Manitoba has invited 349 skilled workers to settle in the province as permanent residents in a draw that took place on September 26. These candidates, plus their family members, are now in a position to apply for a provincial nomination through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). With a nomination, invited persons may then apply to the federal government for permanent resident status.
The MPNP is a Canadian immigration program that allows the province of Manitoba to welcome new immigrants who have the ability to establish themselves and their families in Manitoba, based on eligibility criteria set by the province.
The MPNP operates an ‘Expression of Interest’ (EOI) system whereby interested persons submit a formal EOI. Once this is done, they are assigned a points total based on their personal factors. The highest-ranked candidates are then issued a LAA. Following a successful nomination, a candidate may then apply to the federal government for permanent resident status.