Though not cause for automatic refusal of an application, the inability to speak English or French will negatively impact your chances of being approved under the FSRI. Although the FSRI does not employ an adaptability matrix that awards points for English or French language capabilities, the FSRI recognizes that language capabilities in either of Canada’s two official languages are an important adaptability skill which can accelerate your ability to become economically established in rural Manitoba. FSRI applicants must demonstrate suitability and adaptability to the Manitoba farm industry, which is rural based and services are offered predominantly in English or French.
An applicant who claims moderate or high level of language proficiency must be able to conduct an interview with an MPNP Program Officer without the help of an interpreter. If an applicant claims no language proficiency in either English or French, the MPNP Program Officer may provide an interpreter to assist the applicant during the interview. However, if an applicant requires the services of an interpreter when conducting a Business Research Visit, he/she may contact the Language Bank of the International Centre of Winnipeg at 204-943-9158, or after hours and weekends at 204-943-7954.
In addition to meeting the requirements of the PNP-B, an applicant must also meet the requirements of the Federal Government’s Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.
No. The MPNP will extend letters of advice to the EOI candidates who have the potential to qualify for the MPNP. Applicants must meet all requirements of the MPNP stream they have applied for and the Federal Government’s Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship to obtain a Permanent Resident Visa.
The MPNP does not require you to hire a lawyer, consultant or representative to assist you with your application. In some cases (for example, if you have difficulty understanding the forms) you may wish to hire someone to help you fill out the forms or give advice. However, if you hire someone, your application will not receive special attention, or be handled differently from other applications.
If you are approved as a Provincial Nominee under the FSRI, a Certificate of Nomination will be issued in your name (and your eligible dependants, if applicable) after the PNP-B receives your signed Deposit Agreement and your deposit of CDN $75,000. You will receive a letter from the PNP-B which will provide detailed instructions about the deposit and the forwarding of Federal Immigration forms and Federal processing fees to the appropriate Centralized Intake Office of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada.
There are several factors that can delay processing of your application. These may include, but are not limited to:
- delay on your part in returning a signed Deposit Agreement and making the deposit payment
- the need for an interview with a MPNP-B officer
- incorrectly completed or unsigned application forms and/or missing documents; unclear photocopies
- documents not accompanied by a certified English or French translation
- failure to provide an accurate mailing address or change of address
- verification of information and documents provided or a change in family situation
Please refer to the Eligible Farm Business Investments section of the MPNP-B website for specific information.
If your Application for Nomination is approved by Manitoba, you will be required to make a CDN $75,000 deposit to the Government of Manitoba, guaranteeing that you will live in Manitoba and start or purchase a farm business in Manitoba. The deposit will be refunded to you when the investment described in your Deposit Agreement is made, your business is operational and you are living in Manitoba. The Deposit Agreement ensures that the applicant understands the commitment to Manitoba.
If your Application for Nomination is approved by Manitoba, you will be required to make a CDN $100,000 deposit to the Government of Manitoba, guaranteeing that you will live in Manitoba and start or purchase a business in Manitoba. The deposit will be refunded to you when the investment described in your Deposit Agreement is made, your business is operational and you are living in Manitoba. The Deposit Agreement ensures that the applicant understands the commitment to Manitoba.