MPNP Business Visa

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program for Business

Manitoba invites you to explore the business-friendly atmosphere and abundant opportunities that await you in the province. We have a history of welcoming newcomers and fully recognize the importance of business and farm immigrants to our province’s economic and demographic development. We encourage you to take advantage of an extensive network of services available to newcomers.

The Province of Manitoba and Government of Canada share responsibilities regarding business people immigrating to Canada through the Provincial Nominee Program for Business.

The Provincial Nominee Program for Business allows Manitoba to recruit and nominate qualified business people from around the world who have the intent and ability to move to Manitoba and establish, purchase a business or become partners in an existing business.

The Provincial Nominee Program for Business accelerates the immigration process by providing a Nomination Certificate to you which allows for faster processing by the Government of Canada of your immigration application. The Province of Manitoba is committed to help you and your family settle successfully, identify business opportunities and establish your business or farm in the province.


This MPNP-B operates on an Expression of Interest (EOI) system whereby prospective applicants submit their intention to apply to the program. The MPNP-B EOI system involves three steps.

First, eligible candidates interested make their EOI by creating an online profile. The profiles of eligible candidates are placed in the MPNP-B EOI pool with other eligible candidates, and are assigned a score based on answers provided. Candidates are ranked according to their point total under the unique MPNP-B Adaptability Assessment Matrix. Points are awarded for age, business knowledge, business experience, net worth, proficiency in Canada’s official languages, and enhanced settlement factors (such as a spouse or common-law partner’s language proficiency, previous visit(s) to Manitoba, and other factors).

The highest-scoring candidates are invited to apply to the MPNP-B. This invitation comes in the form of a Letter of Advice to Apply (LAA). After receiving a LAA, candidates will have only 60 days to submit a complete application to the government of Manitoba.

In step three, after obtaining a nomination certificate from Manitoba, a candidate then submits his or her complete paperwork to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and applies for Canadian permanent residence.