Manitoba, bordered by Ontario on the east and Saskatchewan on the west has an economy which is largely based on agriculture and natural resources. The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) nominates candidates who wish to settle permanently in Manitoba to the Citizenship and Immigration Canada. There are varieties of schemes introduced by the Manitoba government which will allow candidates to apply under the MPNP and route their way in to Canada in a quicker and easier way.
The different routes available to the candidates are:
These applications are accepted by the Manitoba government all the year round. A candidate needs to be currently working in Manitoba and have been offered a permanent offer of employment after 6 months of their tenure with their current employer. There are further 2 categories in which these applications are accepted, which are:
- A Temporary Foreign Worker
- A International Student Working Graduate
B: Skilled workers with a connection to Manitoba
Applications under this category are accepted during the time period set by the immigration authority of the Manitoba government. This kind of application is for people who a skilled and in demand in Manitoba but are not currently working in Manitoba. To qualify under this criterion the candidate need to evidence a significant ties to this province via family/friends, past education/employment or by invitation of MPNP. Applicant also needs to pass the assessment and get the sufficient points on basis of their age, language proficiency (English), work experience, education and adaptability.
C: Investors and Entrepreneurs
Manitoba immigration and government are happy to invite people who are interested in this province for the purpose of investing. Under this system, the candidates need to submit an expression of interest to the government with their business/investments plans in Manitoba and if the government believes it to be feasible, they would nominate them to be able to apply for a permanent residency through CIC.
With the new express entry coming in place in January 2015, applicants with the QSC can have their permanent residency application processed as quickly as 6 months.