With the MPNP, does my family also get permanent residence?

Yes. The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program is designed with families in mind. The person who applies to the MPNP is the qualified skilled worker, and your family is included in the application as eligible accompanying dependants, who are automatically part of your provincial nomination for Canadian permanent resident status.

Who are eligible accompanying dependants?

Eligible accompanying dependants are members of your immediate family who will move with you to Manitoba to settle as permanent residents; simply, your husband/wife (spouse) and your dependent children.

A spouse is your husband or wife by legal marriage or by documented common-law relationship of at least one year. (Ex: Your fiancée is not a spouse.)

A dependent child is:

  1. under the age of 19 and not married or in a common-law relationship, OR
  2. 19 years of age or older, dependent substantially on the financial support of the parent since before the age of 19 and unable to be financially self-supporting due to a physical or mental condition
  3. (Note: Dependant eligibility rules changed effective August 1, 2014; see previous criteria.

Read more about the role of family in MPNP applications as well as other ways to bring your relatives to Manitoba.

Previous criteria

Prior to August 1, 2014, the MPNP listed the following as eligible accompanying dependent children:

  • children under age 18 of whom you have legal custody and who are either your biological or adopted children or those of your spouse
  • adult children between the ages of 18 and 25 who are:
    • not married or in a common-law relationship
    • not financially independent due to a physical or mental condition
    • pursuing full-time academic, professional or vocational training