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Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program announcement

Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) applicants will now benefit from improved service standards, Education and Training Minister Ian Wishart announced today at an event highlighting renewed directions for the immigration program.  For additional information click here

A new MPNP skilled worker non- refundable application fee of $500 for applicants invited to submit a complete application will take effect May 15, 2017 at 9:00 AM CST. There will be no cost to submit an Expression of Interest to the MPNP. The new fee will be non-refundable. Revenue from the processing fees will be reinvested to improve services for immigrants and refugees.

For additional information on the MPNP Skilled Worker Application fee click here.


Premier of Manitoba, Canada, Brian Pallister announces a new Labour Market Strategy for Immigration

The Premier of Manitoba Canada announces a new Labour Market Strategy for Immigration to provide direction for the renewal of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). The MPNP for Skilled Workers and Business will be renewed with a stronger emphasis on candidates with high potential to meet the Province’s projected labour market needs over the next five years, and who can establish higher investment businesses that create jobs for Manitobans. The specific details of changes to MPNP criteria and processes, as well as the new cost recovery model with application fees, will be announced in early 2017 after program changes have been approved by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. For more information, read the complete Manitoba government News Release here, and watch this website for future updates.

New Manitoba labour market-based immigration strategy: click here for Frequently asked Questions on this subject.


On December 13th, 2016 a public information session was held by Manitoba Education and Training to provide an overview of proposed improvements to the MPNP and to answer questions from stakeholders. A copy of the presentation supporting that information session is available here. Please watch this space for updated information concerning future information sessions and proposed improvements to the MPNP.


Manitoba, Canada is growing through immigration. Over the past 10 years, almost 130,000 people from all over the world have made a new home in the welcoming communities of our prosperous Canadian province.

Manitoba offers newcomers the opportunity to take advantage of high employment, affordability, and peaceful living in the cities and towns nestled in the natural beauty of Canada’s central province.

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