(iii) Manitoba Entrepreneurs Program:
The Manitoba Entrepreneur Pathway is one of the two important streams under the Manitoba Business Investor Stream, which in turn comes under the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) operated solely by the province of Manitoba. This Manitoba Entrepreneur Pathway was previously recognized as the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program – Business or the MPNP -B, which is now permanently closed.
The Manitoba Business Investor Stream’s Entrepreneur Program provides a pathway for Canadian Permanent Residents and is designed for investors and entrepreneurs who intend to purchase or start a business in Manitoba.
The Manitoba Entrepreneur Pathway specifically targets business people who are planning to establish their business across Manitoba, either through purchasing, initiating, or becoming partners with an existing business. These potential candidates arrive in Manitoba on a temporary resident visa (or permit) and are recommended to buy, start and collaborate with a business within a period of 24 months of arriving in Canada, as it is necessary to obtain the permanent resident status.
Further, as part of the new changes being introduced in the renewal of the Manitoba Business Investor Stream, all the potential candidates are no longer required to submit $100,000 to the Government of Manitoba to apply for the Manitoba Entrepreneur Program.
The two pathways under the Manitoba Business Investor Stream through which investors and entrepreneurs are being targeted are Manitoba Entrepreneur Pathway and the Farm Investor Pathway.