June 23, 2017

Manitoba

Located in the heart of North America is a land of economic and cultural diversity, a place where natural resources are plentiful and the people have created a rich and vibrant society.

The place is Manitoba – a province of inland seas and waves of grain, advanced research and enchanting Manitoba Flaghistoric sites, and home to innovators in business, science and the arts. Whether by fibre-optic cable, air, rail, road or sea, Manitoba is connected to markets around the world, yet a lakeside retreat is never more than an hour’s drive away. Manitoba is a place that offers the advantages of big-city life, without the disadvantages. With low costs for land and power and some of the most affordable housing in Canada, Manitoba is a place where a dollar goes far.

Manitoba has great strength in its wealth of hydroelectric power, diverse manufacturing base, rich mineral resources and fertile soil. However, the greatest strength resides in the people of Manitoba, people who retain the values of community and responsibility that built our province, while shaping a future through innovation, productivity and risk-taking.
Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program for Business (MPNP-B)

The following criteria must be met before a candidate may move forward with an application:

  • Minimum personal net worth: $350,000.
  • Minimum investment required: $150,000 OR control at least 1/3 of equity (if investing in an existing business) OR $1,000,000 (if investing in an existing business)
  • Minimum three years of business ownership and management experience or executive-level experience within the past five years
  • $100,000 refundable good-faith deposit required
  • Participation in day-to-day management of business required
  • Exploratory visit recommended
  • Business Intent required
  • Interview with a Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program for Business (MPNP-B) officer required
  • Sufficient language proficiency in English and/or French and test result required
  • Additional selection criteria

Calculate your points for MPNP-B with Adaptability Matrix

The Adaptability Assessment Matrix is used to evaluate your potential to successfully settle in Manitoba and become economically established by starting a business. In order to be nominated, you must score a minimum 60 (out of a maximum 100) points on this matrix.

1. Age (Max 15 points)

Age  Point
Below 21 0
21 to 24 5
25 to 29 10
30 to 44 15
45 to 49 10
50 to 54 5
Above 54 0

 2. Business Knowledge (Max 15 points) Points 

Points
Business Owner and manager (more than 50% ownership) 15
Business Owner and manager ( 20% to 50% ownership) 12
Senior Manager 10
  • You must have at least three years of business ownership experience in past five years to be assessed for points as a business owner.
  • If you own multiple businesses, only the percentage of ownership of the main/principal business will be considered for the purpose of this criterion.
  • If your spouse owns shares in the same business, the combined ownership will be counted together for the purpose of this criterion.
  • If you own less than 20% share in a business then you must be a senior manager to qualify for the PNP-B.

3. Business Experience (Max 15 points)

Length of Experience Points
Above 10 Years or more 15
Above 6 to 10 Years 10
3 to 6 Years 5
  • Length of experience is counted only for senior management or business ownership experience as defined by the PNP-B.  No points will be awarded for other experience.  For example, middle or entry level management experience or self-employed business ownership experience will not score any points under this criteria.

 4. Net Worth (Max 15 points)

Total Net Worth  Points
$350,000 to $500,000 8
$500,000 to $1 Million 10
Above $1Million to $1.5 Million 12
Above $1.5 Million to $2 Million 13
Above $2 Million to $2.5 Million 14
Above $2.5 Million 15

5. English and/or French Fluency (Max 20 points)

Description  CLB/NCLC or equivalent test score Points
No/little English/French language proficiency (e.g.,  you have  no or minimal English/French language skills) Less than 4 0
Moderate language proficiency or  you have  some English/French skills and can communicate well in most everyday situations 4 to 6 15
Higher language proficiency or  you communicate  very well and are fluent in English/French Above 6 20

To be scored for this criterion, an applicant must submit test results from an approved language-testing organization (IELTS test score or equivalent language competency test score) as proof of language proficiency.

 Language tests accepted by the MPNP

The MPNP has approved two English testing agencies – International English language Testing System (IELTS) Generaland Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP)-General (available in Canada only). These are the same agencies and tests used by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

You must take one of these tests no more than two years before the date you submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to the PNP-B, and must submit the official results as a required document with your PNP-B application.

Applicants are assigned points based on their Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level. The PNP-B uses the following table to determine CLB levels from language test results.

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CLB/NCLC*
Test taken
Test results for each ability
 
Listening
Reading
Writing
Speaking
9+
IELTS
8.0 – 9.0
7.0 – 9.0
7.0 – 9.0
7.0 – 9.0
CELPIP
5-6
5-6
5-6
5-6
TEF
372+
298+
248+
372+
8
IELTS
7.5
6.5
6.5
6.5
CELPIP
4H
4H
4H
4H
TEF
349-371
280-297
233-247
349-371
7
IELTS
6.0
6.0
6.0
6.0
CELPIP
4L
4L
4L
4L
TEF
309
248
206
309
6
IELTS
5.5
5.0
5.5
5.5
CELPIP
3H
3H
3H
3H
TEF
271
217
181
271
5
IELTS
5.0
4.0
5.0
5.0
CELPIP
3L
3L
3L
3L
TEF
225
180
150
225
4
IELTS
4.5
3.5
4.0
4.0
CELPIP
2H
2H
2H
2H
TEF
181
145
121
181
3 or less
If score in one or more test category is below score listed for CLB 4.

« NCLC » signifie niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens/Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB).

You must submit results from the following TEF tests as proof of your French language proficiency: compréhension écrite; compréhension orale; expression écrite; expression orale.

  • Enhanced Settlement Factors (Applicant can only score a maximum of 20 points under Enhanced Settlement Factors).

To calculate your equivalent CLB score you can also use the following calculators: 

IELTS Calculator CELPIP Calculator TEF (en français) Calculator

 

6. Enhanced Settlement Factors (Applicant can only score a maximum of 20 points under enhanced settlement factors).

Points
You have visited Manitoba for at least five working days and conducted relevant business and lifestyle-related research 15
You have a close relative currently residing in Manitoba for more than one year 5
Your child is enrolled in an accredited Manitoba educational institution at least six months prior to the date of submission of Nomination Application and is actively pursuing academic, professional or vocational training on a full-time basis. 5
Your spouse has a high language proficiency (CLB score of 5 or above) 10
Previous Study and/or work experience in Manitoba: 
You or your accompanying spouse or common-law partner has completed a program of full-time study of at least one year at a post-secondary institution in Manitoba.  You or your accompanying spouse or common-law partner must have done this after you turned 17years old and with a valid study permit.
or
The applicant or his/her accompanying spouse or common-law partner has completed at least six months of continuous full time employment in Manitoba. Applicants must provide a letter of reference from his/her employer and a copy of his/her work permit.
5
  • The Exploratory Visit must be conducted no more than one year prior to submission of an EOI.
  • A close relative must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and residing in Manitoba for more than one year. A close relative is defined as a sister/brother, aunt/uncle, niece/nephew, grandparent or first cousin. Proof of relationship must be provided. If your relative has lived in Manitoba for more than one year, provide proof that he/she is well-established in Manitoba (proof of employment, proof of residence, Canada Revenue Agency Notice of Assessment, etc.)
  • You must provide documents supporting the enrollment of your children in an accredited Manitoba educational institution.
  •  You can score a combined maximum of 20 points for this criterion.

We encourage you to to complete our online free assessment questionnaire so we can better assist you.