The Entrepreneur Pathway is part of the province's Business Investor Stream. Through this pathway, Manitoba can recruit and nominate qualified business professionals from overseas who have the intention and financial capacity to move to the province and establish or purchase a business, or create a partnership with an existing business in Manitoba.
The Entrepreneur Pathway is linked to the province's Expression of Interest (EOI) pool. Eligible candidates make their EOI by creating an online profile, which is assigned a score based on the answers provided. Candidates are ranked according to their point total under the unique BIS Adaptability Assessment Matrix.
Manitoba Work Entrepreneur Pathway Eligibility Criteria
|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.|
|Education||Minimum Canadian high school certificate equivalent.|
|Age||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:
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.|