Manitoba is one of the most popular provinces in Canada for immigrants. It’s mainly because of the high quality of life while being affordable. The Manitoba PNP (Provincial Nominee Program) is a program that allows the province to nominate individuals for immigration. The Manitoba government can hire skilled workers through the program. The workers are hired to meet the demands of the province’s financial and labour markets. Using this program, applicants can get permanent residency in Canada. According to Statistics Canada, around 4547 immigrants have migrated to Manitoba.
Different streams under the MPNP
Here are the different ways to apply for Manitoba PNP and achieve your immigration dreams.
Eligibility Criteria for MPNP
You have to meet the requirements to be eligible for the Manitoba PNP (provincial nominee program). But, the criteria varies depending on the immigration program you choose.
1. Eligibility criteria for Skilled workers in Manitoba PNP pathway:
|Express Entry Profile||No|
|Language Proficiency||None for NOC 0, A, or|
CLB 4 for NOC C or D
|Level of Education||No minimum|
|Adaptability||Proof of intent and proof of living and working in Manitoba|
|Work Experience or Present Employment in Manitoba||International Students: Graduates from Manitoba working in in-Demand Occupations List jobs and have worked for atleast 12 months in Manitoba|
Graduates from outside Manitoba who have jobs in the in-demand occupations list and have worked for at least 1 year in Manitoba. International Students and Temporary Foreign Workers: Graduates from Manitoba that have worked for at least six months in the province and are working in a job that is on the in-Demand Occupations List.
Temporary Foreign Workers: You must have a job not listed under the in-demand occupations list, have worked in Manitoba, for 1 year, and have an LMIA or LMIA-exempt work permit.
|Additional Job Requirements||The job must be full-time and long-term, meeting the Manitoba’s employment standard including wages and working conditions. The employer must have registered and an active business for minimum 3 years before applying|
Your job must not be a home-based, part-time, temporary, seasonal or commission-based job.
2. Eligibility criteria for Skilled Workers in Overseas
|Age||You must be over 18 years old|
|Work Experience||At least 6 months of experience in a job that’s on the in-demand occupations list|
Submit your complete Career Plan
|Educational Qualification||Completion of a post-secondary degree (minimum duration: one year)|
|Other requirements||Intent to live and work in Manitoba|
Constant Support from a close or distant relative or close friend who has lived in Manitoba for at least one year
Have a valid ITA (Invitation to Apply) from the MPNP Get at least 60 points out of 100 on the points assessment grid
|Language Skill||For NOC Skill level B, CLB 6 and For NOC skill level A or 0, CLB 7|
|Settlement Funds||Keep the proof of your liquid fund ready of alteast 6 months equivalent to LICO requirements|
3. Eligibilty criteria for a Farm Investor pathway
|Net Worth||$ 500,000|
|Farm Business Experience||Minimum 3 years of experience in owning and running a farm|
|Farm Business Investment||$ 300,00 The farming business must be in Manitoba’s rural parts Submit your farming business plan|
|Farm Business Visit||A business visit to Manitoba|
|Other requirements||You must have: Farming skills Experience & knowledge in farming technologies The program must directly help farming industry in Manitoba.|
4. Eligibility criteria for Entrepreneur pathway
|Age||No age limit|
|Educational Qualification||Finishing high school|
|Business Experience||At least three years of experience as a senior manager or business owner within the last five years|
Business owners must own at least 33.67% of the business
|Language Proficiency||CLB 5|
|Other requirements||For spouse or common-law partner: CLB 5 or above Your child attends an eligible educational institution in Manitoba|
They need to be working on it for at least 6 months before submitting an EOI.
You or your spouse have a relative who has lived in Manitoba for more than a year
|Net Worth||$ 500,000|
|Business Investment||$250,000 for businesses in Manitoba Capital Region $150,000 for businesses outside Manitoba Capital Region|
|Business Visit & Plan||Submit a valid Business Plan You should have your business visit done at least one year before EOI submission|
|Business Performance Agreement||MPNP requires you to sign the Business Performance Agreement before they issue a letter of support|
5. Eligibility criteria for Career employment pathway
|Education||Graduation (minimum duration: 1 year) from a post-secondary institution in Manitoba within the last 3 years.|
|Language Proficiency||Minimum CLB 7 (or equivalent)|
|Employment||a full-time job offer from an eligible Manitoba employer for In-demand Occupations List with a minimum 1-year contract. You must hold a full-time job in MB at the time your application is assessed.|
|Settlement Funds||Proof of liquid funds equivalent to the LICO requirements for independent financial resources for a six-month period or you must be working full-time and for a long-term in Manitoba.|
|Adaptability||You have to be living in Manitoba when you apply. You must demonstrate that you intend to stay in Manitoba after you’re nominated, by submitting a Career Employment Plan.|
6. Eligibility criteria for Graduate Internship Pathway
|Education||Completion of a master’s or doctorate program in Manitoba within the past three years.|
|Official Languages Proficiency||Minimum CLB 7|
|Internship in Manitoba||Completed an Elevate or Accelerate internship with an eligible industry and research enterprise|
|Employment||No job offer required|
|Settlement Funds||Proof of liquid funds for 6 months or must be employed in a full-time, long term position in Manitoba OR You must be employed in a full-time, long-term position in Manitoba.|
|Adaptability||You must live in Manitoba during application Intent to live and work in Manitoba submission of a Career Employment Plan|
- Eligibility criteria for International Student Entrepreneur
|Business Experience||Submit your business plan is required during the application You must operate the business as a senior manager on a daily basis from the place of business in Manitoba for at least 6 months prior to nomination while on a valid temporary work permit, consistent with the requirements of your Business Performance Agreement (BPA). Business equity ownership of at least 51%.|
|Official Languages Proficiency||Minimum CLB 7|
|Education||Complete a full-time post-secondary program in Manitoba that is at least 2 years in duration. (distance learning or compressed academic programs are not eligible) Studies and/or work/business experience outside of Canada will be considered as beneficial but not are not an eligibility requirement|
|Adaptability||You must: Have a valid open work permit or post-graduation work permit (PGWP) at the time of application;Have continuously resided in MB since graduation; and Show intent to continue to reside in MB after nomination.|
|Net Worth / Settlement Funds||A deposit is not required. Minimum net worth is not an eligibility criterion; however, net worth/ source of funds will be considered for the purpose of evaluating the potential for you to successfully execute on your business plan You must demonstrate liquid funds equivalent to Low Income Cut-Off (LICO) requirements for independent financial resources for a twelve-month period. Your personal net worth will be verified by a third-party supplier approved by the MPNP. A verification report, along with the application, must be submitted to the Manitoba PNP within 120 days of receiving your LAA.|
|Business Performance Agreement||After an application is approved, a Business Performance Agreement (BPA) must be signed prior to the MPNP issuing you an approval-in-principle letter to implement your business plan.|
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