Application management strategy to reduce MPNP processing times

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) has introduced its application management strategy to target optimum application intake levels in order to meet its annual nomination allocation and maintain faster processing times for applicants.

For 2014, the MPNP has already received more than enough applications in one stream – Skilled Worker Overseas – to meet its nomination target.

Effective August 1, 2014 and until the end of the year, the MPNP will not accept new applications to Skilled Worker Overseas stream. People who wish to apply to this stream must submit their applications by July 31 or wait until 2015.

Note: Applicants whose connection is Manitoba Employment or Manitoba Invitation are not affected by the MPNP application management strategy. Such applications (from skilled workers employed in Manitoba and skilled workers invited to apply as part of a recruitment initiative) will continue to be accepted all year.

In December 2014, the MPNP will announce a new scheduled application intake period for the Skilled Worker Overseas stream for 2015 after CIC has announced new nomination allocations for the next year.

What the new MPNP Application Management Strategy means:

  • MPNP remains open and on track to meet 2014 nomination targets
  • Scheduled application intake limits affect only one stream
  • MPNP can commit to faster processing times in 2015

FAQs about the MPNP application management strategy

MPNP achievements

  • MPNP nominations in 2013: 5,000
  • MPNP nominations in 2014 (January–June): 1,680
  • MPNP landings in Manitoba, 2012: 9,531
  • Immigrant landings in Manitoba, 2012: 13,312 (all categories)

Each skilled worker or business nominee arrives in Manitoba with their spouse and children, which accounts for the number of landings.

  • MPNP remains one of Canada's most popular immigration programs, with over 10,000 applications received in 2013 alone.
  • MPNP application intake has grown by about 15 per cent in each of the past three years.
  • In 2013, the MPNP nominated applicants from 129 countries.

MPNP nominations by sector in 2013

Diagram of MPNP nominations by type of skilled worker, 2013

Manitoba immigrant outcomes

  • In 2013, immigrants in Manitoba had the third lowest unemployment rate and the second highest employment and labour market participation rates for all of Canada.
  • 85 per cent of Manitoba nominees were working three months after arrival; 89 per cent had permanent jobs.
  • 76 per cent of Manitoba nominees were homeowners within five years of arrival.
  • Immigrant retention: 87.3 per cent of immigrants choose to stay in Manitoba.

Who is not affected by application management strategy

The July 31, 2014 application deadline implemented as part of the MPNP application management strategy affects only skilled workers whose connection is Manitoba Support (family or friends in Manitoba) or Manitoba Experience (past education or employment in Manitoba). The deadline does NOT affect applicants who are currently working in Manitoba nor applicants who were invited to apply as part of a recruitment mission or exploratory visit. That is, the MPNP continues to accept – year-round – applications from skilled workers whose connection is Manitoba Invitation or Manitoba Employment.