MPNP assessment is based on the submission of credible and verifiable documentation. MORE: Assessment
Processing times vary based on number of applications received. The MPNP does not respond to inquiries about application status. Applications are processed in accordance with program needs and available resources.
Inform the MPNP of changes in family status and address (both the e-mail and the postal address you provided).
To withdraw your application send the MPNP a request signed by you (the applicant). You may resubmit your application at any time.
After we complete our assessment of your application we will inform you of our decision by mail (only) to the contact address you provided.
- If your application is approved, we will mail you a nomination package that includes your Approval Letter, instructions for submitting a Canadian permanent resident visa application and invitation to continue your settlement planning using the MPNP Pre-arrival Workbook.
- If your application is refused, we will mail you a result letter stating the reasons for the decision. MORE: Request for Review
How the MPNP assesses your application
Assessment in both paths is based on credible and verifiable documents submitted at the time of application that satisfactorily demonstrate you meet current program criteria for employability and adaptability. (“Current” means published on the MPNP website on the date your application is received.)
Adaptability is your genuine intention and ability to economically establish and make an immediate and ongoing positive contribution to Manitoba as a permanent resident as demonstrated by your employability, your Settlement Plan and settlement supports, and your connection to Manitoba that stronger than ties to another community in Canada.
Employability is assessed on the basis of:
- past education, training, work experience as well as any applicable certification, licence or registration (regulatory requirements) necessary for your occupation in Manitoba
- job-ready English
- current demand and potential for long-term employment and career growth in your occupation in the evolving Manitoba labour market
- the description of duties, skills, talents and work settings in the Canadian economy described in the National Occupation Classification (NOC)
- transferable skills to related and other occupations with comparable skill levels
Find employability information by looking up your occupation in the Working in Canada Tool.
All overseas applicants (that is, anyone who does not mean the MPNP eligibility criteria Currently Working in Manitoba) are subject to a points system. To be eligible to apply to the MPNP, overseas skilled workers must score at least 60 points on the five factors of the MPNP Self-assessment Worksheet; (Connection to Manitoba is required of all applicants, regardless of points scored). If there is a difference between how you assess yourself and a MPNP program officer’s assessment, the program officer’s assessment will be used. Points are a measure of meeting the eligibility threshold to apply, and do not guarantee nomination; the MPNP reserves the right to assess each eligible application on a case-by-case basis.
Education and experience
You must provide proof you have the education and/or training and work experience needed to meet all qualification requirements to perform the job you currently have in Manitoba or, for overseas applicants, get a job in your occupation soon after you arrive in Manitoba.
Your occupation is assessed based on your main employment experience and related education and training. While you may pursue a different job in Manitoba, the MPNP will assess your application based on your employability in this occupation.
Before you apply, research your occupation using the Working in Manitoba, Canada Tool. Find out the qualification requirements for working in your occupation in Manitoba. Doing research and planning will help you to make an informed decision and to complete your MPNP application successfully.
The Working in Manitoba, Canada Tool provides current descriptions of duties, skills, talents and work settings according to Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC). You will also see that some occupations are “regulated” in Manitoba. This means you must go through a licensing process before you can work. This is considered in assessment because it affects your ability to find employment in your occupation.
For example, if you are trained and experienced as a doctor but state your occupation as janitor, you will be assessed as a doctor. In your Settlement Plan you must explain how you intend to meet the provincial licensing requirements to work as a doctor, as well as a plan to find immediate employment in a related, unregulated occupation, such as healthcare aide, which you can do while you are undergoing the licensing process.
Because the MPNP is an economic immigration program, assessment also takes into account the local labour market demand and outlook for your occupation. For example, if your occupation is teacher and you cannot work until certified in Manitoba, where there is currently a low demand for teachers, the program may take these factors into account.
As stated in the example of regulated occupations (doctor, above), the MPNP will consider your transferable skills to jobs related to your occupation with equal or similar skill levels.
Receiving approval under the MPNP does not mean that you can immediately start working upon arrival in Manitoba. It is your responsibility to find employment. Completing any assessment of qualifications, education and experience is your responsibility; the MPNP Settlement Plan (and MPNP Pre-arrival Workbook for nominees) will assist you in this process.
The MPNP is not a sponsorship program. We select independent skilled workers with the ability and intention to settle and establish their work and family lives in Manitoba as permanent residents, a process which requires adaptability.
Connection to Manitoba is a measure of an applicant’s ability and intention to establish in our province as a permanent resident, demonstrated by job experience and a long-term job offer for applicants currently working in Manitoba and, for overseas applicants, social or family ties, past school or work experience, or familiarity gained through an MPNP recruitment mission or MPNP exploratory visit.
In assessing your application the MPNP considers whether you have ties to Manitoba that are sufficiently strong, and whether those ties are stronger than any connection you may have to another Canadian province. The MPNP reserves the right to refuse your application if you cannot demonstrate your connection to Manitoba is stronger than your connection to another province.
Adjusting to life in Manitoba will take time and financial resources. All applicants are generally required to have at least C$10,000, plus C$2,000 in funds for their spouse and each accompanying dependant, to support yourself and your family while you are looking for a job, to ensure your successful settlement in Manitoba as well as to pay your Government of Canada immigration fees and travel expenses to Manitoba.
You must demonstrate your adaptability and employability by submitting with your application a Settlement Plan that shows:
- why you have chosen Manitoba as your immigration destination
- your plan for settling in a specific destination community
- the type and strength of your connection to Manitoba
- that you are taking steps to ensure your immediate and long-term employability in Manitoba
Only applicants whose connection to Manitoba is familial or social must have their Settlement Plan endorsed by their Manitoba Supporter (a relative or friend successfully established in Manitoba who has been living in Manitoba continuously for at least one year and who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident). Your supporter must review your plan, and complete and submit Settlement Plan Part 2 (SPP2e – PDF).
All applicants must have job-ready English. In general, Canadian Language Benchmark Level 4 ( CLB 4) is considered to be the minimum English language ability for employment in Canada. However, many occupations require much greater proficiency in speaking, reading, writing and listening in English.
All applicants except those currently working in Manitoba in NOC 0, A or B must submit results of an approved language test to demonstrate their English proficiency.
Other positive criteria, such as family, social or community support and the information in your Settlement Plan, are important to demonstrate your adaptability to Manitoba but cannot replace the need to demonstrate that you have the language proficiency needed to work in your occupation.