On April 30, 2015 the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) will reopen its Skilled Worker Overseas stream along with other process improvements for the MPNP Skilled Worker category.
Please continue to visit our website regularly for further information, details and updated application guidelines.
The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program has launched a new “sub-stream” to nominate a limited number of MPNP applicants for consideration under the Government of Canada’s Express Entry system.
Under the first ‘pilot’ phase of this initiative, only applicants who meet ALL the criteria below and are directly contacted by the MPNP will be considered for nomination under the new MPNP Express Entry “sub-stream”. The MPNP will directly contact a limited number of applicants who:
- have an existing open application with a MPNP file number in the Skilled Worker Overseas stream within our inventory
- have the potential to meet the eligibility criteria of at least one of the three federal economic immigration programs included in Express Entry according to the assessment of a MPNP Immigration Officer based on the documents included with your current application
Once contacted by the MPNP, all selected candidates should:
- submit a complete Educational Credentials Assessment for Federal Skilled Worker applicants as well as evidence of settlement funds meeting higher federal requirements once contacted by the MPNP
- provide proof of successful completion of an Express Entry profile by sharing your Express Entry ID and Job seeker validation codes with the MPNP
Consideration under this initiative does not guarantee approval by the MPNP or CIC. In every case, a full assessment against MPNP criteria will be completed first. All those nominated by Manitoba will have to provide evidence that they meet federal criteria when submitting their permanent residence application through Express Entry.
In the coming months, the MPNP will introduce an expanded process for considering more applicants for nomination through the federal Express Entry system. Details for future phases for an expanded MPNP Express Entry “sub-stream” will be announced on our website.
For more information on Express Entry, please visit CIC’s website.
You can find a list of Frequently Asked Questions about Manitoba’s use of Express Entry to nominate candidates here.
Note: Your application cannot be considered for nomination under the new MPNP Express Entry “sub-stream” unless you are first contacted directly by the MPNP and your application meets all the criteria described above.