I do not understand English or French. Will this affect my chances of being approved under the FSRI?

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.

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.

If I am approved for the Farm Strategic Recruitment Initiative (FSRI), what is my next step?

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.

“How long will it take for me to receive my Nomination Certificate and what are the factors that may delay processing my application?”

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

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