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.

How is an application assessed to determine if it meets the MPNP requirements?

The MPNP’s assessment system uses a multi-step process for reviewing applications for nomination. Once the Nomination Application is received following a Letter of Advice to Apply, the file is comprehensively assessed by a Program Officer. If the assessing officer is able to make a positive assessment with the information and supporting documentation contained within the application, an approval recommendation from the officer is then reviewed by the Assessment Review Team (ART) comprised of Senior Management of the MPNP.

If the assessing officer is inclined to recommend an application for refusal due to concerns that you have not satisfied the MPNP that you meet all MPNP requirements, a Procedural Fairness Letter (PFL) will be sent to you and your authorized representative (if applicable). The PFL will outline the officer’s concerns and allow you up to 30 days to respond. The MPNP believes that this time period will allow you a fair opportunity to respond to the concerns outlined in the PFL. Upon receipt of information from you regarding the PFL or after the specified period has expired, the officer completes his/her assessment of the application. The final step is for the officer’s recommendation to be reviewed by the ART. This multi-step process involving multiple officers of the MPNP ensures that each application is assessed fairly.

If I receive a PFL and respond, will my application automatically be approved?

The Procedural Fairness Letter (PFL) provides you with a fair opportunity to satisfy the concerns raised by the assessing officer. The response you provide must satisfy all of the MPNP’s concerns raised in the PFL. Subsequently, the application will be assessed taking your response into consideration, but this does not guarantee that your application will be approved.

What happens to my application if I do not provide a response to a PFL within the specified period?

If you do not respond to the Procedural Fairness Letter (PFL) within the specified time frame, your application will be assessed based on the information currently available. If the MPNP’s concerns outlined in the PFL remain outstanding, your application could be recommended for refusal.

If my application is refused, can I appeal the decision?

All decisions are final. There is no appeal process to the MPNP after a decision has been rendered. The MPNP has implemented the Procedural Fairness Policy to allow you to address concerns prior to the MPNP making a final decision.

If my application is refused after I have received and responded to a PFL, can I submit additional information for reconsideration after the decision?

No further consideration will be given to an application after the decision date. Any information submitted to the MPNP regarding a declined application will be returned.

If my application has been refused due to the identification of falsified documents, misrepresentation or concealment of material facts can I re-apply?

Yes. However, you will not be eligible to re-apply for two years from the date of the decline letter. You must start the application process by beginning at Step 1 of the “How to Apply” process. Applicants who wish to re-apply must also adhere to all the application steps and processes outlined in the “How to Apply” section.

If I withdraw my application from the MPNP before issuance of PFL, can I re-apply?

You may re-apply to the MPNP after one year from the date confirming your withdrawal from the MPNP. In this case, you must start the application process at Step 1 of the “How to Apply” process. Applicants that wish to re-apply must also adhere to all the application steps and processes outlined in the “How to Apply” section.