Manitoba

  • CIC News is profiling Canada's various provincial nominee programs over the coming weeks
    Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program has grown exponentially since its creation in the 1990s and now stands second only to the federal Express Entry system as the leading pathway to Canadian permanent residence for skilled foreign workers.

    Recent weeks have seen nominee streams in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Nova Scotia issue more than 2,500 invitations to workers with a range of skills and professional experience to apply for a nomination for Canadian permanent residence.
    Quebec is the only Canadian province that does not take part in the PNP. It has a separate agreement with the federal government that gives it sole responsibility for the selection of economic-class immigrants.

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    Since the PNP’s first year in operation in 1996, when only 233 people were admitted to Canada through the program, it has evolved to the point where its admissions target for 2019 is 61,000.
    Looked at over the next three years, Canada could receive as many as 213,000 new permanent residents through the PNP alone.
    The reasons for this expansion are clear: Canada’s population is ageing, its birth rate is declining and labour shortages are expanding as a result. This trend is especially heightened in smaller provinces, which are also struggling with the loss of residents to other parts of Canada.

  • Manitoba has invited a total of 638 skilled workers to apply for a provincial nomination in its 4th round of invitations in 2018, including 253 candidates in the Express Entry pool.

  • The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program held its second Expression of Interest draw of 2019 on January 31 for candidates in its Skilled Worker Overseas, Skilled Worker in Manitoba and International Education immigration streams.

  • The Government of Canada has named 11 Canadian communities that have been selected to take ‎part in its new Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot. ‎

  • There was a flurry of activity in the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) over the final days of 2016, with two draws for its Skilled Worker immigration stream taking place on December 21 and December 30. In total, 316 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) were issued to eligible candidates who had previously made a formal 'Expression of Interest' in immigrating to the province. These individuals may now submit an application for a provincial nomination certificate. With this certificate, the individual, as well as his or her accompanying family members, may then apply for Canadian permanent residence.

  • Another 313 candidates have been invited to apply to the Manitoba Provincial nominee program, a Canadian immigration program that allows the province of Manitoba to welcome new immigrants who have the ability to establish themselves and their families in Manitoba, based on eligibility criteria set by the province.

  • 133 Express Entry candidates among those invited in Manitoba's June 20 Expression of Interest draw

  • International migration continued to drive Canadian population growth in the final quarter of 2017, accounting for nearly 70 percent of the increase seen during that three-month period, new Statistics Canada data reveal. The federal agency said international migration, which includes immigration, return emigration and net non-permanent residents, “remained the main driver of population growth” between October 1, 2017, and January 1, 2018.

  • The MPNP-B allows Manitoba to recruit and nominate qualified business people with the intent and ability to reside in the province and make a significant investment in a new or existing business and hold an active managerial role. Manitoba’s MPNP-B promotes the province’s economic growth as it is designed to retain successful business owners and professionals with executive-level experience.

  • The Government of Ontario is being encouraged to create a new immigration pilot program that would address labour needs in its northern and rural regions. Promoted by the Northern Policy Institute, an independent think tank dedicated to issues in Northern Ontario, the proposed Ontario Rural and Remote Pilot draws on existing immigration programs like the federal-provincial Atlantic immigration pilot (AIP) and Manitoba’s morden Community Driven Immigration Initiative.

  • A new immigration pathway for international graduates of post-secondary institutions in Manitoba is now open to Expressions of Interest from eligible candidates.

  • Manitoba has announced a number of changes to its Provincial Nominee Program, including the creation of an in-demand occupations list and a new pathway aligned with Canada’s Express Entry system and the creation of a new International Education Stream.

  • Another disappointment for Quebec skilled worker applicant.

  • Late August was a busy period for PNPs in Saskatchewan, Manitoba and British Columbia (BC)

  • The Canadian provinces of Saskatchewan, Manitoba and BC were each active in their drive to welcome new immigrants over the past couple of weeks, as more than 2,000 potential newcomers either submitted an application to one of these provinces’ Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) or were invited to do so.

  • Three new Express Entry-linked PNP streams were created in 2018 and others were improved

  • Alberta Wants Cap on Economic Immigrants Raised

    Alberta requested that Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) raise the number of economic immigrants it can nominate each year in order to meet its growing labour needs. The province anticipates it will need 96,000 new workers by 2023.

  • The province of Manitoba has issued 530 new invitations to apply for a provincial nomination to immigration candidates in its Skilled Workers in Manitoba and Skilled Worker Overseas streams.  

  • April 11 Skilled Workers Overseas draw issues 403 invitations

  • IRCC gets new year off to a big start with 7,800 invitations to apply in first two draws