How to obtain a Work Permit Support Letter from MPNP

If you are a provincial nominee, all provincial nominee’s have high chances to be issued a Work Permit Support Letter (WPSL) by the MPNP that will allow you to apply to IRCC for a work permit. Those with a temporary work permit and already working in Manitoba and also needs to renew the work permit, you need to request a WPSL at least two months before your current work permit expires.  You may also request a WPSL  to apply for a work permit if you received a new job offer from a Manitoba employer.

How To Obtain A Work Permit Support Letter From MPNP

Kindly make a written request for a Work Permit Support Letter in person to 7th floor,213 Notre Dame Avenue in Winnipeg or via mail to [email protected] Include a copy of your job offer letter from your Manitoba employer in your written request.  Ensure that the letter is on company letterhead and include your job title, job duties, salary / wage information, start date and contact information for the signatory of the letter.

The MPNP is in charge of issuing a work permit letter. If the MPNP is not satisfied with the bona fides of the employer, the employment conditions or your ability to economically establish in Manitoba, the MPNP may not issue a work permit support letter. Your employer must be registered or incorporated by or under an act of the legislature of a province or the Parliament of Canada and must be operating as a business that has an established production capability, plant or place of business in Manitoba. Your employer must be able to proof to the satisfaction of the MPNP that they are an established business in Manitoba with an ability to offer you full-time and long-term employment. If you seek other work permit options and you are not issued a work permit support letter as well, please visit the Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada website.

Please note: Your employer must make sure he/she register on the Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Employer Portal and pay the compliance fee before you can be issued your work permit support letter.  This should be done alongside your application to the MPNP if your work permit is valid for six months or less.

Manitoba Employment Standards

Neither a recruiter nor an employer can ever charge or collect a fee (directly or indirectly) from you for your job in Manitoba.

Manitoba Employment Standards administers laws on minimum wages, hours of work, holidays and other workplace entitlements and responsibilities. The program Carry’s out investigations on complaints about violations of the law.

If you have any questions or concerns about the terms of your employment, contact Employment Standards for further information.

You can also see how to restore your temporary resident status in Canada.