The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program’s Farm Investor Pathway (FIP) replaces the Farm Strategic Recruitment Initiative (FSRI). The pathway is part of Manitoba’s Business Investor Stream and allows individuals with farm business experience and sufficient capital to immigrate in order to establish and operate a farm in the province.
Around 12 per cent of Canada's farmland is located in Manitoba, primarily in southern Manitoba. Successful FIP applicants are expected to establish a farm business in rural Manitoba producing primary products consistent with the province's current farm industry. The type of operation and investment must correlate with provincial statistics and be relevant to Manitoba’s farm industry.
Applicants to the Farm Investor Pathway must be eligible to apply to the MPNP.
NOTE: The criteria for the Farm Investor Pathway only come into effect in 2018.
Manitoba Farm Investor Pathway Criteria
|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 $150,000. 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.
At least $350,000.
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.