I do not understand English or French. Will you provide an interpreter to help me during the interview?

An applicant who claims moderate or high level of language proficiency must be able to conduct an interview with a MPNP-B officer without the help of an interpreter. An Applicant who claim no language proficiency, the MPNP-B may provide an interpreter to assist the applicant during the interview with a MPNP-B officer. 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.

If I obtain a Letter of Advice to Apply from your office, will I be guaranteed a Permanent Resident Visa to come to 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.

Do I need to hire a lawyer, consultant, or representative to help me complete or advise me on my application?

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 I am approved for the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program for Business (MPNP-B), what is my next step?

If you are approved as a Provincial Nominee, a Certificate of Nomination will be issued in your name (and your eligible dependants, if applicable) after the MPNP-B receives your signed Deposit Agreement and your deposit of CDN $100,000. You will receive a letter from the MPNP-B which will provide detailed instructions about the deposit and the forwarding of Permanent Resident Visa Application and Federal processing fees to the appropriate Centralized Intake Office of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

How long will it take for me to receive my Nomination Certificate from MPNP-B and what are the factors that may delay processing of my application?

Based on current experiences, you may receive approval of your MPNP-B Nomination Application within four to six months after its submission. 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

If I have already applied for immigration under a Federal Government Program, or under any other Provincial Nominee program, can I still apply under the MPNP-B?

You may apply under the MPNP-B only if your other application was filed through a Federal Government’s Immigration Program and that application is still waiting for a decision. Your application under the MPNP-B will not be accepted if you already have a pending application with any of the other provinces of Canada.

Who do I contact after I arrive in Manitoba?

It is important that you contact staff of the Business Settlement Office, located on the 7th Floor, 213 Notre Dame Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, telephone: 204-945-1872, to arrange an appointment. You will be required to bring your landing papers with you at that time. The Business Settlement Office provides information, advice and guidance to Nominees of the MPNP-B in preparing for and going through the establishment of their proposed businesses.

Can I start to dispose of my assets after I get nominated by Manitoba and before getting my Permanent Resident Visa?

Do not quit your job or dispose of any assets until Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has provided you with a Permanent Resident Visa.

Can I still apply to MPNP if I have been refused under an immigration program of another province?

Yes you can still apply. However, you will be required to advise the MPNP if an application has been made previously to another Provincial or Federal immigration program. You are required to advise the MPNP of the results of that application including copies of any correspondence such as a letter of refusal. The application should contain sufficient information to allow the MPNP to evaluate why the factors for refusal in the other Provincial or Federal programs do not apply to the application to Manitoba.

I conduct most of my business activities on a cash basis. What documentation do I need to supply to support my income?

In some situations, an applicant may be involved in a business where transactions mostly occur on a cash basis. The financial statements, business bank accounts and/or tax payment records may not support the activity level of the business. Unsupported declarations about the scope and size of the business are not sufficient. It is your responsibility to present sufficient credible documentation to demonstrate your source of income and funds.