Launching a temporary international student entrepreneurship program in Manitoba

The Manitoba Provincial Program (MPNP) has launched an intermediate program called International Student Entrepreneurship Pilot. It should be noted that this pilot will be temporary until the completion of technical changes in the MPNP system.

An overview of international student entrepreneurship pilot

This pilot is done in 7 stages; In this article, we will briefly introduce each of these steps.

It should be mentioned that since all these steps, from evaluation to preparation of business plan and interview, require compliance with certain points and standards; Our team of experts will help you to go through this path with the most accuracy and in the shortest possible time.

First step: assessment of conditions

First of all, you must meet the minimum requirements to enter this pilot. These conditions include:

1. Age

You must be between 21 and 35 years old

2. Education

Your degree must be from an approved institution in Manitoba and belong to a full-time study program (minimum 2-year course).

* Virtual and intensive courses are not approved by this pilot.

3. language skill

In order to participate in the entrepreneurship pilot for international students, you must have obtained at least CLB 7 in the 4 skills of Speaking/Writing/Reading/Listening.

4. Conditions of compliance

You must have an ‘Open Work Permit’ or ‘Post Graduate Work Permit’ (PGWP) at the time of application.

Have lived in Manitoba continuously since graduation.

Show that after registering the application in this program, you intend to live and reside in this province.

Second stage: exploratory trip to Manitoba and research on the proposed plan

During an exploratory trip to Manitoba, you should research the work and business conditions in this province as well as the conditions of your proposed business.

During this trip, you are required to attend an orientation session intended for this pilot.

The third step: registration of the evaluation form and business plan

After you have done the necessary research about the business conditions in Manitoba and your desired business and obtained the necessary information about this pilot through the said introduction meeting, you should submit your proposed business plan along with the expression of interest form and other related forms. Register in the MPNP system.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements of the International Student Entrepreneurship Pilot, your business plan will not be reviewed.

Fourth step: complete application registration in MPNP provincial program

When you receive the LAA (invitation to register application) letter, you must register your complete application in the system within the deadline specified in the letter.

Note that at this stage, MPNP will have access to your financial information by third parties to verify the information provided.

Step 5: Checking the application

At this stage, your application will be fully evaluated by MPNP; This stage will also include an in-person interview stage.

If you pass all these steps successfully, you will receive a “confirmation letter”.

It should be noted that before approving the application, you must have signed the agreement related to the implementation of your proposed business called BUSINESS PERFORMANCE AGREEMENT.

Step 6: Setting up a business in Manitoba

In the sixth stage of the international student entrepreneurship pilot, you must launch your proposed business by following the rules and principles contained in the agreement.

Seventh step: Receive the MPNP nomination certificate

After starting your business and MPNP confirming that all the contents of the mentioned agreement have been achieved by you, you will be issued a nomination certificate and at this stage you can apply for permanent residence in Canada.

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