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.

What if I need more time than the two years after landing to establish my business?

An extension may be granted depending on your circumstances and what kinds of activities you had undertaken within the two-year period. Extensions are not automatically granted unless requested for with an adequate explanation as to why the extension should be granted.

Does the MPNP assist Nominees to identify specific business opportunities in Manitoba? What is a good business to invest in?

As a government entity, the MPNP does not endorse or advertise directly or indirectly any business opportunities. The MPNP does not have a list of businesses for sale. However, through the counselling services by an MPNP Program Officer, the MPNP will provide you with the necessary information and knowledge that will allow you to undertake independent research for business opportunities in Manitoba.

Manitoba has a very diverse economy with business opportunities in a variety of economic sectors. We encourage you to conduct as much research as possible to identify opportunities across the broad spectrum of businesses operating in the Manitoba economy.