Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)
Manitoba provincial nominee program (MPNP) has become one of Canada’s popular PNP programs since it launched in 1998. Within the first two decades, Manitoba PNP brought in more than 130,000 immigrants to Canada. The Manitoba Express Entry is a sub-stream of the MPNP Skilled Worker Overseas program. Individuals and families around the globe who wish to become permanent residents in Manitoba, Canada, can apply for this stream.
Launched in January 2018, the pathway is the pioneer MPNP category designed to attract candidates from the federal Express Entry pool. From 2018 through 2019, the program underwent significant changes that paved way for the introduction of new Canadian immigration streams and pathways. This includes the Express Entry pathway dedicated for candidates who wish to permanently reside in Manitoba.
Manitoba Skilled Workers Overseas: Express Entry Pathway – Eligibility Requirements
MPNP Skilled Workers Overseas category is locally driven and based on the needs of Manitoba employers. It nominates international and experienced workers who have the adequate skills needed in the local labour market. The nominated candidates then need to apply for Canadian permanent residence to work and permanently settle in Manitoba province.
Applications are accepted from qualified skilled workers who can demonstrate a strong connection to the province. This may be through family or friends, past education or employment, or by invitation to apply for the MPNP. The applicant will also be assessed sufficient points for five eligibility factors.
Every candidate for the Skilled Worker Overseas Manitoba stream must get a minimum of 60 points in five factors. If you do not have a connection to Manitoba, you are not eligible under this stream, regardless of your points.
Points are awarded for five eligibility factors –
- Age – You can get the maximum points of 10 for age if you are 21 to 45 years old.
- Language proficiency – You must get CLB4 or higher in English and/or French order to be qualified. You can get the maximum points of 25 if you get CLB5 or higher.
- Work experience – You must show documented proof of work experience for the past five years. The maximum score for this factor is 15.
- Education – You must provide a certificate, diploma or degree from recognized educational institutions. Assessment is required for foreign education. The maximum score for this factor is 25.
- Adaptability – You must show documented proof of strong ties to Manitoba. The maximum score for this factor is 25.
How to Apply for Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program
If you meet the eligibility requirements, MPNP is a three-step process:
STEP 1: Submit an Expression of Interest.
EOIs are ranked against others in the pool of submitted EOIs. On a regular basis, the MPNP draws from this pool and invites the highest-scoring candidates to submit full applications.
The draws may exclude certain occupations or profiles. Details on Manitoba in demand occupation list and exclusions are provided on the Immigratemanitoba.com website at the time of the draw.
STEP 2: The highest-scoring qualified candidates with a connection to Manitoba are invited to submit an MPNP application.
STEP 3: Following a thorough assessment, the MPNP nominates successful candidates. If nominated proceed to apply to the Government of Canada for permanent resident visas for you and your family.