Manitoba - MPNP Farm Investor Pathway

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The MPNP Farm Investor Pathway (FIP) is for foreign farmers who intend to start or purchase and operate a farm in the province. This immigration pathway is a great choice for people with farming experience as the province has large regions of flat and fertile land that are well-suited for farming.

Eligibility Requirements

The minimum eligibility requirements for the Manitoba’s MPNP Farm Investor Pathway are described below:

Farm Ownership and Work Experience

  • Farmer applicants must have three years of the farm ownership experience.
  • They must also provide documents verifying that they have experience with operating and managing a farm.
  • Applicants must have gained their farm ownership and operation experience in the last five years.

Net Worth

Farmers must have a minimum net worth of $500,000 CAD. A designated third-party verification service may need to verify this net worth for the application at the MPNP’s request.

Exploratory Visit

Farmer applicants must conduct a mandatory Farm Business Research Visit to the province before submitting their Interest Guidelines form.

Proving Adaptability

Farmer applicants must demonstrate they possess technical knowledge and farming skills that would be applicable to running a farm in Manitoba.

Refundable Deposit

Candidates must make a refundable $75,000 CAD deposit if their application is approved.

Business Plan

Farmer applicants must provide a comprehensive Farm Business Plan once they have been approved to come to Manitoba and start their farm.

Step-by-Step Process

The MPNP Farm Investor Pathway application process is described below.

Stage 1

  • Research & Preparation
  • Registration
  • Application

Stage 2

  • Nomination
  • Applying for Permanent Residence
  • Establishing the Farm Business in Manitoba

Stage One

1. Research & Preparation

  • Prospective farmers must start by ensuring they meet the minimum eligibility requirements for the Manitoba PNP Farm Investor Pathway mentioned above.
  • They must then conduct their Farm Business Research Visit to Manitoba
  • Applicants must ensure their visit lasts a minimum of 5 days and is performed less than one year before they submit their Interest for the Farmer Investor Pathway. This Farm Business Research Visit offers prospective farmer entrepreneurs an opportunity to collect valuable information about the province and its farming environment.
  • They can then apply this information when they prepare their Farm Business Concept for the Interest application.

2. Registration

Next, prospective farmers must fill out the Interest Guidelines and Farm Business Concept forms. They must describe how they meet the minimum eligibility criteria mentioned above in these forms. They must also provide a summary of their business plan in the Farm Business Concept.

Prospective farmers should note that the Interest Guidelines Form is not the application for the Farm Investor Pathway. It simply informs the province that they are interested in applying for the program.

Applicants can email their completed forms to MPNP-BusinessStream@gov.mb.ca. MPNP officers will first screen the forms for completion before determining the applicant’s suitability for the Farm Investor Pathway.

If the province believes the applicant possesses the resources and experience to start and successfully operate a farm, they will ask them to attend an in-person interview with one of their Business Immigration Officers (BIO).

If the farmer applicant is unable to convince the officer that their plan will be successful, they will be given feedback on why they are unable to proceed to the next step. If the applicant is successful, MPNP will issue them a Letter of Advice to Apply (LAA).

3. Application

  • Prospective farmers can apply for the MPNP Farm Investor Pathway only once they receive their LAA. They will then have 120 days to submit their completed FIP Nomination Application.
  • They must provide all the required documents with their application along with the $2,500 CAD non-refundable application fees.
  • The MPNP may also ask applicants to verify their net worth using a third-party service provider during this stage.
  • The MPNP will issue a confirmation letter once they receive the applicant’s completed FIP application.
  • They will then thoroughly assess the application along with the Farm Business Plan.
  • Applicants are then invited for an in-person interview with an MPNP officer.
  • During this interview, applicants will need to discuss their Farm Business Plan and other details related to their application. This additional screening process helps the province understand which applicants are committed to their plan and are likely to succeed in establishing and operating a farm.
  • If the MPNP identifies an issue with a farmer’s application, they will send them a Procedural Fairness Letter that describes their concerns. The applicant must then provide a response that addresses these concerns.
  • If the MPNP is unsatisfied with the response, they will refuse the application. Note that applicants who are refused at this stage will not receive a refund on their application processing fees.

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Stage Two

4. Nomination

Applicants who are successful in the previous step will be approved for nomination. They will then be asked to sign a special refundable Deposit Agreement and provide their $75,000 CAD deposit with the Manitoba Development Corporation.

5. Applying for Permanent Residence

  • Once the Manitoba Development Corporation receives the signed Deposit Agreement and the refundable deposit, they will ask candidates to submit a Permanent Residence Application with the Central Intake Office (CIO) located in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada.
  • The MPNP will support the candidate’s Permanent Resident Application by automatically sending their Nomination Certificate to this office. The CIO will then screen the application before forwarding it to the relevant Canadian Visa Office outside Canada.
  • The relevant Canadian Visa Office will then ask candidates to clear medical and security examinations. Successful candidates will then receive their Permanent Residence Visa.

6. Establishing the Farm Business in Manitoba

The final step is for farmers to establish their farm business in Manitoba. They must enter the province and report that they are present with the MPNP officer within thirty days of their arrival. They are required to present important contact details such as their residential address, contact number, and email address.

The permanent resident can then reach out to Business Immigration Officers if they require additional information about establishing their farm in the province. The MPNP will monitor the farmer’s new farm establishment for several months until they have met the terms and conditions described in their Deposit Agreement.

Farmers will also need to send progress reports to the MPNP periodically. They are required to meet all the terms and conditions in their Deposit Agreement within two years of entering the province. The MPNP will then refund the permanent resident their $75,000 CAD deposit.

How ELAAR can help you?

Prospective foreign farmers who wish to apply for the Manitoba PNP Farm Investor Pathway should get in touch with us. Our team of Regulated Immigration Consultants is familiar with Manitoba Provincial Nominee Programs and can help optimize your application and improve your chances of receiving a provincial nomination. Start your entrepreneurial journey in Manitoba with Elaar Immigration.

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