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Manitoba Skilled Worker PNP
In order to qualify for the Manitoba Skilled Worker PNP a person will have the best chance of being nominated if the person has:

  • Sufficient training and work experience in your occupation;
  • Sufficient language ability to begin working soon after arrival;
  • Pre-approved job offer consistent with your training and experience; and
  • Settlement supports in Manitoba to assist you upon your arrival


  • There are 6 different assessment streams under Manitoba Skilled Worker PNP.

    There are 5 priority assessment streams. These streams allow applicants who meet clear criteria indicating that they have strong potential to establish successfully in Manitoba to have their applications assessed more quickly.

    There is 1 general assessment stream. This stream features a new adjusted point system so that applicants with a strong connection to Manitoba and demonstrated employability in this province have a greater potential for a successful application.

    The six assessment streams are briefly described below:

    1. Employer Direct Stream: for applicants with a pre-approved guaranteed offer of employment form an employer who has a prior agreement with the Manitoba PNP to issue jobs to applicants, or for applicants currently working full-time in Manitoba with a job offer.

    2. International Student Stream: for applicants who have graduated from a post-secondary education program in Manitoba, have a job offer related to their field of studies and have been issued a post-graduation work permit allowing them to work in Manitoba.

    3. Family Support Stream: for applicants with sufficient training, work experience, language ability who have close family members in Manitoba who have completed a Manitoba PNP Affidavit of Support.

    4. Community Support Stream: for applicants with sufficient training, work experience and language ability who have a Letter of Support from an organization that has a Community Support Agreement with the Manitoba PNP.

    5. Strategic Recruitment Initiative: for applicants with sufficient training, work experience and language ability who meet the requirements of current recruitment initiatives and have received an Invitation to Apply letter from the Manitboba PNP.

    6. General Stream: for applicants with sufficient training, work experience, language and with evidence of close relatives in Manitoba, or family-like support from friends and relatives in Manitoba, or previous education or previous work experience in Manitoba. Applicants must score sufficient points for consideration and demonstrate their ability to establish successfully in Manitoba.

    Estimated processing time of Manitoba PNP part is 3-12 months. Estimated time of Federal part is 6-8 months. Total estimated processing time of Manitoba PNP application is 9-20 months from the date the application is submitted.


    Work Visas Under Manitoba Skilled Worker PNP
    After the applicant has been nominated, Manitoba Skilled Worker PNP (Employer Direct Stream; International Student Program; Family Support Stream; Community Support Stream; Strategic Recruitment Initiative; General Stream) will provide the standard letter to the relevant CIC post as well as to the nominee stating that the person is nominated and eligible for a work visa.


    Manitoba Business PNP
    Under Manitoba Business PNP the minimum requirements are:
  • $150,000 investment into a business that is a going concern or into a new business
  • Possess minimum net worth of $250,000
  • Completion of a business plan
  • Make an exploratory trip to Manitoba with a meeting with a program officer of Manitoba Trade & Investment


  • $75,000 cash deposit that will only be returned to the applicant if after the first two years of landing they have made a bona fide effort to either implement their original business plan or implement changes to the original business plan


  • The processing time is 12-15 months for the whole process. This includes both the Manitoba PNP and the Federal part. It should be noted you receive your Canadian Permanent Resident status when the application is approved. Failure to implement the business plan results in a loss of the $75,000 cash deposit but the applicant retains the Canadian Landed Immigrant status.


    Work Visas Under Manitoba Business PNP
    Manitoba Business PNP due to its different structure, generally does not have applicants use this program to help facilitate a work visa. Under Manitoba Business PNP the applicant submits a business plan and does an exploratory visit to Manitoba. If the application is approved the applicant deposits $75,000. The applicant receives Canadian Landed Immigrant status. The applicant has two years to comply with the business plan. At the end of two years, if the applicant has not met the business plan requirements, the applicant forfeits the $75,000.

    It has been the general practice in Manitoba Business PNP to come in as a Canadian Landed Immigrant. An approved applicant is not precluded from coming in under a work visa but most choose to come in as a permanent resident.




    Brian Edward Tadayoshi Tsuji
    Canadian Immigration Lawyer
    DAVIS LLP
    2800 Park Place
    666 Burrard Street
    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6C 2Z7

    Tel:(604) 643-6496 Fax:(604) 605-3596
    Email: btsuji@davis.ca Website: http://www.davis.ca

     
     
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    Brian Edward Tadayoshi Tsuji
    Canadian Immigration Lawyer
    DAVIS LLP
    2800 Park Place
    666 Burrard Street
    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6C 2Z7

    Tel:(604) 643-6496 Fax:(604) 605-3596
    Email: btsuji@davis.ca Website: http://www.davis.ca