Provincial nominee program allows each Canadian province and territory set their own requirements and target certain people based on the local needs. The applicant must meet the following requirement:
- have the skills, education and work experience to contribute to the economy of a specific province or territory
- want to live in that province.
The Best Provincial Nominee Program-MPNP (Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program)
MPNP is established with the intention to attract the international students, well-trained and experienced workers, and business investors who are planning to settle in Manitoba and contribute to local labour market.
As one of the most popular immigration programs with high success rate, MPNP has the following advantages:
Compared to other provinces Manitoba has very friendly requirements. The applicants are able to submit application if they work continuously in Manitoba for six months to one year. For certain application, there is no requirement for job type, the job does not need to match your specialty, and the employer guarantees are not required. Your spouse may be eligible for an open work permit if you meet the eligibility requirements. For the international students who graduate from Manitoba institutions, no work experience is required under certain condition.
Policy changes in some of the provinces are unpredictable. For example, Quebec and Alberta had sudden policy changes previously which causes lots of applicants lose their opportunity after years of preparation. In contrast, MPNP has been very stable in the past several years. Even though it had some slight policy changes, the government would make notice in advance to reduce the impact on the applicant.
No limits on the number of candidates
MPNP does not have limits on the number of candidates who can submit an expression of interest and no deadlines. In addition, Manitoba are accepting more and more applications from international students every year, which grantees high rates of success.
MPNP has shorter processing time compare to other provinces. The processing time in most cases is 2-4 months. For the entire process to be fulfilled, the average processing time for MPNP is also faster. For example, for post-secondary students who graduate from a Manitoba institution (minimum 10-month, full-time courses), they will be able to submit an application if they find employment in Manitoba in an in-demand occupation consistent with their training. In comparison, at BC province the applicant usually spends at least 2-3 years at school, and need additional at least one-year experience to be eligible for the program.
High quality education with low tuition fees
Manitoba institution known for their low tuition fees across the country, and the living cost in Manitoba is also well below the national average cost by 50% to 70%. In Manitoba, the average tuition is $12,000-$15,000 per year, renting is around $500-$1000 per month, the average price for a detached house is $200,000 to $400,000. However, low cost does not mean low quality. Universities in Manitoba are regulated by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Literacy, such as University of Manitoba, University of Winnipeg, Brandon university and Red river College.
Why choose Manitoba?
Manitoba is a province at the longitudinal centre in Canada with abundant water and forest resources. It is often considered one of the three prairie provinces with Alberta and Saskatchewan. Manitoba is well known for its high-quality living environment, a good economic condition, friendly people, stable and fast immigration policy, diversified career choices and high employment rate.
Take a family who is eligible to apply for MPNP as our example, the family would have following benefits:
- Your child could enjoy free education from kindergarten to high school as local student if the mother or father is attending Manitoba post-secondary institution.
- If you are attending school, your spouse is able to work legally in Canada, and apply for MPNP after having six months of full-time work experience.
- With spouse work permit, all the family member is able to get Manitoba health card and enjoy free medical care.
- Child under 18 is eligible to receive Canada Child Benefit if the family has been living in Canada for more than 18 months.