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Aug 15, 2008
The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program
- Maria Theresa S. Samante Email this article

In our previous article, FAQ’s of the Manitoba Nominee Program, we discussed how and who can apply for Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). In this article, we provide the assessment processes where your application may suit.


The MPNP has five Priority Assessment Streams and a General Stream. You can migrate in Manitoba through the following stream:


General Stream

You can apply to MPNP under General stream if all of the requirements below are met:

  • Proof of a close relative in Manitoba, Canada
  • Two Affidavit of Support from close friends or distant relatives in Manitoba
  • Certificate or other proof that you have been employed in Manitoba (minimum of six months)
  • Certificate or other proof of a completed education program in Manitoba (excluding language training programs)
  • Applicants with close relatives in Manitoba should only apply to the General Stream if they do not meet the eligibility criteria for the Family Support priority assessment stream.

Priority Streams

If you are trying to apply under Priority stream of assessment here are some guidelines that may be helpful.


Employer Direct Stream

The MPNP Employer Direct stream helps employers recruit or even retain a foreign worker who have knowledge/skill in a position that no permanent resident/citizen of Canada can fill.


Family Support Stream

The MPNP Family Support stream evaluates skilled workers who can present proof that he/she has a relative living successfully in Manitoba. Applicants for the MPNP through the Family Support should meet the following requirements:


  • proof of a close relative in Manitoba defined as a mother/father, son/daughter, sister/brother, aunt/uncle, niece/nephew, grandparent, or first cousin (your aunt/uncle’s son/daughter),
  • an Affidavit of Support form signed by a close relative in Manitoba,
  • authority to disclose information to the Manitoba close relative who is expected to be closely involved with the application process,
  • passed minimum age, education, work experience, and language ability requirements for the Family Support stream.

International Student Stream

The International Student priority-assessment stream is open for alumnae who want to establish their career at Manitoba. Applicant must have established strong ties in the province and to qualify, you must have:


  • graduated from a post-secondary educational program of at least one academic year at a Manitoba institution
  • obtained a post-graduation open work permit from CIC
  • received from a Manitoba employer a formal offer of a full-time, long-term job related to your field of studies, AND
  • You must be working for that Manitoba employer, and have been so for at least six months.

Community Support

Application through community support comes in three ways; exploratory visits, PNP ( meaning?) for business and other immigration options. Since the Manitoba Immigration and Multiculturalism has changed its way of working with ethno-cultural communities in supporting applicants to the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program.


Exploratory visits

Applicant who is supported by ethno cultural community organizations who visits Canada, must set an appointment few weeks before arrival in Canada if he intended to meet with an MPNP officer.


PNP for Business

Applicants for MPNP for Business must have the capability of moving and establishing their career in Manitoba. They must be able to purchase a business or become partners in an existing business.


Other Immigration Options

Aside from the MPNP you can also apply through the following categories or classes:


The family class – a close relative is required, he must assure that he’ll give you financial support.


The refugee and humanitarian class – applicants in this class are admitted under special rules.


The economic class – you can apply on your own, with or without the financial help of relatives in Canada.


Are there any fees required?

There is no fee to be collected for applicants in the MPNP. Only the Province of Manitoba has the full authority to nominate applicants for Permanent Resident status in Canada. Nomination for Permanent Resident status is base on the assessment of the Province according to the potential of the applicant as an independent skilled worker.


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