If an applicant is interested in operating a business in Manitoba, they must first file an Expression of Interest (EOI) in conjunction with an Exploratory Visit (the visit cannot be more than a year before the EOI is filed), and a summary of Business Intent. This step must be completed in order to then be invited to apply for nomination.

In order to be eligible for the Business Applicant program, a candidate must:

  • Have a minimum, verifiable, personal net worth of $350,000
  • Have a minimum of 3 years of successful business ownership and management experience (or, a minimum 3 years of executive level experience as a senior manager of a business)
  • Obtain a score of at least 60 on the *Adaptability Assessment Matrix

​*The Adaptability Matrix provides an applicant with a range of scores based on their age, business knowledge, business experience, net worth, English and/or French fluency (to verify language claims, an applicant must submit IELTS results from within the last 2 years), and lastly, enhanced settlement factors (these account for an applicant’s connection to the province and the skills of an applicant’s dependents

  • Commit to make a $150,000 minimum investment.
  • Commit to make a $100,000 good-faith Deposit Agreement that is refundable if the terms of the agreement are met by the applicant.​

The province will identify top candidates from the EOI pool to apply for nomination and then select the top nomination applicants for nomination. There is no guarantee that an application will lead to a nomination, nor is there a guarantee that Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will approve a nominated applicant for permanent residency.

How We Can Help

In the self-employed stream, immigration officers carefully examine claims of ‘world-class’ experience and the intention to continue these careers after arriving in Canada. At EXITUS IMMIGRATION SERVICES , our representatives understand the minds of immigration officers and can guide you through each step of the process, ensuring you compile a strong and convicting application to give you the best chances of success.

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