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Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program - Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)?

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee program (MPNP) is an immigration program. It allows the government of Manitoba to recruit and assess immigrants who are best suited to contribute to the province’s economy and who intend to live and work in Manitoba. The MPNP seeks out potential immigrants who are good candidates for Manitoba but who otherwise may not qualify under Canada’s immigration criteria. 

Who is eligible to make application to the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program?

Under the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program, you may qualify under one of the following categories:

What are Priority Assessment Streams?

Applications under Priority Assessment Streams are assessed before other MPNP applications, and are for applicants who can show the highest potential for successful settlement in Alberta. The Priority Assessment Streams under the MPNP are the following:

  • Family Support Stream
  • International Students Stream
  • Employer Direct Stream

Does it help if I have relatives in Manitoba?

Yes. If you or your spouse have a daughter, son, brother, sister, parent, grandparent, uncle, aunt, niece, nephew or first cousin in Manitoba, you will have a better chance of qualifying for the Manitoba Provincial Nominee program. Your relative must reside in Manitoba, be a permanent resident or Canadian citizen

who is 18 years of age or older, and may be required to sign an affidavit of support. Proof of that relationship will be required.

What if I have no relatives in Manitoba but other Manitoba residents have offered to assist me in settling in Manitoba?

Under the family-like support provisions, a group of five or more adults are eligible to commit support for a provincial nominee. The supporters must meet established criteria and sign an affidavit that they will support the applicant and any dependents for a minimum of one year. A copy of the affidavit is available
from Manitoba Labour and Immigration.

If my intended occupation requires licensing or registration, do I need to have all my work-related documentation in order before applying to the Manitoba Provincial Nominee program?

It depends on your occupation. Each province in Canada has different and strict accreditation requirements. Please research your individual case carefully.

I have a guaranteed job offer but my occupation is not on the Manitoba High Demand Occupations List for Provincial Nominees (HDOL-PN). Will I receive points for this job offer?

We recognize that there may be guaranteed job offers for occupations where you possess unique skills that are in demand, but the number of positions available do not warrant being listed on the HDOL-PN. There is a possibility we would consider giving points for your job offer, if your intended occupation is one considered to be in demand in Manitoba. The employer may provide any available documentation to help determine that your employment will not take jobs away from Canadian citizens or permanent residents.

What fees will I have to pay?

There is no fee for applying to the Manitoba Provincial Nominee program.