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The beautiful Province of Manitoba is often called the “Gateway to Western Canada”. Located in the middle of the country, Manitoba is an open and friendly place with a thriving labour market thanks to its abundant natural resources and agriculture. Canada has a long tradition of welcoming immigrants, and Manitoba is no exception. Winnipeg is perhaps the friendliest major city in the country, and the province is filled with pluralistic communities that are extremely open to new Canadians. People from around the world establish permanent residency in Manitoba, and so can you. The easiest way to immigrate to Manitoba is through the Canada Express Entry immigration system.
The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) enables the province to attract the exact immigrants best suited for the local job market. Manitoba recognizes the many benefits skilled immigrants can bring to both the economy and society. For this reason, the Manitoba PNP was established in order to expedite the immigration process for talented individuals who wish to live within the province.
There are two different ways a prospective immigrant can go about applying to the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program 2018.
There are three categories within the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program 2018.
1. Manitoba Invitation Stream
Applicants in this stream must meet the following requirements:
Once invited, the prospective applicant must travel to Manitoba in order to conduct an Exploratory Visit. The individual must research communities and, basically, form a plan for how they will live and work in Manitoba once granted permanent residency.
2. Manitoba Connection Category
Applicants with a connection to Manitoba have several potential streams to permanent residency. These streams involve a direct connection to a person, business or institution (such as a university) in Manitoba. Here’s our breakdown of the various streams available within the MPNP Connection Category:
Manitoba Support Stream
The PNP Manitoba Connection – Support Stream is for individuals who don’t have a job in Manitoba, but who have a personal connection to the province. This local person is called a “Manitoba Supporter”. In order to be eligible for this Manitoba Nominee Program stream, the Manitoba Supporter must be connected to the applicant in one of the ways listed below.
Manitoba Supporters must also meet several requirements themselves.
Additionally, the supporter will have to complete the Settlement Plan Part 2, a document detailing information about the supporter, their relationship to the applicant and confirmation of the applicant’s information. Friends and distant relatives are only allowed to support an applicant who meets certain criteria. The applicant must score a minimum of 60 on the MPNP selection grid (possible score 100). The grid helps quantify the factors listed below for the applicant.
Individuals applying through this stream are required to have $10,000 CAD as well as an additional $2,000 CAD per each family member who will be accompanying them.This includes the spouse and any children.
This stream is a great option for highly skilled individuals who currently aren’t employed but who want to live near family in Manitoba. This stream is not always open during the year, so availability may change.
Manitoba Experience Stream
Of course, you don’t need to have a relative who lives here in order to successfully establish residency in a city such as Winnipeg. The PNP Manitoba Connection – Experience Stream is for temporary foreign workers and international students. As with the Support Stream, the applicants must score at least 60 on the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program selection grid. The grid considers the following factors: age, education, adaptability, language proficiency, and work experience.
The Manitoba PNP Experience Stream is a great option for international students who arrived in Winnipeg for school but wish to permanently make a home here after graduation. This stream is also an option for anyone who either worked or attended school here within the past 10 years and wishes to return permanently. This program is extremely popular among current students and recent graduates of the University of Manitoba, University of Winnipeg, Red River College, and Brandon University.
Manitoba Employment Stream
This stream is for individuals with long-term, full-time job offers in Manitoba. This may be an offer for a current job the applicant has held for at least six months as a temporary worker. This may also be a job offered to an applicant who has a completed post-secondary education in Manitoba.
Any type of occupation is eligible. The individual must also have:
3. Manitoba Business Investor Category
A successful Manitoba business is both good for the province and good for the business owner. This provincial nominee Manitoba immigration category is for those who want to establish permanent residence in Manitoba for the purpose of either starting their own business or buying an existing one.
They must have three years of experience running a similar business or experience as senior management in a similar business. If the application is approved, the applicant needs to make a deposit of $75,000 to the government of Manitoba. Then the applicant has two years to establish a business in Manitoba. They have to live in Manitoba while they do this. Once the business is established and permanent residency established, the deposit will be returned (without interest).
Similar to starting a business, there is also a Manitoba PNP program business stream for individuals who wish to move to Manitoba and establish a farm. Agriculture is a major driver of Manitoba’s economy, and the province has a stream in place designed for experienced farmers looking to immigrate. This applies to those looking to establish a new farm, purchase an existing farm, or partner with an existing farm.
The applicant must also visit Manitoba for at least seven consecutive days for purposes of exploration. They need to investigate farming and living opportunities. If the application is approved, the applicant must deposit $75,000 in an account controlled by the Manitoba government. Within two years the money will be returned (without interest) if the applicant has purchased and established a farm within the province. The applicant and all dependants must live full-time in Manitoba.
With Manitoba’s natural resources and land conditions, farming is often an excellent opportunity. For farmers around the world who wish to establish residency in Manitoba, this stream is often a great option.
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