One of the most popular Canadian PNP Programs is the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). In 1998, a Canadian immigration scheme was established. According to their economic and labour market demands, the initiative was started to aid in the province's economic growth through immigration. 418 new immigrants were accepted by the Manitoba PNP in its first year. At present, the province nominates more than 5,000 new immigrants annually under the program.

With the MPNP, Manitoba has had great success. In fact, Manitoba's GDP would be up to 30% lower without it.

Newcomers enjoy moving to Manitoba as well. If you want to immigrate through the MPNP, having friends or family in Manitoba is helpful. Additionally, in the first year after being nominated, approximately 90% of provincial nominees find employment. Nearly 90% of residents prefer to remain in the province, which has a high retention rate.

The province's immigration streams are divided into base streams and enhanced streams.

Enhancement denotes alignment with the Express Entry system for the stream. Through the nation's three primary economic class immigration programs, the federal government manages petitions for Canada PR using this method.

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Based on the Comprehensive Ranking System, the Express Entry system assigns an applicant a CRS Score. The top contenders are given the opportunity to submit an application for Canada permanent residence.

Obtaining a nomination from a province with an improved program earns you an additional 600 CRS points, all but ensuring you will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence. They are also nominated via their Express Entry profile.

Base streams are ones that don't match the Express Entry systems. Candidates who are nominated by their province must submit a direct application to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Manitoba Immigration Streams:

You have five alternatives to select from if you want to immigrate to Manitoba:

  • Skilled Worker in Manitoba Stream:
  • Skilled Worker Overseas Stream;
  • Manitoba Business Investor Stream;
  • International Education Stream;
  • Morden Community Driven Initiative.

For qualified temporary foreign employees and international graduates who are already working in Manitoba and have been given the opportunity to accept a permanent, full-time position with a Manitoba business, there is a stream called "Skilled Worker in Manitoba."

Qualified skilled workers who may be abroad but can show a strong connection to the province are eligible for the Skilled Worker Overseas Stream. Another candidate for this category may be a skilled worker who is already a resident of Canada.

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In order to establish a firm in Manitoba, applicants must use the Manitoba Business Investor Stream.

Graduates from post-secondary institutions outside of Manitoba who want to live there permanently can apply through the international education stream.

The Morden Community Driven Initiative is for tradespeople who want to settle in the small town of Morden, such as welders, carpenters, cooks, plumbers, and pipefitters.

Skilled Worker Overseas Stream

There are 2 streams under this:

Manitoba Express Entry Pathway

This route is for those who are qualified under another MPNP stream and have an active Express Entry profile. Along with having a strong connection to Manitoba, these individuals must have experience in one of the professions on Manitoba's in-demand occupations list.

Human Capital Pathway

For foreign skilled employees having work experience in a profession on the list of Manitoba's In-Demand Occupations, use this pathway.

Manitoba PNP Fees

CAD $500

Manitoba PNP Processing time

Six Months

Manitoba PNP Requirements

  • Must have a minimum score of 60 on the points assessment grid;
  • Must have a link to Manitoba, either through the support of friends or family who reside there, past job experience or study in the province or by being invited to apply by the MPNP. Depending on your connection type, there may be additional needs;
  • Must have at least six months' worth of experience in a profession that is in demand;
  • A comprehensive Career Plan must be submitted, and applicants must be at least 18 years old.

To know whether you are eligible for the next Manitoba PNP draw contact the experts at Aptech Visa.

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