Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)
Manitoba, taken from the Indian word for “the God who speaks”, is known for its more than 100,000 lakes.
In the north, Manitoba shares its borders with Nunavut. The US states of Minnesota and North Dakota lie towards the south of the province.
Ontario in the east and Saskatchewan to the west make up the other neighbours of Manitoba.
Winnipeg, the largest city in Manitoba, is the provincial capital.
The other prominent cities in Manitoba include – Brandon, Selkirk, Steinbach, The Pas, Thompson, Morden, Portage La Prairie, Winkler, and Dauphin.
Manitoba is a part of the Provincial Nominee Program [PNP] of Canada. Manitoba nominates individuals – through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program [MPNP] – for their Canadian permanent residence. Manitoba PNP program offers Canada immigration pathways to recent graduates, businesspeople, skilled workers and their families that have the clear intention as well as the ability of settling down in Manitoba.
Manitoba PNP streams available
Skilled Workers in Manitoba [SWM]
SWM – Manitoba Experience Pathway
SWM – Employer Direct Recruitment Pathway
Skilled Workers Overseas [SWO]
SWO – Manitoba Express Entry Pathway
SWO – Human Capital Pathway
International Education Stream [IES]
IES – Career Employment Pathway
IES – Graduate Internship Pathway
IES – Student Entrepreneur Pilot
Business Investor Stream [BIS]
BIS – Entrepreneur Pathway
BIS – Farm Investor Pathway
The Skilled Workers Overseas – Manitoba Express Entry Pathway is linked with the federal Express Entry system of Canada. An Express Entry candidate that is successful in securing a provincial nomination – through any of the PNP-linked Express Entry streams – is automatically allotted 600 CRS points.
By ‘CRS’ here is implied the score, out of a maximum of 1,200, based on the Comprehensive Ranking System [CRS]. As it is the highest-ranked Express Entry profiles that are issued invitations to apply in the federal draws that are held, a PNP nomination guarantees an invitation.
Locally driven, the Skilled Worker stream of the MPNP takes into account the specific needs and requirements of the Manitoba employers.
The Skilled Workers in Manitoba Canada immigration pathway nominates applicants with a strong connection – mainly in the form of an “ongoing Manitoba employment” – to the province.
The MPNP’s Skilled Worker Overseas pathway, on the other hand, is for applicants that are able to demonstrate “an established connection” to Manitoba.
The International Education category of the MPNP is for Manitoba graduates, that is, international students graduating from any higher education institution in the province. Manitoba graduates – meeting the requirements of the local industry in the province – get a faster pathway to a nomination through the MPNP for immigrating to Manitoba.
The International Education Stream [IES] of the MPNP has 3 separate pathways.
The Business Investor Stream [BIS] of the MPNP allows Manitoba province to recruit and nominate qualified entrepreneurs as well as business investors from across the globe that have the ability as well as the means of either purchasing an existing concern or starting a new business in Manitoba.
There are 2 separate pathways under the MPNP’s Business Investor Stream.
MPNP Draws in 2021
So far in 2021 –
Total MPNP draws: 12
Total MPNP invitations: 3,422
Date of Draw
Total LAAs sent
Of these, invitations issued to Express Entry candidates
January 14, 2021
January 28, 2021
February 12, 2021
EOI Draw #109
February 26, 2021
March 11, 2021
March 25, 2021
April 8, 2021
April 19, 2021
April 26, 2021
May 6, 2021
May 25, 2021
EOI Draw #117
May 27, 2021
Eligibility requirements for the MPNP
- Job offer for full-time and/or permanent employment from a Manitoba employer.
- Basic work experience.
- Required scores in a language proficiency test.
- An intention of living and working in Manitoba.
- Legitimate work permit and other associated documents.
- Occupation under any of the National Occupational Classification [NOC] Skill Type 0: management jobs, Skill Level A: professional jobs, or Skill Level B: technical jobs.
- Proof of legal residence in their home country.
- A Labour Market Impact Assessment [LMIS] confirmation letter.
General Basis Steps for Applying
STEP 1: Read the MPNP terms and conditions
STEP 2: Review the MPNP selection criteria
STEP 3: Review the language testing requirements
STEP 4: Download the Document Checklist and complete the required forms
STEP 5: Submitting the application
After you apply
- Ensure that you receive your notification of application submission
- Keep the information in your application up-to-date
- Assessment of application
- Receiving a decision on application
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- Filing of an online application form to create a profile for Invitation
- IELTS Guidance document
What is the Manitoba PNP?
The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) is one of Canada’s most well-known Provincial Nominee Programs. Manitoba nominates newcomers for permanent resident status in the prairie province through the MPNP.
The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) welcomes graduates, skilled workers, businesspeople and their families to settle in the province as permanent residents.
MPNP immigration streams
Skilled Worker Stream
This stream is open for skilled workers who can meet the needs of the local labor market. There are two streams under this category:
- Skilled Workers in Manitoba
- Skilled Workers Overseas
International Education Stream
This stream is for international students graduates in Manitoba. There are three pathways under this stream:
- Career Employment Pathway
- Graduate Internship Pathway
- International Student Entrepreneur Pilot
International students from other provinces are not eligible for this stream.
Business Investor Stream
Under this stream Manitoba will recruit and nominate qualified business investors and entrepreneurs from around the world intend to start or buy a business in Manitoba.
There are two pathways under this stream:
- Entrepreneur Pathway
Farm Investor Pathway
What are the eligibility requirements for the Manitoba provincial nominee program?
- Applicant must be between 21 and 45 years
- Must have at least an undergraduate degree or diploma
- Have a minimum score of 60 out of 100 in the MPNP assessment grid
- Have a minimum of 2 years of experience in relevant field
- Must have a valid job offer in an occupation in-demand
Must have a minimum score of 4.5 I IELTS exam
I have been refused under an immigration program of another Canadian province. Can I still apply to Manitoba PNP?
Yes, you can apply. However, do keep in mind that you will be required to inform the MPNP if any such application has been refused in the past.
Is my Canada PR guaranteed if I get an LAA in a draw by Manitoba provincial nominee program?
No. LAAs are issued by the MPNP to candidates with the potential to qualify. An applicant will be required to meet all requirements of Manitoba PNP stream applying to. Similarly, they must meet all Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada [IRCC] requirements to get a Canada PR visa. The final decision lies with IRCC.
My relatives live in Canada, but not in Manitoba. Will it impact my MPNP application?
In order to be granted an MPNP nomination, an individual must be able to demonstrate their commitment to Manitoba.
While having friends/relatives in another Canadian province will not lead to automatic rejection, the applicant must be able to convince the MPNP that they will indeed live in Manitoba and not go to join their family/family in the other province.
How can I get a Work Permit Support Letter from the MPNP to apply for a Canada work permit?
A provincial nominee might be issued a Work Permit Support Letter [WPSL], allowing them to apply to IRCC for a Canadian work permit.
What is the in-demand occupations list for Manitoba PNP program?
This is an important aspect of each pathway in Manitoba. This list provides details of in-demand occupations in the province. These are related to specific skilled streams. Applicants must belong to the specific occupation and meet the criteria and requirements for the pathway. Those meeting these conditions will qualify for the draw.
Candidates must meet the criteria and conditions for any of the pathways. During the Expression of Interest draws, candidates who work in a high-demand profession will be given priority. Individuals may be qualified for one of the pathways even though they have no prior experience in one of the mentioned professions in some cases.
How can one apply under the Manitoba Express Entry program?
People who want to come to Manitoba via the MPNP should first build a Canada Express Entry profile. If the future immigrant is granted a Manitoba nomination, the nomination certificate will be added to his or her Express Entry profile automatically, granting him or her an additional 600 points under the Express Entry system. This will increase his chances of getting an ITA for Canada PR in a subsequent Express Entry draw.
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