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 an MPNP Program Officer without the help of an interpreter. If an applicant claims no language proficiency in either English or French, the MPNP Program Officer may provide an interpreter to assist the applicant during the interview. 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.

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 a MPNP Program Officer before proceeding with any other business.

What kind of businesses will not be considered?

Please refer to the Business Investor Stream section of the MPNP website for specific information.

Please note that if your intention is to establish a primary production farming operation, you are not eligible to apply through the regular Business Investor Stream of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). You must apply through the Farm Strategic Recruitment Initiative (FSRI) which is a special initiative of the MPNP for farm business applicants.