The MPNP is Manitoba’s Provincial Nominee Program. Through this program, prospective immigrants with skills and experience targeted by the province may receive a Manitoba Provincial Nomination Certificate, which speeds up the overall immigration process.
Manitoba was given an additional 500 nominations, for a total of 5,500, to be accepted in 2015. These additional nominations will be made through a new enhanced Express Entry category, which is aligned with the federal Express Entry immigration selection system. Express Entry candidates nominated by Manitoba will receive an additional 600 points under the Comprehensive Ranking System and receive an Invitation to Apply for permanent residence from Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). CIC has committed to processing times of six months or less for applicants through Express Entry.
There are three ways in which the province and potential candidates may immigrate to Manitoba, both through Express Entry and outside Express Entry:
- Skilled Worker applicants eligible for a federal economic immigration program can enter the Express Entry pool. Manitoba may select candidates from the this pool;
- Skilled Worker applicants are also encouraged to apply directly to MPNP. MPNP may then select candidates and instruct them to enter the federal Express Entry pool, if they have not already done so; or
- MPNP will continue to nominate applicants directly through the existing skilled worker and business categories. Provincial nominees will not need to apply through Express Entry, but will instead submit a separate and complete application for PR to CIC after they have been approved as a MPN.
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