May 4, 2011

Exploratory Visit to Manitoba

So you want to apply for MPNP Strategic Initiative? First, you need to plan for your exploratory visit to Manitoba.

An exploratory visit to Manitoba is an opportunity to discover Manitoba and to make a more informed decision about choosing Manitoba as an immigration destination in Canada.

Five steps to planning a successful exploratory visit from MPNP Website.

1. Research and learn as much as you can about Manitoba before you visit. The following websites will help you to find important information about employment opportunities, housing, education, cost of living and different Manitoba communities.

2. Review the criteria for exploratory visits to Manitoba described above and ensure that you are able to meet all the requirements.

3. Contact the MPNP office by e-mail at at least two months before your visit to communicate your interest in undertaking an exploratory visit as well as your ability to meet all requirements. You should include a detailed resumé listing your education, training and work history as well as electronic copies of any additional documentation that could support your request.

4. The MPNP will provide you with a response by e-mail with one of the following responses:
  • We are unable to approve your request for an exploratory visit with an interview with MPNP at this time. OR

  • The MPNP is prepared to consider an interview with you, pending available resources. Please contact our office by e-mail at and provide additional details of your visit.

  • 5. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the proper travel documents required by the Government of Canada to visit this country. The MPNP will not provide you with a letter of invitation in order to obtain a visitor visa if required and cannot intervene on your behalf if your visa application is denied.