EOI Draw no. 22

MPNP under the Expression of Interest System

Draw #22 – October 28, 2016

SKILLED WORKERS IN MANITOBA

  • Number of Letters of Advice to Apply issued: 150
  • Ranking score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 654

SKILLED WORKERS OVERSEAS

  • Number of Letters of Advice to Apply issued: 27 who were invited directly by the MPNP under a Strategic Recruitment Initiative
  • Ranking score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 712

EOI Draw no. 21

MPNP under the Expression of Interest System

Draw #21 – September 29, 2016

SKILLED WORKERS IN MANITOBA

  • Number of Letters of Advice to Apply issued: 258
  • Ranking score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 435

SKILLED WORKERS OVERSEAS

  • Number of Letters of Advice to Apply issued: 40 who were invited directly by the MPNP under a Strategic Recruitment Initiative
  • Ranking score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 620

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If I have dependants, relatives, or friends living somewhere else in Canada, will that cause my application to be automatically refused?

In the Declaration of Intent submitted as part of the application, you declare that you understand that Manitoba only nominates individuals who intend to reside in Manitoba along with your dependent family members. The MPNP strongly encourages you to demonstrate to the MPNP that you will meet this requirement whether you have or do not have relatives, dependants, or friends in another province. If, for example, a dependant is studying in another province, you might consider moving this dependant to an educational facility in Manitoba to demonstrate a commitment to the province. Having friends or relatives in another province does not automatically cause an application to be refused. However, the MPNP must be convinced that the applicant will not come to Canada and reside in the province where those friends or relatives currently are. It is up to you to convince the MPNP of your sincerity to relocate to Manitoba.

What is the Farm Strategic Recruitment Initiative within the MPNP-B?

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program for Business (MPNP-B) is a component of an immigration program that was created through an agreement between the Government of Canada and the Province of Manitoba. The Farm Strategic Recruitment Initiative (FSRI) is a special rural economic initiative under the auspices of the MPNP-B. The purpose of this program is to attract suitable farm business persons that meet the criteria of the FSRI. The MPNP-B accelerates the immigration process by providing a Nomination Certificate to allow for faster processing by the Government of Canada of your immigration application.

How much does the MPNP-B require me to invest in Manitoba in the FSRI Program?

The amount of investment you make in Manitoba will be dictated by the type of farm business you establish, the size of the operation, and the farm sector that you intend to enter. Depending on the size of the farm the investment may be in the hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars. While the total investment may include financing, a minimum of $150,000 must be from your personal resources. The CDN$75,000 deposit is not part of the investment.

If I attend a Farm Business Research Visit and submit my application to the FSRI, and if I am interviewed, will I automatically be nominated by Manitoba?

Making a Farm Business Research Visit to Manitoba and being interviewed will not guarantee that you will receive a Nomination Certificate. The MPNP-B bases its decision on many factors in addition to the minimum net worth and experience criteria.

Why do the FSRI eligibility criteria specify that an applicant must demonstrate practical farming skills, technological knowledge and experience in technological-based farming practice that will immediately transfer directly to Manitoba’s current primary production industry?

In the past, applicants who successfully established rural farm businesses consistent with existing Manitoba farm operations and investment levels displayed the characteristics of having farming skills, technical knowledge and experience in technological based farming practices, and language skills that were immediately adaptable or transferable to Manitoba. The technical knowledge and experience in technological based farming practices were being employed by the successful applicant in their existing farm business.

Applicants with farming as their business intention who previously did not employ similar technological based farming practices on their farm operation, or have suitable language skills were less likely to be successful in establishing a farm business in rural Manitoba.

I have never owned a farm business or managed a farming operation. Does this affect my chances of qualifying?

Yes. All FSRI applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have a minimum of three years of farm business management or farm ownership and operation experience supported by verifiable documents. You must demonstrate your adaptability, specifically your practical farming skills, technical knowledge and experience in technological based farming practices which will transfer directly to Manitoba’s primary farm production industry that is currently in practice.