Manitoba forms the border between Saskatchewan and Ontario and is the entry point to western Canada.
The success story of immigration to Manitoba is now well-known, having had a substantial impact on the workforce, population, and economic growth of the province.
Program for Manitoba Provincial Nominees
First introduced as a temporary immigration project in 1998, the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) is the only program of its kind in Canada.
The purpose of this program is to address the unique labor market and economic demands of the province by promoting economic growth through targeted immigration.
After accepting 418 new immigrants in its first year of operation, MPNP now accepts over 5,000 nominations each year.
The MPNP has improved Manitoba’s economic situation considerably. The province’s GDP might have decreased by up to 30% in its absence.
Manitoba is a particularly appealing place for immigrants. Using the MPNP to aid immigration is possible if you have a link, like a friend or relative who lives in the province.
Furthermore, nearly 90% of provincial nominees find work within the first year, which adds to Manitoba’s strong retention rate, since nearly 90% choose to stay in the province.
The MPNP has a variety of immigration streams that are divided into enhanced and base streams.
The Express Entry system, a federal mechanism overseeing applications for permanent residence for the primary economic class immigration programs in the country, is closely linked with enhanced streams. The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) is used to rate candidates, and invitations to apply for permanent residence are sent to those who score the highest. Enhanced stream nominees are awarded an extra 600 CRS points, which practically guarantees an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residency. Additionally, their nomination and Express Entry profile are in sync.
Base streams, on the other hand, function apart from the Express Entry framework. After receiving a provincial nomination, nominees under these streams must apply directly to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
How to Become a Manitoba Immigrant
There are five possible routes to consider if you’re thinking about moving to Manitoba:
• Stream for Skilled Workers in Manitoba:
This option is intended for foreign graduates and qualified temporary foreign workers who are currently employed in Manitoba. It is applicable to people who have been offered a full-time, permanent position by a Manitoban employer.
• Skilled Workers:
With Strong Connections to Manitoba Can Apply for the Skilled Worker Overseas Stream, even if they are presently living outside of Canada. Candidates who already hold a skilled job in Canada may also be eligible.
• The Manitoba Business Investor Stream:
Designed for people who want to start a business in Manitoba.
• International Education Stream:
This stream is available to foreign graduates of post-secondary education institutions in Manitoba who want to live there permanently.
A proficient laborer in Manitoba Stream
Two separate pathways are available in Manitoba Stream for the Skilled Worker:
• The Manitoba Work Experience Pathway:
Designed for people who are currently employed in Manitoba with a temporary work permit. This includes both temporary workers and foreign graduates from post-secondary education institutions in Canada.
• Employer Direct Recruitment Pathway:
Applicants must pass interviews with both a Manitoba employer and an MPNP representative in order to be considered for this pathway. In order to proceed through this pathway, applicants must first obtain an invitation to apply for these interviews, which take place outside of Canada.
- • Must be an international graduate student or a temporary foreign worker.
- Must hold a current post-graduation work permit or work permit.
- • Must have a full-time, permanent job offer from the current employer in Manitoba and have worked there for at least six months straight.
- • Must fulfill all requirements for the position, including obtaining the required education, training, and licenses or certifications.
- • To carry out job duties, one must be able to communicate in either French or English with proficiency.
- • Need to be more closely employed in Manitoba than in any other Canadian province.
- • Must, as demonstrated by a Settlement Plan, intend to live, work, and establish permanent residency in Manitoba.
- • Must provide evidence of financial stability, with CAD $2,000 for each dependent on the application and CAD $10,000 for the primary applicant.
- • The employer must run a legally recognized commercial enterprise that has been in operation for a minimum of three years.
- • The working environment must be comparable to that of permanent residents or Canadian citizens.
Foreign Skilled Worker Stream
There are two different routes available through the Skilled Worker Overseas Stream:
- • The Manitoba Express Entry Pathway is intended for people who meet the requirements of another MPNP stream and have an active Express Entry profile. In addition, candidates must exhibit a strong connection to Manitoba and have experience in a field that is on the province’s list of in-demand occupations. You can get more details about Express Entry [here] (link to Express Entry page).
- • The Human Capital Pathway serves foreign skilled workers who have worked in a field that is on Manitoba’s list of in-demand occupations.
- • Must complete the points assessment grid with a minimum score of 60 out of 100.
- • Must provide proof of ties to Manitoba, such as encouragement from friends or family who live there, employment history or educational background there, or an application invitation from the MPNP. Specific requirements change according to the kind of connection.
- • Must have at least six months of experience in a profession that is in demand.
- • Must turn in a thorough career plan.
- • A minimum of eighteen years of age is required.
- • Candidates for Express Entry are eligible to use the system for this.
Stream of Manitoba Business Investors
There are two different routes you can take if you want to come to Manitoba and work as an immigrant:
• The Farm Investor Pathway:
Designed for people who have experience in the farm business and want to start and run a farm in Manitoba.
• Entrepreneur Pathway:
This program gives the province the ability to find and invite qualified foreign business owners to relocate to Manitoba. These business owners must be willing and able to co-own an already-existing company, launch a new one, or acquire an existing one. This must be done in the first two years following their temporary work permit arrival in Manitoba.
1) Farm Investor Route System:
- • Farm Research Visit: Prior to beginning the application process, candidates must carry out a Farm Research Visit in Manitoba within a year.
- • Interest Forms and Guidelines: Fill out the Interest Guidelines form, which is a self-evaluation of your circumstances, and the Farm Business Concept form. If needed, you may also submit the Code of Conduct for Immigration Representatives.
- • Application Submission: Fill out the Farm Investor Pathway application if you are given a Letter of Advice to Apply (LAA). It might be necessary to have an interview with an MPNP representative.
- • Deposit Agreement: In the event that it is accepted, sign a Deposit Agreement and send in a $75,000 CAD deposit. Apply for permanent residence directly to the Canadian federal government after receiving the nomination.
2) Process of the Entrepreneur Pathway:
- • Check Your Eligibility: Find out if you qualify for the Entrepreneur Pathway.
- • Preparing a Business Concept: Do some research, look around Manitoba, and get the Business Concept Form ready.
- • EOI, or expression of interest Submission: Please send in your EOI, self-assessment form, business concept, and, if relevant, the Code of Conduct for Immigration Representatives.
- • Advice Letter for Application (LAA): Get an official LAA if your business concept is accepted and you satisfy the minimal requirements.
- • Application Submission: Send the MPNP a completed application, and you might also want to show up in person for an interview.
- • Business Performance Agreement (BPA): Put your terms and conditions with the MPNP in writing by signing a BPA. Run your company in Manitoba and submit progress reports on a regular basis.
Stream of International Education
With quicker routes to permanent residency, the International Education Stream (IES) is designed to support Manitoba graduates who meet industry demands. The Career Employment Pathway, the Graduate Internship Pathway, and the Student Entrepreneur Pathway are the three unique pathways that make up this stream.
For university graduates from Manitoba that fit the requirements of the labor market, the IES offers fast routes to permanent residency. Applicants have 3 alternatives to pick out from.
- • Career Employment Pathway: Designed for recent graduates working in high-demand professions for an extended period of time in Manitoba.
- • Graduate Internship Pathway: This pathway is designed for foreign master’s and doctorate graduates who have successfully completed an Accelerate or Elevate internship with Mitacs, a company that collaborates with the Manitoba government to help international graduates find internships.
- • The International Student Entrepreneur Pathway: Enables a maximum of 20 graduates from Manitoba’s educational institutions to start their own businesses there. Candidates must meet the requirements specified in a Business Performance Agreement in order to be nominated for permanent residence.
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