Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program – What You Need to Know

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It’s been a while since my last post… I have been thinking what could be a good topic for my next post (since January).

A month ago, a friend of  mine sent me a private message in Facebook and ask me how can she apply as a provincial nominee and what are the requirements in applying. A week after that, a cousin of mine also asked me about applying as an immigrant, then,  just last week my hubby’s cousin asked the same question to him (which he asked me to answer for him) and last night a very close family friend phoned us asking for the same information.

In all these occasions, I directed them to search Canada’s  Citizenship and Immigration website or  Manitoba’s own website. However, because they know that I once went through this application process, some will still come back to me and ask questions relating to this.  And this is where I got the idea of just putting this information here in my blog site.

Government of Manitoba’s website describes MPNP – Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program as an economic program that selects skilled immigrants and their families to move to Manitoba and share in the prosperity of the province’s communities.  MPNP is not a sponsorship program.

MPNP accepts immigration applications skilled workers and their families who have the documented intention and ability to successfully settle and economically establish in Manitoba as permanent residents. Nomination by the MPNP enables the applicant to apply for a Canadian Permanent Resident Visa – with expedited processing.

There are 2 paths to Manitoba

  • Working in Manitoba: Applications are accepted from temporary foreign workers and international student graduates who have been working full-time for at least six months and whose employer has offered a full-time, long-term job.
  • Skilled Workers Overseas: Applications are accepted from skilled workers who can be assessed sufficient points for employability and adaptability based on five factors – age, English proficiency, work experience, education and Connection to Manitoba.

If you are interested to apply as a provincial nominee as skilled workers overseas and you would like to see if you meet the eligibility requirements and you can establish your connections to Manitoba, I suggest that you complete the self-assessment survey –  Come to Manitoba, Canada Tool .  If you got a score of 60 points or higher, you are qualified to apply to MPNP. (You may also use the MPNP Self-Assessment Worksheet to determine your eligibility).

Applying to become a Permanent Resident of Canada through MPNP is actually a two-step process.  When you find yourself qualified, your  first step is to submit you’re application to MPNP.  The government of Manitoba will assess your application based on the documentation that you have submitted at the time of application. To qualify you should be able to demonstrate that you can satisfy the factors considered in selecting applicants: adaptability, employability, education, language proficiency and connection to Manitoba (I will try to discuss these factors in my future post.) If found qualified and your application for MPNP was approved, Manitoba will nominate you for Canadian permanent resident status.

Now that you are considered a “nominee”, you are ready to proceed to the second step which is to apply for your Permanent Resident Visa.  The final authority to issue your visa depends on the Government of Canada.  Upon receiving your MPNP application approval, you will be instructed how to proceed with your visa application within the time specified by MPNP.

Starting September 2013, MPNP  became 100%  paperless and  stopped accepting  mail application forms, all applications should be submitted through MPNP Online and correspondences are sent and received via e-mail.  MPNP Online is an interactive tool that you can access for FREE anywhere in the world,  this secured and private website is hosted by the Government of Manitoba.  You must have a valid email address in order to create an account.  To submit an application, you will be required to provide information about yourself, your legal status in your home country and country of residence, your English proficiency, your education, and your employment history.   You will then need to upload scanned documents as support or proof of the information you provided.  I suggest that you ensure that you have gather the following documents before you start with your online application:

  • identification for yourself and dependants including your birth certificate and your family member’s birth certificate, marriage certificate or certificate of no marriage (whichever is applicable)
  • travel documents (passport)
  • education (transcript, diploma) and employment documents (certificate of employment, professional or trade certificate)
  • document proving familial relationship if you declared a relative as  your connections to Manitoba.Please note that the preferred document format is in PDF (portable document format) or JPEG  which size is not larger than 2 MB.Part of the MPNP Online is the submission of Settlement Plan.   All applicants – whether you are overseas or are currently working in Manitoba – are required to submit a Settlement Plan. This document is your opportunity to explain how you will achieve your short and long-term settlement and employment goals, such as becoming licensed to work in an occupation that is regulated in Manitoba.  MPNP applicants who declared Connection to Manitoba through having a close relative or friend/distant relative (considered as the Manitoba Supporter)  will be required to submit Settlement Plan Part 2.   MPNP Online automatically sends this request to the person you declared as your Manitoba Supporter. The Manitoba Supporter should complete the settlement plan (part 2) and must explain how he/she will help the applicant achieve the goals that the applicant has stated in his settlement plan.All MPNP correspondences are by e-mail, the applicant and the Manitoba Supporter must ensure that MPNP has their most current e-mail address.  Any update regarding an applicant’s update should then be sent to immigratemanitoba@gov.mb.ca,  in contacting MPNP the applicant must ensure that he/she indicates his/her full name, file number (if applicable) and both the applicant’s new address and the address the he/she previously provided.The information provided in this site are the information available in the MPNP official website  at the time of writing this post.  Information or rules regarding MPNP application may change in the future, I encourage you to visit  http://www.immigratemanitoba.com from time to time for a detailed  and updated information and instructions. On my next post, I will provide more details on the documentary requirements that an MPNP applicant needs to complete in order to support his/her application.

Sources: Immigrate Manitoba: Immigration works in Manitoba

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39 Comments

    • Hello Leeann! Thank you for visiting my site. Settlement Plan Part 2 should be sent to your Manitoba Supporter online by MPNP once you have submitted your complete application online. Your Supporter should then be the one to send the settlement plan part 2 according to the instructions he received.

  1. I discovered the email address i filled for my sponsor was old and he claimed he does not use that email address anymore. how ever he sent my settlement plan 2 using his new email address.

    will this complicate issues? or i have to notify MPNP office, if yes please how do i go about it?

    • Hello Mayur, please be reminded that I am not in anyway affiliated or employed by MPNP. I cannot help you with your concern. But anyway, thank you for taking the time to visit my site.

  2. Thanks to the very informative information maam. Is there a way where i can i find a manitoba supporter to support me in this program. I dont have any friend or relave tive in thus area

    • Hello Judy, thank u for visiting my site. Unfortunately, a Manitoba supporter shld be someone you know. If you do not have a friend or relative in Manitoba, you may want to try looking into the possibility of applying through other application streams.

  3. Hi Momsiecle,

    We’ve just submitted our application to MPNP as well as the SPP2 of our supporter. Besides, MPNP informed me that they already received the SPP2 of our supporter as well as other documents. Do you happen to know how long it will takes for MPNP to conduct an interview for our supporter including the letter of nomination?

  4. hi momsie, thanks for this. very helpful.. i have a question regarding the settlement part 2, I already email the form to my close friend in manitoba, what is the next step after she completed all the informations? where will i send the settlement part 2? do i include it in MPNP online application? Thank you

    • Hello Rochelle, if you applied online, yes it should also be submitted on how you submitted your other documents. Though there are some people that I know wherein the supporter themselves personally submitted the settlement form to MPNP office here in Canada. Hope this helps and good luck on ur application.

  5. Hi Momsie, regarding the settlement part 2, i already sent the form to my close friend in manitoba but my application is not yet complete.. is it okay to send again an application once I already completed the application online?

  6. Hi Momsiecle,

    Thanks for your blog, it is very informative. I will be applying for MPNP by early next year, I have a distant relative(second cousin) in Winnipeg. As of now, I started to comply some of the important documents needed for the application. I just want to ask if I need also to submit my mom’s birth certificate?Since my mother and my cousin’s mother are first cousins. Next, is it okay if i will not include all of my working experiences in my application? I’m only considering my previous and my current job which are related to my field (IT) that will be equivalent for 3 years of working experiences. Thanks

  7. This article is outstanding, informative and most interesting. I have thoroughly enjoyed taking in the points of interest and I agree with you on most. Thank you for caring enough to make your content interesting.

  8. Hi I am mahlula
    I would like to ask u about mono family relationships.what would mpnp need to show family relationship. I think it is the birth certificate but whoes birth certificate? My cousin is sponsponsoring.

    • Hi Mahlula, thank you for visiting my site. In order for you to prove your relationship, you have to submit birth certificate of the sponsor and the person being sponsored, to prove you are cousins, you have to submit birth certificate of your parents (to prove relationship of your parent to her parent).

  9. Hi, I hope u don’t mind replying… After nomination, d nxt step would be pr application…in d document checklist, it wasn’t specified whether or not to include certified true copies of diploma, certs and d likes. Do I still need to despite having uploaded d same for my mpnp application…thanks

  10. Good day,

    i have submitted my application, i used my wife s first cousin as a close relative. my wife and her cousin birth certioficate does not have thier parents name seperately on it, just mr and mrs…. . i just submitted few weeks ago, is there anything i can do to correct this. she has gone do an update birth certificate from her home town( this is carries her two parents names), but unfurtunately we have submitted the application and even received file number. I am thinking if i can submit it through additional document space . Kindly give your opinion

    • Hi, if they have given you a file number for it that means that your application is being assessed, if i am not mistaken shoudld they require more info from you they will contact you or require you to submit more docs

  11. hi. I finished only high school from Philippines. I already submitted EOI for mpnp. My points is not that
    high because of educational background. Adaptability and work experience is perfect score. Is there a possibility
    that they will consider my application?

    • Hi Jan, sending invitation to apply depends on the scores of the applicant, all applicants are ranked according to their score so those that gets the invitation to apply are mostly from the top ranks.

  12. Hello momsiw
    Can my cousins wife stand as my close relative? This because my cousin has been in and out of manitoba in the last 18months (not stayed a year continously ) so we thought it wise for her to stand as the sponsor. What’s your opinion and advise?

  13. Hi Sis! Where should I start po ba? Di po kaso ako familiar with MPNP though I have a friend who is willing to sponsor me po. Please advise what steps to do. Btw, already working on my Ielts and Eca report 🙂

  14. Hi Cristina,

    I am a Filipino working in Singapore and I have a sister who is a canadian citizen living in Vancouver. I just want to know How many times can a friend from Manitoba sponsor a friend? I have 2 friends from Manitoba who both just arrived on Winnipeg last December 2016 and I am asking for them to sponsor me after 1 year residency. Both of these friends are OK to sponsor me but friend #1 says that she wants to sponsor her other sibling first before me. But just keeps me wondering if, what if friend #2 will also want to sponsor his other siblings or other friend too. I don’t want to pressure them both but I just want to know how many times can a friend can sponsor another friend? Or can the husband/wife or other relatives of my friend can also sponsor me? I always want to migrate and live in manitoba so that I can sponsor my brother and sister also. Thank you.

  15. Hi Cristina,

    I am a Filipino working in Singapore and I have a sister who is a canadian citizen living in Vancouver. I just want to know How many times can a friend from Manitoba sponsor a friend? I have 2 friends from Manitoba who both just arrived on Winnipeg last December 2016 and I am asking for them to sponsor me after 1 year residency. Both of these friends are OK to sponsor me but friend #1 says that she wants to sponsor her other sibling first before me. But just keeps me wondering if, what if friend #2 will also want to sponsor his other siblings or other friend too. I don’t want to pressure them both but I just want to know how many times can a friend can sponsor another friend? Or can the husband/wife or other relatives of my friend can also sponsor me? I always want to migrate and live in manitoba so that I can sponsor my brother and sister also. Thank you.

  16. I have completed my honors graduation from national university of bangladesh.i got only pass mark and national university gave me a profesional certificate.university authoraties says that u only got pass mark thats why your professional graduation certificate is the last and final certificate.u dont get original certificate..but pnp canada immigration sent me a email to submit my official original certificate, after that i went my university register controller office and told everything what canada immigration officer says and also seen their email to.university register controller has given me a n.o.c letter,where they write that my professional certificate is genuiene and authentic.my MBA certificate also professional certificate..my MBA university varified and put seal and signature back page of professional certificate.so i submitted my graduation professional certificate and also MBA professional certificate through my lawyer.and also send a email to immigration pnp manitoba email address to accept my two professional certificate as a main or official certificate.pls tell me is their any problem arise in future in my pnp manitoba immigration process.

    • if your certificates has been certified by the institution where you obtained your degree, I don’t think that you’ll have a problem with that.

  17. Hi, thank you for providing all the information. Do I need to submit ECA certificate with the MPNP application as a proof of my education outside Canada or I can upload the certificate or transcript issued by that institution? Will my application be rejected if I don’t upload the ECA certificate? I have sent my certificates for ECA, It will take one more month to complete the ECA. On the otherhand, I have got invitation to submit my application with a deadline of 2 months.

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