The MPNP has published a new and improved Settlement Plan Part 2. SPP2e is an interactive form; this means that it is a PDF you download to your computer, then use a free app such as Adobe Reader to type AND SAVE your answers in the fields provided. Only one page of the new form must be printed – this is the page that you must date and sign, and on which you place your identification (ID) before scanning the page.
The effect of the new SPP2e is that Manitoba Supporters of MPNP applicants will be sent one PDF file. Part 1 you fill in and save using a PDF app, and Part 2 you print, sign, insert ID then scan. When you e-mail your completed Settlement Plan Part 2 to the MPNP you will send two PDFs as attachments – Part 1 and Part 2.
MPNP completes processing of Typhoon Haiyan applications
The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program for Skilled Workers has completed its processing of MPNP applications from Filipinos who were affected by the natural disaster that struck a region of The Philippines earlier this fall.
Those applications have been referred as appropriate to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) in accordance with the procedure for all candidates seeking Canadian permanent resident status through provincial nomination.
Filipinos personally and directly affected by Haiyan who have immigration questions are advised to direct any further inquiries to CIC, which has dedicated an e-mail service for affected Filipinos both overseas and in Canada. The process to follow for such immigration inquiries, and the specifics of federal assistance measures, is fully explained at cic.gc.ca/english/department/media/notices/2013-11-13.asp.
In the wake of Haiyan’s devastating impact the MPNP was directed as part of the humanitarian response of the Province of Manitoba to identify and expedite the processing of applications on file from Filipinos in affected areas.
As RP is a strong partner of Manitoba and the province’s immigration initiatives, the MPNP continues to receive applications from eligible Filipinos subject to program policy and procedures in place for all interested applicants. For more information, visit the MPNP Help Centre.
MPNP strengthens requirements for applicants from other Canadian provinces to demonstrate a strong commitment to living and working in Manitoba
The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program has increased the length of time that skilled workers with connections to other Canadian provinces must work in Manitoba before they are eligible for the MPNP.
Effective Sept. 1, foreign nationals who have previously studied in another province or territory of Canada will not be eligible to apply to the MPNP unless they can provide evidence of:
- at least one year of ongoing work experience with a Manitoba employer
- valid work permit issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada
- an offer of a permanent full-time job from a Manitoba employer
Previously, the requirement was six months of work experience in Manitoba.
This change does NOT affect temporary foreign workers in Manitoba or international student graduates of Manitoba post-secondary schools. They remain eligible for the MPNP when offered a job after six months of work.
Deadline for submission of mail-in applications
The MPNP Generic Application form, which last spring replaced the PDF MAPP form after the MPNP stopped printing its application kit more than two years ago, is no longer available as an online download. Outstanding applications using a mail-in form must be received by the MPNP no later than Sept. 6. The MPNP offers information sessions to applicants as well as public kiosks for them to submit electronic applications, scan and upload their documents.
Find previous program criteria
For reference only, the MPNP has published the 2012 eligibility criteria that were in place for applications received in the period prior to April 1.
Get help with MPNP applications
This is a reminder that, in Winnipeg, the MPNP holds information sessions on applying online to the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program for Skilled Workers, Tuesdays and Thursdays at the MPNP office: 7th Floor, 213 Notre Dame Ave. You must first register by phone, 204-945-2806. (The MPNP also travels to regional communities in Manitoba to conduct information sessions.)
MPNP streamlined; two paths to Manitoba
This April we’re improving our Made in Manitoba immigration program by streamlining the MPNP for Skilled Workers, making it simpler and easier to understand for the many thousands who want to join our communities as permanent residents. The MPNP design improvements will create two easy avenues for immigration: 1. Skilled workers currently employed in Manitoba as temporary foreign workers or international student graduates will continue to be eligible for the program with a job offer after six months of local employment; Skilled workers overseas will be awarded points for language, work history, education and adaptability. A connection to Manitoba either through previous work experience, family or friends will remain a key factor under the program. The MPNP design improvements will come into effect April 1, 2013.
Reminder: check your e-mail; postal correspondence not accepted
Applicants, Manitoba Supporters and consultants are reminded that all MPNP correspondence is by e-mail. Ensure the program has your current e-mail address. If sending updates to firstname.lastname@example.org make sure to include your full name, file number (if applicable) and both your new address and the address you previously provided. (Those who applied by mail will continue to receive postal correspondence.)
General applicants may use MPNP Online
Starting January 2013, all MPNP skilled worker applications are accessible online, including General stream applications. Previously, only Priority applicants could submit their MPNP applications online. Those who wish to apply through the existing mail-in application can continue to do so.
Settlement Plan replaces MAS
The MPNP has replaced the previous mail form Manitoba Affidavit of Support (MAS) with the Settlement Plan, which has been used with online applications since July 2011. This new, two-part form helps potential immigrants to start planning on how they will settle and find employment before they arrive in Manitoba. It is also a simpler way for applicants to demonstrate they have the support of family or friends in Manitoba. Applications using the old MAS form will continue to be accepted until October 1, 2012.