Ensure Immigration Representatives are in Good Standing

The Immigration and Refugee Protection Act requires that all immigration representatives that provide Canadian immigration services for a fee must be registered and in good standing with the appropriate regulatory body.

You do not need an immigration representative to apply to the MPNP. If you choose to use an immigration representative, you are responsible for ensuring that your representative is authorized.
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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

Why is a Deposit Agreement required?

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.

When is the CDN$100,000 Deposit released?

You have two years from the date of landing to fulfill the requirements of the Deposit Agreement. Once you have met the terms and conditions specified in your Deposit Agreement, your CDN$100,000 deposit will be returned to you in full, without interest. Deposits are released to you only at your current address or may be wired to your account upon request. Any changes to the Deposit Agreement must be discussed and approved by the PNP-B’s Business Settlement Office before proceeding with any other business.