As an applicant, you must make a commitment to reside in Manitoba with your family members, to operate a business in Manitoba and to assume an active managerial role in that business. An Immigration Officer must be convinced of your commitment to live and conduct business in Manitoba before recommending nomination.
In the Declaration of Intent submitted as part of your application, you declare that you understand Manitoba only nominates individuals who intend to reside in Manitoba along with their dependent family members. The PNP-B strongly encourages you to demonstrate to the PNP-B that you meet this requirement.
When assessing whether you and your family members meet the retention requirement of the MPNP, the Immigration Officer will take a number of factors into consideration, such as:
- You or your spouse has close relatives living in other province(s) in Canada.
- You or your spouse has lived in another province in Canada.
- You or your spouse has spent considerable time in another province in Canada.
- Your child was or is studying in another province in Canada.
- You have visited Canada in the past and your destinations during these visits were outside Manitoba.
- You have an active or recent immigration application with a destination to another province.
- You or your spouse have worked and/or studied in another province in Canada.
- You have assets in another province in Canada.
- Your child was born in another province in Canada.
- You and your family members are strongly connected with other provinces in Canada.
This list is not exhaustive and there may be other situations which can reflect a lack of your commitment to settle in Manitoba along with your family members
It is possible for you to address the retention concern of the MPNP. For example, if a child is studying in another province, you might consider moving this child to an educational facility in Manitoba to demonstrate a commitment to the province, or you may encourage your close relatives to settle in Manitoba. It is up to you to convince the MPNP of your sincerity to live and reside in Manitoba and not in another province where relatives currently live.
Merely reiterating your commitment to settle in Manitoba is not enough to address the retention concern of the MPNP, and you are advised not to submit your application if you think the MPNP will not be convinced of your intention to settle in Manitoba.