Letter of Advice to Apply (LAA)

If you receive a Letter of Advice to Apply (LAA), you will be able to log into your account and gain access to the full MPNP application.

You will have 60 days from the date of your LAA to submit a full application. The MPNP charges a non-refundable $500 application fee.

Before you begin

Understand that it is up to each applicant to demonstrate, by submitting credible and verifiable documents in MPNP Online, that you are eligible to submit an application. Review this website and our Policy and Procedures Manual to fully to understand program policy and process, and take note that:

  • The MPNP is not a sponsorship program. It is a permanent program of the Province of Manitoba to promote and facilitate economic immigration for independent skilled workers and entrepreneurs.
  • Notwithstanding your declared Connection to Manitoba, the MPNP will assess your connection based on all documents you submit.
  • The MPNP accepts applications from skilled workers in any occupation – unless otherwise specified – but the MPNP will consider your employability based on your past education, training, work experience, language skills and regulatory requirements during assessment of your application.
  • You do not need an immigration representative to apply. If you choose to hire one, they must adhere to strict guidelines.
  • The points worksheet and the Come to Manitoba, Canada Tool are strictly for you to self-assess your eligibility to apply. If there is a difference between your self-assessment and the assessment made by the MPNP based on the information and documents you provided, the MPNP assessment will be used.
  • Applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis according to the criteria published on this website the date your application is received.
  • An applicant is only permitted to have one MPNP application in process at one time, and cannot apply through both the skilled worker and business categories of the program.
  • The MPNP reserves the right to require applicants who, in the view of the program, have the intention to immigrate to Canada for business purposes, to apply through the business category only.

Document requirements

The MPNP assesses your eligibility based on the documents you submit with your MPNP Online application. You must substantiate all claims you made in your Expression of Interest (EOI) and all information provided in your application with credible supporting documentation.

Before you log in to MPNP Online, be sure that you know which documents you will need and gather them. This page explains the documents that all applicants are required to submit. (The documents you need to demonstrate your Connection to Manitoba are listed on the page for each connection category.)

Personal information

To support the information you provide regarding your identity, residency and other personal details of yourself and your dependants, you must submit official (government-issued) documents proving the information you state in your application:

  • ID: birth certificate
  • Residence/travel: passport (including photo and detail pages, plus visas if country of residence differs from country of citizenship)
  • Marital status: marriage/divorce/death certificates; separation agreement; documents proving your common-law partnership of at least one year
  • Dependants: birth certificates must show names of both parents; adoption papers; custody agreements for children of divorce/separation, as well as travel documents


Provide documents substantiating the claims you made in your EOI and application regarding secondary and post-secondary education and/or training, including details such as name of institution and program, dates of attendance and language of instruction, for yourself and your spouse.

  • Certificate, degree or diploma and transcripts for each program completed by applicant and spouse

For example, if you say that you completed high school and university, you must upload transcripts and a certificate for high school and transcripts and a certificate for university.

Certified translation into English or French is required for each document issued in another language.

Note: Applicants who provide an Express Entry profile and verification code must also provide an educational credential assessment for your education obtained outside of Canada.


Submit documents showing work history for the past five years and do not include jobs that were six months or less:

  • Signed letter of reference from each employer of the applicant and spouse
  • Employer letters must be on company letterhead and signed by a company representative (include contact information)
  • Your employer must include mention of: start and end dates for employment; a detailed description of position and duties, and the salary (wage) you were paid

Upload certified translation into English or French of each document issued in another language.

Self-employed: Submit copies of business registration, business tax records for each year, and copies of work contracts, if applicable.

Immigration history and status

You must submit documents substantiating all information you enter in your application regarding previous immigration applications to Canada and previous (or current) visits to and stays in Canada by yourself, your spouse and any adult dependants.

For example, Provincial Nominee or federal immigration/refugee application result letter, visas for temporary work, study or visit – upload copy of official document

Note: Applicants who provide an Express Entry profile and verification code must also provide a copy of your Application/profile details from IRCC.

Language ability

You must submit documents to prove the statements you make in your application regarding your English and/or French language proficiency.

  • Valid test results from approved language test are required by all applicants except those currently working in Manitoba in high-skilled occupations (TEER 0, 1, 2, or 3; previously NOC 0, A or B)
  • To be considered valid, your test must have been taken no more than two years prior to the date you submit your MPNP Online application
  • Only applicants who are not required to submit test results may submit other documents to show their English proficiency
  • Applicants are assessed language points for their CLB (Canadian language Benchmark) score, which we determine from your test results according to our CLB Grid

Settlement funds

All applicants should have CAD $10,000 plus CAD $2,000 for spouse and each accompanying dependant.

This is not a program fee; settlement funds are the recommended amount of money for you to have available to support yourself and your family as you arrive and adjust to life in Manitoba.

Submit copies of three months of bank statements and certificates of deposit demonstrating a clear financial history of sufficient and transferable settlement funds (liquid assets) in your name and/or the name of your spouse or common-law partner, and, if applicable:

  • copies of securities and other investments
  • proof of ownership of real estate including a current market price evaluation, or other assets (not including personal items such as jewelry, furniture or vehicles) owned by the applicant or spouse, with objective fair market value evaluation

If there are currency controls in your country of residence, the MPNP may require proof of transferability.

Note: Applicants who provide an Express Entry profile and verification code must also provide a copy of your financial documents demonstrating that you have sufficient funds to meet LICO requirements.

Settlement Plan

The Settlement Plan is part of MPNP Online, where all applicants explain why they chose Manitoba as their immigration destination and how they plan to settle in the community, and find a job or, for those currently working in Manitoba, advance their career.

Settlement Plan Part 2 (SPP2e) is an interactive PDF form that MPNP Online sends to the designated Manitoba Supporter of skilled workers applying to the MPNP on the strength of a social connection to an established resident of the Province of Manitoba. Supporters use their form to explain how they'll help applicants achieve short and long-term settlement goals (ex: assisting applicants in achieving their goal of becoming licensed to work in an occupation that is regulated in Manitoba).

Submit your application

After you have completed all the pages of your MPNP application and uploaded all supporting documentation, you are at the last step: Pay Fee and Submit Application. The MPNP has a non-refundable $500 application that you pay at the time of submitting your application.

Two important notes:

  • You must use Microsoft Edge to pay the application fee and submit your application. If you use a different browser, such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, you will not be able to successfully submit your application.
  • You must pay the application fee with a Visa or Mastercard credit card. Visa Debit is not accepted. If you do use a Visa Debit card, funds will be deducted from your card, but your application will not be submitted. Your Visa Debit card will automatically be reimbursed within 10 business days.

You will receive confirmation if the transaction is approved or not. If it is approved, your application has been submitted to the MPNP. You will receive an email from the MPNP within 48 hours with your MPNP application file number.

Before you log in, be sure to review all information on our website about documents required to demonstrate you're eligible to apply to the MPNP.

MPNP Online will instruct you to upload documents as evidence of all statements you make in your application about your personal and family status, your English language ability, and your education and employment experience.

Document format: You will have to scan paper documents into PDF files and each file must be less than 2 MB. Please also note that:

  • Documents should not be scanned using a mobile phone.
  • Documents should be scanned in colour.
  • Scanner resolution should be a minimum of 300 dpi (dots per inch).
  • No enhancement or editing should be done to a scanned document.

If the file size is over 2MB, try scanning and saving one page at a time rather than reducing resolution or compressing colours.

After you submit your application

You can log into your MPNP Online account for the following:

  • You can see the status of your application
  • You can update your contact information (address, phone number)
  • You can change your marital status
  • You can add dependents, such as a new spouse or new baby
  • You can upload new documents

The MPNP is committed to assessing all applications within six months. Delays may occur when additional work or verification is needed due to, but not limited to, the following reasons:

  • A Manitoba Supporter/household is supporting multiple applications;
  • An Manitoba employer is making multiple job offers;
  • Insufficiently detailed and/or credible documents;
  • Suspected use of an undeclared immigration representative;
  • Verification required to confirm additional information obtained during the assessment of an application
  • Changes to the application after initial submission by the applicant