Foreign workers who have a connection to Manitoba may be able to obtain Canadian permanent residence through the Manitoba Skilled Workers Overseas (SWO) category of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP).
There are three ways to demonstrate you have a connection to the province.
⚫ MANITOBA SUPPORT
If you have close family members or friends who are Canadian permanent residents living in Manitoba, they may be able to endorse your application. Your family member or friend must have been continuously living in the province for at least one year.
Close relatives can support more than one applicant at once, but friends or distant relatives are only eligible for providing one support at a time.
⚫ MANITOBA EXPERIENCE
If you have worked or studied in Manitoba before, this could be the route for you. Past workers require at least six consecutive months’ work experience in Manitoba, shown by a signed letter of reference from the employer and a copy of the work permit used. Past students need to show they attended and completed an authorized study or training program at a public or registered private post-secondary university or college in Manitoba. Graduates need to submit their study permit(s), transcripts, and certificate, diploma, or degree.
⚫ MANITOBA INVITATION
(IN WHICH WE PROVIDE ASSISTANCE AND IT IS PAST OF OUR EXPERTISE)
Through the Strategic Recruitment initiative (SRI), Manitoba can identify and invite candidates for immigration to Manitoba through the Manitoba Skilled Workers Overseas category. This is accomplished through two means: regular recruitment events overseas, linking Manitoba employers directly with job seekers; and exploratory visits, during which an applicant can research employment opportunities.
During these overseas recruitment events and exploratory visits, MPNP program officers interview likely candidates and issue Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) to those who seem likely to be able to settle successfully in Manitoba. If you want to make an exploratory visit to Manitoba, you need to submit an application during a designated intake period. In order to be eligible to receive a LAA through either an overseas recruitment event or an exploratory visit, you must:
⬤ be aged 21 to 45;
⬤ demonstrate adaptability;
⬤ have a diploma, degree, or certificate from the completion of a post-secondary study or training program of at least one year in length;
⬤ have at least two years’ full-time work experience in the last five years, and demonstrate you are able to find a job in that occupation in Manitoba (including any licensing or certification that may be required for regulated occupations);
⬤ show that you genuinely intend to settle in Manitoba (a Settlement Plan is required which we prepare for our clients) and that your connection to Manitoba is stronger than your connection to any other province; and
⬤ submit results of at least Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 5 in each language ability from an approved language test, taken within the last two years.
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