Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)
Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)
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The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program was re-designed in November, 2017, with the new changes being implemented during 2018. The MPNP nominates the skilled individuals and business investors to immigrate to Canada. With the help of the MPNP Program, the province has welcomed over 130,000 nominees since the reception 1998. Through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP), prospective immigrants with skills and experience targeted by Manitoba may receive a Manitoba Provincial Nomination Certificate. Our immigration lawyers at Boudreau Law can help assist you in the application and processes in Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program along with providing you valuable information on how each stream works.
The following are streams that are currently part of the MPNP process:
- Skilled Worker Immigration Stream (SWM) – including those in Manitoba and Overseas
- Manitoba Business Investor Stream
- International Education Stream
Skilled Worker Immigration Stream
The Skilled Worker categories operate through an ‘Expression of Interest’ system, whereby eligible candidates complete a series of questions online and are not required to upload supporting documentation before submitting their profile into the EOI pool. Profiles will be placed in the pool with other eligible candidates and you will receive a score based on the answers you provide. The MPNP will then rank you using several factors and if you are among the highest-scoring candidates, you may be invited to submit an application to the MPNP. There are no limits on the number of candidates who can submit an Expression of Interest and no deadline.
There are currently two streams to Manitoba as a skilled worker, both of which operate under the MPNP Expression of Interest System. As part of the MPNP renewal, the Skilled Worker Immigration Streams will consist of four pathways as explained below.
Skilled Worker in Manitoba
Applications are accepted from qualified temporary foreign workers and international student graduates who are currently working in Manitoba and have been offered a permanent, full-time job with their Manitoba employer. Unlike the other connections to Manitoba in the MPNP, Skilled Worker in Manitoba are not subject to a points-based assessment to determine their eligibility.
As part of the MPNP, the Skilled Worker in Manitoba Stream will consist of two pathways:
• Manitoba Work Experience
• Employer Direct Recruitment
Manitoba Work Experience Pathway
This pathway will be open to applicants currently working in Manitoba with temporary work permits, including temporary workers and international graduates of Canadian post-secondary institutions. For applicants currently working in Manitoba on temporary work permits, through the Temporary Foreign Worker Program or as International Student from any Province. Candidates do not need to be working in In-Demand Occupations.
Employer Direct Recruitment Pathway
This pathway will be open to applicants interviewed by Manitoba employers outside of Canada by the MPNP and an eligible employer and received an Invitation to Apply for provincial nomination from the MPNP. Applicants will be invited to apply under the Strategic Recruitment Stream
Applications are accepted from qualified temporary foreign workers and international student graduates who are currently working in Manitoba and have been offered a permanent, full-time job with their Manitoba employer.
Skilled Worker Overseas
The Skilled Worker Overseas Stream (SWO) includes both a dedicated Canada Express Entry Pathway and a Direct provincial pathway.
Manitoba Express Entry Pathway
For international candidates eligible under another MPNP stream, who also meet Express Entry criteria and have an active Express Entry profile. Candidates need skills, training and experience in one of Manitoba’s In-Demand Occupations, and a strong family connection to the province.
Human Capital Pathway
For international skilled workers with skills, training and experience in one of Manitoba’s In-Demand Occupations. Candidates must demonstrate potential to find employment soon after they arrive in Manitoba.
Business Investor Stream
Boudreau Law has extensive knowledge and business resources in assisting people from around the world to invest or establish a new business in Manitoba. We can advise you on how you can obtain Permanent residency in Canada through one of the Provincial Nominee Programs. Our immigration lawyers provide preliminary advice and referrals for client’s starting their businesses on such issues as taxes, business premises, incorporation, customs and insurance. The Business Investor Stream is aimed at qualified international business investors and entrepreneurs. Candidates are initially issued with a temporary work permit, and must have the intent and ability to start or purchase a business in Manitoba within two years of arrival. There are pathways for entrepreneurs and for farm investors. Individuals who wish to do business in Manitoba can do so through this stream. This process operates on an ‘Expression of Interest’ system, whereby prospective applicants submit their intention to apply to the program, and the most qualified are invited to apply for immigration.
International Education Stream
The International Education Stream (IES) is designed to provide Manitoba graduates who meet the needs of industry with faster pathways to permanent residence. The stream has three pathways:
- International Student Entrepreneur Pilot: The International Student Entrepreneur Pilot will provide up to 20 (per calendar year) international students who have graduated in Manitoba the opportunity to pursue entrepreneurship rather than employment.
- Graduate Internship Pathway: The Graduate Internship Pathway provides faster nomination pathways for international student master and doctoral graduates through internships contributing to industry innovation in Manitoba
- Career Employment Pathway: The Career Employment Pathway provides faster nomination pathways for post-secondary students who graduate and find long-term employment in Manitoba in an in-demand occupation consistent with their training.
Contact Boudreau Law For More Information On The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program To Learn How We Can Help Immigrants Apply Through One Of The Streams
Our team of professional immigration lawyers at Boudreau Law have a wealth of knowledge and experience in the Manitoba immigration application and assessment. We provide legal immigration services to assist you in exploring immigration opportunities and preparation of various immigration applications. Contact one of our immigration lawyers at Boudreau Law today to get started on your application.