Manitoba is situated between Ontario and Saskatchewan and is one of the gateways to western Canada. Manitoba province’s economy is mostly based on natural resources and agriculture. The population of 1.2 million is located majorly in the surroundings of its capital city Winnipeg. Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) or simply Manitoba Immigration launched its immigration program in 1998 and revoked it in 2017. MPNP is one of the most popular provincial nominee programs in Canada. Over the last two decades, 130,000 immigrants were benefitted from the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program. Through this program, individuals with specific skills and experience will be nominated certificate from Manitoba province with which they can apply for permanent residence.
This category and the streams under this operate through an “Expression of Interest” (EOI) basis. In this system, all the eligible candidates need to complete a series of questions online and no need for submitting any supporting documents in their EOI profile. Candidates who have submitted their application and made themselves available in the pool will receive a score based on the answers provided. Next, the MPNP system will rank all the eligible candidates, those with a high score may be invited to apply to the Manitoba Provincial Nominee program. Presently, there are no limits on the number of candidates who can submit their profile in Expression of Interest pool.
MPNP is further divided into several streams to cater the individuals belonging to different work roles. They are:
Under this stream, foreign-trained workers with required skills are selected and get nominated for permanent residence. Candidates who have a strong bond for Manitoba are prioritized in this stream. SWM stream is further classified into two pathways.
This stream includes candidates from the Canada Express Entry pathway and direct provincial pathway. Priority is given to skilled foreign workers who have training and experience in Manitoba’s in-demand occupations. SWO is further divided into two pathways.
IES is dedicated to international graduates from Manitoba colleges or universities. Under this stream, desired candidates need not work for six months in their occupation before opting for MPNP nomination. IES has three pathways.
This stream is dedicated to qualified foreign businesspeople, investors and entrepreneurs. Eligible candidates are given only a temporary work permit for the first two years, and the individuals need to demonstrate their intent and ability to start the business in Manitoba province with in the first two years of their arrival.