Receive a Letter of Advice to Apply (LAA) – Skilled Workers

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 complete application. The MPNP charges a non-refundable $500 application fee for skilled workers (effective 9:00 a.m. CST May 15, 2017).

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 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.)

Prepare your Application on MPNP Online

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. However, 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