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 #322

January 22, 2021 – Public health officials advise two additional deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today including:

  • a female in her 80s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region, linked to the outbreak at Heritage Life Personal Care Home; and
  • a male in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region and liked to the outbreak at Southeast Personal Care Home.

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 9.3 per cent provincially and 6.2 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 173 new cases of the virus have been identified. However, two cases were removed due to a data correction making the net-new cases 171 and the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 28,260.

Today’s data shows:

  • 33 cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region;
  • 64 cases in the Northern health region;
  • 11 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
  • nine cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and
  • 56 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

The data also shows:

  • 3,261 active cases and 24,204 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
  • there are 133 people in hospital with active COVID-19 as well as 141 people in hospital with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require care, for a total of 274 hospitalizations;
  • there are 24 people in intensive care units with active COVID-19 as well as 15 people with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care for a total of 39 ICU patients; and
  • the total number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 795.

Laboratory testing numbers show 2,070 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 461,250.

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