Manitoba PNP Important Links
The Skilled Worker Immigration stream of the MPNP has been designed to allow the entry of professionals into Manitoba in a swift and easy manner. The primary objective of the MPNP through SWI is to provide a steady stream of immigrants into the province who can successfully and sufficiently fill up the skill gaps occurring within the provincial economy.
So, the priority is given to professionals whose occupations align with the National Occupations Classification (NOC) of the federal government. If your occupation falls within the prescribed NOC categories for the province of Manitoba, then your immigration application has a higher likelihood of being accepted and entertained by the MPNP authorities. Here are the general minimum requirements to be eligible for application to the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program:
In addition to the abovementioned criteria, extra attention will be given to those applicants who can exhibit a genuine connection to Manitoba in the form of family or friends. The accepted personal connections are:
Together with other criterion as mentioned above, MPNP requires applicants to submit relevant documents in support of their application for immigration to Manitoba. Proper documentation is instrumental to validating an immigration application and should not be taken lightly. It is advised that special attention be given to this aspect of immigration application as without the correct documentation any application will not be accepted. These are:
The following is a list of rules for applying for the Manitoba PNP in 2017:
Manitoba has one of the fastest immigration applications processing time among all Canadian provinces. The processing time in most cases is 4 months. However, the application needs to be verified at both the state and the federal level and for this entire process to be fulfilled, the average processing time is between 12 to 15 months. In certain cases where there is an excessive amount of verification needed, the processing time can extend up to 20 months.
The following are the minimum requirements for application to Manitoba PNP:
Manitoba is a central Canadian province well known for its primary industries and agriculture. The minimal language proficiency required by the province is a CLB6 across all categories of the IELTS exam i.e. in reading, writing, speaking and listening. The minimal level for qualification has been designed to allow both skilled tertiary/service professionals as well as factory workers into the province as permanent residents. This requirement is lesser than that of the federal Express Entry program, which demands a minimal score of CLB7 across all IELTS segments. Therefore, those having trouble clearing the minimum requirements benchmark at the federal level can apply through Manitoba.
Applying for PR visa to Manitoba through the Express Entry Program
Apart from applying for immigration to Manitoba through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program, you can also use the Express Entry System to immigrate to the Canadian province. This method is also swift in its processing and takes about the same time as any immigration application through the MPNP. Also, if you already have a provincial immigration nomination via MPNP, then your chances of selection through the Express Entry program are significantly heightened. Your profile will be given an additional 600 points in the Express Entry job pool and thus there is a greater likelihood of receiving an invitation to apply for a PR visa.
Factors considered by MPNP for Immigration Application Assessment
In order to properly assess your application for immigration, the MPNP relies on a point-based assessment grid which takes into account several factors and scores each immigration profile on the basis of the same.These factors are – language proficiency, age, work experience, education, adaptability and risk assessment. The maximum score that one can achieve is 1000 points and this score is also considered by the IRCC when assessing an application through the Express Entry stream for entry into Manitoba.
|Assessment Factor||Ranking Points|
|Factor 1: Language Proficiency|
|First Official Language|
|CLB 8 or higher||25 per band|
|CLB 7||22 per band|
|CLB 6||20 per band|
|CLB 5||17 per band|
|CLB 4||12 per band|
|CLB 3 or lower||0|
|Second Official Language|
|CLB 5 or higher (overall)||25|
|Maximum Points – Factor 1||125|
|Factor 2: Age|
|21 to 45||75|
|50 or older||0|
|Maximum Points – Factor 2||75|
|Factor 3: Work Experience|
|Less than 1 year||0|
|4 years or more||75|
|Fully recognized by provincial licensing body||100|
|Maximum Points – Factor 3||175|
|Factor 4: Education|
|Master’s degree or Doctorate||125|
|Two post-secondary programs of at least 2 years each||115|
|One post-secondary program of three years or more||110|
|One post-secondary program of two years||100|
|One-year post-secondary program||70|
|No formal post-secondary education||0|
|Maximum Points – Factor 4||125|
|Factor 5: Adaptability|
|Close relative in Manitoba||200|
|Previous work experience in Manitoba (6 months or more)||100|
|Completed post-secondary program in Manitoba (2 years or more)||100|
|Completed post-secondary program in Manitoba (one year)||50|
|Close friend or distant relative in Manitoba||50|
|Ongoing employment in Manitoba for 6 months or more with long-term job offer from the same employer||500|
|Immigration destination in Manitoba is outside of Winnipeg||50|
|Maximum Points – Factor 5||500|
|Factor 6: Risk Assessment|
|Close relative in another province and no close relative in MB||0|
|Work experience in another province||-100|
|Studiesin another province||-100|
|Previousimmigration application to another province||0|
|Maximum Points – Factor 6||-200|
|Maximum Overall Points: 1000|
It is important to note here that point deduction through risk assessment can be avoided by not applying under certain cases. This will give your profile the maximum points and thereby increase your likelihood of selection. By meticulously going through the abovementioned assessment grid you can figure out the score most likely to be assigned to you based on your profile. However, merely knowing the score is not enough, you should ideally also be able to improve it in order to better highlight your profile for selection for PR immigration status. Doing so will not only grant your application closer attention in both the MPNP and national Express Entry system but also showcase how you will be a continued asset to Manitoba and contribute significantly as an individual to its economy. To find out how to best do this, it is advised that you take the help of professional immigration consultants as they will be able to give your profile the benefit of experience and lead it towards a successful selection.
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