The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program seeks to include recent graduates, skilled workers and business individuals and their families to successfully and economically establish themselves in the province.
Manitoba is Canada’s sixth-largest province by land area and the easternmost prairie province. It has over 1 Lakh lakes in total. The capital of Manitoba is Winnipeg. It is 5th in terms of the population amongst all Canadian cities. Manitoba has a very diverse economy coupled with a low cost of living. There are plenty of opportunities to start a business, receive quality education and look for jobs you require the most.
According to a recent survey, 85% of the Manitoba PNP candidates were working within 3 months of landing in the province and 76 % of the people were homeowners within the first 5 years . The average cost of a 1 bedroom apartment is $1002 as opposed to $2230 for a one bedroom in Toronto. The capital of Manitoba is Winnipeg with a population of 750,000 and offers plenty of entertainment, education and employment opportunities. It offers a superior work life balance compared to other Canadian cities. In terms of the weather it can go up-to 38 degrees in the summer and
Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program Streams
- Skilled Worker Stream( Skilled Workers in Manitoba- (Manitoba Work Employer-Directed Recruitment (EDR) and International Skilled Migration (ISM) are two words that mean the same thing (Manitoba Express Entry Pathway and Human Capital Pathway)
- The International Education Stream is divided into two categories: (Career Employment Pathway, Graduate Internship Pathway and International Student Entrepreneur Pathway)
- Stream of Business Investors (Entrepreneur Pathway and Farm Investor Pathway)
Skilled Worker Stream
This stream is based on the needs and requirements of the Manitoba employers. Foreign-trained and experienced professionals with the appropriate competences for the Canadian economy can seek Canadian Permanent Residency.
The two pathways under this program are :
- Skilled Workers in Manitoba
- Skilled Workers Overseas
Skilled Workers in Manitoba Requirements
- long duration full time work offer by an eligible Manitoba employer
- Must be currently residing in Manitoba
- 6 months continuous full time work experience with that employer as an international student graduate or temporary foreign worker
Note – It is vital to note that any time spent illegally working, as a self-employed individual, or while enrolled full-time in school will not count towards your job experience in Manitoba.
There is no point based system for the skilled Workers in Manitoba.
Individuals who are self-employed, Owner Operators, business owners, or anyone who provides services as an independent contractor to any business that supports their applications are not permitted to apply for skilled worker status in Manitoba, even if they are skilled workers.
- Employees can only be hired by employers that are either registered or incorporated in Manitoba and who also have a manufacturing facility, factory, or place of business in the province of Manitoba.
- Needs to be an established business and have the ability to offer long term and full time employment in Manitoba.
Skilled Workers Overseas stream Strong emphasis is given to candidates who :
- Have strong ties with Manitoba example work experience in Manitoba
- Support of family ties or friends
- Previous work or education experience in Manitoba
Need to possess any one of the following adaptability :
- A post secondary education or more (12th Standard equivalent in India) from Manitoba
- Previous work experience in Manitoba for at least 6 months
- Hold employment currently in Manitoba
- A close relative in Manitoba (Mother, Father, Sister, Brother)
- A Friend or a distant relative in Manitoba
- An ITA received from the MPNP
Eligibility Factors for Applicant
- A connection to Manitoba
- Point Assessment score (60/100) points
- ECA – Minimum post Secondary education
- Language assessment CLB 5 (NOC 0,A or B)
- Occupation Code C or D must have at least CLB 4 in English or French
- Work Experience- Full time with a minimum of 6 months in the past 5 years.
- Adaptability- Strong ties with Manitoba is a requirement
- A settlement plan
- Total settlement funds
English language points
Points for CLB 8 or higher will be 20 and will decrease by two points below that CLB level. Example CLB 7 will be 18 points.
No points for CLB 3 or lower For second language that could be French there are 5 points for CLB 5 or higher.
- 21-45 10 points
- 46 years 8 points
- 44 years 6 points
0 points for 50 years or older
Work Experience points
- 4 years or more work experience 15 points
- One year work Experience 8 points
- 2 years work experience 10 points
- 3 years 12 points
- Masters degree or Doctorate 25 Points
- Two post secondary programs at least 2 years each – 23 Points
- 20 points for a postsecondary programme that is two years or more in duration.
- After graduating from high school, the student earned 14 points in one year.
- Certificate of Commodity Exchange No. 14 (Certificate of Commodity Exchange)
International Education Stream (Career Employment Pathway)
Post-secondary students who graduate and find long-term work in Manitoba in a high-demand occupation related to their field of study will be eligible for accelerated nomination pathways under the Career Employment Pathway.
Note – Even if you graduated from a province other than Manitoba and are not currently employed in a high-demand occupation, you may qualify for the Skilled Worker in Manitoba programme.
- Education- In the recent three years, you must have graduated from a Manitoba post-secondary institution (1 year, 2 semester full time coursework required).
- Language – It is necessary to have a minimum CLB/NCLC level of 7 or an equal level.
- Employment- full employee with 1 year full time in the Manitoba in demand occupation list which is related to your program of studies in Manitoba. You must be a full-time employee in Manitoba.
- Proof of settlement Funds – The ability to provide liquid money equivalent to the LICO (Low Income Cut Off) or to demonstrate a long-term full-time position in Manitoba are both acceptable forms of proof of settlement funds.
- Adaptability- Must be a resident of Manitoba at the time of the application and demonstrate an intention to remain in Manitoba after submitting the application.
Graduate Internship Pathway
The A Route to a Graduate Internship International student master’s and doctoral grads can earn faster nomination pathways to Manitoba through internships that contribute to industry innovation through the Graduate Internship Pathway.
If you are a student who has not completed your studies in Manitoba and are not currently engaged in a high-demand job, the Skilled Worker in Manitoba Stream may still be available to you.
- Education – acquired a Master’s or Doctorate degree from Manitoba in the last three years
- Language – CLB/NCLC level 7 or equivalent English language proficiency
- Internship in Manitoba -This opportunity requires an internship with a suitable company or research organisation in Manitoba.
- Employment -You are not need to have a job offer in hand when you apply!
- Settlement Funds – Settlement funds require liquid money equivalent to the LICO (Low Income Cutoff) or a long-term job in Manitoba.
- Adaptability – To be eligible to apply, the applicant’s principal residence must be located in Manitoba at the time of submission of the application.
International Student Entrepreneur Pilot Stream
A pilot programme called the International Student Entrepreneur Pilot permits up to 20 international students who have completed their studies at the University of Manitoba to explore entrepreneurship instead of working for a company.
You must have graduated from a province other than Manitoba to be eligible for the Business Investor Stream Entrepreneur Pathway.
Applicant Requirements for the Program
- Business Experience – A business strategy must be submitted as part of your MPNP application. Must own 51% equity in the business.While in Manitoba for the last six months, you must be able to run the organisation on a daily basis in the capacity of senior management.
- Language -a criteria of at least 7 on the CLB/NCLC
- Education – A two-year accredited Manitoba postsecondary education programme ( Distance or compressed academic programmes are not eligible). Studies, job or business experience outside Canada is beneficial but not needed.
- Adaptability – Must have a valid open PGWP at the time of the application. Continuous residing in Manitoba since graduating and you must prove intent to reside in Manitoba after the nomination.
- Age – 21-35 years of age
- Net Worth/Settlement Funds – No Deposit is required. Minimum net worth not required either. You must meet the LICO requirements in order to be considered for a loan (Low Income Cut Off). The MPNP will appoint a third-party supplier to verify the individual’s net worth, which will be validated by the MPNP.
- Business Performance Agreement – After the application has been granted, a business performance agreement (BPA) must be signed and signed off on.
Business Investor Stream
The new Business investor Stream will replace the existing PNP-B Business immigration category. Applicants are no longer required to provide a $100,000 deposit with the Manitoba government.
There two pathways under this stream;
- Entrepreneur Pathway
- Farm Investor Pathway
Manitoba is able to find and nominate eligible business persons from all over the world through this programme who are willing to relocate to the province and buy, start, or partner in an existing firm in Manitoba within the first 24 months of their arrival in I’m in Canada on a temporary work permit.
- Business Experience – To be considered for this role, you must have at least three years of experience in a senior management or ownership position in a successful organisation. Business owners are however given higher points than senior managers. The business owners must have a 33 1/3 % ownership to qualify for the points.
- Language – Level 5 CLB/NCLC certification
- Education- comparable to a Canadian high school
- Age – There are no higher or lower age restrictions for participation.Ranking points however are given to candidates between the age of 25 and 49
- Business Investment – $250,000 if required for a business situated in the Manitoba Capital Region. $150,000 for a business situated outside the Manitoba capital region. The business investments must be made by eligible businesses only as defined by the MPNP. A Canadian citizen or permanent resident must be employed in the employer plan at least once before they are eligible to participate.
- Business Research Visit – Without one, the application would be incomplete. During a business research tour, an applicant may conduct research for a potential company proposal or investment. Research must be completed no later than a year before the deadline for submitting an EO.
- Adaptability – It is possible that your spouse has CLB/NCLC level 5 or above. If you or your spouse possesses a CLB/NCLC 5 or higher in the second official language, you are eligible. Your spouse, your common law partner or yourself have relatives living in Manitoba for more than a year. A minimum of six months of full-time training at a recognised Manitoba educational institution is required before your child can be considered for this programme. It is required that you or your accompanying spouse or common-law partner have worked full-time in Manitoba for a minimum of six months or have finished at least one year of a full-time academic programme in Manitoba before applying. It is necessary to complete this process once you have reached the age of 17 and have a valid study permit in your name.
- Net Worth – A minimum net worth of $500k. The MPNP will appoint a third-party supplier to verify the individual’s net worth, which will be validated by the MPNP. Following receipt of the LAA, the applicant must submit a verification report to the MPNP within 120 days of receipt.
- Business Performance agreement -An agreement called a Business Performance Agreement (BPA) must be signed after the application has been approved.
Farm Investor Pathway
To recruit new farm investors, the Farm Investor Pathway (FIP), which replaces the former Farm Strategic Recruitment Initiative, has been relaunched. Participants in the Pathway must have shown farm business experience, appropriate available cash to engage in the business, and a desire to establish and maintain a farm operation in Manitoba’s rural regions.
It is envisaged that successful applicants of the FIP stream will build a farm business in rural Manitoba that produces primary goods in accordance with their application, in compliance with current agricultural practises and processes in the province.
Farm Business Experience – A minimum of three years of farm operation and ownership experience supported by verifiable and original documents.
Official Language Proficiency – As an official language, the Farm Investor Pathway (FIP) recognises proficiency in either English or French. A rural Manitoba adaptability trait is demonstrating itself, which can help you become financially stable.
Farm Business Investment – A agricultural business need at least $300,000 to get started. You are expected to create your own rural farming business in Manitoba. A farm necessitates the creation of a business plan. It is critical to invest in a farm’s tangible assets. A farm business investment undertaken only for the purpose of earning passive income or speculative profit is ineligible for the programme. Farm
Farm Business Research Visit – A journey to Manitoba for farm business research is a crucial element of the process.
Farm Business Activities –The farming business should be on a recurring and ongoing basis in rural Manitoba, you will be required to live on the farm premises and partake in the activities of the farm on an ongoing basis, the farm business must be economically viable and part of an active primary agricultural production.
Economy Adaptability – You must demonstrate your ability to adapt to Manitoba’s current major farm producing industry in terms of practical farming abilities, technical knowledge, and expertise with technologically based agricultural practises.
Total Net Worth – At the very least, $500,000. The MPNP may request that your financial information and net worth be verified by an authorised third-party service provider.
Manitoba is a great province to move to and has been a highly sought after province by many immigrants in the recent past. It has a diverse range of employment, business, and farming opportunities.
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