Manitoba opens new Business Investor Stream PNP

MANITOBA OPENS NEW BUSINESS INVESTOR STREAM PNP

MANITOBA OPENS NEW BUSINESS INVESTOR STREAM PNP

MANITOBA OPENS NEW BUSINESS INVESTOR STREAM PNP

Manitoba’s renewed Business Investor Stream has opened to new expressions of interest.

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) announced the stream’s opening on May 18.

The Business Investor Stream (BIS) allows Manitoba to recruit and nominate qualified business investors and entrepreneurs who have the intent and ability to start or purchase a business in Manitoba.

Manitoba’s previous business stream, the MPNP-B, was replaced by the BIS as part of a broader renewal and restructuring of Manitoba’s immigrant nominee program.

The revamped BIS has two pathways for interested foreign investors: The Entrepreneur Pathway and The Farm Investor Pathway.

The Entrepreneur Pathway allows Manitoba to recruit and nominate qualified business professionals from overseas who have the intention and financial capacity to move to the province and establish or purchase a business, or create a partnership with an existing business in Manitoba.

The Farm Investor Pathway replaces the old Farm Strategic Recruitment Initiative and allows foreign investors with farm business experience and sufficient capital to establish and operate a farm in the province.

Both pathways are linked to Manitoba’s Expression of Interest (EOI) and require applicants to first create an online profile with the MPNP.

The profiles of eligible candidates are placed in the BIS 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 BIS Adaptability Assessment Matrix.

The highest-scoring candidates are invited to apply to the BIS in the form of a Letter of Advice to Apply (LAA). After receiving an LAA, candidates will have only 60 days to submit a complete application to the Government of Manitoba.

On Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018, the province of Manitoba announced that it is now accepting applications for the new Business Investor Stream of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). The Business Investor Stream was announced several months ago, but this intake marks the first time that the province will accept applications for these PNP streams.

THE MANITOBA BUSINESS INVESTOR STREAM

Manitoba Business Investor Stream (BIS) is a collection of immigration streams operated by the province of Manitoba. The Business Investor Stream includes two immigration streams which target foreign nationals seeking to invest significant amounts of money in the establishment of new business development in Manitoba.

Manitoba Business Investor Stream includes the following streams:

  • Manitoba Entrepreneur Pathway
  • Manitoba Farm Investor Pathway

Applicants who are successful through either of these Manitoba streams will receive an official provincial nomination from Manitoba. This provincial nomination makes applicants eligible to apply for Canadian permanent resident status.

Did you know? Throughout 2018 the province of Manitoba is implementing extensive changes to their PNP. All details and a schedule of changes are included in the MPNP Renewal section of the Manitoba PNP website.

MANITOBA ENTREPRENEUR PATHWAY

The Manitoba Entrepreneur Pathway is a stream of Manitoba’s Business Investor Stream which targets experienced business owners and business managers who have significant personal net worth and the ability and desire to establish a new business practice in Manitoba. Applicants through this stream will be required to invest significant funds and successfully manage the operation of a new business project in Manitoba.

MANITOBA FARM INVESTOR PATHWAY

The Manitoba Farm Investor Pathway is a stream of Manitoba’s Business Investor Stream. This stream targets foreign nationals with demonstrated experience owning and/or operating a farm and who have significant net worth and the ability and desire to invest in the establishment of a new farm in Manitoba. Applicants through this stream will be required to invest significant funds and successfully manage the operation of a new farm in Manitoba.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

The Manitoba Business Investor Stream uses an Expression of Interest (EOI) system to manage applications. This means that interested candidates first must submit an EOI to the province to assess their eligibility. Only those candidates who are selected by the province will be invited to submit complete applications.

In order to submit an Expression of Interest, interested candidates must submit a completed Self-Assessment Form and Business Concept Form to the MPNP office by email. Forms and full application details are available on the MPNP Business Investor Stream website.

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Ontario issued more invitations to skilled trades and french speaking skilled worker stream

Ontario issued more invitations to Express Entry candidates

Ontario issued more invitations to skilled trades and french speaking skilled worker stream

Ontario issued more invitations to skilled trades and French-speaking skilled worker stream

Draws for Skilled Trades and French-Speaking Skilled Worker streams continue the 7-week trend

Ontario has issued more invitations through its Express Entry-linked Skilled Trades and French-Speaking Skilled Worker streams.

The latest invitation rounds were held May 23 and 24 and issued a total of 64 Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to eligible Express Entry candidates.

The draws continue a trend that’s seen Ontario conduct weekly invitation rounds through both of these streams since the second week of April.

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) said the 30 Express Entry candidates who received invitations through the Skilled Trades Stream submitted their Express Entry profiles between January 1, 2018, and May 23, 2018.

The 34 Express Entry candidates invited through the French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream submitted their Express Entry profiles between January 1, 2018, and May 24, 2018.

There is no minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score requirement for either stream and Express Entry candidates who are nominated by Ontario receive an additional 600 points toward their CRS score.

Ontario has now issued 727 NOIs through the Skilled Trades Stream since the start of 2018. Another 502 Express Entry candidates have received NOIs through the French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream this year.

Ontario has also issued 2,587 NOIs in 2018 through its Human Capital Priorities Stream, which is also linked to the Express Entry system.

The OINP says it will continue issuing NOIs to candidates in the federal Express Entry pool who are eligible for one of Ontario’s Express Entry streams “on a regular basis.”

The Skilled Trades Stream is for skilled workers with a valid Express Entry profile who are eligible for the Canadian Experience Class and have work experience in an eligible skilled trade.

The French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream was launched in 2015 to target French-speaking Express Entry candidates who qualify for either the Federal Skilled Worker Class or the Canadian Experience Class and who have sufficient English language abilities (CLB 6 or higher).

There are also unique provincial criteria that candidates must meet.

Express Entry candidates who received an NOI in these latest invitation rounds have 45 calendar days from the date the NOI letter was issued to submit an online application to the OINP.

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Ontario issued new invitations through Express Entry linked stream

Ontario issues new invitations through Express Entry-linked streams

Ontario issues new invitations through Express Entry-linked streams

Ontario issues new invitations through Express Entry-linked streams

Ontario issued new invitations through Express Entry linked stream

1,165 invitations issued through Skilled Trades and French-Speaking Skilled Worker streams in 2018

Ontario has issued new invitations to apply for a provincial nomination to 75 Express Entry candidates through its Skilled Trades and French-Speaking Skilled Worker streams.

The latest invitation rounds were held May 16 and 17 and are the seventh that Ontario has held through the two streams since the end of March.

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) said the 45 Express Entry candidates who received invitations through the Skilled Trades Stream submitted their Express Entry profiles between January 1, 2018, and May 16, 2018.

The 30 Express Entry candidates invited through the French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream submitted their Express Entry profiles between January 1, 2018, and May 17, 2018.

There is no minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score requirement for either stream and Express Entry candidates who are nominated by Ontario receive an additional 600 points toward their CRS score.

Ontario has now issued 697 Notifications of Interest (NOIs) through the Skilled Trades Stream since the start of 2018. Another 438 Express Entry candidates have received NOIs through the French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream this year and 2,587 Express Entry candidates have been invited through Ontario’s other Express Entry-linked stream, the Human Capital Priorities Stream.

The OINP says it will continue issuing NOIs to candidates in the federal Express Entry pool who qualify for one of Ontario’s Express Entry streams “on a regular basis.”

The Skilled Trades Stream is for skilled workers with a valid Express Entry profile who qualify for the Canadian Experience Class and have work experience in an eligible skilled trade.

The French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream was launched in 2015 to target French-speaking Express Entry candidates who qualify for either the Federal Skilled Worker Class or the Canadian Experience Class and who have sufficient English language abilities (CLB 6 or higher).

There are also unique provincial criteria that candidates must meet.

Express Entry candidates who received an NOI in these latest invitation rounds have 45 calendar days from the date the NOI letter was issued to submit an online application to the OINP.

The first step to pursuing any of Ontario’s Express Entry-linked streams is to submit a profile to the federal Express Entry pool.

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