Invitation to Apply

If you receive a Letter of Advice to Apply (LAA), you will be able to log into your account and gain access to the full MPNP application.

You will have 60 days from the date of your LAA to submit a complete application.

 

Before you proceed

Understand that it is up to each applicant to demonstrate, by submitting credible and verifiable documents in MPNP Online, that you are eligible to submit an application. Review immigratemanitoba.com and our Policy and Procedural Manual to fully to understand program policy and process, and take note that:

  • The MPNP is not a sponsorship program. It is a permanent program of the Province of Manitoba to promote and facilitate economic immigration for independent skilled workers and entrepreneurs.
  • Notwithstanding your declared Connection to Manitoba, the MPNP will assess your connection based on all documents you submit.
  • The MPNP accepts applications from skilled workers in any occupation – unless otherwise specified – but the MPNP will consider your employability based on your past education, training, work experience, language skills and regulatory requirements during assessment of your application.
  • You do not need an immigration representative to apply. If you choose to hire one, they must adhere to strict guidelines.
  • The points worksheet and the Come to Manitoba, Canada Tool are strictly for you to self-assess your eligibility to apply. If there is a difference between your self-assessment and the assessment made by the MPNP based on the information and documents you provided, the MPNP assessment will be used.
  • Applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis according to the criteria published on this website the date your application is received.
  • An applicant is only permitted to have one MPNP application in process at one time, and cannot apply through both the skilled worker and business categories of the program.
  • The MPNP reserves the right to require applicants who, in the view of the program, have the intention to immigrate to Canada for business purposes, to apply through the business category only.

Document Requirements

The MPNP assesses your eligibility based on the documents you submit with your MPNP Online application. You must substantiate all claims you made in your Expression of Interest (EOI) and all information provided ion your application with credible supporting documentation.

Therefore, before you log in to apply, be sure that you know what documents you will need and gather all these documents so that you are prepared to scan and upload them with your MPNP Online application.

This page explains the documents that all applicants are required to submit. (The documents you need to demonstrate your Connection to Manitoba are listed on the page for each connection category)

Personal information

To support the information you provide regarding your identity, residency and other personal details of yourself and your dependants, you must submit official (government-issued) documents proving the information you state in your application:

  • ID: birth certificate
  • Residence/travel: passport (including photo and detail pages, plus visas if country of residence differs from country of citizenship)
  • Marital status: marriage/divorce/death certificates; separation agreement; documents proving your common-law partnership of at least one year
  • Dependants: birth certificates must show names of both parents; adoption papers; custody agreements for children of divorce/separation, as well as travel documents

Education

Provide documents substantiating the claims you made in your EOI and application regarding secondary and post-secondary education and/or training, including details such as name of institution and program, dates of attendance and language of instruction, for yourself and your spouse.

  • certificate, degree or diploma and transcripts for each program completed by applicant and spouse

Note: if you say, for example, that you completed high school and university, you must upload transcripts and a certificate for high school AND transcripts and a certificate for university.

Certified translation into English or French is required for each document issued in another language.

Employment

Submit documents showing work history for the past five years and do not include jobs that were six months or less:

  • Signed letter of reference from each employer of the applicant and spouse
  • Employer letters must be on company letterhead and signed by a company representative (include contact information)
  • Your employer must include mention of: start and end dates for employment; a detailed description of position and duties, and the salary (wage) you were paid

Upload certified translation into English or French of each document issued in another language.

Self-employed: submit copies of business registration, business tax records for each year, and copies of work contracts, if applicable.

Immigration history and status

You must submit documents substantiating all information you enter in your application regarding previous immigration applications to Canada and previous (or current) visits to and stays in Canada by yourself, your spouse and any adult dependants.

  • For example: provincial nominee or federal immigration/refugee application result letter, visas for temporary work, study or visit – upload copy of official document

Language ability

You must submit documents to prove the statements you make in your application regarding your English and/or French language proficiency.

  • Test results from approved language test are required by all applicants except those currently working in Manitoba in high-skill occupations (NOC 0, A or B)
  • Only applicants who are not required to submit test results may submit other documents to show their English proficiency
  • Applicants are assessed language points for their “CLB” (Canadian language Benchmark) score, which we determine from your test results according to our CLB Grid

Settlement Funds

All applicants should have C$10,000 plus C$2,000 for spouse and each accompanying dependant.

This is not a program fee; settlement funds are the recommended amount of money for you to have available to support yourself and your family as you arrive and adjust to life in Manitoba.

Submit copies of bank statements and certificates of deposit demonstrating a clear financial history of sufficient and transferable settlement funds (liquid assets) in your name and/or the name of your spouse or common-law partner, and, if applicable:

  • copies of securities and other investments
  • proof of ownership of real estate including a current market price evaluation, or other assets (not including personal items such as jewelry, furniture or vehicles) owned by the applicant or spouse, with objective fair market value evaluation

If there are currency controls in your country of residence, the MPNP may require proof of transferability.

Adaptability – Settlement Plan

The Settlement Plan is part of MPNP Online, where all applicants explain why they chose Manitoba as their immigration destination and how they plan to settle in the community, and find a job or, for those currently working in Manitoba, advance their career.

Settlement Plan Part 2 (SPP2e) is an interactive PDF form that MPNP Online sends to the designated Manitoba Supporter of skilled workers applying to the MPNP on the strength of a social connection to an established resident of the Province of Manitoba. Supporters use their form to explain how they’ll help applicants achieve short and long-term settlement goals (ex: assisting applicants in achieving their goal of becoming licensed to work in an occupation that is regulated in Manitoba).

Log in MPNP Online

MPNP Online is a secure and simple interactive web tool that guides MPNP applicants through the process of submitting a complete immigration application.

You simply have to log into your account you created for submitting your Expression of Interest and will now have access to the full MPNP application. MPNP Online is free and easy to use from anywhere in the world. If you’re qualified to apply, all you need to get started is an email address to create a Manitoba government account.

You don’t need to complete your application in one sitting; you can log on and off MPNP Online; at the end of each session, the information you entered, and the digital documents you uploaded, are saved – safe and secure.

If you need assistance while applying, click the “information” icons on the pages of MPNP Online, the Help link that explains each page of the application and, for technical and other assistance, the Contact email links.

Before you log in, be sure to review all information on our website about documents required to demonstrate you’re eligible to apply to the MPNP.

MPNP Online will instruct you to upload documents as evidence of all statements you make in your application about your personal and family status, your English language ability, and your education and employment experience.

Note

Document format: You will have to scan paper documents into PDF files and each file must be less than 2 MB. Please also note that:

  • Documents should not be scanned using a mobile phone.
  • Documents should be scanned in colour.
  • Scanner resolution should be a minimum of 300 dpi (dots per inch).
  • No enhancement or editing should be done to a scanned document.

If the file size is over 2MB, try scanning and saving one page at a time rather than reducing resolution or compressing colours.

After you submit your application, you cannot change the information or documents you uploaded and submitted. However, you can – and must – log back in to MPNP Online to provide new information about changed circumstances, ex: you get married or have a baby, you have a new job; you have a new address. (The MPNP does not accept updates to your information or documents by e-mail or in person; you must use MPNP Online.)

Status of your application: The MPNP does not accept inquiries about the status of your application after you have submitted it. However, you can check your application status by logging in to MPNP Online and selecting that option.

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