FAQs - Pre-Application

I would like to apply for permanent residence through Express Entry. How can I be considered for an enhanced nomination?

Create an Express Entry profile before you create your MPNP Expression of Interest (EOI). When you create your EOI, include your Express Entry ID Number and Job Seeker Code in your EOI. When you submit your full MPNP application, include a copy of your Express Entry profile and your Educational Credentials Assessment.

I don’t have any connection to Manitoba. Can I apply to the MPNP?

Having a connection to Manitoba, such as a job offer, a relative, a friend or previous education or work experience in Manitoba, is an important part of the Skilled Worker in Manitoba, Skilled Worker Overseas and International Education Streams of the MPNP. You can apply to the Business Investor stream without a previous connection to Manitoba.

If you do not have a connection to Manitoba, and you are interested in immigrating to Manitoba, you may wish to explore regional immigration initiatives, such as:

  • Churchill
  • Morden
  • Pinawa
  • Winkler
  • RNIP – Brandon
  • RNIP – Altona

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 have dependents, relatives, or friends living somewhere else in Canada, will that cause my application to be automatically refused?

In the Declaration of Intent submitted as part of the application, you declare that you understand that Manitoba only nominates individuals who intend to reside in Manitoba along with your dependent family members. The MPNP strongly encourages you to demonstrate to the MPNP that you will meet this requirement whether you have or do not have relatives, dependants, or friends in another province. If, for example, a dependant is studying in another province, you might consider moving this dependant to an educational facility in Manitoba to demonstrate a commitment to the province. Having friends or relatives in another province does not automatically cause an application to be refused. However, the MPNP must be convinced that the applicant will not come to Canada and reside in the province where those friends or relatives currently are. It is up to you to convince the MPNP of your sincerity to relocate to Manitoba.