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MANITOBA PROVINCIAL NOMINEE PROGRAM (MPNP)
According to the unique economic requirements of the province, candidates for immigration to Manitoba are selected through the MPNP, or Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program. The Manitoba PNP programme strives to be responsive to the province’s wider economic interests as well as its labour market demands. These goals are frequently communicated to potential candidates via the list of occupations in-demand, which is frequently updated.
Under MPNP, there are four main immigration pathways:
- Pathway for Skilled Workers Abroad
- Pathway for Skilled Workers in Manitoba
- Business Investment Route
- Pathway to International Education
Additionally, the Manitoba PNP is in favour of candidates for the francophone skilled worker immigration track making trial visits. It is intended to help them settle in to the province soon after they arrive.
What are the several Manitoba PNP immigration streams?
Below is a brief description of each of the fundamental Manitoba immigration routes.
Pathway for Skilled Workers in Manitoba
The Manitoba Pathway SWM – Skilled Worker is based on the specific requirements of the province’s employers. It selects individuals with the necessary abilities who have received training abroad and nominates them for a Canada PR visa. Candidates that have a strong connection for the province of Manitoba are given preference under this immigration stream, which is further broken into two subcategories:
A) Pathway Work Experience in Manitoba
Candidates who are presently employed in Manitoba under a Provisional Work Visa fall under this category. It involves provisional workers and foreign graduates of Canadian post-secondary institutions.
B) Direct Employer Pathway Recruitment
This stream is for international candidates who have job offers from recognised Manitoban firms.
Pathway for Skilled Workers Abroad
There is a specific expedited Entry stream for the SWO – Skilled Worker Overseas Immigration Pathway as well as a straight Provincial stream. It aims to recruit trained and skilled individuals from abroad for jobs in Manitoba that are in high demand. Priority is given to applicants and spouses with close family ties. English proficiency, education, and work experience are among top priorities for getting jobs swiftly.
a) Manitoba Pathway Express Entry
This route is for foreign applicants who meet the requirements for Express Entry, are eligible through another MPNP stream, and have an Express Entry profile that is currently active. Candidates must have a close family connection to Manitoba as well as experience, education, and abilities in one of the In-Demand Occupations.
b) Human Capital Pathway
This route is intended for foreign employees with specialised knowledge in one of Manitoba’s In-Demand Occupations. Additionally, they must demonstrate their ability to get a work as soon as they arrive in Manitoba.
Pathway to International Education
Graduates of Manitoban universities and colleges who are from abroad are eligible for this pathway. There is no longer a need for candidates seeking an MPNP candidacy to work for six months in their field. There are 3 subcategories within it:
a) Career Employment Pathway
STEM graduates from abroad can expedite their nomination through the IES Pathway Career Employment programme. STEM stands for Mathematics, Engineering, Technology, and Science. The innovation element must be influenced by their internships. It is not necessary for overseas graduate applicants to have worked for six months prior to applying if they have a job offer in one of Manitoba’s In-Demand Occupations.
b) Graduate internship with Pathway
Doctorate and post-graduate degree holders are the target audience for the Pathway Graduate Internship. Through internships that support Manitoban industry innovation, their nomination is expedited. Graduates who have successfully completed Elevate or Mitacs Accelerate internships are eligible to apply. An employment offer is not required.
c) Student Entrepreneur Pathway
For international students who have graduated from Manitoba-based colleges and want to start a business there, there is the Pathway Student Entrepreneur programme. Before being nominated for a Canada PR Visa, the applicants must satisfy the terms of the Business Performance Agreement.
Pathway for Business Investors
For qualifying foreign business owners and investors, there is the Pathway Business Investor. The candidates are initially given a Provisional Work Visa and are expected to be able to start or buy a business in Manitoba after arriving there and within two years. There are two subcategories within it:
a) Entrepreneurial Pathway
Candidates who are originally given a Provisional Work Visa and intend to launch a business in the province should follow this route. After the development of a business that satisfies the requirements of the Business Performance Agreement, nomination for a Canada PR visa is made available to them. Priority is given to applicants who establish a business outside of Winnipeg.
b) Investor in Pathway Farms
Candidates who want to establish and run a farm in a rural area of Manitoba should follow this route. At first, a Provisional Work Visa is provided. After the development of a business that satisfies the requirements of the Business Performance Agreement, nomination for a Canada PR visa is made available to them.
Manitoba PNP Process
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
Eligibility of Manitoba PNP
The invitations are issued to those candidates only who meet the eligibility norms. To get the Provincial Nomination, the applicant should fulfill both the provincial and Central government criteria of selection. The eligibility requirements are as follows:
Frequently Asked Questions
Based on a points system, Manitoba selects and recommends qualified applicants for admission to the province and permanent residence. After receiving the Certificate of Provincial Nomination, candidates who achieve the necessary minimum points on the Manitoba immigration points calculator can apply for a Canada permanent residence visa.
For the MPNP category Skilled Worker, candidates must first receive 60 out of a possible 100 points in order to be qualified.