Manitobans may be surprised to find out how easy it is for immigrant investors to buy their way into Canada through Manitoba’s troubled nominee program.
For a $100,000 deposit and a half-baked business plan, non-Canadians can come to Manitoba and get permanent residency for themselves and their immediate families without spending a dime in the local economy.
Once they’re here, they have the constitutional right to settle anywhere in Canada they want.
In fact, almost a third of applicants accepted into Manitoba’s Provincial Nominee Program for Business don’t get their deposits back because they fail to follow through on their plan to establish a business here. Since non-compliance with the program doesn’t affect their permanent residency status, they’re free to stay here or move to another part of Canada.