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Manitoba-International Education Stream View

Requirements

Career Employment Pathway:

  • You must have graduated in the past 3 years from a designated post-secondary institution in Manitoba (minimum one year, two semesters, full-time coursework).
  • Minimum CLB/NCLC 7 (or equivalent)
  • You must have a full-time job offer from an eligible Manitoba employer, with a minimum 1-year contract on Manitoba’s published In-Demand Occupations list that is consistent with your completed program of studies in Manitoba.You must be working full-time in MB at the time your application is assessed.
  • You must demonstrate liquid funds equivalent to Low Income Cut-Off (LICO) requirements for independent financial resources for a six-month period.
  • You must show the intent to continue to reside in Manitoba after nomination, including the submission of a Career Employment Plan demonstrating opportunities for a successful career track in Manitoba.

Graduate Internship Pathway:

  • Completed a master or doctoral degree program in Manitoba within the past 3 years
  • Minimum CLB/NCLC 7 (or equivalent)
  • Completed a Mitacs Elevate or Accelerate (including Accelerate Entrepreneur) internship with an eligible industry and research enterprise in Manitoba
  • You must demonstrate liquid funds equivalent to Low Income Cut-Off (LICO) requirements for independent financial resources for a six-month period.OR, You must be employed in a full-time, long-term position in Manitoba.
  • You must show the intent to continue to reside in Manitoba after nomination, including the submission of a Career Employment Plan demonstrating opportunities for a successful career track in Manitoba.

International Student Entrepreneur Pilot

  • You must operate the business as a senior manager on a daily basis from the place of business in Manitoba for at least 6 months prior to nomination while on a valid temporary work permit, consistent with the requirements of your Business Performance Agreement (BPA). Business equity ownership of at least 51%.
  • Minimum CLB/NCLC 7
  • Complete a full-time post-secondary program in Manitoba that is at least 2 years in duration. (distance learning or compressed academic programs are not eligible)
  • Age:21-35
  • You must:
    • Have a valid open work permit or post-graduation work permit (PGWP) at the time of application;
    • Have continuously resided in MB since graduation; and
    • Show intent to continue to reside in MB after nomination.
  • You must demonstrate liquid funds equivalent to Low Income Cut-Off (LICO) requirements for independent financial resources for a twelve-month period.
  • After an application is approved, a Business Performance Agreement (BPA) must be signed prior to the MPNP issuing you an approval-in-principle letter to implement your business plan.

Procedure

Manitoba-Farm Investor Stream View

Requirements

  • Minimum of three years farm ownership and operation experience supported by verifiable documents.
  • Language capabilities in either of Canada’s two official languages are an important adaptability skill that will accelerate your ability to become economically established in rural Manitoba.
  • A farm business plan is required and is an integral part of the application.
  • You must conduct a Farm Business Research Visit to Manitoba.
  • You are required to live on the farm and actively participate in the management of the farm business on an ongoing basis from within Manitoba.The farm business must be in active primary agriculture production and economically viable.
  • You must demonstrate adaptability, specifically relating to practical farming skills, technical knowledge and experience in technological based farming practices that will transfer directly to Manitoba’s current primary farm production industry.
  • Invest at least $300,000. You are expected to establish a farming business in rural Manitoba.

Procedure

Explore and research Farm Business in Manitoba

  • Determine that you meet the minimum criteria of the Farm Investor Pathway.
  • Complete a Farm Investor Pathway Interest Guidelines Form.
  • You must meet the minimum eligibility requirements to continue to the next step.
    • Please pay close attention to adaptability, specifically relating to your practical farming skills, technical knowledge and experience in technological based farming practices that will transfer directly to Manitoba’s current primary farm production industry.  Your existing farm operation must be comparable to current Manitoba farming operations in terms of technology utilization, technological practices employed, scale, equipment utilized, production output, etc.

Complete the Interest Guidelines and Farm Business Concept forms

  • Research your proposed farm business in Manitoba and explore the province.
  • Based on your research findings and your self-assessment of the FIP eligibility criteria, you may consider completing a Farm Business Concept Form.

Submit your Interest Guidelines and Farm Business Concept forms to the MPNP

  • Once you have completed your farm business research and determined that you are eligible for the FIP, you can submit your forms by email to the MPNP. The following forms are required:
  • A response will be emailed to you. If you do not meet the minimum stream criteria requirements, your business concept will not be reviewed. Please note that the business concept is not an application to the MPNP.

Submit your full application to the MPNP

  • If you have been sent a Letter of Advice to Apply (LAA) to the MPNP, you will receive an email with detailed instructions.
  • Read and follow the Instructions and Document Checklist.
  • Electronic submission (email) of all provincial and federal forms is required. Physical copies of these forms will not be accepted.
  • Physical copies (hard copies) of supporting documents can be submitted by mail or in person.
  • All documents listed in the Instructions and Document Checklist and your net worth verification report must be submitted, and your application fee must be paid within 120 days of receiving your LAA for your application to be considered complete.

Application assessment

  • Your complete application will be assessed by the MPNP. This may include an interview.
  • If your application meets all of the requirements of the MPNP, the MPNP will issue you a certificate of nomination.
  • If you are approved for nomination, you will be instructed to sign a Deposit Agreement and send a deposit of CAD$75,000.

Apply for Permanent Residence

  • Once nominated, you can apply to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for permanent residence.
  • If your application is favourably assessed by IRCC, you will receive a permanent resident visa.

Establish your farm business in Manitoba

  • Provide your new contact information to the MPNP within 30 days of your landing as a Permanent Resident.
  • MPNP Business Immigration Officers of the Immigration Programs Branch can assist you with information, feedback, and guidance.

Manitoba-Skilled Worker Stream-Skilled Worker Overseas View

Requirements

Temporary Foreign Workers:

  • The offer of long-term employment must be from the same employer for whom you have been working full-time for the required time period.
  • You must have all qualifications for the position including training/education and any required licence or certification.

International Student Working Graduates:

  • You attended an authorized education or training program at a public, or registered private vocational, post-secondary institution in Manitoba. (Language programs are specifically excluded.)
  • Your academic/vocational program was full-time and at least one academic year in duration.
  • You successfully completed your program and were awarded a diploma, degree or certificate.
  • You have been continuously working at least six months for the same employer who has offered you a permanent (long-term) full-time job.
  • You have a valid post-graduation work permit from Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

 

  • Your connection to Manitoba through employment is stronger than ties you may have to another Canadian province.
  • You demonstrate in a Settlement Plan your intention and plan to live, work and establish your work and family life in Manitoba as a permanent resident.
  • You have all qualifications and the English or French language proficiency to fulfill the duties of your job. 
  • * Minimum language for lower-skilled occupations: If your job is classified as lower skilled (NOC C or D) you must submit in MPNP Online valid results of an MPNP-approved language test demonstrating official language proficiency at CLB 4 (NCLC 4, French) or higher in all test categories according to the MPNP’s CLB Language Grid. 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. NOC C and D jobs include lower-skilled workers in the trades, primary and manufacturing industries, sales and services, and certain clerical and assistant categories.

Procedure

Manitoba-Skilled Worker Stream-Skilled Workers in Manitoba View

Requirements

Temporary Foreign Workers:

  • The offer of long-term employment must be from the same employer for whom you have been working full-time for the required time period.
  • You must have all qualifications for the position including training/education and any required licence or certification.

International Student Working Graduates:

  • You attended an authorized education or training program at a public, or registered private vocational, post-secondary institution in Manitoba. (Language programs are specifically excluded.)
  • Your academic/vocational program was full-time and at least one academic year in duration.
  • You successfully completed your program and were awarded a diploma, degree or certificate.
  • You have been continuously working at least six months for the same employer who has offered you a permanent (long-term) full-time job.
  • You have a valid post-graduation work permit from Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

 

  • Your connection to Manitoba through employment is stronger than ties you may have to another Canadian province.
  • You demonstrate in a Settlement Plan your intention and plan to live, work and establish your work and family life in Manitoba as a permanent resident.
  • You have all qualifications and the English or French language proficiency to fulfill the duties of your job. 
  • * Minimum language for lower-skilled occupations: If your job is classified as lower skilled (NOC C or D) you must submit in MPNP Online valid results of an MPNP-approved language test demonstrating official language proficiency at CLB 4 (NCLC 4, French) or higher in all test categories according to the MPNP’s CLB Language Grid. 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. NOC C and D jobs include lower-skilled workers in the trades, primary and manufacturing industries, sales and services, and certain clerical and assistant categories.

Procedure

Manitoba-Business Investor View

Requirements

  • Minimum of three years of full time work experience in the past five years either as an active business owner or working in a senior management role of a successful business. Business owners are given higher points in comparison to senior managers. Business owners must have at least 33 1/3% ownership to qualify for points.
  • Minimum CLB/NCLC 5
  • Minimum Canadian high school certificate equivalent
  • Minimum investment is $250,000 for businesses situated in the Manitoba Capital Region.
  • Minimum investment is $150,000 if a business is situated outside of the Manitoba Capital Region.
  • The proposed business must create or maintain at least one job for a Canadian Citizen or a Permanent Resident in Manitoba (excluding owners of the business and/or their close relatives).
  • A Business Plan is required and is an integral part of the application. A business research visit allows the applicant to conduct extensive research of their future business investment or proposal. The Business Research Visit must be conducted no more than one year prior to the submission of your EOI.
  • Personal net worth: minimum of $500,000
  • After an application is approved, a Business Performance Agreement (BPA) must be signed prior to the MPNP issuing you a letter of support for applying for a work permit.

Procedure

    • The Self-Assessment Form will help you to determine your ranking score under the Entrepreneur Pathway.
    • The full assessment of your eligibility will be done by the MPNP after a complete application is received.