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					Manitoba Provincial
Nominee Program
for Skilled Workers




ImmIgratION tO MaNitoba, CaNada
    SECTION 1:
    AM I ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?
    Answer the questions below to find out if you are                      NOTE: Receiving approval under the MPNP does not
    eligible to apply to the Manitoba Provincial Nominee                  mean that you can immediately start working in your
    Program for Skilled Workers (MPNP).                                   assessed occupation once you arrive in Manitoba. You
                                                                          may need to have your qualifications, education and
    1. Do I have legal status in my country of residence?                 experience assessed when you arrive in the province.
    Do you have proof that you have legal status in                       For more information on regulated occupations and
    the country where you are now living? You are not                     qualifications recognition in Manitoba, visit the Work in
    eligible to apply if you are now a refugee claimant or                Manitoba section of immigratemanitoba.com.
    a refused refugee claimant living in Canada. You may
    apply from outside of Canada if you have proof of
                                                                          3. Do I meet the eligibility criteria for one of the
    legal status in your country of residence.
                                                                             MPNP assessment streams?
    2. Am I a skilled worker who is employable in                         MPNP applicants must demonstrate a genuine
        Manitoba?                                                         intention and ability to settle successfully in
    You need proof of training (including any required                    Manitoba. The MPNP has four priority assessment
    licence or certification), work experience and                         streams and a General stream based on the type of
    language ability to find employment in your assessed                   connection applicants have to Manitoba. Priority
    occupation in Manitoba soon after you arrive. Your                    assessment streams are designed for applicants
    assessed occupation is the occupation under which                     who can demonstrate the strongest potential to
    an MPNP program officer assesses your application                       settle successfully and permanently in Manitoba.
    based on your training and main work experience.                      Applications accepted under a priority assessment
    The MPNP accepts applications in any occupation                       stream will be assessed before applications accepted
    where individuals satisfactorily demonstrate their                    under the General stream. To find out if you are
    employability in their assessed occupation in Manitoba.               eligible to apply under one of the assessment
                                                                          streams, refer to the tables in the following pages.
    The MPNP will assess your employability in your
    assessed occupation based on:
        • your documented education, training,                            NOTE: No Application Deadline
           work experience and language skills                            There is no deadline for applying to the Manitoba
        • the current demand and potential for                            Provincial Nominee Program. However, program
           long-term employment in your assessed                          criteria may change without notice and your
           occupation in Manitoba                                         application will be assessed according to the criteria in
        • current description of duties, skills, talents                  place at the time we receive your complete application.
            and work settings in the Canadian economy,
            described in the National Occupational
            Classification (NOC)
        • your transferable skills to other related
            occupations with equal/similar skill levels

    The MPNP reserves the right to assess the
    employability of any applicant in their assessed
    occupation on a case-by-case basis.
                                                                                AM I ELIGIBLE TO APPLY UNDER A




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                                             PRIORITY ASSESSMENT STREAM?
        I HAVE:                                                                                             I CAN APPLY UNDER

        • a valid work permit for full-time employment
        • AND worked for a Manitoba employer for at least six months                                      Employer Direct stream
        • AND a long-term, full-time job offer from the same Manitoba employer

        • a post-graduation work permit received after completing a post-secondary program in
          Manitoba                                                                                         International Student
        • a long-term, full-time job offer from a Manitoba employer for whom you have been                         stream
          working for at least six months

        • a close relative in Manitoba who has signed a Manitoba Affidavit of Support (MAS)
                                                                                                          Family Support stream
        • AND I meet the minimum criteria for the Family Support stream




                            AM I ELIGIBLE TO APPLY UNDER THE GENERAL STREAM?
            If your application is not eligible for consideration under a priority stream you may be eligible to apply
                              under the General stream if you have one or more of the following:
         • a close relative in Manitoba                                        • completed education in Manitoba

         • two distant relatives or friends in Manitoba
           who have each signed a Manitoba Affidavit of                          • previous work experience in Manitoba
           Support (MAS)                                                         (at least six months)


         Please review the specific criteria for each of these factors in the section Self Assessment – General stream.



                           AM I ELIGIBLE TO APPLY UNDER A STRATEGIC INITIATIVE?
            Strategic initiatives are undertaken at the discretion of the MPNP in accordance with program needs
             and available resources. You are eligible to apply to the MPNP through a strategic initiative if you:
    •      participated in an exploratory visit to Manitoba confirmed by the MPNP, had an interview with a MPNP officer and
           received an invitation to apply
    •      were interviewed by a MPNP officer and received a letter of invitation to apply as part of a MPNP targeted overseas
           promotional initiative
             To find out about current strategic initiatives please visit our website at immigratemanitoba.com.




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    4. Do I have sufficient settlement supports?                            5. Do I have a complete application with all required
    The MPNP is not a sponsorship program. To be                          forms and documents?
    nominated, you must be able to demonstrate your                       If you meet all eligibility criteria, you must provide all
    ability to successfully settle in Manitoba as a skilled               required forms and documents described in one of
    worker.                                                               our document checklists (MDOC) for yourself and for
                                                                          all of your accompanying dependants. The MPNP will
    You are eligible to apply to the MPNP only if you can                 not accept incomplete applications.
    provide evidence of financial resources in your own
    name demonstrating that you are able to:
                                                                          6. Who can be included in my application?
        • pay your Government of Canada immigration                       Manitoba values the contribution that family units
            fees and travel expenses to Manitoba                          can make to the economic development of our
        • support yourself while you are looking for                      province and encourages the inclusion of eligible
            employment                                                    family members in your application to the MPNP.
        • ensure your successful settlement in                            Eligible family members included in your application
            Manitoba                                                      are called accompanying dependants.

                                                                          Eligible accompanying dependants include:
    As a general requirement, you should have at least                         • your spouse (legal marriage or at least one
    $10,000 Cdn, plus $2,000 Cdn for each accompanying                             year of common-law partnership*)
    dependant. You can demonstrate that you have
    sufficient settlement funds in your name by including                        •    children under age 18 of whom you have
    the following documents with your application:                                  legal custody and who are either your
                                                                                    biological or adopted children, or those of
         •    original or notarized copies of bank                                  your spouse or common-law partner
              statement(s) and certificate(s) of deposit(s)
              demonstrating a clear financial history of                        •    adult children who are:
              sufficient and transferable settlement funds in                         - under age 22 and not married or in a
              your name and/or the name of your spouse/                               common-law relationship
              common-law partner, if applicable                                     - over age 22 and not financially
                                                                                      independent due to a physical or mental
    In addition, you may also provide                                                 condition
        • notarized copies of securities and other                                  - over age 22 and pursuing full-time
             short-term investments                                                   academic, professional or vocational
         • proof of ownership of real estate including                                training
             a current market price evaluation, or other
             assets (not including personal items such                    * A fiancé(e) is not a dependant for purposes
             as jewelry, furniture or vehicles) owned by                     of immigration. If your fiancé(e) intends to
             applicant or spouse/common-law partner,                         accompany you to Manitoba and you are not
             with objective valuation of fair market value                   getting married before you apply to the MPNP, he/
                                                                             she will need to fill out his/her own application and
    If there are currency controls in your country                           qualify as a principal applicant.
    of residence, the MPNP may require proof of
    transferability of settlement funds. In all cases, you                Please note that you must be able to show enough
    must provide evidence of some settlement funds in                     settlement funds for all family members that you
    your name. Additional information about settlement                    include in your MPNP application.
    funds requirements can be found under each stream
    in the Self Assessment section.                                       If your children do not meet the above criteria, but
                                                                          want to come to Manitoba with you, they can still
                                                                          apply to the MPNP program. They must submit a
                                                                          separate application at the same time as you and
                                                                          indicate they are connected to your application.



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    Please note the following:                                     • If your dependants are not accompanying you
    • All existing dependants must be declared to the                to Canada at this time, you will need to apply
      MPNP before you are nominated.                                 separately to sponsor them through a Government
                                                                     of Canada sponsorship program after you settle in
    • New dependants, after you have been nominated
                                                                     Manitoba. (Note: The MPNP cannot assist you with
       (such as a newborn), must be declared to the MPNP
                                                                     a sponsorship application.)
       and the Government of Canada visa office before
       you and your dependants are issued permanent                • Children who meet the criteria for adult dependant
       resident visas, whether they are accompanying                 at the time you receive nomination from the
       you to Canada or not. If you do not declare new               province and later change their status (get married,
       dependants, and they do not undergo medical                   stop/complete their university education, have
       examinations, you may not be able to sponsor them             children, etc.) cannot be included in your application
       in the future.                                                for permanent resident status at a visa office,
                                                                     and will likely be withdrawn from your MPNP
                                                                     application. Please note that the MPNP will not
                                                                     issue certificates for those individuals after you
                                                                     received nomination, unless they meet the criteria
                                                                     of one of the MPNP streams.




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    SECTION 2: SELF ASSESSMENT –
    A GUIDE TO MPNP ASSESSMENT STREAMS
    This section provides detailed information about                       Manitoba employers please note: If you are a
    each MPNP assessment stream. Both you and                              Manitoba employer interested in recruiting
    your spouse or common-law partner, if applicable,                      foreign workers, please visit the For
    should review the information individually. This will                  Manitoba Employers section of our website
    help you to assess your potential for a successful                     immigratemanitoba.com
    application to the MPNP. The person who meets
    the eligibility criteria for a specific stream, and
    is the most qualified, should be the principal
                                                                           Application Process – Employer Direct Stream
    applicant. The other spouse can be included as an                      1. Foreign worker obtains a job offer from a
    accompanying dependant.                                                   Manitoba employer.
                                                                           Most job offers from Canadian employers require a
      OPTION 1: EMPLOYER DIRECT STREAM                                     positive labour market opinion from Service Canada.
                                                                           For more information about this requirement,
    Manitoba recognizes that employers play an
                                                                           please visit the Citizenship and Immigration Canada
    essential role in helping newcomers settle
                                                                           website at cic.gc.ca.
    successfully in Manitoba and that immigrants can
    provide a valuable source of skilled workers to our
                                                                           2. Foreign worker applies for temporary work permit.
    labour force. All occupations are eligible under the
    Employer Direct stream.                                                Foreign workers can apply at the Canadian embassy,
                                                                           high commission or consulate in their country of
    The MPNP Employer Direct stream is a priority                          residence for a temporary work permit to work in
    assessment stream that helps employers retain a                        Canada. For additional information about processing
    foreign worker with the required skills for a position                 requirements, times and fees, please visit the
    they may have been unable to fill with a Canadian                       Citizenship and Immigration Canada website.
    citizen or permanent resident. You are eligible
    to apply to the MPNP under the Employer Direct                         3. Foreign worker applies to MPNP for nomination
    stream if you fulfill the following conditions:                            to obtain a Canadian permanent resident visa.
         •    You are employed full-time in Manitoba with                  Foreign workers, who have worked in Manitoba
              a temporary work permit, have been working                   for at least six months, can apply to the MPNP for
              for the same employer for at least six months,               a nomination to obtain a Canadian permanent
              and have received an offer of long-term,                      resident visa, provided they have:
              full-time employment from that employer                         • a valid temporary work permit issued by
                                                                                Citizenship and Immigration Canada
         •    You have all the qualifications required for the
              position, including training (and any licence                   • current employment with a Manitoba employer
              or certification required in Manitoba), work                     • a long-term, full-time job offer in Manitoba from
              experience and language ability.                                  that same employer




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    Settlement funds under the Employer Direct stream                       • worked for a Manitoba employer on a full-time
                                                                              basis for at least six months and received an
    If you are currently employed in Manitoba, it may
                                                                              offer of long-term, full time employment from
    not be necessary for you to have at least $10,000
                                                                              the same employer
    Cdn in your name, as explained in the section
    Am I Eligible to Apply? The MPNP will take into
    consideration your current income in Manitoba.
    But in all cases, you must provide evidence of some                Application Process –
    settlement funds in your name.                                     International Student Stream
                                                                       1. Individual applies for a student permit.
    Provincial nominee awaiting permanent                              Individuals interested in studying in Manitoba
    resident visa may apply for a work permit.                         can apply for a student permit at a Canadian
    If you have been nominated by the MPNP, you may                    embassy or consulate in their country of residence.
    be eligible to:                                                    For additional information about processing
         • apply for a temporary work permit if you                    requirements, times and fees, please visit the
             wish to begin working in Manitoba before                  Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) website.
             you obtain a permanent resident visa
         • extend your work permit while your                          2. International student graduate applies for a
             application for a permanent resident visa                    post-graduation work permit.
             is being processed                                        You are eligible to apply for a post-graduation work
                                                                       permit if:
     You will need:                                                         •   You have completed a program of at least
       • an offer of a long-term, full-time job from                             eight months (one academic year) from an
           a registered Manitoba employer related to                            eligible post-secondary institution in Canada
           your assessed occupation*                                            and you received notification that you are
       • a supporting letter from the MPNP                                      eligible to obtain a degree, diploma or
                                                                                certificate.
    * Contact our office for more information.
                                                                            •   You have a valid study permit when you
                                                                                apply for the work permit.
                                                                            •   You submit a complete work permit
     OPTION 2: INTERNATIONAL STUDENT STREAM
                                                                                application, including all required fees
                                                                                and supporting documents, to the Case
    The MPNP International Student stream is a priority
                                                                                Processing Centre in Vegreville, Alberta
    assessment stream for international students
                                                                                T9C 1W1, within 90 days of receiving
    who graduated from a Manitoba post-secondary
                                                                                written confirmation from the post-
    institution, who have established strong ties to
                                                                                secondary institution that you have met the
    Manitoba and intend to live, work and establish
                                                                                requirements of the academic program.
    their careers in this province.
                                                                       The CIC booklet Applying for a Work Permit —
    You are eligible to apply to the MPNP under the
                                                                       Student Guide (IMM 5580), as well as application
    International Student stream if you have:
                                                                       forms and information about processing
        • graduated from a recognized post-secondary,                  requirements, processing times and fees, are
           educational program of at least eight months                available on the CIC website.
           (one academic year) in Manitoba
        • obtained a post-graduation work permit from                  If you need more information about applying for
          Citizenship and Immigration Canada                           a work permit, please speak to the international
                                                                       student advisor at your post-secondary institution.




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    3. International student graduate works in                               OPTION 3: FAMILY SUPPORT STREAM
       Manitoba for six months.
    After completing a post-secondary program in                            The MPNP Family Support stream is a priority
    Manitoba and obtaining a post-graduate work                             assessment stream for skilled workers who can
    permit, you must obtain a job offer and work full-                       demonstrate they have the strong support of a close
    time with the same employer in Manitoba for at                          relative who is successfully established in Manitoba.
    least six months before being eligible to apply to                      You are eligible to apply to the MPNP under the
    the MPNP under the International Student stream.                        Family Support stream if you:
                                                                                •    provide proof of a close relative in Manitoba
    4. International student graduate submits
                                                                                     defined as a mother/father, son/daughter,
        complete application to the MPNP.
                                                                                     sister/brother, aunt/uncle, niece/nephew,
    If you meet all the criteria described in the section                            grandparent or first cousin (your aunt/uncle’s
    Am I Eligible to Apply? you may submit a complete                                son/daughter)
    application package to the MPNP according to the
    document checklist (MDOC STUDENT) including a                               •    provide a Manitoba Affidavit of Support
    copy of a full-time, long-term job offer and a valid                              (MAS) completed and signed by a close
    post-graduation work permit.                                                     relative in Manitoba, indicating his/her
                                                                                     intention and ability to support your
    Settlement funds under the International Student                                 successful settlement in Manitoba
    stream                                                                       •   give the authority to disclose information
    If you are currently employed in Manitoba, it may not                            to the Manitoba close relative who is
    be necessary for you to have at least $10,000 Cdn in                             expected to be closely involved with the
    your name as explained in the Am I Eligible to Apply?                            application process
    section. The MPNP considers your current income in                           •   are able to meet minimum age, education,
    Manitoba. But in all cases, you must provide evidence                            work experience, employability and
    of some settlement funds in your name.                                           language ability requirements for the
                                                                                     Family Support stream described in the
    NOTE: Info sessions for international students                                   following table. (If there is a difference
    The MPNP regularly holds information sessions                                    between how you assess yourself under
    for international students at our office in                                        the minimum criteria and a MPNP program
    Winnipeg, Manitoba. Attend if you are having                                     officer’s assessment, the program officer’s
    difficulty finding post-graduate employment or                                      assessment will be used.)
    simply want more information about the MPNP.
    For details, visit immigratemanitoba.com
    or phone us at 204-945-2806.




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                    AM I ELIGIBLE TO APPLY UNDER THE FAMILY SUPPORT STREAM?
      Factor                                                         Criteria                                           Yes      No
      1 AGE                   You are between the ages of 21 and 49.

      2 EDUCATION/             You have completed a minimum of a one-year, post-secondary educational or
        TRAINING               training program and received a diploma, certificate or degree.

      3 WORK                   You have a minimum of two years of full-time work experience within the past
        EXPERIENCE             five years.
                               You have job-ready language proficiency based on education, employment
      4 LANGUAGE               documents and/or English test results (minimum score of five points in IELTS
        ABILITY                general test – International English Language Testing System). See document
                               checklist (MDOC-FAMILY) for details.

                                A. You can satisfactorily demonstrate intention and ability to establish
                                   successfully in Manitoba, based on your connection to the province,
                                   including settlement supports from family in Manitoba.
      5 ADAPTABILITY            B. You are employable in Manitoba, based on your training and work experience
                                   related to your assessed occupation. All occupations are eligible under the
                                   MPNP but the program officer will determine your employability potential in
                                   your assessed occupation, based on your past education, training, experience,
                                   language skills and regulatory requirements in Manitoba.



     Application Process – Family Support Stream                         The MPNP reserves the right to determine that a
     1. Close relative in Manitoba completes Manitoba                    Manitoba Affidavit of Support is invalid if a program
        Affidavit of Support (MAS).                                        officer is not satisfied that:
     In your MPNP application, you must include a                             •   your close relative has demonstrated
     completed MAS form, which your close relative                                sufficiently strong ties to you or to Manitoba
     in Manitoba must fill in, sign and have witnessed                         •   your close relative is able to support you,
     by a Manitoba commissioner for oaths or notary                               based on the number of applications
     public, together with evidence that this person is                           previously or currently supported by the
     a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and has                             same individual
     lived in Manitoba for at least one year. (A permanent                    •   any previous applicants to the MPNP
     resident is a person who is legally in Canada as an                          supported by your close relative have
     immigrant, but who is not yet a Canadian citizen.)                           established themselves successfully in
                                                                                  Manitoba
     NOTE: It is illegal in Manitoba for a commissioner
     for oaths to charge any fee to witness a document.                  2. Applicant submits a complete application to
     A notary public may charge a fee.                                       the MPNP.
                                                                         If you meet all the criteria outlined above you may
     If your close relative in Manitoba has supported the                submit a complete application package to the MPNP
     applications of other applicants for immigration to                 according to the document checklist (MDOC-FAMILY),
     Canada, he/she must give this information to the                    including the original MAS, the Declaration of Financial
     MPNP in the MAS form, and must include current                      Support, if applicable, and signed release designating
     address and employment status of the previously                     your relative as your Manitoba representative.
     supported or sponsored person(s).




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    Settlement funds under the Family Support stream                       Skilled workers who apply under the General stream
    If you cannot demonstrate sufficient settlement funds                    will be considered for nomination if they can satisfy
    in your name and you are applying under the Family                     the MPNP that they:
    Support stream, the MPNP may accept a Declaration                              • can be assessed sufficient points for
    of Financial Support (MAS page 3) provided that it is                             consideration
    from a close relative in Manitoba and that the relative                        • have the training, work experience
    has the ability to assist you financially.                                         and language ability necessary
                                                                                      for long-term employment in Manitoba
    In any case, you still need to provide evidence of                             • have demonstrated a clear
    some liquid funds in your name. Please refer to the                               ability and intention to establish
    section Am I Eligible to Apply? for more information                              permanently and successfully in
    regarding settlement funds.                                                       Manitoba

                                                                           To be considered, you must score at least 55 points as
      OPTION 4: GENERAL STREAM
                                                                           assessed by a MPNP program officer according to the
    The MPNP General stream is for skilled workers who                     criteria in the following table. If there is a difference
    can be assessed enough points in each assessment                       between the points you give yourself and the
    factor and who can demonstrate their intention and                     points the program officer awards you, the officer’s
    ability to establish successfully and permanently in                   assessment will be the one that is used.
    Manitoba. To be eligible to apply to the MPNP under
    the General stream, you must provide one of the
    following:
         • proof of a close relative in Manitoba
         •    two affidavits of support (MAS), each
              completed by a close friend or distant
              relative in Manitoba
         •    evidence that you have six months of full-
              time work experience in Manitoba
         •    proof that you completed an educational
              program in Manitoba (excluding language
              programs)

    NOTE: Applicants with close relatives in Manitoba
    should only apply to the General stream if they do
    not meet the eligibility criteria for the Family Support
    priority assessment stream.

    Assessment in the General stream is partly based on a
    point system. Your application will be assessed points
    according to several factors including age, education,
    work experience, language ability and adaptability.




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     GENERAL STREAM: SELF–ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     FACTOR 1: AGE
     The principal applicant’s age points are calculated according to the date his/her application reaches the MPNP.
                     Years                                                                                             Points
                     18                                                                                                 4
                     19                                                                                                 6
                     20                                                                                                 8
                     21 – 49                                                                                            10
                     50                                                                                                 8
                     51                                                                                                 6
                     52                                                                                                 4
                     53                                                                                                 2
                     54 or older                                                                                        0
                                                         Maximum points = 10
                                                                                               Your Total

      FACTOR 2: EDUCATION/TRAINING
      The principal applicant’s education points are based on the documented proof of completed education and training
      programs. Refer to the document checklist (MDOC GENERAL) for information regarding required documents.
      Years                                                                                                               Points
      10          (completed secondary school)                                                                               10
      12          (completed secondary school)                                                                               12
      11 - 13     (completed a post-secondary program of at least one year)                                                  14
      14 - 16     (completed one post-secondary program of two years or more)                                                16
      17 - 18     (completed two post-secondary programs of at least two years each)                                         18
                  Master’s degree or Doctorate                                                                               20
                                                     Maximum points = 20
                                                                                                      Your Total

     FACTOR 3: WORK EXPERIENCE
     The principal applicant’s work experience points are based on documented proof of work experience in the past 10 years.
     Refer to the document checklist (MDOC-GENERAL) for information regarding required documents.

     Years                                                                                                               Points
     Six months (uninterrupted full-time employment)                                                                         2
     Four points for each year of full-time employment to a maximum of four years (or 16 points)                        4 per year
                                                         Maximum points = 16
                                                                                                      Your Total




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        FACTOR 4: LANGUAGE ABILITY
        The principal applicant’s language ability points are calculated according to documented proof of training and ability in both
        English and French. Refer to the document checklist (MDOC-GENERAL) for information regarding required documents.
        Proficiency in English and/or French will help you find employment in Manitoba. If you have proficiency in both languages, choose
        the one you are more comfortable using; this will be considered your first official language.
        Applicants under the General stream who claim English proficiency must include International English Testing System (IELTS) results
        unless this table indicates otherwise. There is no minimum score required to apply.
        You may also be able to demonstrate your language ability if you were interviewed in person by a MPNP program officer, during
        your exploratory visit or meeting overseas.

        First official language                                                                                                      Points
        • Applicant is from an English/French speaking country (fluent) – no test required or IELTS score of
                                                                                                                                         12
          8 to 10.

        • Applicant is currently immersed, working or studying in English or French environment and has been doing
                                                                                                                                         10
          so for at least the past two years – no test required or IELTS score of 7.

        • Applicant has completed one or two-year, post-secondary educational program delivered in English/French in
                                                                                                                                         9
          an English or French-speaking country within the past two years – no test required or IELTS score of 6.5.

        • Applicant has competent proficiency – based on IELTS score of 6.                                                                8

        • English or French is the common second language used in secondary and post-secondary school system
          in applicant’s country of residence and applicant has sufficient language ability to be employable in his/her                    7
          assessed occupation – based on education documents or overall IELTS score of 5.5.

        • Applicant has received some instruction and is employable in Manitoba – based on IELTS score of 5.                             6

        • Applicant has received some language instruction and has sufficient ability to begin working in
                                                                                                                                         5
          English or French but still finds it difficult and will need language classes – based on IELTS score of 4 and 4.5.

        • Applicant has limited language ability but can use first language (mother tongue) in a given workplace
                                                                                                                                         4
          in Manitoba for which s/he has a job offer or submits IELTS score of 3.

        • Applicant has very limited ability – based on IELTS score of 2 and 2.5.                                                    2 or 3

        • Applicant has no ability, requires language instruction prior to effective employment search or has                             0
          not submitted satisfactory documentation to demonstrate language ability.

                                                              Maximum points = 12

                                                                                    Your total in first official language

      Second official language (no test required)                                                                                    Points
        • Applicant is from an English/French speaking country (fluent).                                                                  6
        • Applicant is currently immersed, working or studying in English or French environment and has been so for at
                                                                                                                                         5
          least the past two years.
        • Applicant has completed a one or two-year, post-secondary educational program in an English or
                                                                                                                                         4
          French-speaking country within the past two years.
        • Applicant has received at least two years of post-secondary education or has at least two years work
                                                                                                                                         3
          experience within the past five years in English or French.
        • English or French is the common second language used in the primary and secondary school system in your
                                                                                                                                         2
          country of residence.
        • Applicant has been interviewed by the Manitoba employer and language ability is considered sufficient.                           1

                                                               Maximum points = 6

                                                                              Your total in second official language
                                                               Maximum points = 18

                                                                   Your total (first and second official languages)

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     FACTOR 5: ADAPTABILITY
     The principal applicant’s adaptability points are calculated according to documented proof of a strong connection to
     Manitoba and employability potential in their assessed occupation, demonstrating the applicant has the potential to
     settle successfully and permanently in this province. Refer to the document checklist (MDOC-GENERAL) for information
     regarding required documents.
     All occupations are eligible under the MPNP, but the program officer will determine your employability potential in your
     assessed occupation based on your past education, training, work experience, language skills and regulatory requirements
     in Manitoba.

     Criteria                                                                                                                  Points
     Social supports in Manitoba
     NOTE: You cannot be assessed points for both the close relative and the family-like support criteria.

     Support of close relative in Manitoba
     You must provide proof of relationship to a close relative in Manitoba, defined as:
     • son/daughter, mother/father, sister/brother, grandmother/grandfather
     • uncle/aunt (mother’s or father’s brother or sister)
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     • first cousin (uncle’s or aunt’s son or daughter)
     If your relative has lived in Manitoba for less than one year, provide proof that he/she is well-established in
     Manitoba (proof of employment, proof of residence, Canada Revenue Agency Notice of Assessment, etc.) The
     MPNP reserves the right not to consider support from any close relatives who cannot satisfy a program officer
     that they have established strong ties to Manitoba.
     OR

     Family-like support from distant relatives or friends in Manitoba
     You must provide complete MAS forms from at least two people known to you and who live in the area to which
     you are destined in the province.
     The MPNP reserves the right not to consider MAS from friends or distant relatives who cannot satisfy a program
                                                                                                                                      5
     officer that they:
     • have demonstrated strong ties to Manitoba or the applicant
     • are able to support the applicant, based on the number and outcome of applications under any Canadian
       immigration program the individual has previously supported
     Previous education or work experience in Manitoba
     Work experience in Manitoba
     You must provide letters of reference from Manitoba employer(s) and work permit(s) demonstrating that you                    10
     have completed at least six months of continuous, full-time employment in Manitoba within the past 10 years.
     Completed post-secondary education in Manitoba of two years or more
     You must provide certificates, transcripts and study permit(s).                                                               10
     OR
     Completed post-secondary education in Manitoba of eight to 12 months
                                                                                                                                      5
     You must provide educational certificates, transcripts and study permit(s).

     Completed high school in Manitoba
                                                                                                                                      5
     You must provide certificates, transcripts and study permit(s) demonstrating at least two years of study.

     Destination in Manitoba
     Regional immigration
     You can prove that your destination is outside of Winnipeg, based on either employment, education or family/
     family-like support documents demonstrating potential to settle successfully and permanently in a Manitoba                       5
     region outside of the city of Winnipeg.
                                                   Maximum points = 42
                                                                                                                 Your Total

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              GENERAL STREAM: SELF-ASSESSMENT WORKSHEET
              Enter your total points from the previous five sections on the worksheet below.
                                                                                                   MAXIMUM                 YOUR
       SELECTION FACTORS
                                                                                                    POINTS                POINTS
       Age                                                                                                10
       Education                                                                                          20
       Work experience                                                                                    16
       Language                                                                                           18
       Adaptability
       • close relative in Manitoba OR                                                                    12
       • family-like support of distant relative or friend in Manitoba                                    5
       • full-time work experience in Manitoba of six months or more                                      10
       • completed post-secondary education in Manitoba of two years or more OR                           10
       • completed post-secondary education in Manitoba, eight to 18 months                               5
       • completed high school in Manitoba                                                                5
       • regional immigration                                                                             5

                                                                                                     Your Total



       SELF-ASSESSMENT RESULTS                                                                  Approval requires YES for all factors

       You have sufficient points for consideration: 55 points or more.                               YES                   NO

       You have sufficient settlement funds and/or settlement supports in Manitoba.                   YES                   NO

       You have satisfactorily demonstrated both the ability and intention
       to establish successfully in Manitoba based on your connection and                           YES                   NO
       employability potential in Manitoba.


    NOTE: MPNP program officers have the discretion to apply a personal suitability consideration on a case-by-case basis,
    based on your demonstrated ability to establish successfully in Manitoba.




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         MPNP MAILING ADDRESS
         Manitoba Labour and Immigration
         7th Floor - 213 Notre Dame Avenue
         Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3B 1N3



    We recommend that you provide a Manitoba mailing
    address in your MAPP form (page 1) to ensure that
    correspondence from us reaches you in a secure and
    timely manner. (For example, use the address of your
    relative or friend who lives in Manitoba.)

    We remind you to complete the Authority to Disclose
    Personal Information form (MAPP SCHEDULE 1)
    indicating a designated representative (Manitoba
    relative, friend or paid immigration representative)
    who can obtain information on your behalf. If this form
    is not completed and signed by you, the MPNP cannot
    communicate with anyone but you.

    NOTE: The MPNP will communicate with only one
    authorized representative.




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     SECTION 4:
     WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
                                                                          APPROVED APPLICATIONS
      ASSESSMENT PROCESS
                                                                        1. MPNP sends you an approval letter.
     The following explains the standard procedure for                  If your application to the MPNP is approved, we will
     a successful applicant. Other possible application                 mail you a Letter of Approval. A formal Certificate
     results are explained afterward.                                   of Nomination will be sent directly to the Canadian
                                                                        embassy, high commission or consulate in your country.
     1. Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program receives
        your application.
                                                                        NOTE: Before you quit your job or sell your
     The MPNP will send a letter to the postal mailing                  possessions, you must apply for and receive
     address you provided on your MAPP form, informing                  permanent resident visas from the Government of
     you that we have received your application.                        Canada for you and your accompanying dependants.
     Incomplete or ineligible applications will not be
     accepted and your application will be returned to
     your mailing address.                                              2. You apply to Citizenship and Immigration Canada
                                                                            for a permanent resident visa.
                                                                        If you are nominated by the Manitoba Provincial
     2. MPNP assesses your application.
                                                                        Nominee Program, we will mail you a nomination
     Complete, eligible applications are given a file                    package together with the Letter of Approval. The
     number and assigned to the appropriate stream.                     package includes instructions on how to apply
     A MPNP program officer assesses your application                     for your permanent resident visa at the Canadian
     based on how your information matches the                          embassy, high commission or consulate in your
     eligibility criteria. A second officer reviews the                   country. Submit your visa application, processing fees
     assessment. Once a decision has been finalized, you                 and the original Letter of Approval before the expiry
     will be contacted in writing. This decision will not be            date that is noted on your Letter of Approval.
     given over the telephone or by e-mail.

     To facilitate this process you have to:                            The Government of Canada is responsible for
                                                                        ensuring that all applicants for permanent resident
         • Complete all forms and attach all documents                  status meet the requirements of the Immigration
               required for the application, as noted in the            and Refugee Protection Act and all medical, criminal
               applicable document checklist (MDOC).                    and background checks. The Government of Canada
         • Write or fax us immediately about any                        has the final authority to approve or refuse a
               changes to the information you gave in                   permanent resident visa.
               your application, such as mailing address,
               dependants, representative, education,
               employment or financial status.

     Processing times can vary based on number of
     applications recieved in each stream, completness
     of your application and time required to complete
     necesary verifications. The MPNP does not respond
     to inquiries about application status.




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    The following events may happen to nominated
    applicants depending on the circumstances.                              APPLICATIONS NOT APPROVED
                                                                          Nomination under the MPNP is at the sole discretion
    3. Nominated person may seek temporary work                           of Manitoba.
       permit.
                                                                          If the MPNP decides not to nominate your
       If you have obtained a job offer from a Manitoba
                                                                          application, you will receive a letter by regular mail
       employer after you were nominated by MPNP, the
                                                                          with reasons for the decision.
       MPNP may issue a supporting letter for a work
       permit application.                                                Applications are not approved in situations including,
       Note: The employer has to be registered with the                   but not limited to, the following:
       province (manitoba.ca/labour/standards/index.html)
       before you ask for a supporting letter.                               • You fail to demonstrate that you have sufficient
                                                                                work experience, training (including any licence
       This will allow you to apply for a temporary work
                                                                                or certification required to find employment in
       permit at the Canadian embassy, high commission
                                                                                their assessed occupation in Manitoba).
       or consulate in your country of residence. If
       you are currently employed in Manitoba on a                           • You have insufficient language ability to be
       temporary work permit, you should contact the                            employable in Manitoba.
       MPNP two months before the expiry date of
       that work permit. We may provide you with a                           • You fail to demonstrate your ability and intention
       supporting letter that will allow you to apply to                        to establish permanently in Manitoba.
       CIC to have your work permit renewed.                                 • You have not provided sufficiently detailed,
                                                                                credible documentation for full assessment.
    4. MPNP may withdraw your Certificate of                                  • You fail to demonstrate that you meet the
       Nomination.                                                              eligibility criteria of the stream under which the
       The MPNP has the right to withdraw a Certificate                          application is being assessed.
       of Nomination if the applicant has provided false
       or misleading information, or no longer meets the                     • You fail to demonstrate you have sufficient and
       criteria under which he or she was nominated.                            confirmed settlement supports from relatives or
       Applicants falsely declaring their intent to live                        friends who are established residents of Manitoba
       and work in Manitoba, or who provide false or                            and have strong ties to you.
       misleading information or documents in their
       applications, may also be subject to enforcement
       action by the Government of Canada, before and
       after a permanent resident visa is issued.




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     MPNP may review its decision not to nominate.
                                                                          WITHDRAWING YOUR APPLICATION
     The MPNP may formally review a decision on an
     application if:                                                    For all applicants: If you want to withdraw your
         I. you submit a written request signed by you within           application to the MPNP
            60 days of the date on the result letter, AND               Send a signed, written request by mail, e-mail or
         II. the request provides sufficient details to                   fax. You may resubmit your application at any time.
             indicate that the program officer may have                   An immigration representative may withdraw an
             made an error in the assessment of the                     application on your behalf by submitting a written
             application based on the reasons described in              request signed by you.
             the result letter and the documents included in
             the application at the time of the assessment.             To withdraw your application after receiving
                                                                        a letter of approval, send a written, signed
     The MPNP reserves the right to reject any request for              request to both the MPNP and to the Canadian
     a formal review that does not meet the conditions                  embassy, high commission or consulate to
     described above or that is based on:                               which the MPNP sent your Certificate of
          • the submission of new documents, including                  Nomination. (Note: The Government of Canada
              an offer of employment                                     does not refund visa-processing fees.)
          • employability
          • strength of relationship to Manitoba
              supporters
          • language ability, if you have not provided
              IELTS results
          • retention (ability and/or intention to remain
              in the province)

     In the event of a formal review, we will mail the
     applicant a written notice of the result.

     Applicants who received a decision not to be
     nominated may reapply.
     You may reapply to the MPNP after six months
     from the date on the result letter or after you have
     addressed the reasons why your application was not
     approved. When you reapply, you must show that you
     have sufficient training, experience and/or a stronger
     connection to Manitoba to support a new application.




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              • Children
                – copies of birth certificates showing names of both parents for each dependent child
                – copies of adoption papers for any and each adopted child
                – if parents are divorced or separated, copies of legal documents indicating custody agreements for children
                  under age 18
                – proof of continuous full-time studies for any accompanying dependant age 22 to 25
              • Passport / travel documents
                – copies of passports or travel documents (or proof of application for passports or travel documents) for
                  principal applicant, spouse and dependent children including pages showing the passport number, date of
                  issue and expiration, photo, name, date and place of birth
                – copies of visas and/or status document for country of residence if different than country of citizenship
                – copies of entry visas, immigration stamps and temporary status permits for previous and current visits to Canada
         2. EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT DOCUMENTS
              • Education and training
                – notarized copies of educational/training degrees, diplomas, certificates and official transcripts including
                  names and locations of institutions for principal applicant and spouse
                – attach a certified translation into English or French to each document issued in another language
              • English and/or French language ability
                – copy of educational, testing and/or employment documents demonstrating ability in either or both official
                  language(s) for both applicant and spouse
                – copies of non-Canadian documents must be notarized
              • Employment
                – notarized copies of letters of reference from the principal applicant’s and spouse’s employers for the past 10
                  years, which must:
                  - include specific start and end dates for the period of employment
                  - describe the exact position, duties and responsibilities of the employee
                  - be on official company letterhead and signed by an authorized representative of the company, including
                     name and title of that representative and contact information
                – attach a certified translation into English or French to each document issued in another language
                – if self-employed: notarized copies of business registration, business tax records for each year the business
                  has been in operation and work contracts, if applicable
         3. SETTLEMENT FUNDS
              • original or notarized letters from financial institutions indicating balance and account history in applicant’s and/
                or spouse’s name for the last three months
              • bank account statements showing access to transferable liquid funds and assets in applicant’s name
              • proof of ownership of real estate (land and buildings) including a current market price evaluation




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             • Children
               – copies of birth certificates showing names of both parents for each dependent child
               – copy of adoption papers for any and each adopted child
               – if parents are divorced or separated, copy of legal documents indicating custody agreements for
                 children under the age 18
               – proof of continuous full-time studies for any accompanying dependant between age 22 to 25

             • Passport / travel documents
               – copies of passports or travel documents (or proof of application for passports or travel documents) for
                 principal applicant, spouse and dependent children including pages showing the passport number, date
                 of issue and expiration, photo, name, date and place of birth
               – copies of visas and/or status document for country of residence if different than country of citizenship
               – copies of entry visas, immigration stamps and temporary status permits for previous and current visits
                 to Canada
        2. EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT DOCUMENTS
             • Education and training
               – copies of educational/training degrees, diplomas, certificates and official transcripts including names
                 and locations of institutions for principal applicant and spouse
               – copies of non-Canadian documents must be notarized
               – attach a certified translation into English or French attached to each document issued in another language
               – education and training documents obtained in Canada do not need to be notarized

             • Employment
               – notarized copy of letters of reference from the principal applicant’s and spouse’s employers for the past
                 10 years, which must:
                  - include specific start and end dates for the period of employment
                  - describe the exact position, duties and responsibilities of the employee
                  - be on official company letterhead and signed by an authorized representative of the company,
                    including name and title of that representative and contact information for the company
               – attach a certified translation into English or French attached to each document issued in another language
               – letters of reference issued by Manitoba employers do not need to be notarized
               – if self-employed: notarized copies of business registration, business tax records for each year the
                 business has been in operation and work contracts, if applicable
        3. SETTLEMENT FUNDS
             • original or notarized copies of financial documents and bank statements demonstrating access to transferable,
               liquid funds and assets
             • proof of ownership of real estate (land and buildings) including a current market price evaluation




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C.       SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS
         1. IDENTIFICATION, DEPENDANTS AND TRAVEL DOCUMENTS
                 • Identification
                   – copies of birth certificates showing names of both parents for principal applicant and spouse
                   – copy of National Identity Card for principal applicant and spouse, if applicable

                 • Marital status
                   Include copy of applicable document(s):
                   – marriage certificate
                   – documents proving common-law relationship for at least one year
                   – divorce certificate or proof of separation for previous relationships
                   – death certificate

                 • Children
                   – copies of birth certificates showing names of both parents for each dependent child
                   – copies of adoption papers for any and each adopted child
                   – if parents are divorced or separated, copies of legal documents indicating custody agreements for children
                     under age 18
                   – proof of continuous full-time studies for any accompanying dependant age 22 to 25
                 • Passport / travel documents
                   – copies of passports or travel documents (or proof of application for passports or travel documents)
                     for principal applicant, spouse and dependent children including pages showing the passport number, date
                     of issue and expiration, photo, name, date and place of birth
                   – copies of visas and/or status document for country of residence if different than country of citizenship
                   – copies of entry visas, immigration stamps and temporary status permits for previous and current visits to Canada
         2. EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT DOCUMENTS
                 • Education and training
                   – notarized copies of educational/training degrees, diplomas, certificates and official transcripts including
                     name and location of institution for principal applicant and spouse
                   – attach a certified translation into English or French to each document issued in another language

                 • English and/or French language ability
                   – copies of educational testing, and/or employment documents demonstrated ability in either or both
                     official language(s) for principal applicant and spouse and International English Language Testing System
                     (IELTS) test results
                   – all copies must be notarized for non-Canadian documents

                 • Employment
                   – notarized copies of letters of reference from the principal applicant’s and spouse’s employers for the past 10
                     years, which must:
                     - include specific start and end dates for the period of employment
                     - describe the exact position, duties and responsibilities of the employee
                     - be on official company letterhead and signed by an authorized representative of the company, including
                        name and title of that representative and contact information
                   – attach a certified translation into English or French to each document issued in another language
                   – if self-employed: notarized copies of business registration, business tax records for each year the business
                     has been in operation and work contracts, if applicable
         3. SETTLEMENT FUNDS
               • letters from financial institutions indicating balance and history of the account in applicant’s and/or spouse’s
                  name for the last three months
               • bank account statements demonstrating access to transferable liquid funds and assets in applicant’s name
               • proof of ownership of real estate (land and buildings) including a current market price evaluation
               • all copies must be notarized
                 If the principal applicant’s finances do not meet MPNP requirements for settlement funds, also include:
                 • a Declaration of Financial Support (MAS Part 2) signed by a close relative in Manitoba as well as income,
                     employment and other financial documents proving your relative has the ability to support you financially

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              • Children
                – copies of birth certificates showing names of both parents for each dependent child
                – copy of adoption papers for any and each adopted child
                – if parents are divorced or separated, copy of legal documents indicating custody agreements for
                   children under age 18
                – proof of continuous full-time studies for any accompanying dependant age 22 to 25

              • Passport / travel documents
                – copies of passports or travel documents (or proof of application for passports or travel documents)
                  for principal applicant, spouse and dependent children including pages showing the passport number,
                  date of issue and expiration, photo, name, date and place of birth
                – copies of visas and/or status document for country of residence if different than country of citizenship
                – copies of entry visas, immigration stamps & temporary status permits for previous and current visits
                  to Canada
       2. EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT DOCUMENTS
              • Education and training
                – notarized copies of educational/training degrees, diplomas, certificates and official transcripts
                  including name and location of institution for principal applicant and spouse
                – attach a certified translation into English or French to each document issued in another language

              • English and/or French language ability
                – copies of educational testing, and/or employment documents demonstrating ability in either or both
                  official language(s) for principal applicant and spouse
                – copies of non-Canadian documents must be notarized.

              • Employment
                – notarized copies of letters of reference from the principal applicant’s and spouse’s employers for the
                  past 10 years or since age 18, whichever is longer. The letters must:
                  - include specific start and end dates for the period of employment
                  - describe the exact position, duties and responsibilities of the employee
                  - be on official company letterhead and signed by an authorized representative of the company,
                     including name and title of that representative and contact information for the company
                – attach a certified translation into English or French to each document issued in another language
                – if self-employed: notarized copies of business registration, business tax records for each year the
                  business has been in operation and work contracts, if applicable
       3. SETTLEMENT FUNDS
              • letters from financial institutions indicating balance and history of the account in applicant’s and/or
                spouse’s name for the past three months
              • bank account statements demonstrating access to transferable liquid funds and assets in applicant’s name
              • all copies must be notarized
              • proof of ownership of real estate (land and buildings) including a current market price evaluation




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 C.        SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS
           1. IDENTIFICATION, DEPENDANTS AND TRAVEL DOCUMENTS
                 • Identification
                   – copies of birth certificates showing names of both parents for principal applicant and spouse
                   – copies of National Identity Cards for principal applicant and spouse, if applicable
                 • Marital status
                   Include copies of applicable document(s):
                   – marriage certificate
                   – documents proving common-law relationship for at least one year
                   – divorce certificate or proof of separation for previous relationships
                   – death certificate
                 • Children
                   – copies of birth certificates showing names of both parents for each dependent child
                   – copies of adoption papers for any and each adopted child
                   – if parents are divorced or separated, copies of legal documents indicating custody agreements for
                     children under age 18
                   – proof of continuous full-time studies for any accompanying dependant age 22 to 25

                 • Passport / travel documents
                   – copies of passports or travel documents (or proof of application for passports or travel documents)
                     for principal applicant, spouse and dependent children including pages showing the passport
                     number, date of issue and expiration, photo, name, date and place of birth
                   – copies of visas and/or status document for country of residence if different than country of citizenship
                   – copies of entry visas, immigration stamps and temporary status permits for previous and current
                     visits to Canada
           2. EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT DOCUMENTS
                 • Education and training
                   – notarized copies of educational/training degrees, diplomas, certificates and official transcripts
                     including names and locations of institutions for principal applicant and spouse
                   – attach a certified translation into English or French to each document issued in another language
                   – include evidence of completion of education in Manitoba if your connection to the province is
                     through past education in Manitoba
                 • English and/or French language ability
                   – copies of educational testing and/or employment documents demonstrating ability in either or both
                     official language(s) for both applicant and spouse
                   – International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test results
                   – copies of non-Canadian documents must be notarized
                  • Employment
                    – notarized copies of letters of reference from the principal applicant’s and spouse’s employers for the
                      past 10 years, which must:
                      - include specific start and end dates for the period of employment
                      - describe the exact position, duties and responsibilities of the employee
                      - be on official company letterhead and signed by an authorized representative of the company,
                         including name and title of that representative and contact information
                      - include evidence of at least six months of work experience in Manitoba if your connection to the
                         province is through past employment in Manitoba
                    – attach a certified translation into English or French to each document issued in another language
                    – if self-employed: notarized copies of business registration, business tax records for each year the
                      business has been in operation and work contracts, if applicable
           3. SETTLEMENT FUNDS
                  • letters from financial institutions indicating balance and account history in applicant’s and/or spouse’s
                    name for the last three months
                  • bank account statements showing access to transferable liquid funds and assets in applicant’s name
                  • all copies must be notarized
                  • proof of ownership of real estate (land and buildings) including a current market price evaluation
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MANITOBA PROVINCIAL NOMINEE PROGRAM
APPLICATION FORM MAPP
The principal applicant must complete this form. All questions must be answered completely and
truthfully. Failure to provide complete and truthful information may result in the refusal of your                    Date accepted for
application. Please print clearly.                                                                                 assessment by Manitoba

                                                        Principal applicant                                      Spouse
 Family name

 Given name(s)
                                                             (dd/mm/yy)                                         (dd/mm/yy)
 Date of birth
 Address of your current residence
 (include country and postal code)
 Mailing address for application
 purposes.
 Your e-mail address

 Your telephone number

 Preferred language for communicating with the MPNP                               English                             French

                                          Number of children                                Spouse will accompany you
 Number of children
                                          accompanying you to Canada                        to Canada?                         No      Yes

 OPTION 1: I AM APPLYING FOR CONSIDERATION UNDER THE FOLLOWING ASSESSMENT STREAM
 Please select one assessment stream. See guidelines in application kit.
                                     • have included proof that I am currently employed full-time in Manitoba on a temporary work
                                       I
 1. Employer Direct
                                       permit, AND
                                       I
                                     • have included an original letter from a Manitoba employer indicating I have been
                                       offered a full-time long term job.
 2. International Student              I
                                     • have included copies of a Manitoba post-secondary education certificate, AND
                                       a
                                     • full-time job offer and post-graduation temporary work permit
                                       I
                                     • have included proof of, and an Affidavit of Support signed by a close relative who lives
 3. Family Support
                                       in Manitoba, AND
                                       I
                                     • meet minimum stream assessment criteria.
 4. General stream                     I
                                     • have included evidence of one of the following:
                             two affidavits of support
 a close relative                                                         completed education            previous work experience
                             (MAS) from friends or distant
 in Manitoba                                                              in Manitoba                    in Manitoba
                             relatives in Manitoba

 OPTION 2: I AM APPLYING FOR CONSIDERATION UNDER A STRATEGIC INITIATIVE
 See guidelines in application kit.
 I have included a Letter of Invitation received from the MPNP indicating that I meet eligibility criteria for a specific recruitment
 initiative and inviting me to apply.

 OCCUPATION UNDER WHICH I AM APPLYING
 Intended occupation – principal applicant
                                                    Number of years you have worked in your intended occupation in the past 10 years:
 Intended occupation – spouse
                                                    Number of years you have worked in your intended occupation in the past 10 years:

 Education/training – principal applicant (highest level attained)

 Total years secondary (high school)               Total years post-secondary (after high school)
 10 years                 12 years                 1 year             2 years              3 years               more than 3 years


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                                        Country of                                                           Country of
 CITIZENSHIP & STATUS:
                                         residence                                                           citizenship
 Legal status in your country of residence:      Citizen                   Visitor                     Passport number
 Student           Worker          Refugee             Other:                                                   Expiry date

 APPLICATION HISTORY
 Provide information concerning all previous immigration applications to Canada.
 (Include all provincial nominee applications.)
 Type of program or visa                File number              Result        Date of result                                 Destination in Canada




                                                                                             Name of city or town
 DESTINATION IN MANITOBA

 PREVIOUS VISITS TO CANADA               Describe all previous stays in Canada by the principal applicant and/or spouse and provide
                                         supporting documents.
                                                              Status
    Province                  Dates                    (visitor, student, worker, etc.)
                                                                                                          Address




 RELATIVES IN CANADA                          Do you or your spouse have relatives living in Canada?                                Yes          No
 Names of all relatives in Canada                  City & province               Relationship to principal applicant             Relationship to spouse




 LANGUAGE ABILITY                All applicants – review the information under the language factor described in the application kit
                                 guidelines for the General stream and provide your self-assessed score.
               English self- assessed score                                                    French self-assessed score
                      Have you used English or French as the primary language
                                                   of communication at work?                   No              Yes             How long?

                       Have you used English or French as the primary language
                                                  of communication at school?                  No              Yes             How long?

                         Have you studied English/French as a foreign language                                                   Hours of
                                                      or as a second language?                 No              Yes             instruction

 SETTLEMENT FUNDS – personal net worth statement
 You must provide supporting documents.
                                                                              Debts – List in Canadian dollars the amount of loans and other financial
 Assets – Indicate the value of your liquid assets in Canadian dollars.       obligations including mortgages, fees owing to lawyers or consultants,
                                                                              alimony and child support payments. Use extra pages if necessary
      Assets                          Dollar mount (Cdn.)                     Debts                                            Dollar amount (Cdn.)
     A. Cash                                                                    A. Home mortgage or loan
     B. Real estate                                                             B. Other mortgages or loan
     C. Investments                                                             C. Other
     D. Other
        (1) Total assets                                                                             (2) Total debts
      (add A - D above)                                                                           (add A - C above)

                                                Net Worth: (1) - (2) = C $

This MPNP application kit is provided free by the government of Manitoba and is not to be sold to applicants.                                    MAPP PAGE 2
 MAPP SCHEDULE 3
 INFORMATION RELEASE AND APPLICANT DECLARATION
 This information release and declaration must be signed by the principal applicant and spouse authorizing the Manitoba Provincial
 Nominee Program Branch of Manitoba Labour and Immigration to collect and disclose personal information to assess this application
 to the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program, and declaring that the information provided is true and accurate.

  I,                                                                                       Date of birth
                       Principal applicant – full name                                                                (dd/mm/yy)
  I,                                                                                       Date of birth
                              Spouse – full name                                                                      (dd/mm/yy)
 of
                                                                         Address
 in the city/town of                                                                  country of


 do hereby authorize the designated representatives of Manitoba Labour and Immigration (the department), Manitoba Provincial Nominee
 Program Branch to exchange all personal information collected by and disclosed to Manitoba as part of my application for the Manitoba
 Provincial Nominee Program to be disclosed to other parties in Manitoba and elsewhere to assess this application.
 I understand that Manitoba may contact such parties to verify information provided by me in this application. I understand that I have the
 right to examine and request corrections or amendments to my personal records, whether held by a provincial or federal government office.
 I consent to the Manitoba Labour and Immigration (the department) collecting any personal and other information, including information
 about our address, telephone number, social insurance numbers, marital status, employment, income, assets, liabilities, benefits received
 under other government programs or any other relevant personal information, required to verify any information provided about my
 involvement in the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (the Program) and to locate and contact me about evaluating the program and
 my participation in it.
 I consent to the department collecting this information from any federal, provincial, municipal or other local authority (such as Canada
 Revenue Agency, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Canada Border Service Agency, Manitoba Family Services and Housing, Service
 Canada and Manitoba Health) or any other person, department, agency or organization holding such information.
 Any information provided to Manitoba will only be disclosed under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. I consent
 to the disclosure of the above noted information by these persons, departments, agencies and organizations to the department and the
 Department disclosing to these persons, departments agencies or organizations such personal information as may be necessary to obtain
 the information required by the department for the program.
 I declare that the information I have given in this application is truthful, complete and correct.
 I understand that any false statements or concealment of information may result in Manitoba refusing my application or,
 if applicable, withdrawing my nomination.
 I understand that my failure to provide a complete application package including all required forms and credible, supporting documentation
 may result in the return or refusal of my application.
 I understand all these statements and asked for and received an explanation on every point that was not clear to me.


                    Signature of principal applicant                                                   Signature of witness


                          Signature of spouse                                                          Signature of witness

 Signed at:                                                                                           Date
                                          City/Town and Country

The personal information on this form is collected under the authority of Manitoba’s Freedom of Information and Protection of
Privacy Act (S 36 1b). Personal information is necessary for the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program and is used and/or disclosed
to assess your application to this program. Under the provisions of the act individuals have the right to protection of, and access to,
personal information. For information contact: (204) 945-2806


A FIPPA request should be made on the Application for Access form, which is available on the website:
http://www.gov.mb.ca/chc/fippa/index.html




                                                                                                                                   MAPP PAGE 6
MANITOBA PROVINCIAL NOMINEE PROGRAM
AFFIDAVIT OF SUPPORT MAS

                                                                                                                                               Date received
Who should complete this form?                                                                                                                 by Manitoba


• Family Support stream: The close relative named by the                             • This form cannot be signed by a paid immigration
  applicant must complete this form.                                                   representative or anyone who is not a relative or friend
• General stream: two distant relatives or two friends named                           of the principal applicant and/or the principal applicant’s
  by the applicant must each complete their own MAS form.                              family.
                                                                                     • This form cannot be signed by any elected official in
                                                                                       Canada or his/her staff.

 PART 1: DECLARATION OF SUPPORT

• This section must be completed by the signatory of this Affidavit of Support.
• Close relatives must include documents demonstrating relationship to the applicant and/or spouse/common-law partner, if
  applicable.
• Close relatives and distant relatives or friends who sign this affidavit must include proof of Canadian citizenship or
  permanent resident status and proof of established residence in Manitoba for at least one year (eg. Canadian passport,
  record of landing, permanent resident card, Manitoba Health Card).

I,                                                                           of
     Name                                                                          Address including city and postal code


Date of birth                       E-mail address                                Phone number (day)                              Phone number (evening)


MAKE OATH AND SAY THAT:
1. I am a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada and I have lived in Manitoba for at least one year.
2. I am a close relative, distant relative or friend of the principal applicant or his/her spouse named below and that I have
   provided documentation proving that I am a close relative of this individual and/or a personal letter of support (MAS page 4)
   if the individual and/or spouse, if applicable, is/are my friend or distant relative.

Name and address of my relative or friend who is applying to the MPNP:



Family name                                                                        Given name


Address including city, country, postal code


Describe your exact relationship to this person. (Be specific. For example: “my spouse’s sister” or “my cousin [mother’s brother’s son]” or “my personal friend.”




3. I declare that my spouse, if applicable, agrees with the terms and conditions contained in this affidavit.
4. I declare that I clearly understand that the applicant(s) to the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program named below must
   make a formal declaration of their intention to live and work in Manitoba, that I will not knowingly support the application
   of individuals who do not intend to live in Manitoba, and that I will be prohibited from supporting other relatives or friends
   in the future if the applicant named on this affidavit (and/or any dependants) does not settle successfully and permanently
   in Manitoba.


Name of principal applicant                                                       Name of spouse



This form is made available free by the Government of Manitoba and is not to be sold to applicants.                                              MAS - Page 1
Names of all accompanying dependants (use additional page if required):




5. I am satisfied that the applicant has the required amount of settlement funds ($10,000 Cdn for a principal applicant and
   $2,000 Cdn for each accompanying family member) and/or a bona fide offer of long-term, full-time employment in Manitoba
   and/or a signed declaration of financial support by the close relative signing this affidavit, and I am aware that the
   MPNP may refuse any applicant who cannot provide evidence of sufficient settlement funds.
6. I am prepared to assist the applicant and his/her family to establish successfully in Manitoba as follows:




7. I declare that I have known the principal applicant and/or spouse for:

   ❏ One year or more                      ❏ Less than one year                       How long?                              ❏   Never met


8. I declare that I have also supported or sponsored other relatives or friends as immigrants to Canada.
   ❏ Yes                                   ❏ No
If “Yes,” give details below (attach additional page if required):



Name                                       Date of application              Type of program                                      Date landed in Canada
                                                                            (eg. provincial nominee, federal family class)

Address and telephone number of other person(s) I supported or sponsored:




Employer of other person(s) I supported or sponsored:




Address and telephone number of other person(s) I supported or sponsored:




Employer of other person(s) I supported or sponsored:




9. I affirm that I have not received or been promised payment or other consideration for signing this affidavit of support.
10. I declare the information provided is true, complete and accurate, and I give consent to Manitoba to verify any
    information I have provided in this affidavit of support.
11. I understand that the provision of any false statements or concealment of any material fact may result in, but is not limited
    to, some or all of the following consequences:
    • refusal to approve this support or future support to other applicants
    • refusal to grant or withdrawal of the principal applicant’s Certificate of Nomination
    • other enforcement action
12. I understand and am prepared to comply with all the commitments and obligations contained in this affidavit of support,
    having asked for and received an explanation on every point about which I may have been uncertain.
13. I swear this support to be bona fide.
   This form is made available free by the Government of Manitoba and is not to be sold to applicants.                                           MAS - Page 2
AFFIRMED and SWORN before me at                                   )
                                                                                                      Signature of person swearing affidavit
                                                                  )
                            (city)

in the province of Manitoba,                                      )
                                                                                             Signature of notary public/commissioner for oaths
this day of                                       20              )
                         (day/month)                   (year)




Name of notary public in and for Manitoba or commissioner for oaths:                                           My commission expires:



 In Manitoba it is illegal for a commissioner for oaths to charge a fee to sign this document. A notary public may charge a fee.

PART 2: DECLARATION OF FINANCIAL SUPPORT BY CLOSE RELATIVE ONLY
• This section should be completed only by the Manitoba close relative of an applicant who cannot demonstrate sufficient
  settlement funds as described in the MPNP application kit.
• Close relatives declaring support must include financial documents such as their bank statements, tax statements, proof of
  assets (property, investments, etc.), proof of employment (including salary information) etc.

I,                                                                           of
     Name                                                                                                  Address including city and postal code


Date of birth                        E-mail address                               Phone number (day)                               Phone number (evening)


MAKE OATH AND SAY THAT:
1. I will ensure that all processing and right of landing fees, medical and transportation costs and any other pre-arrival costs
   of the principal applicant and his/her accompanying dependants are paid.
2. I hereby agree to ensure that the essential needs of the principal applicant and any accompanying dependants are met
   from the date of landing in Canada including, but not limited to, providing shelter, food, clothing and other goods or
   services necessary for day-to-day living in Manitoba as well as the dental care, eye care and other healthcare needs not
   provided by Manitoba Health.
3. I hereby accept full responsibility for ensuring that the principal applicant and his/her accompanying dependants shall not rely
   on any social assistance or other government income-support program in Manitoba or other Canadian province or territory.
4. I affirm that this support cannot be terminated once the Manitoba has issued a Certificate of Nomination for the principal
   applicant and accompanying dependants.
5. I permit the sharing, release and exchange by and to Manitoba and the Government of Canada as necessary of any
   personal, financial or corporate financial information on the understanding that this information may be used to assist in
   verifying, assessing, evaluating, monitoring and enforcing this affidavit of support.
6. I have sufficient financial resources and expertise to fulfill this affidavit of support and have provided a confirmation-
   of-employment letter, bank records and ownership documents to demonstrate my financial ability to honour the
   commitments I have made in this affidavit of support.
7. I agree to be the principal contact and representative for my relative in Canada and I understand that Manitoba will
   not recognize any paid immigration representative with respect to the processing of his/her application for permanent
   resident status in Canada where this financial declaration of support has been included in the application.
8. I declare the information provided is true, complete and accurate and I give consent to Manitoba to verify any information
   I have provided in this declaration if financial support.
9. I understand that the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program is not a sponsorship program and that all applicants will be
   assessed on the basis of their education, work experience and demonstrated ability to settle successfully in Manitoba.
10. I swear this declaration of financial support to be bona fide.



This form is made available free by the Government of Manitoba and is not to be sold to applicants.                                                 MAS - Page 3
AFFIRMED and SWORN before me at                                   )
                                                                                                   Signature of person swearing affidavit
                                                                   )
                            (city)

in the province of Manitoba,                                       )
                                                                                              Signature of notary public/commissioner for oaths
this day of                                      20                )
                         (day/month)                   (year)




Name of notary public in and for Manitoba or commissioner for oaths:                                          My commission expires:


 In Manitoba it is illegal for a commissioner for oaths to charge a fee to sign this document. A notary public may charge a fee.


PART 3: PERSONAL LETTER OF SUPPORT BY FRIEND OR DISTANT RELATIVE
General stream: all distant relatives or friends of applicants applying to the General stream must complete this section.
Please describe how you know the applicant and why you are supporting his or her application to the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program. (Attach additional pages
if necessary.):




AFFIRMED and SWORN before me at                                   )
                                                                                                   Signature of person swearing affidavit
                                                                   )
                            (city)

in the province of Manitoba,                                       )
                                                                                              Signature of notary public/commissioner for oaths
this day of                                      20                )
                         (day/month)                   (year)




Name of notary public in and for Manitoba or commissioner for oaths:                                          My commission expires:


 In Manitoba it is illegal for a commissioner for oaths to charge a fee to sign this document. A notary public may charge a fee.




The personal information on this form is collected under the authority of Manitoba’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (S 36 1b).
Personal information is necessary for the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program and is used and/or disclosed to assess your application to this program.
Under the provisions of the act individuals have the right to protection of, and access to, personal information. For information contact: (204) 945-2806

A FIPPA request should be made on the Application for Access form, which is available on the Manitoba government website:
manitoba.ca/chc/fippa/index.html




 This form is made available free by the Government of Manitoba and is not to be sold to applicants.                                               MAS - Page 4
                       For more information
                  and to submit application:
                   Manitoba Labour and Immigration
Immigration, Settlement and Multiculturalism Division
                   7th Floor, 213 Notre Dame Avenue
              Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3B 1N3

             Telephone: (Canada 001) 204-945-2806
                    Fax: (Canada 001) 204-948-2256
             E-mail: immigratemanitoba@gov.mb.ca
           Website: www.immigratemanitoba.com




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