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You can become qualified for nomination in the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) in two different ways. While they are two different paths, the province of Manitoba is generally looking for something specific in the applicants. That is, they are looking for people that speak English (or French) well, are educated and skilled workers, and are looking to settle in Manitoba by establishing not only their careers but also their family life as permanent residents.
The first way to submit an MPNP online application is to have an employer offer you a full-time, long-term job. To be able to fill out this type of application kit you will need to already be a temporary foreign worker or an international student graduate that has been working in Manitoba full-time for a minimum of at least six months. Proof such as a transcript and certificate or a reference letter from your employer is required. Also, your study permit or work permit that was issued by the CIC will need to be shown.
The second way to become a Manitoba provincial nominee is to fill out an application form stating you are a skilled worker. This type of Manitoba Provincial Nominee application will be judged on five different factors. They are age, work experience, education, English proficiency, and your connection to the province of Manitoba. A points system is used on these categories to judge eligibility as a nominee. For this type of Manitoba Provincial Nominee application form, a Settlement Plan will need to be created by yourself and either a relative or friend living in Manitoba that can be your Manitoba Supporter. This plan will include how you intend to settle and find a job and how your supporter intends to help you achieve your short-term and long-term goals.
After becoming a nominee through MPNP, you will be able to apply for permanent residency in Canada through an expedited process. Not only will you be able to attain a permanent residency visa, but your family will as well. Read more detailed requirements for the MPNP.
This program is geared towards people with valuable skills the province is looking for and is a much faster way to get residency than the normal application process. If you do not qualify for this program, there other options to immigrate to Canada include applying to the Government of Canada through Citizenship and Immigration Canada, or applying for a temporary work or study visa. After completing a work or study visa, you may be eligible for the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program.