The Role of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program
by Honourable Kelvin Goertzen, MLA Steinbach
Minister of Education and Training
Government House Leader
This article originally appeared in the Spring 2019 issue of Municipal Leader – The Magazine of the Association of Manitoba Municipalities.
Over the last two decades, the MPNP brought in more than 130,000 economic immigrants to Manitoba of whom more than 20% established themselves in regional communities throughout the province.
The Manitoba government is reinvesting up to $3.1 million in
revenue generated by Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program into services that
support newcomers to Manitoba, Education and Training Minister Kelvin Goertzen
“Our strategic investments will improve the settlement,
language, employment and community supports newcomers that need as soon as they
arrive in Manitoba to put them on a path to success,” said Goertzen. “Our
province continues to grow largely because of immigration, and we’ve seen the
many ways newcomers benefit our culture, communities and economy.”
The province has introduced two new pathways for international students under the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP), Education and Training Minister Kelvin Goertzen announced today.
“By providing students a fast track to nomination for permanent residency, we hope to attract and retain more talented innovators and entrepreneurs from all over the world,” said Goertzen. “International students bring new ideas, global connections and an entrepreneurial spirit to our province, and when they create opportunities for themselves, Manitoba becomes more competitive and innovative.”
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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has revised the definition of a dependent child.
Effective October 24, 2017, children qualify as dependants if they meet both of these requirements:
- they’re under 22 years old, and
- they don’t have a spouse or common-law partner.