Manitoba issued 40 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) in July, 2017 under the Manitoba Business Stream (MPNP-B), part of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). Candidates invited to apply for immigration to Manitoba on this occasion had between 89 and 97 points under the unique MPNP-B points grid.
The MPNP-B allows Manitoba to recruit and nominate qualified business people with the intent and ability to reside in the province and make a significant investment in a new or existing business and hold an active managerial role. Manitoba’s MPNP-B promotes the province’s economic growth as it is designed to retain successful business owners and professionals with executive-level experience.
Potential applicants are first required to register under a unique Expression of Interest (EOI) system, whereby they submit their intention to apply to the program. Much like the federal Express Entry system, interested applicants begin the process by creating an online profile on the MPNP website. The profiles of candidates are then placed into the MPNP-B EOI pool and are assigned a score based on responses provided. the highest-ranked candidates are invited to apply by receiving a LAA from the MPNP. After receiving a LAA, candidates have 60 days to submit their application to the program.
Over the same period through July, 31 applications were received, including applications submitted under the Farm Strategic Recruitment Initiative (FSRI). The FSRI initiative targets applicants who will live on a farm in rural Manitoba and manage the everyday operations of the farm.