July 28, 2009

Update on Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) Question

I promised you to post an update on Question on Manitoba PNP once I received a reply from Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). Remember that I told you that I'll be sending them an email? Well, here's the reply I received.

Dear Apol E. Apuntar:

During the period when the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) had eligibility restriction based on occupation (so-called Occupations with Additional Requirements List), in the cases where we received applications in which the principal applicant was ineligible but complete information and documentation was provided for the spouse, we considered the spouse as the principal applicant.

Currently, there is no occupation restriction and applicants in all occupations can apply to MPNP. As a result, switching of principal applicants does not happen except in isolated cases where the choice who to be the principal applicant was based on who has the relative in Manitoba and the applicant was not aware that it does not affect the assessment of the relationship if the applicant or the spouse has a close relative.


Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program

In making a decision who must be the principal applicant under Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP), it does not matter who has the relatives or friends in Canada.