FAQs - International Students

If I graduated from another province of Canada, am I eligible to apply to the International Education Stream?

No. You are not eligible to apply to the International Education Stream, but you may be eligible to apply through the Skilled Worker in Manitoba pathway.

Who cannot apply to the MPNP?

The following are not eligible to submit an application to the MPNP:

  • Refugee claimants, or individuals involved in a federal appeal or removal process
  • Live-in Caregivers currently living in Canada
  • Temporary foreign workers currently working and residing in a province other than Manitoba
  • Spouses of Canadian citizens or permanent residents
  • Individuals who have been refused by the MPNP within the last six months and who are not able to address the reason(s) for refusal
  • Individuals who have an active immigration application with the federal government or any other provincial immigration program in Canada

If I obtain a Letter of Advice to Apply (LAA) from your office, will I be guaranteed a Permanent Resident Visa to come to Canada?

No. The MPNP will extend letters of advice to the EOI candidates who have the potential to qualify for the MPNP. Applicants must meet all requirements of the MPNP stream they have applied for and the Federal Government’s Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship to obtain a permanent resident visa.

Do I need to hire a lawyer, consultant, or representative to help me complete or advise me on my application?

The MPNP does not require you to hire a lawyer, consultant or representative to assist you with your application. In some cases (for example, if you have difficulty understanding the forms) you may wish to hire someone to help you fill out the forms or give advice. However, if you hire someone, your application will not receive special attention, or be handled differently from other applications.

If you choose to use an immigration representative, you are responsible for ensuring that your representative is authorized.

The Immigration and Refugee Protection Act requires that all immigration representatives that provide Canadian immigration services for a fee must be registered and in good standing with the appropriate regulatory body.

Representatives must operate according to the MPNP Code of Conduct. Failure to declare an immigration representative or recruiter may result in the refusal of your MPNP application.

Manitoba will only recognize or release information to a paid immigration representative who is:

  • a lawyer who is a member in good standing of a Canadian provincial or territorial law society; or
  • a notary who is a member in good standing of the Chambre des notaires du Quebec; or
  • an immigration consultant who is a member in good standing of the College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants (CICC)

Using an immigration representative will not get your application special attention or guarantee it will be approved.

How do I check that an immigration consultant is in good standing?

You can check if an immigration consultant is registered and in good standing with the College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants (CICC) and accredited as a Regulated International Student Immigration Advisor (RISIA), or a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) by searching the CICC website.

You can check if a lawyer is a member in good standing by contacting the appropriate Canadian provincial or territorial law society. You can check if a notary is a member in good standing by contacting the Chambre des notaires du Quebec.

The MPNP has no official immigration representatives acting on its behalf and does not endorse or require the services of an immigration representative or recruiter.