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.