I guess, a lot of people are really interested to migrate to Canada, I came up with my very first post about applying as provincial nominee to Canada (Manitoba in particular) on March 18, 2014 and since then, I have been receiving e-mails and private messages in FB from my friends and a few people who happened to read my blog asking me to continue discussing about immigrating to Canada and how to complete the application and the documentary requirements. I’m glad to know that I am reaching out to more people through my posts – I actually put these posts up for my sisters, cousins and friends so that I don’t need to email them one by one.
I would like to make it clear that I am not in anyway working as an immigration consultant nor I am working for any Canada immigration office, the information that I am posting are taken from the official Immigrate Manitoba website (at the time that I am writing my post), while some of it are based on my personal experiences when I was still processing my family’s application as provincial nominee.
As I have mentioned in my earlier post, Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program – What You Need to Know, it is better that you gather your document first before starting with your online application. I am all for the 100% paperless application that MPNP have implemented, but I must say that finding the answers to the questions that an applicant may have was easier during the time that I am processing our family’s application. There used to be an application kit/guide that you can download from Immigrate Manitoba website. That kit helped me in successfully completing all our documentary requirements. I don’t think that MPNP came up with an updated version of that application kit.
Anyway, here are the documents that you need to prepare in order to complete and submit your application to MPNP. Remember, your application will be assessed based on the documentation that you submitted, so you better make sure that you are providing MPNP the correct documents needed – no more, no less.
Together with the Immigration Forms that you need to complete, an applicant and his family must prepare other additional documents to prove their eligibility.
The following information regarding documentary requirements are the taken from Immigrate Manitoba website:
Personal Information. To demonstrate identification, residency and other personal details of yourself and your dependents you must submit official (government-issued) documents proving the information you state in your application:
- Identification – birth certificate; passport (including photo and detail pages, plus visas if country of residence differs from country of citizenship)
- Marital Status – marriage/divorce/death certificates, separation agreement, documents showing common-law relationship of at least one year
- Dependents: birth certificates must show names of both parents; adoption papers; custody agreements for children of divorce/separation; (For accompanying dependent age 22 – 25, you must submit proof of continuous, full-time study.)
Education. Provide documents proving the information you enter in your application regarding secondary and post-secondary education and/or training including details such as name of institution and program, dates of attendance and language of instruction, for yourself and spouse.
- Certificate, degree, diploma and transcripts for each program completed by applicant and spouse (Example – if you say you completed high school and university, you must upload in MPNP Online transcripts and a certificate for high school, AND transcripts and a certificate for university.)
- Certified translation into English or French required for each document issued in another language
Employment. Submit documents demonstrating work history for the past five years. (Do not include jobs that were six months or less.)
- Letter of Reference (in the Philippines, we normally calls it Certificate of Employment) from each employer for applicant and spouse that includes:
– start and end dates for employment
– description of position and duties
– salary (wage)
– company letterhead and signature of representative with title and contact information
- Attach certified translation into English or French of each document issued in another language.
- Self-employed: copies of business registration, business tax records for each year, and copies of work contracts if applicable
Immigration History/Status. You must provide documents demonstrating all information you enter in your application regarding previous immigration applications to Canada and previous (or current) visits to and stays in Canada by yourself, spouse and adult dependents.
Example: provincial nominee or federal immigration/ refugee application result letter, visas for temporary work, study or visit – copy of official document.
Language Ability. You must provide documents to prove the statements you make in your application regarding the English and/or French language proficiency of yourself and spouse.
- Result document from recent MPNP-approved language test is required to all applicants except those currently working in Manitoba in high-skill occupations (NOC 0, A or B), OR
- Education, employment and/or language training documents demonstrating ability
Settlement Funds. As discussed in my other post – MPNP Application – Your Settlement Funds, all applicants should have settlement fund to prove to MPNP that you have enough fund to support yourself and your family when you move to Canada. To demonstrate that you have sufficient settlement funds in your name include the following documents should also be provided:
- Copies of Bank Statements and Certificates of Deposit demonstrating a clear financial history of sufficient and transferable settlement funds (liquid assets) in your name and/or the name of your spouse or common-law partner, AND, if applicable:
– copies of securities and other investments
– proof of ownership of real estate including a current market price evaluation, or other assets (not including personal items such as jewelry, furniture or vehicles) owned by the applicant or spouse, with objective fair market value evaluation
– If there are currency controls in your country of residence, the MPNP may require proof of transferability of settlement funds.
Self-Assessment Worksheet. This worksheet is a required document for all applicants except those currently working in Manitoba.
The worksheet is used to calculate how many points you assess yourself in each category – Language Proficiency, Employment [work experience], Education, Age, and Adaptability including Connection to Manitoba. The self-assessment score obtained in completing this worksheet must be entered on the Eligibility page of MPNP Online while you must save the completed worksheet in PDF as “mpnp-worksheet-surname”. When completing your application, MPNP Online will direct you to upload your completed MPNP Self Assessment Worksheet.
There you go – start gathering your documents.
Though you can log in and then log off and return anytime to MPNP Online within 90 days of creating your account, it is still best that you have all documents that you need before you create your account and log in to MPNP Online.
And please note that MPNP assessment will be based on the documents that you submit, a MPNP Online user will not be allowed to submit their application unless all the supporting documents are uploaded. Be sure that the images of the documents that you submit are of sufficient quality to be readable but not too big to upload. The documents must be saved in jpg, tif or pdf format and must not be more than 5 MB in size.
MPNP will NOT consider information or documents received after the application has been assessed.
Source: Immigrate Manitoba: Documents all applicants require. Retrieved on March 18, 2014.