Farm Investor Pathway

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Farm Investor Pathway

The renewed Farm Investor Pathway (FIP) replaces the previous Farm Strategic Recruitment Initiative. The Pathway is for individuals with proven farm business experience, sufficient available capital to invest, and who intend to establish and operate a farm operation in rural Manitoba.

It is expected that successful applicants of the FIP will establish a farm business in rural Manitoba producing primary products that is consistent with the province’s current farm industry. The type of operation and investment must correlate with Provincial statistics and be relevant to Manitoba’s farm industry. Agri-business operations not producing primary products may qualify under the Entrepreneur Pathway.

Application Process:

Step 1: Explore and research Farm Business in Manitoba

  • Determine that you meet the minimum criteria of the Farm Investor Pathway.
  • Complete a Farm Investor Pathway Interest Guidelines Form.
  • You must meet the minimum eligibility requirements to continue to the next step.
    • Please pay close attention to adaptability, specifically relating to your practical farming skills, technical knowledge and experience in technological based farming practices that will transfer directly to Manitoba’s current primary farm production industry. Your existing farm operation must be comparable to current Manitoba farming operations in terms of technology utilization, technological practices employed, scale, equipment utilized, production output, etc.

Step 2: Complete the Interest Guidelines and Farm Business Concept forms

  • Research your proposed farm business in Manitoba and explore the province.
  • Based on your research findings and your self-assessment of the FIP eligibility criteria, you may consider completing a Farm Business Concept Form.

Step 3: Submit your Interest Guidelines and Farm Business Concept forms to the MPNP

  • Once you have completed your farm business research and determined that you are eligible for the FIP, you can submit your forms by email to the MPNP. The following forms are required:
  • A response will be emailed to you. If you do not meet the minimum stream criteria requirements, your business concept will not be reviewed. Please note that the business concept is not an application to the MPNP.

Step 4: Submit your full application to the MPNP

  • If you have been sent a Letter of Advice to Apply (LAA) to the MPNP, you will receive an email with detailed instructions.
  • Read and follow the Instructions and Document Checklist.
  • Electronic submission (email) of all provincial and federal forms is required. Physical copies of these forms will not be accepted.
  • Physical copies (hard copies) of supporting documents can be submitted by mail or in person.
  • All documents listed in the Instructions and Document Checklist and your net worth verification report must be submitted, and your application fee must be paid within 120 days of receiving your LAA for your application to be considered complete.

Step 5: Application assessment

  • Your complete application will be assessed by the MPNP. This may include an interview.
  • If your application meets all of the requirements of the MPNP, the MPNP will issue you a certificate of nomination.
  • If you are approved for nomination, you will be instructed to sign a Deposit Agreement and send a deposit of CAD $75,000.

Step 6: Apply for Permanent Residence

  • Once nominated, you can apply to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for permanent residence.
  • If your application is favourably assessed by IRCC, you will receive a permanent resident visa.

Step 7: Establish your farm business in Manitoba

  • Provide your new contact information to the MPNP within 30 days of your landing as a Permanent Resident.
  • MPNP Business Immigration Officers of the Immigration Programs Branch can assist you with information, feedback, and guidance.


Lifelong Month(s)



36 Month(s)





P. Residency

1 Month(s)


Processing time

24 - 30 weeks




What are eligibility requirements for the Farm Investor Pathway?

8 Eligibility Requirements

  • Farm Business Experience: Applicant must have a minimum of three years farm ownership and operation.
  • Official Languages Proficiency: The Farm Investor Pathway (FIP) recognizes language capabilities in either of Canada’s two official languages are an important adaptability skill that will accelerate your ability to become economically established in rural Manitoba.
  • Farm Business Investment: Applicant must have at least $300,000 to establish a farming business in rural Manitoba.
  • Farm Business Plan: Applicant must have a farm business plan and is an integral part of the application.
  • Farm Business Research Visit: Applicant must conduct a Farm Business Research Visit to Manitoba.
  • Farm Business Activities: A farm business entity should have ongoing and recurring business activities in rural Manitoba.
  • Economic Establishment Adaptability; Applicant must demonstrate adaptability, specifically relating to practical farming skills, technical knowledge and experience in technological based farming practices that will transfer directly to Manitoba’s current primary farm production industry.
  • Net Worth: Applicant must have at least CAD $500,000 which may be verified by a designated third-party service provider.

Which documents do I need to apply for the Farm Investor Pathway?

17 Document Required

  • Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program Fee Payment Form, Completed and signed.
  • Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program Generic Application Form – FIP (MPNP APP), Completed by applicant.
  • Manitoba Information Release Form (MREL), Completed and signed by the principal applicant and applicant’s spouse.
  • Manitoba Consent to Indirect Collection and Disclosure of Personal Information, Completed and signed by the principal applicant and applicant’s spouse.
  • Manitoba Code of Conduct for Immigration Representatives Who Represent Applicants to MPNP, Completed by the principal applicant and his or her representative.
  • Declaration of Intent, to be completed by the principal applicant.
  • Proof and Report on Farm Business Research Visit to Manitoba, A complete Trip Activity Log – Provide an overlook/itinerary of your daily activities during your stay in Manitoba, Proof of stay in Manitoba, etc.
  • Summary of Farm Business Plan in Manitoba.
  • Submit photocopies of All appropriate birth, marriage, divorce, proof of separation, and/or death certificates for yourself and your spouse.
  • Submit photocopies of each child’s birth certificate (which includes the names of his/her parents), adoption papers, proof of custody for children under the age of 19.
  • Submit photocopies of passports that are valid for at least one year for yourself, your spouse, and your dependent children.
  • Submit photocopies of Degrees, diplomas or certificates for both the principal applicant and the spouse that relate to agriculture training. Language assessment records (if applicable).
  • Language Proficiency Test Results for both the principal applicant and/or spouse (if applicable).
  • Proof of Connection to Manitoba and Canada, Documents showing relationship such as birth or marriage certificates of the close relative in Canada (showing the names of common parents).
  • Documents Supporting Farm Business Ownership Experience.
  • Submit photocopies of Curriculum vitae (or resume), Notarized copies of Business licence or business registration certificates, Articles of Association, Incorporation or Partnership Agreements, etc.
  • Personal Net Worth Statement Or Financial Information.

Talent Migration data for Canada

Talent gain & drain map of 2015-2019 data. Sourced from World Bank Digital Development Data.

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