Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)

Manitoba is a beautiful province nestled between the provinces of Ontario and Saskatchewan. The province is also known as the gateway to western Canada for various economic and social reasons. From the point of view of the PNP, Manitoba holds a significant position because it was the first province to launch the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) in 1998. Although it is a small province, it has lots of potential to attract skilled immigrants.

Eligibility Requirements for Manitoba International Education Stream

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) has been a success story. It gives multiple immigration pathways that enable deserving and eligible foreign nationals to become Canadian permanent residents. The programs target candidates who will benefit the province, be a part of an active labour force and contribute to the community and economy of the province.

There are primarily four main categories:

  • Skilled Worker Stream
  • International Education Stream (IES)
  • Business Investor Stream (BIS)

1. MPNP Skilled Worker Stream

This stream targets foreign workers in Manitoba who are locally based and intend to settle in the province. The stream looks for people with the necessary skills to contribute to the local labour market and allows them to receive permanent resident status in the province.

There are two pathways under the Skilled Worker Stream:

MPNP Skilled Worker in Manitoba

Eligibility Criteria of Skilled Workers in Manitoba

  • You must be a working professional in a skilled job in Manitoba.
  • You must have a permanent, full-time job offer from your present employer.
  • You must have a work experience of at least 6 months.
  • You must hold a valid work permit.
  • You must have sufficient language capability to fulfil your job duty and life in the province.
  • You must have a settlement fund of $10,000 CAD for the principal applicant, plus $2,000 CAD for each dependent included in the application.

Check out complete program details here: MPNP Skilled Workers in Manitoba

MPNP Skilled Worker in Manitoba

Eligibility Criteria for Skilled Worker Overseas (SWO).

You must demonstrate an established connection to Manitoba through one of the following:

  • Manitoba Support: A close relative or friend residing in Manitoba who can endorse your settlement and employment plan.
  • Manitoba Experience: Previous education or work experience in the province.
  • Manitoba Invitation: An invitation directly from the MPNP as part of a Strategic Recruitment Initiative.

Check out complete program details here: MPNP Skilled Workers Overseas

2. MPNP International Education Stream (IES)

The stream aims to give opportunities to Manitoba graduates who can actively contribute to the labour market. There are three pathways under the International Education Stream (IES):

  • Career Employment Pathway
  • Graduate Internship Pathway
  • International Student Entrepreneur Pilot

MPNP Career Employment Pathway

This pathway is for international post-secondary graduates working in Manitoba in an in-demand occupation.

  • You must have completed a full-time programme of at least one year/two semesters at a designated post-secondary institution in Manitoba within the last three years.
  • A minimum level of CLB/NCLC 7 is required.
  • You must have a full-time permanent job in a Manitoba employer with a minimum of 1 year contract.
  • You must hold a valid work permit.
  • You must be living in Manitoba at the time of application.
  • You must have sufficient settlement funds.

Here is the complete guide: MPNP Career Employment Pathway

MPNP Graduate Internship Pathway

It is a wonderful opportunity for international students with master’s and doctoral degrees through an internship program. You must have a master’s or doctoral degree program in Manitoba within the past 3 years. Your language proficiency must match a minimum CLB/NCLC 7 (or equivalent). You must have a sufficient settlement fund and a detailed plan to settle in the province.

Get full details on this program here: MPNP Graduate Internship Pathway

MPNP International Student Entrepreneur Pilot

The pathway allows 20 international students who have graduated from Manitoba and want to establish their business in the province. Certain conditions are mentioned in the Business Performance Agreement, and candidates must fulfil those terms and conditions to be nominated for permanent residence.

You must have 6 months of experience as a senior manager in a business firm in Manitoba. Also, you need to produce a detailed business plan as a part of your application.

You must hold a majority stake (51%) in your entrepreneurial venture.

Learn more about this program: Manitoba International Student Entrepreneur Pilot (ISEP)

3. MPNP Business Investor Stream

The pathway allows eligible business investors and entrepreneurs from around the world who can begin businesses in Manitoba. There are two sub-categories:

MPNP Entrepreneur Pathway (EP)

The Entrepreneur Pathway (EP) targets international entrepreneurs intending to start a business in Manitoba. Candidates who fulfil eligibility criteria can buy a business or become a partner of an already existing business.

If you want to apply for this pathway, you must have at least 3 years of full-time work experience in the past 5 years as a business owner or designated as a senior manager of a successful business. However, business owners get higher points than senior managers. You must have a minimum net worth of $500,000 CAD.

Learn more: MPNP Entrepreneur Pathway

MPNP Farm Investor Pathway (FIP)

The Farm Investor Pathway (FIP) targets entrepreneurs with sufficient experience in the farm business and enough capital to invest. The pathway allows candidates to immigrate to Canada and establish a farm business in rural Manitoba.

The investment and primary products must correlate with Manitoba’s agricultural statistics and farm industry. The agriculture products that are not primary may qualify under the Entrepreneur Pathway.

Here is a detailed guide: MPNP Farm Investor Pathway

Application Process for Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)

1. Create an Expression of Interest (EOI) Profile:

  • EOI is an online profile where you are given ranking points based on your application.

2. Receive a Letter of Advice to Apply (LAA):

  • After your EOI profile is assessed and you are ranked based on the answers you provided in the application process, you will receive an LAA.
  • In this stage, you will need to submit a complete application to MPNP.

Note: You will need to submit all provincial and federal forms by email only. Physical copies of these forms will not be acceptable.

3. Submit Supporting Documents:

  • Physical copies of your supporting documents are valid and you can send them by mail or in person.
  • All documents, including your net worth verification report, must be submitted and your application fee must be paid within 120 days of receiving LAA.

4. Application Assessment by the MPNP Authority:

  • The next step is the assessment of your application by the MPNP authority.
  • If required, you will also have to appear for an interview.

5. Sign a Deposit Agreement (if approved for nomination):

  • If approved for nomination, you will need to sign a Deposit Agreement.
  • The deposit amount may vary from program to program.

6. Apply for Permanent Residence:

  • Once nominated, you will get 180 days to apply to the Canadian government for permanent residence for you and your family.

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FAQs: Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)

These are frequently asked questions about the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP).

Who is ineligible to apply for the MPNP?

Ineligible categories include:

  • Live-in caregivers in Canada
  • Temporary foreign workers in other provinces
  • Refugee claimants
  • Individuals involved in federal appeals or with removal orders
  • Spouses or common-law partners of Canadian citizens or permanent residents
  • Individuals previously refused by the MPNP within the last six months
  • Those with active applications for other provincial immigration programs.

Is there an application fee for the MPNP?

Yes, applicants must include $500 for the Skilled Workers Stream and $2,500 for the Business Investor Stream nonrefundable application processing fee.

MPNP Business Investor Stream

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