Friday, November 17, 2017

New Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program Effective April 2018

Consistent with Canada's goal to bring in up to 1 Million New Immigrants in the next 3 years, Provincial Governments are adjusting their respective Provincial Nominee Programs. Manitoba recently announced that effective April 2018, they will introduce new Manitoba Provincial Nominee Programs. The goal is to make it user friendly, to make it easy for the applicants.

New Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program Effective April 2018

What's New?
  • Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program - International Student Stream.  A new international education stream will include faster nomination pathways for graduates of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) programs who are completing internships that support industry innovation. In addition, post-secondary international student graduates from Manitoba institutions who find longer-term employment in an in-demand occupation consistent with their training will no longer have to work for six months before applying to the MPNP. 
  • There will be an expanded employer recruitment partnerships which will provide regional and Winnipeg-based employers with more accessible and timely ways to hire permanent immigrant workers graduating from training programs in the province. Candidates with strong labour market attachments to Manitoba employers will remain a priority in the skilled worker in Manitoba stream. 
  • The skilled worker overseas stream offers a new pathway to nominate qualified applicants for the federal express entry program. Priority will be given to candidates with close family connections in Manitoba and spouses who have the language proficiency, training and experience to quickly find in-demand jobs.
  • A new business investor stream will give priority to applicants who start a business within the first 12 months of their arrival in Manitoba, particularly those who start a business outside of Winnipeg. Effective immediately, applicants in this stream will no longer be required to submit a deposit to the MPNP. Applicants will instead sign a business performance agreement to purchase an existing business or start a new one, and the MPNP will provide a letter of support for a temporary work permit. 
If you are interested to study, work and live in Canada, you may take our FREE Online Assessment to check if you are eligible to apply or which program may be ideal for you.