Manitoba is different in that having family or friends in the province can potentially give you the chance to apply.
Manitoba Family Support PNP: How does it work?
Each Provincial Nominee Program is special depending on the individual province needs. Manitoba is different in that having family or friends in the province can potentially give you the chance to apply.
If you want to apply through Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program under the Skilled Worker Stream you must prove a strong connection to the province through one of these options:
–Family or friends living in the province willing to support you,
–work experience or previous education taken inside Manitoba.
It is the only program where you may be “sponsored” by any family relative, not limited to spouses or children, that can either be:
- Sister or brother;
- Niece or nephew;
- Aunt or uncle;
- First cousins (children of your aunts or uncles);
- Mother or father;
- Grandmother or grandfather;
Note: this is not a sponsorship program, but you will need the support of a relative.
However, they must also go through a process to determine their eligibility as they must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident, have at least one year living inside the province as well as have a steady job that will allow them to support the applicant once in Manitoba. Also to be taken into consideration are the following aspects:
- They must be able to show close ties to both the applicant and Manitoba (present documentation that supports this);
- They must be able to show that any previous applicant they supported (if applicable) were able to successfully and permanently establish themselves in Manitoba;
- They must be able to support the applicant’s Settlement Plan;
- May support the application of more than 1 skilled worker at a time if they are a close relative and can demonstrate the ability to support more than 1 skilled worker.
As this program is for skilled workers you will still need to prove that you are qualified to work in Canada. This means having enough points through the calculation of language, employability, age, education and adaptability factors. The last one refers to the applicant’s connection with the province as previously mentioned in this article.
The applicant must also give documentation to prove they have enough funds to maintain themselves while looking for a job. For an individual that means at least CAD$12,669 is required and if dependants are included on the application then additional funds will be needed.
How to apply?
Expression of interest: it’s the first step to migrate to Manitoba, and it involves submitting a profile to a pool of candidates. You will be asked for some information in order to create a profile, but you will not need to submit any supporting documents.
According to the information you submitted, you will be ranked in a system very similar to the Express Entry System and the highest ranked candidates will receive a Letter of Advice to Apply.
This profile will be active for only one year. If you do not receive a Letter of Advice to Apply before the year is over, you will need to create a new profile.
Letter of Advice to Apply: When an applicant receives this letter, they will be able to apply for the PNP and will submit all of the required documents.
If the applicant is nominated by the province, it’s time to submit the PR application. This process can take up to 28 months, taking into consideration that the PR process takes around 2 years to be processed.
Our team can help you determine your eligibility to obtain permanent residence under this program and can help to prepare your application.