Manitoba, Canada

*IMPORTANT*

The Province of Manitoba is taking proactive measures to help manage and minimize the spread of the pandemic COVID-19.

In-person service is not available at this time

We are pleased to support you by phone or email at:

204-945-2806 (in Winnipeg) or

1-800-665-8332 (toll free)

immigratemanitoba@gov.mb.ca

NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) BULLETIN #230

October 23, 2020 – Public health officials advise the 48th death due to COVID-19 have been reported, a male in his 80s from Winnipeg health region. The case is linked to the outbreak at Parkview Place and was previously announced.

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 6.5 per cent and 163 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. However, a case was removed due to a data correction. This brings the total net new cases today to 162 and number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 3,935.

The data shows:

  • 1 cases in Prairie Mountain Health region;
  • 8 cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region;
  • 7 cases in the Northern health region;
  • 19 cases in the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region; and
  • 128 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

The data also shows:

  • 1,855 active cases and 2,032 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
  • there are 51 people in hospital and eight people in intensive care; and
  • the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 48.

Laboratory testing numbers show 2,642 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 236,023.

Read the full article: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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MPNP Information Sessions

Please be advised that the MPNP Information Sessions, held every second Thursday afternoon, and the MPNP Business Seminars, held every second Tuesday morning, are cancelled until further notice.  For answers to your MPNP – related questions, please contact the MPNP by phone at (204) 945-2806 or by email at immigratemanitoba@gov.mb.ca.

Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) Notices regarding COVID-19

These notices pertain to the various stages in the MPNP application process: pre-application, application, and post-nomination.

Pre-Application

Do not submit a MPNP Expression of Interest (EOI) if you do not currently meet all the eligibility criteria of the stream to which you are applying.

If you were laid-off due to COVID-19 and have since resumed working in Manitoba, you can count your months of work before and after your lay off towards your eligibility for the MPNP. For example, if you worked in Manitoba for five months on a temporary work permit, were laid off for two months and have resumed working again, you have to work for one more month to become eligible to submit an Expression of Interest to the MPNP.

If you are in Manitoba on a temporary work permit and you have lost your job permanently due to COVID-19, you may look for new employment. You can count the time you have worked for your original company and the new company towards your eligibility for the MPNP. For example, if you worked in Manitoba for five months on a temporary work permit, were terminated from that job permanently due to COVID-19, and you found a new job, you have to work for one month to become eligible to submit an Expression of Interest to the MPNP. Be prepared to submit employment documentation from both employers, including proof that your termination was due to COVID-19, when you submit your application to the MPNP.

If you would like guidance about the MPNP EOI, please contact our office by email at immigratemanitoba@gov.mb.ca or by phone at (204)945-2806.

Application

The MPNP will accept applications with missing documentation, given the current situation of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please upload an explanation letter to support why specific mandatory documents are not included in your application at the time of submission. Please note that the MPNP may not be able to complete the assessment of your application until you submit all documentation.

If you have been laid off or your hours have been reduced, please obtain detailed documentation (letter, paystubs, Record of Employment, etc.) from your employer to be included in your MPNP application so that future considerations can be made when processing your application.

If you have been laid off and re-hired, please obtain a letter from your employer explaining your employment situation.

All employment letters should be written on company letterhead and include the following information:

  1. Start date
  2. End date or hour reduction commencement date
  3. Position
  4. Salary
  5. Is the position being held for you at this time? If so, re-hire date.
  6. Employer’s phone and email

If you have lost your job permanently due to COVID-19, you may look for new employment. Submit documentation from your original employer. Submit your new job offer letter.

Job offer letters should be written on company letterhead and include the following information:

  1. Position title
  2. Job duties
  3. Salary
  4. Expected Start date
  5. Employer’s phone and email

Upload these documents to your MPNP application as soon as possible so that considerations may be made during assessment.

Post-Nomination

If your employment situation has changed as a result of COVID-19, please contact the MPNP by email as soon as possible at immigratemanitoba@gov.mb.ca. Include your MPNP file number in your email.

Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)

For all federal immigration information regarding COVID-19, please see IRCC’s website at https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/coronavirus-covid19.html