International Student Entrepreneur Pilot Soft Launch

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) has launched an interim process for expressing your interest and applying to the International Student Entrepreneur Pilot (ISEP). This process will be in place until technical changes to the MPNP Online system are complete (projected completion: summer 2019).

Interim Process Overview

These steps briefly show the process for expressing your interest and applying to ISEP. Steps 1-3 relate to expressing your interest, and steps 4-7 relate to submitting an application and meeting the terms required for nomination. For full details, download the ISEP Interim Process Map.

Step 1: Self-assessment

  • Conduct an objective self-assessment and determine if you meet the minimum criteria of the International Student Entrepreneur Pilot.
  • Complete an Interest Guideline Form

Step 2: Explore Manitoba and research your Business Concept

  • Explore Manitoba’s business environment and research your proposed business.
  • Attend a mandatory ISEP information session at the MPNP. To register for an information session, please send an email to MPNP-BusinessStream@gov.mb.ca.
  • Complete a Business Concept Form.

Step 3: Submit your Self-assessment and Business Concept forms to the MPNP

  • Once you have completed your research of Manitoba’s business environment and attended a mandatory ISEP information session, you can submit your forms by email to MPNP-BusinessStream@gov.mb.ca. The following forms are required:
    • Your Business Concept Form;
    • Your Interest Guideline Form; and
    • Code of Conduct for Immigration Representatives, if applicable.
  • A response will be emailed to you. If you do not meet the minimum ISEP criteria requirements, your business concept will not be reviewed. Please note that submitting an Interest Guideline and Business Concept form is not an application to the MPNP.

Step 4: Submit your full application to the MPNP

  • If you have received a Letter of Advice to Apply (LAA) to the ISEP, you must submit your completed application to the MPNP within the time period outlined in the LAA. The LAA will include detailed instructions for your application submission.
  • Please note that the MPNP reserves the right to request verification of your net worth and financial information by a Manitoba designated third-party service provider. Your LAA will indicate if the MPNP requires you to submit your net worth and financial information for verification.
  • Electronic submission (email) of all provincial and federal forms is required. Paper copies of these forms will not be accepted.
  • Paper copies (hard copies) of supporting documents can be submitted by mail or in person.
  • All documents listed in the Instructions and Document Checklist and your net worth verification report (if required) must be submitted, and your application fee of $2,500 must be paid at the time of submitting your application to the MPNP.

Step 5: Application assessment

  • Your complete application will be assessed by the MPNP. The assessment process will include an in-person interview with the MPNP.
  • If your application meets all of the requirements of the MPNP, the Program will email you an approval letter.
  • You must sign an ISEP-Business Performance Agreement (BPA) prior to the MPNP approving your application in principle so you can pursue your business plan.

Step 6: Operate your business in Manitoba

  • Implement your business plan and operate your business in Manitoba.  MPNP Officers can assist you with information and feedback.

Step 7: Receive your MPNP nomination

  • When the MPNP has verified that you have successfully completed the terms and conditions of the ISEP-BPA, the MPNP will issue you a certificate of nomination.
  • Once nominated, you can apply to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for permanent residence.

For more details on the process and all of the steps, download the ISEP Process Map.

Interim Process Forms and Documents

Ensure that you have downloaded the most recent version of each form.

Important: These forms are intended to be completed on a desktop or laptop computer. They may not display or function properly on a mobile device (phone or tablet). Visit get.adobe.com/reader to download the most recent version of Adobe Reader.

Some forms require a digital signature (digital ID). For more information on signing a PDF form with a digital ID, please visit helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/using/digital-ids.html. The Business Investor Stream interim process forms and documents may be signed with a self-signed digital ID or a digital ID from a certificate authority.

Forms and Documents

Manitoba Forms (Steps 1-3)

Document Name (click to download) Size Last Updated
International Student Entrepreneur Pilot Interim Process Map 750 KB 07-12-2018
International Student Entrepreneur Pilot Interest Guideline Form 3 MB 11-29-2018
International Student Entrepreneur Pilot Business Concept Form 1.5 MB 07-12-2018
Manitoba Code of Conduct for Immigration Representatives 500 KB 03-2017
International Student Entrepreneur Pilot Business Performance Agreement Overview Forthcoming

Manitoba Application Forms (Step 4)

Document Name (click to download) Size Last Updated
International Student Entrepreneur Pilot Application Instructions and Checklist Forthcoming
International Student Entrepreneur Pilot Business Plan Guideline Forthcoming
International Student Entrepreneur Pilot Business Plan Templates for Appendices A-C Forthcoming
Business Investor Stream Fee Payment Form 1 MB 11-07-2018
Business Investor Stream Information Release Form 1 MB 05-2018
Business Investor Stream Consent to Indirect Collection and Disclosure of Personal Information 750 KB 05-2018
Application Form Forthcoming

Federal Immigration Forms (Step 4)

See the Application Instructions and Checklist for links to the federal immigration forms required with your application to the MPNP International Student Entrepreneur Pilot.

Manitoba Business Performance Agreement Sample

The version of the agreement posted is current as of the date it is posted and may be subject to change from time to time. Same is being provided for informational purposes only and may differ from the actual agreement executed by a successful applicant to the Program.

Document Name (click to download) Size Last Updated
International Student Entrepreneur Pilot Business Performance Agreement SAMPLE Forthcoming