Manitoba is one of Canada’s beautiful provinces that are currently accepting eligible and qualified immigrants, including students, visitors, and workers from different parts of the world. Before applying, we recommend that you go through Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program eligibility requirements in this report.
Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program is one of the fastest pathways to live and work in Canada Manitoba Permanently. Manitoba is also among the beautiful and prairie provinces of Canada. Manitoba offers diverse opportunities to immigrants.
Manitoba’s quality lifestyle, infrastructure development, the growing economy make it an ideal province for immigrants. Manitoba is situated in the longitudinal center of Canada. It is encircled by the other provinces i.e Saskatchewan, Ontario, and a territory Nunavut.
Manitoba is well known for its wide cultural acceptance. English is the official language spoken in Manitoba but more than 200 languages from the various ethnic groups are spoken here. Also, polar bears are generally common in Manitoba province. Manitoba provides immigration for immigrant aspirants via Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) under the following categories:
- Skilled Worker Immigration Category
- Business Immigration Category
- Modern Community Driven Immigration Initiative (via MPNP)
An immigrant can file in for Skilled Worker Immigration Stream on the basis of requirements for the category. Those foreign skilled workers who are highly qualified and are able to move in Manitoba can apply via this category.
The immigration program is based on the point system and age, educational qualification, work experience, language skills, etc. are the factors to qualify this stream.
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MANITOBA PROVINCIAL NOMINEE PROGRAM POLICIES
Despite there are multiple streams to apply to the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program, there are, however, key program policies that apply to all application streams, these include the following:
- Settlement funds and LICO
- Eligible dependents
- Language proficiency
- Immigration representatives
- Commitment to settle in Manitoba
- Manitoba Capital Region
- Truthful and correct information
- Information change requests and information accuracy
- Change in the contact information
- Document translation
- Important Program Terms
- Additional Documents for Express Entry Applicants
The general application procedure for the Manitoba provincial nominee program includes the following:
- Expression of Interest (EOI) Submission
- You will have to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) letter; this is often your first step to immigration to Manitoba through the MPNP. Therefore, If you are eligible under one of the application streams, you will be able to submit an Expression of Interest.
- If you are eligible as a potential candidate, you will begin by completing a series of questions online. Moreso, you are not required to upload any supporting documentation at this stage before submitting your profile into the EOI pool.
- Your profile will be placed in a pool with other eligible candidates and you will receive a score based on the answers you provide. You will thereafter be ranked using several factors and if you rank amongst the highest-scoring candidates, you may be invited to submit an application to the MPNP.
- To complete an Expression of Interest, you will have to provide the following details:
- Your identity
- Your contact information
- Your education, work experience, and official language proficiency
- Your connection to Manitoba and Canada
NOTE: There are often no limits to the number of candidates who can submit an Expression of Interest and no deadline. The information you provide nevertheless will be used to determine if you are eligible to immigrate through the MPNP.
- Letter of Advice to Apply (LAA) issuance
- If you receive an LAA, you have 60 days to submit a complete application to the MPNP and you will have to provide documents to support the information you provided in your Expression of Interest.
- Should you provide any false or misleading information in your EOI, it will be considered misrepresentation and your application could be refused, which means you may be subject to a ban that would prevent you from applying to the MPNP for a period of two years.
- Each stream has its own criteria for a letter of advice issuance, check out each MPNP stream to know about the criteria for LAA issuance.
For further information about the EOI and LAA, please visit the link below: https://www.immigratemanitoba.com/immigrate-to-manitoba/general-mpnp-policies/eoi-submission/
- Your MPNP application submission
- Each of the MPNP streams also has their submission requirements, check out each MPNP stream for the procedure for applying to MPNP after receiving an LAA
- Procedural Fairness
- A Procedural Fairness Process allows you as an applicant a fair opportunity to respond to any concerns about your MPNP application prior to a negative decision being given on your application.
- The fairness letter will usually outline the officer’s concerns and allow you or your representative up to 30 days to respond to the concerns of the letter. This time period gives you a fair opportunity to respond to the concerns outlined in the fairness letter.
- Nomination and withdrawal of nomination
- The MPNP has been advised that your information provided in your visa application is false or has been misrepresented.
- It is perceived that you do not intend to live, work, and/or start a business in Manitoba.When you receive your nomination, you will thereafter be regarded as an MPNP Nominee. Therefore, it becomes your responsibility to complete and submit a complete application for Permanent Residence to the appropriate office of IRCC. This you must do within 180 days from the date of your nomination.Nonetheless, your nomination may be withdrawn at any time prior to IRCC issuing you a Permanent Resident Visa if the MPNP is not satisfied that you continue to meet the original requirements under which you were nominated.Reasons for which the MPNP may withdraw a nomination include, but are not limited to:
PERMANENT RESIDENT APPLICATION
HOW TO APPLY
You will start by filling out the application form. Once you’ve been nominated by a province or territory, you can apply for your permanent residence.
- Your application will be refused
- You will be found as inadmissible
- You may also be banned for up to 5 years from applying for permanent resident status
PAY YOUR APPLICATION FEES
- Your processing fees for you and anyone you include on your application
- Your Right of Permanent Residence Fee (RPRF)
- Your biometrics
- And any third-party fees
Note: All your fees have to be paid online
In addition, you must pay a biometrics fee when you submit your application. Otherwise, you may experience delays. The biometrics fee covers the cost of collecting fingerprints and a digital photo.
After you pay the biometrics fee with a complete application, you will receive a letter confirming that you need to give your biometrics and where you can go. You must show this letter when you give your biometrics.
You must give your biometrics in person. Make sure to book an appointment if this service is offered. Click here to Find a collection point close to you.
Depending on your circumstance, you may need to pay third parties for:
- medical exams
- police certificates
- language testing
- educational credential assessment
Click on each of the items to see specific instructions and guidelines that can help you understand which fees apply to you.
SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION
The last stage is to submit your application, however, before you send in your application, make sure to:
- Make sure to have answered all questions
- Ensure you sign your application and all required forms
- Include your processing fee
- Include all the supporting documents
NOTE: you must include a copy of the nomination certificate that the province or territory sent you.
If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected and it will be sent back to you. You’ll have to fix any errors and then re-submit them.
MANITOBA PROVINCIAL NOMINEE PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
The under-listed are the various categories of eligibility requirements that must be fulfilled in other to access the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program.
- MANITOBA SUPPORTER
A Manitoba Supporter is an established resident of the province who is your friend or your relative and who is willing and able to review and endorse your plan for settling and finding employment in your chosen community in Manitoba. Your Manitoba Supporter must be:
- Able to provide documents that prove that they reside and are established in Manitoba and have been living in the province continuously for at least one year (ex: copy of Manitoba Health Card)
- Able to provide their Canadian citizen or permanent resident (ex: copy of Permanent Resident Card)
- Able to demonstrate that they are sufficiently close to you and to Manitoba
- They must also be able to demonstrate that any applications they have previously supported resulted in a successful, permanent economic establishment in Manitoba if any.
- They must be able to support your Settlement Plan.
- MANITOBA EXPERIENCE
Manitoba Experience is your connection. To be eligible for the MPNP you must also demonstrate you can be allocated sufficient points for language, employability, education, age, and adaptability according to the MPNP Self-assessment Worksheet.
Past employment in Manitoba:
- You should show that in the past, you worked full-time for a Manitoba employer for at least six consecutive months.
- You must submit a signed employer letter of reference on company letterhead and a copy of the work permit proving you worked in Manitoba.
Past education in Manitoba:
- As an international student, you attended and completed an authorized education or training program at a public, or registered private vocational, post-secondary institution in Manitoba. (Language studies are not authorized.)
- To prove you studied in Manitoba, you must submit your study permit(s), your academic transcripts, and the certificate, diploma, or degree you received for completing the program.
- MANITOBA INVITATION
To apply to the MPNP with the connection of Manitoba Invitation, you must upload in MPNP Online the Letter of Invitation you received directly from the MPNP after being interviewed by a program officer during a recruitment mission or exploratory visit.
- The MPNP regularly travels overseas on recruitment missions, often in partnership with Manitoba employers. Watch this page for news of the next MPNP initiative.
- The MPNP accepts – only during set periods – expressions of interest to make an exploratory visit to Manitoba.
Eligibility criteria to participate in visits and missions are subject to change but generally include that you:
- That you are between the ages of 21 to 45
- That you can satisfy the MPNP that you do not have a stronger connection to another province
- That you can demonstrate the employability and adaptability required of all MPNP applicants
- That you have completed at least a one-year, post-secondary education or training program for which you received a diploma, degree, or certificate.
- That you have worked at least two years full-time in the past five years and can demonstrate your ability to find a job in Manitoba in that occupation (including plans to achieve license/certification in the case of regulated occupations)
- That you have the genuine intention and ability to economically establish and settle in the Canadian province of Manitoba as a permanent resident demonstrated, in part, with a Settlement Plan
- You are able to provide to the MPNP, at the time you apply to participate in the initiative, official results of an approved language test taken within the past two years showing you achieved scores equivalent to at least CLB 5 in each test category and overall.