Manitoba's Provincial Nominee Program
Canada is a place that is considered to be one of the best places in the world to live by many. You will find many cultures intertwined and therefore every new member is welcomed to this place. This is one reason that thousands of people have immigrated to Canada to establish themselves and their families. Canada also offers a competitive standard of living and is famous for its economic stability. Many people travel to Canada for work and then plan to settle permanently.
Manitoba A beautiful place to be
with other instances in past, the province is enthusiastically looking for skilled workers who can help develop their local economy as well as families who can settle in this region as responsible residents. Due to the constantly increasing demands in the Manitoba's labor market, the province has opened several doors for immigration of foreign skilled workers.
The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program
Although Manitoba has been accepting applicants from people all around the world for past few years, the newly announced Provincial Nomination Program is a speedy route to immigration. Manitoba has streamlined its immigration process, reducing the processing time.
What are the Criteria for the MPNP?
The Manitoba's Provincial Nominee Program is a competitive process. It is important to understand that people from all around the world are trying to migrate to Canada and many of them opt to use the Manitoba's Provincial Nominee Program. You must be really careful when drafting your application and must provide complete supporting documents, so the immigration office has no doubt about the information that you provide.
MPNP - The Speedier way to Manitoba
To be considered under the more streamlined process, what is known as the Priority Assessment Stream, you must lie under one of the four categories:
International Student (Regular)
If you have studied from an institute of higher learning in Manitoba, you have high chances of immigration. However, you must meet the following criteria:
- You must have completed your post-secondary degree from Manitoba. The program should be at least one year long and your documents must prove that you have successfully graduated from that program
- You must have been working for an employer in Manitoba for six months. This work experience must be gained on a valid work permit.
- You also need to have a job offer from a Manitoban employer. The offer must state that it's a full-time that is being offered and that it is required for a long-term basis.
The employer may also need to provide further documents to prove why you are suitable for this job.
International Student (Strategic Initiative)
Manitoba has announced the Manitoba Immigration's employment readiness program for foreign graduates to prepare them for work in Manitoba. Students who have completed at least a two year study program in a post-secondary institute in Manitoba and have lived for at least two years in Manitoba AND have completed the Manitoba Immigration's employment readiness program are eligible for the MPNP. These are three important requirements for a foreign graduate to immigrate to Manitoba under the international student strategic initiative. Students need to have a valid work permit but do not need to provide proof of an arranged employment.
Employer Direct Stream
If you are a temporary worker in Manitoba for a last few years, you may be eligible to apply for immigration under the Employer Direct Stream. To be eligible, you need to have at least 6 months of working experience in Manitoba. The work experience must be of full-time nature and must have been gained under a valid work permit.
Potential applicants must also have a confirmed full-time job offer from an employer in Manitoba who promises that he/she would award wages that are compatible with regional salaries. Moreover, the employer must take a Labor Market Opinion, why a foreign candidate was preferred over a Canadian citizen.
Family Support Program
If you find that you do not classify in any of the aforementioned categories, Family Support program might be a potential route to the immigration to Manitoba. If you have a close relative living in Manitoba who is also a permanent resident of Canada, you are eligible for immigration.
Finding your way to the immigration to Manitoba can be confusing, with so many options. We can help you decide the best route for you. We are a licensed immigration firm and to date, we have assisted more than hundred individuals and families migrate to Manitoba through legal immigration routes.
Give us a call and we can discuss the best way for you to immigrate to Manitoba.