Once you or your representative have received by mail a Letter of Approval from the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program you are a Manitoba provincial nominee.
Nomination means that we have recommended to the Government of Canada that you receive permanent resident status.
Your next step is to apply to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) for your permanent resident visa.
Application forms and instructions are on the CIC website.
You must submit a separate application to CIC because it is the Government of Canada that issues Canadian permanent resident visas.
The application process includes submitting forms and personal documents as well as undergoing security, criminal and medical checks.
As a Manitoba nominee your permanent resident application will receive expedited processing by CIC. Being approved by the MPNP means we have already sent CIC your Certificate of Nomination. With your Letter of Approval we included a special label for the envelope you send to CIC that identifies you as a Manitoba applicant.
You must apply for your visa before the expiry date indicated on your MPNP Letter of Approval.
By applying for permanent resident status as a Manitoba provincial nominee you are obliged to live, work and settle in Manitoba.
Manitoba reserves the right to withdraw your certificate at any time before you become a permanent resident of Canada.
CIC changed, effective December 1, how it processes permanent resident applications, and introduced credit card payment and other changes to make the process easier for applicants.
The changes are explained in detail at CIC.
CIC will continue to accept applications under the previous system until March 31. However, Manitoba nominees are strongly encouraged to submit their permanent resident visa applications under CIC’s new system, in which completed forms and payment must be submitted by mail or courier to a centralized intake office.
During processing: Regularly visit the Prepare to Move section of immigratemanitoba.com for helpful information and updates.
Contact the MPNP directly regarding:
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, fax: 204-948-2256.
Upon arrival: Visit Manitoba START, the MPNP’s information and referral service for new immigrants to Winnipeg, or the service in your local community.
Information on arrival, settlement, employment and language-training services for immigrants can be found in the section Arrive & Settle.
We look forward to welcoming you to Manitoba.