Sunday, September 28, 2008

Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)



Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) is the Provincial Nominee Program with the most options or categories that you may apply for. Most of the program would either require you to have a job offer or a relative. But under MPNP General Stream, your friends may help you get a nomination.

Applicants to the MPNP must be able to clearly demonstrate they are employable in Manitoba and have a strong potential to settle successfully and permanently in this province. If you are a skilled worker and are interested in living and working in Manitoba, you have the best chance of being nominated if:

  • you have sufficient training and work experience in your occupation

  • you have sufficient language ability to begin working soon after arrival

  • you have settlement supports in Manitoba to assist you upon your arrival


  • The criteria for each stream is outlined below.

    Employer Direct
    • an offer of a long-term, full-time job in Manitoba pre-approved by the MPNP

    If your job offer has not been pre-approved by the MPNP you must:
    • have an offer of a long-term, full-time job in Manitoba
    • have a work permit issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada
    • be currently working for the Manitoba employer that has offered you the job and been working there for at least six months

    International Student
    • an offer of a long-term, full-time job in Manitoba
    • a post-graduate open work permit issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada after you completed a post-secondary educational program of at least eight months in Manitoba
    • currently working for the Manitoba employer that offered you the job and been working there for at least six months

    Family Support

    • a close relative in Manitoba who has signed a Manitoba Affidavit of Support (MAS)
    • a close relative is defined as a mother/father, son/daughter, sister/brother, aunt/uncle, niece/nephew, grandparent or first cousin.

    Strategic Initiatives
    Strategic Initiatives are undertaken at the discretion of the MPNP in accordance with program needs and available resources. You are eligible to apply if you:
    • participated in an exploratory visit to Manitoba, confirmed by the MPNP, and had an interview with a MPNP officer, or
    • were interviewed by a MPNP officer and received a letter of invitation to apply as part of a MPNP targeted overseas promotional initiative, or
    • have the support of an ethnocultural community organization in Manitoba that will help you arrange an exploratory visit that has been pre-approved by the MPNP

    General stream
    You must have at least one of the following:
    • a close relative in Manitoba who has signed an Affidavit of Support (MAS)
    • two friends or distant relatives in Manitoba who have each signed an affidavit of support
    • completed education in Manitoba
    • previous work experience in Manitoba (six months minimum)

    For details about each category under the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP), visit www.immigratemanitoba.com