Receive a Letter of Advice to Apply – Skilled Workers

If you receive a Letter of Advice to Apply (LAA), you will be able to log into your account and gain access to the full MPNP application.

You will have 60 days from the date of your LAA to submit a complete application. The MPNP charges a non-refundable $500 application fee for skilled workers (effective 9:00 a.m. CST May 15, 2017).

Before you proceed

Understand that it is up to each applicant to demonstrate, by submitting credible and verifiable documents in MPNP Online, that you are eligible to submit an application. Review and our Policy and Procedures Manual to fully to understand program policy and process, and take note that:

  • The MPNP is not a sponsorship program. It is a permanent program of the Province of Manitoba to promote and facilitate economic immigration for independent skilled workers and entrepreneurs.
  • Notwithstanding your declared Connection to Manitoba, the MPNP will assess your connection based on all documents you submit.
  • The MPNP accepts applications from skilled workers in any occupation – unless otherwise specified – but the MPNP will consider your employability based on your past education, training, work experience, language skills and regulatory requirements during assessment of your application.
  • You do not need an immigration representative to apply. If you choose to hire one, they must adhere to strict guidelines.
  • The points worksheet and the Come to Manitoba, Canada Tool are strictly for you to self-assess your eligibility to apply. If there is a difference between your self-assessment and the assessment made by the MPNP based on the information and documents you provided, the MPNP assessment will be used.
  • Applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis according to the criteria published on this website the date your application is received.
  • An applicant is only permitted to have one MPNP application in process at one time, and cannot apply through both the skilled worker and business categories of the program.
  • The MPNP reserves the right to require applicants who, in the view of the program, have the intention to immigrate to Canada for business purposes, to apply through the business category only.

Document Requirements

The MPNP assesses your eligibility based on the documents you submit with your MPNP Online application. You must substantiate all claims you made in your Expression of Interest (EOI) and all information provided in your application with credible supporting documentation.

Therefore, before you log in to apply, be sure that you know what documents you will need and gather all these documents so that you are prepared to scan and upload them with your MPNP Online application.

This page explains the documents that all applicants are required to submit. (The documents you need to demonstrate your Connection to Manitoba are listed on the page for each connection category)

Log in to MPNP Online

MPNP Online is a secure and simple interactive web tool that guides MPNP applicants through the process of submitting a complete immigration application.

You simply have to log into your account you created for submitting your Expression of Interest and will now have access to the full MPNP application. MPNP Online is free and easy to use from anywhere in the world. If you’re qualified to apply, all you need to get started is an email address to create a Manitoba government account.

You don’t need to complete your application in one sitting; you can log on and off MPNP Online; at the end of each session, the information you entered, and the digital documents you uploaded, are saved – safe and secure.

If you need assistance while applying, click the “information” icons on the pages of MPNP Online, the Help link that explains each page of the application and, for technical and other assistance, the Contact email links.

Before you log in, be sure to review all information on our website about documents required to demonstrate you’re eligible to apply to the MPNP.

MPNP Online will instruct you to upload documents as evidence of all statements you make in your application about your personal and family status, your English language ability, and your education and employment experience.

Document format: You will have to scan paper documents into PDF files and each file must be less than 2 MB. Please also note that:

  • Documents should not be scanned using a mobile phone.
  • Documents should be scanned in colour.
  • Scanner resolution should be a minimum of 300 dpi (dots per inch).
  • No enhancement or editing should be done to a scanned document.

If the file size is over 2MB, try scanning and saving one page at a time rather than reducing resolution or compressing colours.

After you submit your application

You cannot change the information or documents you uploaded and submitted. However, you can – and must – log back in to MPNP Online to provide new information about changed circumstances, ex: you get married or have a baby, you have a new job; you have a new address. (The MPNP does not accept updates to your information or documents by e-mail or in person; you must use MPNP Online.)

Status of your application

The MPNP does not accept inquiries about the status of your application after you have submitted it. However, you can check your application status by logging in to MPNP Online and selecting that option.

Delays may occur at any time during the assessment process for applications where additional work or verification needs to be done due to, but not limited to, the following reasons:

  • A Manitoba supporter / household is supporting multiple applications;
  • An Manitoba employer is making multiple job offers;
  • Insufficiently detailed and/or credible documents;
  • Suspected use of an undeclared immigration representative;
  • Verification required to confirm additional information obtained during the assessment of an application
  • Changes to the application after initial submission by the applicant