MPNP Application – Your Settlement Plan

When I was still processing my family’s application for Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP), one of the documentary requirements in submitting an application was Manitoba Affidavit of Support (MAS) which is a declaration of the financial support of a close relative that needs to be signed if the applicant cannot provide the settlement fund.  However, MPNP no longer accepts this form and is now requiring for the applicant’s  Settlement Plan, instead.

After October 2012, a MPNP applicant who has a familial or social connection to Manitoba is required to submit their settlement plan (Settlement Plan Part 1).  The applicant’s connection to Manitoba referred as the applicant’s Manitoba Supporter must endorsed the applicant’s settlement plan and submit Settlement Plan Part 2.

Manitoba Supporter is a close relative or a friend of the applicant who will serve as his/her connection to Manitoba and have been living in the province continuously for at least one (1) year.

A paid immigration representative or any Canadian elected official or his/her staff cannot be Manitoba Supporter and cannot signed and submit Settlement Plan Part 2 to MPNP

Tip: It is easier and more practical for the applicant if he/she uses his/her Manitoba Supporter and his/her address as their local contact for any correspondence with the MPNP during the application assessment process.

MPNP has set a number of conditions that should be met by a Manitoba Supporter, the latter  are expected to support the applicant’s plan for settling and finding a job in Manitoba.

The applicant’s Settlement Plan is an important part of the application, failure to provide the information that needs to be indicated in the settlement plan may lead to the provincial immigration official’s  refusal of the applicant’s election to be a nominee.

So, what are the information that the Settlement Plan
 requires?  Generally, speaking the applicant’s Settlement Plan must demonstrate the applicant’s adaptability and employability by answering the following questions:

  • why you have chosen Manitoba as your immigration destination – in this part the applicant should be able to provide valid reasons why he/she intend to live and work as permanent resident in the Province of Manitoba.
  • your plan for settling in a specific destination community –  the purpose of this question is to determine which specific place in Manitoba you intend to settle.  Note that provincial immigration officers will most likely refuse application of persons who appeared to be destined to another province in Canada.  Applicants who have family ties in other provinces must be able to prove that they do not have unstated intention to eventually move to his/her other family member’s location.
  • the type and strength of your connection to Manitoba – MPNP has assigned  different point values  on the assessment grid for your connections to Canada – 20 for a close family member and 10 for distant relative or friend.
  • that you are taking steps to ensure your immediate and long-term employability in Manitoba – the applicant should declare their “intended occupation” and then evaluates how their “education and work experience” prepare them for work in Manitoba.

Settlement Plan Part 2, which is a separate document that MPNP Online automatically sends to the applicant’s declared Manitoba Supporter will be completed by the supporter, the latter will explain how he/she will help the applicant to achieve the  short and long-term employment goals  that the applicant has stated in his/her settlement plan.

Both Part 1 and Part 2 of the Settlement Plans will help the assessors make decisions about nominating or refusing applications, it is important that both the applicant and his/her Manitoba Supporter satisfy all the questions with true, correct and complete answers.  I highly suggest that the applicant, even the Manitoba Supporters should do some research or take some time to visit the official Immigrate Manitoba website to get information about Manitoba which is very useful to MPNP applicants.

It will also be very helpful, if the applicant will research his/her occupation  to find out the qualification requirements for working in his/her occupation in Manitoba.  Using the Working in Manitoba Tool, you will be able to view report regarding a certain occupation, it will indicate if the job is a regulated occupation and that will need to meet the requirements of a specific licensing process.  The report also shows the job and wage outlook and some of the currently advertised opportunities across Manitoba.

Taking time to do a a research and making plans will help an applicant to complete his/her MPNP application successfully.  Use the information and  links (to various websites) that I have included in this post to your advantage.  Start working your way to Manitoba…

Sources:  Immigrate Manitoba,  Pilipino Express and other news sources.
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38 Comments

  1. Hi, thank you for the info regarding MPNP application. Where can I download the settlement plan A form for applicant. I would like to review their questions for I am planning to apply this year. thank you.

  2. Hi Ayan! Thank u for taking time to visit my blog. Unfortunately, there is no link in the MPNP official website where Settlement Plan A can be downloaded. But try visiting my blog every now and then, I will post settlement plan a once I found one.

  3. hi!! i’m a pinay who seek to have a better living condition in canda, too. I just wanna know did it take you to finally get there???

    thanks!!

    • Hi Loisz, yes I am here in Canada with my family. Not sure if you are trying to ask how long did it take before we came here. I guess it was almost 4 years, but the delays was because I didn’t process our documents at once. Application process is faster nowadays.

  4. my cousin already done the settlement plan 2 . who will submit it ? do i need to attach it to my forms (scanned documents)?

  5. My Supporter in Manitoba has already recieved the electronic email containing my settlement plan. How he will endorse my settlement plan and the settlement plan part 2 that he filled up. There was no specific instructions given to my Supporter by MPNP. Is he going to send the settlement plan part 2 thru email? What is the email add? Or he is going to send it personally to MPNP winnipeg office? I hope we can communicate thru my email victoriafeoribello@gmail.com i still have alot of questions in mind that i need answers. Thank uh so much!

    • Hello Victoria, I wld love to help you, however please remember that I am not working for MPNP & I am not an expert on this. My writings are based on my experience and what I read also.

  6. hi, im planning to apply as well, can I apply manually instead of applying on line? and may I asks if im on the right track..i printed the guidelines which is IM7000P 68 pages . and printed all the application as well.. and also is there anyone who fails getting the ILETS under provincial nominee..tnx and God bless

    • Hello Clarissa, thank you for visiting my site. MPNP has currently put a stop in accepting application under skilled worker stream from outside Manitoba. As mentioned in their official website, there wilk be announcement regarding this prior to January 2015. So, i can’t say what is the right way of starting with your application right now as there maybe changes in the application process and/or documentation requirements. I suggest that you visit MPNP’s official site regularly. With regards to IELTS, this is taken prior to submitting your application and regardless of your application stream, there are some who do not pass this test.

      • Good day. I really hope that the MPNP will start to accept IELTS- Academic in January 2015 as one of their changes in the documentation requirements. If not, retaking is a must.

      • Hi Greetings
        I applied for MPNP via a friend supporter in january 2013 got confirmation file number in july 2013 but i have no idea if my supporter got any email or not. Further as of now i have no call or info. Can u suggest how much time it can take.

        • Hello Naresh, thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I am sorry, I cannot answer your question. Like I have mentioned in my posts and even in my responses to the comments here, I am not in anyway connected to MPNP, I put up information regarding moving to Canada in my blog with the intention of giving ideas to my readers on how was I able to immigrate to Canada. It will be best if your directly contact MPNP for your question. Thanks.

  7. hello mam, where can i get free forms for settlement plan part 1? i couldnt find any, lahat puro subscription needed.. if i need to subscribe, what is the safest site to fill-up forms like that? they say pdffiller and docstoc are scams.. please reply, thank you

  8. Hello,
    I should sent the settlement plan part 2 but I don’t know how to sent it ,
    should I use the “upload other documents ” link in the online application ?

  9. Hi ma’am,

    my close friend will be my supporter in manitoba.. but how come on the settlement plan 1, there’s no option to check for close friend?

    hope someone can help me.

    thanks!

  10. Hi Tin, thank you soooo much for sharing your insights and experienced about your journey in Canada. You are really doing a great job for your “kababayan”. I am very grateful to encounter your blog. Keep it up and I hope you will not grow weary in extending your patience and help to people like us who is very cautious in applying to work and live in Canada. Thank you and God bless

  11. Thanks for this medium. Please I just want to confirm the time lapse for the submission of the Settlement Plan 2 from the date of receipt by the Manitoba supporter? Thanks in anticipation of you prompt response.

  12. hello 🙂 Im new here, thanks for your very helpful blog! Already submitted documents and my mpnp status:documents received. My sponsor had already send settlement plan.may i know what is the next step?Will mpnp contact me or will they directly contact my sponsor? Thanks mommy!

  13. Hello mommy! Thank you so much for sharing this! we have applied for mpnp overseas stream as well and our status now is : documents received. our supporter had also sent his settlement plan and we are now still waiting. may I know what is the nest step? Will mpnp contact my supporter first for an interview? Also, my husband wouuld like to apply for a job with direct manitoba employer, should he be accepted, will that affect our application? Appreciate if you may let me know your thoughts on this, as a new comer this whole process is very confusing, overwhelming and scary for me 🙂 Thank you so much for helping us!

  14. I have a question: My supporter died just 3 weeks ago and I am in the final stage of getting the visa (they asked me to send in my passport). Do I Need to inform them that my supporter died? What happens with my application – can it be denied? Thanks a lot!

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