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

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Immigration Program for business allows Manitoba to recruit, select, and nominate qualified business people from around the world who have the intent and ability to move to Manitoba and establish or purchase a business.

To qualify for the program, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • minimum personal networth of CDN $250,000;
  • minimum amount of equity investment in Manitoba of CDN $150,000;
  • demonstrated business experience or extensive experience in senior management of a successful company;
  • conducted a visit or planning a visit to Manitoba within few months of applying to explore business opportunities and Manitoba's quality of life; and
  • must supply a Letter of Credit from a recognized financial institution to the Government of Manitoba, in the amount of CDN $75,000 guaranteeing the establishment or purchase of a business in Manitoba. The Letter of Credit will be released when the investment is made and the intended business is undertaken as outlined in the application.

Manitoba would like to accept all applicants who meet the program criteria for nomination, however our agreement with the Government of Canada limits the number of immigrants that we may nominate each year. Given this limitation, Manitoba will select the applicants who best meet the qualifications and who offer the most to Manitoba.

Applicants who are nominated by the Province of Manitoba will be required to apply for immigrant visa through a Canadian Visa Office. If you are accepted for nomination, assistance will be provided in preparing an application to a Canada Visa Office for permanent resident visa for you and your dependents.


We appreciate your interest in the Province of Manitoba, Canada. As you are spending your valuable time and money on an exploratory visit to our Province, we want to ensure that you maximize the benefit you derive from your time here. For this reason we require the following information at least two weeks (or more) prior to your planned visit to Manitoba:

  • A detailed résumé listing all of your training and education, work history and business activities. Please ensure you provide details on any business(es) you have started as well as on your managerial experience, specifically the various roles and responsibilities that you assumed;

  • Copies of the latest financial statements for your business, or for the company for which you work;

  • Statement of your personal net worth detailing your assets, liabilities and net worth (sample template attached);

  • An indication of the amount of money you intend to transfer to Manitoba for establishing or purchasing a business and for settlement; and

  • An indication of the type of business, or businesses, you wish to explore while in Manitoba.

Having this information in advance will help us prepare for your visit and allow you to maximize the benefit you derive from your time here. All of your personal financial information will remain confidential. It will be used to ensure that you meet basic requirements and to identify potential opportunities that match your capabilities and interests.

If you would like to make an exploratory visit to Manitoba, please send the above documents, along with your full mailing address, telephone number, fax number e-mail address and an indication of when you would like to make your visit, to the following address:

Business Immigration Office,
Manitoba Trade and Investment Corporation
410-155 Carlton Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada R3C 3H8
Tele: (204) 945-1819 / Fax: (204) 948-2179
Toll Free In Canada and U.S.: 1-800-529-9981




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