Your family is included in your MPNP application
Manitoba encourages family immigration because our provincial community values the contribution that families make to the economic, social and cultural development of our cities, towns and society.
When you apply to the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program, the MPNP assesses your qualifications as a skilled worker, and your family (your spouse and children) are automatically included in a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent resident status.
Because the MPNP assesses the qualifications of applicants themselves, you and your husband or wife should each review the MPNP's eligibility criteria and assessment process. The person best qualified should be the applicant; the spouse is then included as your accompanying dependant.
Who are 'eligible accompanying dependants'
Please note the following about dependants
- A fiancé(e) is not a dependant for purposes of immigration. If your fiancé(e) intends to accompany you to Manitoba and you are not getting married before you apply to the MPNP, he/she will need to fill out his/her own MPNP application and qualify as a principal applicant.
- All existing dependants must be declared to the MPNP before you are nominated.
- New dependants, after you have been nominated (such as a newborn), must be declared to the MPNP and the Government of Canada visa office before you and your dependants are issued permanent resident visas, whether they are accompanying you to Canada or not. If you do not declare new dependants, and they do not undergo medical examinations, you may not be able to sponsor them in the future.
- If your dependants are not accompanying you to Canada at this time, you will need to apply separately to sponsor them through a Government of Canada sponsorship program after you settle in Manitoba. (Note: The MPNP cannot assist you with a sponsorship application.)
- Children who meet the criteria for adult dependant at the time you receive nomination from the province and later change their status (get married, stop/complete their university education, have children, etc.) cannot be included in your application for permanent resident status at a visa office, and will likely be withdrawn from your MPNP application. Please note that the MPNP will not issue certificates for those individuals after you received nomination. They must MPNP eligibility criteria and apply on their own.