on a point system using an Adaptability Assessment Matrix.

  • An online system will be set up that will facilitate the submission of Expressions of Interest.

  • The Program will periodically select the most suitable candidates who have submitted their EOI and will invite them to apply for nomination.

  • There is no fee to submit an EOI and the submission for each potential applicant will remain valid for consideration for one year from the date of its submission.

  • The Program will only accept nomination applications from those who have received an invitation to apply. Hence individuals cannot send a nomination application without submission of an EOI and unless invited to apply by the Program.

  • Going forward, exploratory visits to the province will not be required in all cases. However, interested applicants are encouraged to undertake these visits as it enhances an EOI candidate’s chances of being selected to receive an invitation to apply.

Good-Faith Deposit and Processing fees:

  • The current deposit amount of $75,000 will be increased to $100,000.

  • A new non-refundable application processing fee of $2,500 will be introduced for new applications. 

  • All applicants selected from the Expression of Interest pool and invited to apply for Nomination are required to submit the application processing fee of $2,500.  At the approval stage, these applicants will be required to submit a cash deposit of $100,000.

Current Applicants:

  • The Program will no longer be issuing letters of invitation to conduct an exploratory visit to Manitoba effective immediately.

  • Those who have received a letter of invitation to conduct the exploratory visit to Manitoba will be allowed to continue through the current process and eligibility requirements. However applicants will be required to use new application forms and comply with new documentation requirements. Applicants are requested to immediately contact the program (by e-mail) to make scheduling arrangements for their exploratory visit and interview.

  • Those who have submitted an Exploratory Visit Applicant Information Form, but have not yet received an invitation to conduct an exploratory visit to the province will have an opportunity to participate in the EOI pool on a first priority basis.

  • No new EOI submissions will be accepted until the selection process from EOI submissions of existing Exploratory Visit Applicants is complete. Further information including the date of commencement for the submission of EOI’s from existing Exploratory Visit Applicants and new EOIs will be posted on this website.

  • Applicants who have already completed an exploratory visit to Manitoba and been interviewed by a Program Officer within the last nine months will be allowed to submit their complete applications within 90 days from the date of this notification. These applicants will be assessed based on previous Program requirements. However, applicants are required to use new application forms and comply with new documentation requirements.

  • Those who have received a letter of invitation to conduct the exploratory visit to Manitoba, or have conducted an exploratory visit to Manitoba, or have submitted their complete application will not be affected by this process change, eligibility requirements, deposit increase or by the fee requirement.

Farm Strategic Recruitment Initiative:

  • The Young Farmer Nominee Program has been replaced by a Farm Strategic Recruitment Initiative to facilitate the recruitment of the most suitable farmer immigrants.

  • Applicants interested in applying for the Farm Strategic Recruitment Initiative are not required to submit an Expression of Interest.

  • All applicants are required to use the new application forms and comply with new documentation requirements. An exploratory visit to Manitoba for a minimum of 5 working days and interview with a program officer are mandatory.

  • An exploratory visit and interview must be completed prior to submitting the nomination application.  Nomination applications submitted prior to completion of the exploratory visit and interview will not be processed and returned to the applicant. 

  • The Program will start accepting Farm Strategic Recruitment Initiative nomination applications with the applicable non-refundable processing fee of $2,500 immediately.

  • The good-faith deposit for the Farm Strategic Recruitment Initiative is $75,000.

Current Farm Applicants

  • Applicants who have already completed an exploratory visit to Manitoba and been interviewed by a Program Officer within last nine months will be allowed to submit their complete applications within 90 days from the date of this notification.  These applicants will be assessed based on previous Program requirements; however, applicants are required to use new application forms and comply with new documentation requirements.

  • Those who have received a letter of invitation to conduct the exploratory visit to Manitoba will be allowed to continue through the current process and eligibility requirements. Applicants are, however, required to use new application forms and comply with new documentation requirements. These applicants are requested to contact the program (by e-mail) immediately to make arrangements for their exploratory visit and schedule a date for their interview.

  • Those who have received a letter of invitation to conduct the exploratory visit to Manitoba, or have conducted an exploratory visit to Manitoba, or have submitted their complete application will not be affected by process change, eligibility requirements, or by the fee requirement.

Other:

  • Further details regarding the qualification criteria, all other requirements as well as relevant forms and supporting documents will be posted on this website in due course.

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