Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)

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Situated between Ontario and Saskatchewan, the province of Manitoba is known for its natural beauty. With its many lakes, rivers, and forests Manitoba is known as the “gateway to Western Canada,” and it has become a key driver of the Canadian economy.

Its successful economy is built on natural resources and agriculture. With an economy such as Manitoba’s, a large labour market that could hold the weight of its booming economy becomes essential. This is why Manitoba started Canada’s first ever Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) called the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP).

Become a Permanent Resident of Canada Through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)

Manitoba has become a popular destination for immigrants looking to secure the future of their dreams. The province’s strong economy, growing population, and relatively low cost of living, makes Manitoba an attractive option for those seeking to relocate to Canada.

With the help of an experienced immigration consultant in Canada, a new life in Manitoba is within your reach thanks to the MPNP program.

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Navigating the Manitoba PNP

Through their Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), the Manitoba government has created numerous pathways for Canadian immigration that can help a variety of international students, skilled workers and entrepreneurs to obtain permanent residence in Canada.

The provincial nominee program in Manitoba offers several routes for qualified applicants to live and work in Manitoba and become permanent residents of Canada. The streams include:

  • Skilled Workers Stream
    • Skilled Workers in Manitoba Stream & Skilled Worker Overseas Stream
  • International Education Stream
  • Manitoba Business Investor Stream

Those interested in these programmes must first indicate their interest in participating, after which they must accept an invitation to apply. Depending on the stream, different criteria must be met, but in general, there is a strong emphasis on educational background and work experience.

Skilled Worker Stream

Based on their needs, Manitoba employers select foreign-trained workers who have the skills they require in a potential employee and nominate those workers for Canadian permanent residence.

Skilled Workers in Manitoba

With the Manitoba Work Experience Pathway, temporary foreign workers and international students who graduated from fields mentioned in Manitoba’s published in-demand occupation list, seeking permanent residence from this stream must work in Manitoba for a minimum of 6 months. While those from fields not mentioned in Manitoba’s published in-demand occupation list, must have worked in Manitoba for a minimum of 12 months at the time of the application process. The applicant must also be currently working or living in Manitoba and must have a full time, long-term job offer in order to qualify for this stream.

With the Employer Direct Recruitment Pathway an overseas applicant must have a job offer from an approved Manitoba employer. In this pathway the applicant must have a minimum of 2 years relevant work experience, along with being between the ages of 21 and 45.

Skilled Workers Overseas

The skilled workers overseas stream consists of two pathways: the Manitoba Express Entry Pathway and the Human Capital Pathway. Each pathway consists of similar requirements yet are different from each other.

The Express Entry Pathway requires applicants to have the necessary skills, training and a minimum of 6 months work experience from one of Manitoba’s in-demand occupations, along with a strong family connection with Manitoba. Each applicant must have completed one post-secondary program of at least one year, and demonstrate they have liquid funds for independent financial resources for a six-month period.

The Human Capital Pathway is for international skilled workers who demonstrate the skills, experience and credentials to potentially find employment in Manitoba after their arrival. They are awarded points based on the amount of work experience they have and must also submit a complete career plan. Similar to the other pathways applicants must score official language proficiency and have completed one post-secondary program of at least one year. The applicants must be a minimum of 18 years old during the time of the application process and must demonstrate they have liquid funds for independent financial resources for a six-month period.

International Education Stream

The International Education Stream is designed for international graduates from Manitoba colleges and universities. Under this stream, candidates are no longer required to work for six months in their field before applying for an MPNP nomination. The stream consists of three pathways: Career Employment Pathway, Graduate Internship Pathway, and the Student Entrepreneur Pathway.

Career Employment Pathway

The Career Employment Pathway requires applicants to have graduated in the past three years from a Manitoba post-secondary institution along with a full-time job offer with a minimum one-year contract from a current employer. The offer must be in your field of study. Other requirements consist of having the required settlement funds and the applicant residing in Manitoba at the time of the application process.

Graduate Internship Pathway

The Graduate Internship Pathway is designed to attract masters and doctorate degree holders for expedited nomination through internships in their respective industries. Graduates don’t require a job offer and should have completed their master or doctoral degree program in Manitoba within the past 3 years. The applicant should have official language proficiency, the required settlement funds and must be residing in Manitoba at the time of the application process.

Student Entrepreneur Pathway

The Student Entrepreneur Pathway is designed for Manitoba’s international graduates who want to start a business in the province. The applicants are required to meet the terms of a Business Performance Agreement before moving forward with their application. They are required to have official language proficiency, complete a full-time post-secondary program of at least two years and be between the ages of 21 and 35. Other requirements include having a valid open work permit or post-graduation work permit, continuously residing in Manitoba since graduation and showing interest in residing in Manitoba after being nominated. Student Entrepreneur Pathway applicants must also have a business plan submitted and operate the business on a senior manager position six months prior to the application process. And like all other pathways a settlement fund is also required.

Manitoba Business Investor Stream

The Manitoba Business Investor Stream is designed for qualified international business investors and entrepreneurs. Each applicant is given a temporary work permit and must prove they have the intent and ability to start or purchase a business in Manitoba within two years of their arrival. This stream has two pathways: The Entrepreneur Pathway and the Farm Investor Pathway.

Entrepreneur Pathway

The Entrepreneur Pathway nominates applicants after they’ve established a business meeting the conditions of a Business Performance Agreement. The requirements consist of applicants having a minimum of three years of full-time work experience in the past five years at a senior management position or being the owners themselves. Unlike the other pathways, this pathway only requires a Canadian high school certificate or its equivalent and there is no age limit, however points are given to applicants in the 25 to 49 age quota. Applicants must sign a business performance agreement and have a Minimum net worth of $500,000 verified by a third-party supplier approved by the MPNP. Other requirements including having a minimum investment is $250,000 for businesses situated in the Manitoba Capital Region and $150,000 if the business is situated outside of the Manitoba Capital Region. A business research visit is required to help the applicant analyse the future of their investment or proposal.

Farm Investor Pathway

The Farm Investor Pathway is designed for those wanting to open and operate a farm in rural Manitoba. Applicants are nominated after they’ve established a business meeting the conditions of a Business Performance Agreement. The applicant must have english or french language capabilities and a minimum of $300,00 to start their farming business. The applicant must make a farm business research visit and actively participate in farm business activities. The applicant is required to have a verified net worth of at least $500,000 and must demonstrate economic establishment adaptability.

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