Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program Re-opened on April 30, 2015
June 9, 2015
On April 30 2015, Manitoba re-opened its skilled worker immigration program, known as the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program. It is a way to obtain Canadian permanent residence based on a connection to the province of Manitoba. The connection can be a friend or family member in Manitoba, or it can be based on someone in your family having worked or studied in Manitoba.
There have been major changes to the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program. Candidates may no longer directly apply to the program. They first have to complete an Expression of Interest. Those candidates who score the highest will then be invited to submit a full application to the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program. If successful, they will be nominated for Canadian permanent residence by Manitoba.
Points are now calculated as follows:
|21 to 45||75|
|50 or older||0|
First Official Language (English or French)
|CLB 8 or higher||25 per band|
|CLB 7||22 per band|
|CLB 6||20 per band|
|CLB 5||17 per band|
|CLB 4||12 per band|
|CLB 3 or lower||0|
|Second Official Language|
|CLB 5 or higher||25|
CLB stands for Canadian Language Benchmarks
|Documented Work experience
Years of work experience
|Less than One Year||0|
|4 years or more||75|
Highest level of education
|Master’s degree or Doctorate||125|
|Two post-secondary programs of at least two years each||115|
|One post-secondary program of three years or longer||110|
|One post-secondary program of two years||100|
|One one-year post-secondary program||70|
|No formal post-secondary education||0|
|Close Relative in Manitoba||200|
|Previous work experience in Manitoba||100|
|Completed post-secondary (2+ years) in Manitoba||100|
|Completed post-secondary (1 year) in Manitoba||50|
|Friend living in Manitoba who supports you||50|
|Ongoing employment in Manitoba with full-time job offer||500|
|Credentials for a regulated professions fully recognized||100|
|Close family in another Canadian province and no close family in Manitoba||-100|
|Work or study experience in another province||-100|
|Previous immigration application to another province||-100|
We can help advise you on your immigration options and help you understand these rules.
Just because an applicant is invited to apply, it does not mean that an applicant will be nominated by Manitoba or that he or she will be accepted for permanent residence. There are other factors that will be considered, such as the “ability to become economically established”, the family’s health, as well as criminal and security considerations. With these changes, it is more important than ever to speak with a qualified immigration lawyer to ensure that your immigration process goes smoothly and that you have help every step of the way.
Please contact Paul Hesse if you have any questions about this, or any other legal matters.