Manitoba has many great qualities, making it an excellent location to apply through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (Manitoba PNP) and obtain Canadian permanent residence (PR).
The province’s stable economy, with unemployment rates far lower than the national average, has created an excellent opportunity for people who want to immigrate to Canada permanently and start their businesses in one of the most desirable places in the country.
But don’t wait too long if you want to move there, the Manitoba PNP only issues 50 nominations per year per stream, and they can be snapped up quickly.
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Manitoba draws are held once per year, with the next one coming up soon, now is your chance to apply if you think you might like to settle down in Canada’s 11th-largest province.
What Is the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program?
The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) allows the Government of Manitoba to nominate qualified individuals, who wish to immigrate to Canada and have ties to Manitoba, and expedite their immigration process.
The nominee is then assessed by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) as part of the federal immigration process.
Successful applicants are granted permanent residence status in Canada.
The successful applicants will then be invited to apply for Canadian citizenship five years after being granted permanent residency.
This program has two streams: Express Entry and Skilled Worker Streams.
How Does It Work?
The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) is a point-based system that allows individuals who are not Canadian citizens or not yet permanent residents of Canada to apply for an Immigrant Visa after they have invested a certain number of points in the following categories: Education; Labour Market Experience; Language Proficiency; Adaptability.
There are different ways to earn points, and once you have reached enough points to qualify, your application will be reviewed.
If your application is successful and meets all criteria, you will be granted an Immigrant Visa to live and work in Manitoba indefinitely.
What Are the Eligibility Criteria for Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program
This program is for skilled workers, international student graduates, entrepreneurs, and self-employed people who have skills in short supply in Manitoba.
Applicants must demonstrate that they are qualified under one or more of the following streams: Skilled Worker stream, Entrepreneur stream, International Student Graduate stream Self-Employed Worker stream.
Eligibility Criteria for the Skilled Worker Overseas Stream
The Skilled Worker Overseas Stream is open to those with work experience, education, and language skills.
To qualify for the Skilled Worker Overseas Stream, applicants must:
- Have at least one year (1,560 hours) of full-time skilled work experience in Manitoba or elsewhere in Canada within the last three years;
- Possess an approved credential from a recognized Canadian post-secondary institution OR to have at least two years (3,120 hours) of full-time skilled work experience in Manitoba or elsewhere in Canada within the last five years;
- Have completed CLB level 4 English language testing with a minimum score of CLB 7;
- Be age 18 or older.
Eligibility Criteria for Skilled Worker in Manitoba Stream
The Skilled Worker Stream requires a letter of support from a labor market opinion-issuing body, such as Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) or the International Trade Centre (ITC).
To qualify for the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program Skilled Worker in Manitoba Stream, applicants must have:
- A skilled occupation;
- A minimum of one year of continuous full-time employment in the last five years;
- A language proficiency requirement that meets Canadian Language Benchmark 7; and
- Work experience obtained within the last three years.
Eligibility Criteria for Business Investor Stream
To qualify for the Manitoba Business Investor Stream, you must:
- Be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada;
- Demonstrate business skills and experience that will contribute to Manitoba’s economy;
- Intend to live in Manitoba and have no plans to immigrate elsewhere in the near future.
What Are the Documents Required for Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program
The followings are the required documents for Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program;
- Completed application form
- Valid work permit
- Proof of funds
- Proof of language skills
- Birth certificate
- Medical examination results
- Certificate of police clearance
- Applicant’s confirmation that they have not applied to any other jurisdiction
- Applicant’s declaration that they have not committed a criminal offense in Canada or elsewhere
- Applicant’s declaration that they have no history of having been removed from Canada
- Two passport-sized photos
- Evidence of education
- Evidence of employment
- Evidence of settlement supports
- Evidence of intention to reside
- Financial plan.
How to Apply for Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program
Step 1: Firstly, you need to check if you are eligible to apply for Canada Express Entry
Step 2: After checking your eligibility, you can then go ahead and create an Express Entry profile
Step 3: After creating an Express Entry profile, you can then go ahead and submit all the required documentation.
Step 4: You should obtain the Express Entry registration and the Job Seeker Validation Code.
Step 5: You can create another profile in the Manitoba PNP official portal when you are done.
Step 6: Link both your Express Entry profile and Manitoba PNP profile.
Step 7: Your applications will get into the pool for Express Entry at this point.
Step 8: Manitoba will now view the potential applicants
Step 9: If they find your application suitable, they will send you an NOI (Notification of Interest)
Step 10: You will obtain the NOI via the Express Entry website.
Step 11: After receiving the NOI, you must then submit an EOI (Expression of Interest)
Step 12: You must also wait for the provincial nomination
Step 13: Your CRS rating will rise by 600 points if you get nominated.
Step 14: With that high score, you have a high chance of getting an Invitation to Apply
Step 15: You must then apply for permanent residency with the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (IRCC)
Step 16: The entire application, additional documents, and fees must be submitted within 60 days
Step 17: After getting the PR, you must move to Manitoba within a specific time.
What Is the minimum Score for Manitoba PNP?
The minimum score for Manitoba’s Provincial Nominee Program is 60 points out of a possible 100.
To get these 60 points, you need to meet the following requirements:
- Possess at least one year of work experience in the past three years, or
- Have studied at a Canadian post-secondary institution for two years (with a degree or diploma). Find a job that pays more than $10 per hour or be able to invest at least $200,000 in Manitoba.
These are just some requirements you need to meet if you want to come and live in Canada.
This means that people who have met the various eligibility requirements in Manitoba’s criteria are all waiting on a chance to immigrate to Canada.
That will happen when they do their annual Manitoba PNP draw.
When you sign up for an account, you get access to the email updates and information available and can make your 2022 submission.
If you didn’t get enough points this year, we’d help you make an adjustment in time for next year’s Manitoba provincial nominee program and may even try again in 2023.
You don’t want to miss out on your opportunity for Canadian residency.