Substituted Evaluation

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The MPNP-B does not base approval or nomination solely on points earned in the Adaptability Matrix. A substitute evaluation may be used if an officer believes the point total is not a sufficient indicator of whether or not the applicant is destined to Manitoba and/or has the potential to become economically established in the province.

Here is a list of the most common situations in which the officer might decide to do a substitute evaluation. This list is only intended to provide guidance and is not a prescribed list of factors and circumstances to be used in support of exercising a substituted evaluation. There are a number of factors that an officer might cite individually or in combination as being pertinent to assessing the likelihood of the ability and the intention of the applicant to settle in Manitoba and become economically established in the province.

Questionable Intention to Settle in Manitoba:

  • Strong family connection to other province(s).
  • Recently worked or studies in other province(s), or currently or recently working or studying in other province(s).
  • Recent or active immigration application(s) with a destination outside of Manitoba.
  • An applicant’s relative/friend cannot demonstrate that he/she is a well-established resident of Manitoba for at least one year.

Unsubstantiated Sources of Funds:

  • If the applicant has not adequately accounted for all of and/or the origins of all of his/her and his/her family’s income and net worth.

Inability to Become Economically Established in Manitoba:

  • The applicant’s proposed business is not an Eligible Business Investment.
  • Lack of necessary resources and skills to manage the proposed business.
  • Applicant’s business partner is declined under MPNP-B (applicant’s proposed business is not viable under the particular circumstances of the partnership arrangements).
  • Failed to demonstrate a potential for long-term contribution to the Manitoba economy.

A substituted evaluation is considered on a case-by-case basis. The scope of what an officer might consider as relevant cannot be limited by a prescribed list of factors to be used in support of exercising a substituted evaluation. There are any number and combination of considerations that an officer might cite as being pertinent to assessing the likelihood of the ability of the applicant to become economically established in Manitoba.