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 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.

EOI Draw #144

Draw #144 – April 21, 2022

SKILLED WORKERS 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 WORKERS OVERSEAS

  • Number of Letters of Advice to Apply issued: 61 who were invited directly 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 ID and job seeker validation code.


Note:

  1. Expressions of Interest from Skilled Worker Overseas candidates have only been considered if they:
    • were directly invited by the MPNP under a Strategic Recruitment initiative; or
    • have an IRCC Express Entry ID and job seeker validation code
  2. Candidates invited with an IRCC Express Entry ID and job seeker validation code will only be eligible to receive a nomination if the Express Entry profile is valid at the time of the application assessment.
  3. If your score is higher than that of the lowest-ranked candidate, but you have not received an Letter of Advice to Apply, this could be because:
    • You have indicated that you have taken an approved third-party language test to demonstrate your language ability in English/French, but have not provided a valid Test Number in your EOI or your language test is no longer valid
    • You have indicated that you have received an Invitation to Apply to the MPNP under a Strategic Initiative, but did not provide a valid Invitation Number
    • Please note that for each question in EOI, help text is available, providing detailed information on the information you should enter. If one of these scenarios applies to you, you may wish to update your EOI with the correct information in order to be considered for the next draw from the EOI pool.
  4. Candidates who indicated they are working in a regulated occupation and are fully licensed to work in Manitoba have been selected in this draw. However, the MPNP may not accept or may refuse full applications from those candidates who are not actually working in a regulated occupation and/or fail to provide proof of having undergone all necessary licensing steps to be employed in Manitoba. If this applies to you, you may wish to consider declining your Letter of Advice to Apply.

Special Immigration Measure – Ukraine Draw #3

Special Immigration Measure* – Ukraine – April 11, 2022

Numbers of Letters of Advice to Apply issued: 20

*As part of Manitoba government’s response to the situation in Ukraine and in line with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada 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.

Note: Expressions of Interest have only been considered if you:

  • are a citizen of Ukraine
  • have a minimum of CLB 4 in each language band
  • have established connection to MB (close relative, family-like, community, previous employment or studies in Manitoba)
  • have a valid language test
  • score at least 60 points according to MPNP assessment criteria

EOI Draw #142

Draw #142 – April 7, 2022

SKILLED WORKERS 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 WORKERS OVERSEAS

  • Number of Letters of Advice to Apply issued: 33 who were invited directly 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 ID and job seeker validation code.


Note:

  1. Expressions of Interest from Skilled Worker Overseas candidates have only been considered if they:
    • were directly invited by the MPNP under a Strategic Recruitment initiative; or
    • have an IRCC Express Entry ID and job seeker validation code
  2. Candidates invited with an IRCC Express Entry ID and job seeker validation code will only be eligible to receive a nomination if the Express Entry profile is valid at the time of the application assessment.
  3. If your score is higher than that of the lowest-ranked candidate, but you have not received an Letter of Advice to Apply, this could be because:
    • You have indicated that you have taken an approved third-party language test to demonstrate your language ability in English/French, but have not provided a valid Test Number in your EOI or your language test is no longer valid
    • You have indicated that you have received an Invitation to Apply to the MPNP under a Strategic Initiative, but did not provide a valid Invitation Number
    • Please note that for each question in EOI, help text is available, providing detailed information on the information you should enter. If one of these scenarios applies to you, you may wish to update your EOI with the correct information in order to be considered for the next draw from the EOI pool.
  4. Candidates who indicated they are working in a regulated occupation and are fully licensed to work in Manitoba have been selected in this draw. However, the MPNP may not accept or may refuse full applications from those candidates who are not actually working in a regulated occupation and/or fail to provide proof of having undergone all necessary licensing steps to be employed in Manitoba. If this applies to you, you may wish to consider declining your Letter of Advice to Apply.

Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) Notices regarding COVID-19

These notices pertain to the various stages in the MPNP application process: pre-application, application, and post-nomination.

Pre-Application

Do not submit a MPNP 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 Expression of Interest 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 Expression of Interest 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.

If you would like guidance about the MPNP EOI, please contact our office by email at immigratemanitoba@gov.mb.ca.

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, paystubs, 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 all federal immigration information regarding COVID-19, please see IRCC’s website at https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/coronavirus-covid19.html

  For all other information please visit IRCC at Immigrate to Canada – Canada.ca