Enhanced MPNP Online includes Status Check

As part of the province’s commitment to continual improvement of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program, we’ve added automated Status Check functionality to MPNP Online.

To find out the status of your application, simply log in to MPNP Online and click Status Check to see where your file stands in the assessment process.

This change improves our quality of service and enhances the client experience by allowing applicants to check the status of submitted applications anytime, anywhere.

Through the MPNP, Manitoba selects internationally educated and experienced skilled workers and professionals who are needed by local employers, and who demonstrate a commitment to settle with their families in Manitoba communities as permanent residents.

The MPNP is open to temporary workers (TFW and International Student Graduates) who have been offered a permanent job by a Manitoba employer, as well as to qualified candidates not currently working in the province but who demonstrate a strong connection to Manitoba through past employment or education, through family and friends, or through an invitation to apply as part of MPNP promotion and recruitment activities.

Skilled immigrants selected by the MPNP are nominated to receive from the Government of Canada permanent resident status for themselves and their families, which enables nominees to settle in Manitoba, thereby addressing immediate labour market demand and contributing to the growth of our communities.

To improve processing of applications, the Province of Manitoba launched MPNP Online in June 2011, and after two years of positive feedback the MPNP eliminated paperwork entirely, giving Manitoba the country’s first online-only immigration process.

EOI closed: Eastern Europe Recruitment Mission

Note: The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program is no longer accepting expressions of interest to participate in the MPNP Eastern Europe Recruitment Mission 2014.

The MPNP greatly appreciates the voluminous and enthusiastic response received from skilled workers and professionals interested in moving to the Canadian province of Manitoba as permanent residents.

Bookmark our website and visit immigratemanitoba.com regularly for notice of future overseas recruitment missions.

Email us your expression of interest

Representatives of the Manitoba government’s immigration program are scheduled to visit Eastern Europe at the end of next month to recruit qualified skilled workers interested in moving and settling in the Canadian province of Manitoba.

Deadline: Your complete expression of interest must be received by the MPNP office in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada no later than 10 a.m. CT Friday, April 25.

Interviews of pre-selected candidates (only) will be held in Warsaw and Berlin. Details and dates will be provided to individuals who pass our screening process.

To be selected, email the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program at mpnpexploratoryvisit@gov.mb.ca (Subject line: Eastern Europe 2014); attach your resumé and the official results document from a recent IELTS-G test showing you scored at least 5 in all categories and overall.

Note: The MPNP Eastern Europe Recruitment Mission 2014 is open only to passport holders of Eastern European countries including the former Soviet bloc. You must be able to travel to Poland or Germany for an interview.

To candidates who pass the initial screening the MPNP will send a questionaire about your employment and education, and your intention and ability to economically establish and settle in Manitoba, Canada as a permanent resident.

After an interview, you may be formally invited to apply to immigrate through the MPNP with the connection category Manitoba Invitation.

Settlement Plan replaces MAS

July 2012

Settlement Plan replaces MAS

The MPNP has replaced the previous mail form Manitoba Affidavit of Support (MAS) with the Settlement Plan, which has been used with online applications since July 2011.

This new, two-part form helps potential immigrants to start planning on how they will settle and find employment before they arrive in Manitoba. It is also a simpler way for applicants to demonstrate they have the support of family or friends in Manitoba.

Applications using the old MAS form will continue to be accepted until October 1, 2012.

General Stream added to MPNP Online

January 2013

General applicants may use MPNP Online

Starting January 2013, all MPNP skilled worker applications are accessible online, including General stream applications. Previously, only Priority applicants could submit their MPNP applications online. Those who wish to apply through the existing mail-in application can continue to do so.


MPNP offers e-correspondence only

March 2013

Reminder: check your e-mail; postal correspondence not accepted

Applicants, Manitoba Supporters and consultants are reminded that all MPNP correspondence is by e-mail. Ensure the program has your current e-mail address. If sending updates to immigratemanitoba@gov.mb.ca make sure to include your full name, file number (if applicable) and both your new address and the address you previously provided. (Those who applied by mail will continue to receive postal correspondence.)

MPNP streamlined

March 2013

MPNP streamlined; now two paths to Manitoba

Next month we are improving our Made in Manitoba immigration program by streamlining the MPNP for Skilled Workers, making it simpler and easier to understand for the many thousands who want to join our communities as permanent residents.

These program design improvements will create two easy avenues for immigration:

  • Skilled workers currently employed in Manitoba as temporary foreign workers or international student graduates will continue to be eligible for the program with a job offer after six months of local employment
  • Skilled workers overseas will be awarded points for language, work history, education and adaptability. A connection to Manitoba either through previous work experience, family or friends will remain a key factor under the program.

The MPNP design improvements will come into effect April 1, 2013.


MPNP online only

July 2013

MPNP Canada’s first online-only immigration program

The MPNP Generic Application form, which last spring replaced the PDF MAPP form after the MPNP stopped printing its application kit more than two years ago, is no longer available as an online download. Outstanding applications using a mail-in form must be received by the MPNP no later than Sept. 6, 2013. The MPNP offers information sessions to applicants as well as public kiosks for them to submit electronic applications, scan and upload their documents.

Change for out-of-province scholars

August 2013

MPNP strengthens requirements for applicants from other Canadian provinces to demonstrate a strong commitment to living and working in Manitoba

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program has increased the length of time that skilled workers with connections to other Canadian provinces must work in Manitoba before they are eligible for the MPNP.

Effective Sept. 1, 2013 foreign nationals who have previously studied in another province or territory of Canada will not be eligible to apply to the MPNP unless they can provide evidence of:

  • at least one year of ongoing work experience with a Manitoba employer
  • valid work permit issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada
  • an offer of a permanent full-time job from a Manitoba employer

Previously, the requirement was six months of work experience in Manitoba.

This change does NOT affect temporary foreign workers in Manitoba or international student graduates of Manitoba post-secondary schools. They remain eligible for the MPNP when offered a job after six months of work.

NOTE: These criteria refer only to an applicant eligibility to apply and do not guarantee nomination by the MPNP. The MPNP reserves the right to assess each eligible application on a case-by-case basis.