Hong Kong Talent Recruitment Mission

The MPNP will be participating in Yes! Winnipeg's virtual recruitment campaign for hiring international talent from Hong Kong on April 26, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. Hong Kong time | 7:00 a.m. CDT by delivering a presentation on the MPNP's Skilled Worker program to be followed by a Q&A session. Please see here for free tickets to this event, and visit Yes! Winnipeg's website for more information.

Hong Kong Investor Recruitment Mission

The MPNP's Business Program will be participating in Yes! Winnipeg's virtual recruitment campaign for entrepreneur investors from Hong Kong on April 28, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. Hong Kong time | 7:00 a.m. CDT by delivering a presentation on the MPNP's business immigration program, to be followed by a Q&A session. Please see here for free tickets to this event, and visit Yes! Winnipeg's website for more information.

Applications open for Newcomer Community Integration Support Program

The Manitoba government is now accepting applications for the development and delivery of newcomer community support projects to help newcomers succeed while supporting Manitoba's economic recovery from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The province accepted applications until March 7, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. CST. The call for applications is now closed.

To learn more about the program, please click here.

College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants officially open

As of November 23, 2021, the College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants (CICC) is now the official regulator of immigration and citizenship consultants across Canada. The College replaces the former Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC), which is no longer operational.

Read this backgrounder from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for more information and how this may impact you if you choose to use an immigration consultant to assist with your MPNP application.

Expression of Interest Draw #144

Skilled Worker in Manitoba

  • Number of Letters of Advice to Apply issued: 201
  • Ranking score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 707

International Education Stream

  • Number of Letters of Advice to Apply issued: 41

Skilled Worker Overseas

  • Number of Letters of Advice to Apply issued: 61 who were directly invited by the MPNP under a Strategic Recruitment Initiative
  • Ranking score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 708

Of the 303 Letters of Advice to Apply issued in this draw, 46 were issued to candidates who declared a valid Express Entry profile number and job seeker validation code.

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Special Immigration Measure - Ukraine Draw #3

Number of Letters of Advice to Apply issued: 20

As part of the Manitoba government's response to the situation in Ukraine and in line with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada's special immigration measures for those affected, the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program will conduct regular EOI draws for individuals who meet all MPNP eligibility criteria and are affected by ongoing events in Ukraine.

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Expression of Interest Draw #142

Skilled Worker in Manitoba

  • Number of Letters of Advice to Apply issued: 156
  • Ranking score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 739

International Education Stream

  • Number of Letters of Advice to Apply issued: 34

Skilled Worker Overseas

  • Number of Letters of Advice to Apply issued: 33 who were directly invited by the MPNP under a Strategic Recruitment Initiative
  • Ranking score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 683

Of the 223 Letters of Advice to Apply issued in this draw, 30 were issued to candidates who declared a valid Express Entry profile number and job seeker validation code.

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MPNP notices regarding COVID-19

These notices pertain to the various stages in the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) application process: pre-application, application, and post-nomination.

Pre-application

Do not submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) if you do not currently meet all the eligibility criteria of the stream to which you are applying.

If you were laid-off due to COVID-19 and have since resumed working in Manitoba, you can count your months of work before and after your lay off towards your eligibility for the MPNP. For example, if you worked in Manitoba for five months on a temporary work permit, were laid off for two months and have resumed working again, you have to work for one more month to become eligible to submit an EOI to the MPNP.

If you are in Manitoba on a temporary work permit and you have lost your job permanently due to COVID-19, you may look for new employment. You can count the time you have worked for your original company and the new company towards your eligibility for the MPNP. For example, if you worked in Manitoba for five months on a temporary work permit, were terminated from that job permanently due to COVID-19, and you found a new job, you have to work for one month to become eligible to submit an EOI to the MPNP. Be prepared to submit employment documentation from both employers, including proof that your termination was due to COVID-19, when you submit your application to the MPNP.

For further information about submitting an EOI, please visit the Expression of Interest (EOI) page on our website.

Application

The MPNP will accept applications with missing documentation, given the current situation of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please upload an explanation letter to support why specific mandatory documents are not included in your application at the time of submission. Please note that the MPNP may not be able to complete the assessment of your application until you submit all documentation.

If you have been laid off or your hours have been reduced, please obtain detailed documentation (letter, pay stubs, Record of Employment, etc.) from your employer to be included in your MPNP application so that future considerations can be made when processing your application.

If you have been laid off and re-hired, please obtain a letter from your employer explaining your employment situation.

All employment letters should be written on company letterhead and include the following information:

  1. Start date
  2. End date or hour reduction commencement date
  3. Position
  4. Salary
  5. Is the position being held for you at this time? If so, re-hire date.
  6. Employer's phone and email

If you have lost your job permanently due to COVID-19, you may look for new employment. Submit documentation from your original employer. Submit your new job offer letter.

Job offer letters should be written on company letterhead and include the following information:

  1. Position title
  2. Job duties
  3. Salary
  4. Expected Start date
  5. Employer's phone and email

Upload these documents to your MPNP application as soon as possible so that considerations may be made during assessment.

Post-nomination

If your employment situation has changed as a result of COVID-19, please contact the MPNP by email as soon as possible at immigratemanitoba@gov.mb.ca. Include your MPNP file number in your email.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)

For information on how COVID-19 is affecting federal immigration services, please see this page on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)'s website.

For all other information, please visit IRCC's homepage here.