Enhanced MPNP Online includes Status Check

As part of the province’s commitment to continual improvement of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program, we’ve added automated Status Check functionality to MPNP Online.

To find out the status of your application, simply log in to MPNP Online and click Status Check to see where your file stands in the assessment process. (Status Check messages are further explained in our FAQ.)

This change improves our quality of service and enhances the client experience by allowing applicants to check the status of submitted applications anytime, anywhere.

Through the MPNP, Manitoba selects internationally educated and experienced skilled workers and professionals who are needed by local employers, and who demonstrate a commitment to settle with their families in Manitoba communities as permanent residents.

The MPNP is open to temporary workers (TFW and International Student Graduates) who have been offered a permanent job by a Manitoba employer, as well as to qualified candidates not currently working in the province but who demonstrate a strong connection to Manitoba through past employment or education, through family and friends, or through an invitation to apply as part of MPNP promotion and recruitment activities.

Skilled immigrants selected by the MPNP are nominated to receive from the Government of Canada permanent resident status for themselves and their families, which enables nominees to settle in Manitoba, thereby addressing immediate labour market demand and contributing to the growth of our communities.

To improve processing of applications, the Province of Manitoba launched MPNP Online in June 2011, and after two years of positive feedback the MPNP eliminated paperwork entirely, giving Manitoba the country’s first online-only immigration process.

With the MPNP, does my family also get permanent residence?

Yes. The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program is designed with families in mind. The person who applies to the MPNP is the qualified skilled worker, and your family is included in the application as eligible accompanying dependants, who are automatically part of your provincial nomination for Canadian permanent resident status. Continue reading

Can I apply to the MPNP if I want to live in another part of Canada?

No, you cannot.

A connection to Manitoba and the intention to live in this province is a foundation of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program.

The MPNP selects educated and experienced skilled workers and entrepreneurs with job-ready English who demonstrate a genuine desire and plan to establish their careers, their families and their homes in the Canadian province of Manitoba as permanent residents.

In your MPNP application, you must disclose whether you have family in another province, and whether you worked, studied or visited in a Canadian province other than Manitoba. You must list all previous immigration applications, including applications for temporary work permits, student visas, refugee claims, federal skilled worker or family class applications, and applications to provincial nominee programs in other provinces of Canada.

If you meet all MPNP criteria, but have a connection to a different province or city in Canada deemed to be stronger than your connection to Manitoba, your application may be rejected.

EOI closed: Eastern Europe Recruitment Mission

Note: The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program is no longer accepting expressions of interest to participate in the MPNP Eastern Europe Recruitment Mission 2014.

The MPNP greatly appreciates the voluminous and enthusiastic response received from skilled workers and professionals interested in moving to the Canadian province of Manitoba as permanent residents.

Bookmark our website and visit immigratemanitoba.com regularly for notice of future overseas recruitment missions.


Email us your expression of interest

Representatives of the Manitoba government’s immigration program are scheduled to visit Eastern Europe at the end of next month to recruit qualified skilled workers interested in moving and settling in the Canadian province of Manitoba.

Deadline: Your complete expression of interest must be received by the MPNP office in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada no later than 10 a.m. CT Friday, April 25.

Interviews of pre-selected candidates (only) will be held in Warsaw and Berlin. Details and dates will be provided to individuals who pass our screening process.

To be selected, email the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program at mpnpexploratoryvisit@gov.mb.ca (Subject line: Eastern Europe 2014); attach your resumé and the official results document from a recent IELTS-G test showing you scored at least 5 in all categories and overall.

Note: The MPNP Eastern Europe Recruitment Mission 2014 is open only to passport holders of Eastern European countries including the former Soviet bloc. You must be able to travel to Poland or Germany for an interview.

To candidates who pass the initial screening the MPNP will send a questionaire about your employment and education, and your intention and ability to economically establish and settle in Manitoba, Canada as a permanent resident.

After an interview, you may be formally invited to apply to immigrate through the MPNP with the connection category Manitoba Invitation.


Do I need an immigration representative, consultant or lawyer to apply to the MPNP?

You do NOT need a paid immigration intermediary (lawyer, consultant, representative, recruiter) to prepare, complete and submit your free application to the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP).

MPNP Online is designed so it is easy for you to apply by yourself and on your own without assistance.

Moreover, the MPNP treats all applications the same. Paying a representative to help with your MPNP application will NOT result in special attention nor a more favourable outcome. Continue reading

May I appeal a refused application?

Only MPNP applications that have been formally and fully assessed by the MPNP and resulted in issuance of an MPNP refusal letter are eligible for a request for review (RFR).


If you applied and were not nominated by the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP), you may submit a request for review (RFR) only if you provide sufficient evidence to demonstrate that our assessment of the information and supporting documents you provided with your application was not consistent with MPNP criteria on the date your application was received.

  • Documents must be made available to the MPNP at the time of application.
  • Applications that fail to provide sufficiently detailed, credible, legible documentation will not be assessed.
  • The MPNP will not consider information or documents received after we have assessed your application.

The MPNP will not consider an RFR on the basis of new information or documents.

However, such applicants may reapply to the MPNP after six months from the date on your refusal letter and can demonstrate having addressed the reasons why your application did not result in nomination.

MPNP applications are not approved in situations including but not limited to when applicants have failed to demonstrate:

  • sufficient work experience and/or training to find employment their occupation in Manitoba
  • sufficient language ability to be employable in Manitoba
  • the ability and intention to establish permanently in Manitoba
  • sufficient settlement funds
  • that they met the eligibility criteria under which their application was assessed
  • that the endorsement of their Settlement Plan met MPNP requirements
  • that they would take sufficient steps to become employable in Manitoba including pursuing any required occupational licence or certification

Before you submit an RFR please note the following:

  • A request for review can be made only by the applicant or the applicant’s authorized, paid representative.
  • The MPNP must receive your RFR no later than 60 days after the date of the refusal letter.
  • The request must provide sufficient details to indicate that our assessment of the information and supporting documents you provided in your application was not consistent with the MPNP criteria in effect at the time of assessment.

The MPNP will not consider a RFR when:

  • Submission of new information or documents is the basis for the request.
  • Strength of relationship to a Manitoba Supporter (that is, the Manitoba resident endorsing your Settlement Plan) or having a weak connection to Manitoba was the main reason for our decision not to nominate.
  • Having stronger ties to another Canadian province was the main reason for a decision not to nominate.
  • The applicant claims higher English ability, and results of an IELTS or other MPNP-approved language test were submitted with the application.

To submit an RFR you must follow these steps:

What happens in an MPNP review? After our review, we will mail the applicant or the applicant’s paid, authorized representative, a written notice of the result.

Do I need a Settlement Plan?

All applicants to the MPNP must submit a Settlement Plan. This questionaire is part of MPNP Online.

In the Settlement Plan you explain why you want to move to Manitoba to settle as a permanent resident and how to intend to achieve your employment and settlement goals, in particular: finding a job and/or advancing your career.

Settlement Plan is your opportunity to tell us why you’re a good candidate for the MPNP, and how you can make an immediate contribution to the Manitoba community and economy.

Settlement Plan links you to Manitoba reports on your declared occupation in Job Bank so you can do research on local qualification requirements and labour market conditions.

As many in-demand occupations are regulated in Canada (professions and certified trades), Settlement Plan asks your action plan for becoming licensed to work in your (regulated) occupation as well as a plan for employment in unregulated occupations related to your field.

Settlement Plan is important. If you are nominated by the MPNP, we will provide you with an interactive, online workbook that helps you take action toward achieving the plans you made.

Note: Settlement Plan Part 2 (SPP2e) is a separate and different form. It is required only of individuals applying with a social or familial connection to Manitoba.


Settlement Plan replaces MAS

July 2012

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.

General Stream added to MPNP Online

January 2013

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.