Hi All, As much as I would like to help you all, I don't have much experience in this area... I applied for TRV (visitor visa) to conduct exploratory visit on my own but it was refused... The main objection of the refusal was "No Invite from Province"... Again I am not expert, but I have read many posts who suggest you to just apply for Visitor's visa without mentioning about the exploratory visit and then go to Manitoba and attend their weekly sessions... (I didn't do it as it is against my ethics to say something else while you have another intent in your mind... my purpose is conduct the exploratory visit and that is what I had mention in my visitor visa application...) I have tried to contact the province and business settlement office who hosts the weekly seminar on this, but they didn't provide any help... they will only book you for the orientation if you have secured the visitor visa... I was given a visa consultant contact information from a friend from these posts but they refused to help me as I already have a rejection for my visitor visa... Any other help I can provide let me know... If I am able to get the visa, I can share with my experience... but so far I haven't had luck... That is my experience so far, I wish everyone good luck!