Manitoba is different in that having family or friends in the province can potentially give you the chance to apply through the Manitoba Family Support PNP
Manitoba Family Support PNP: How does it work?
Each Provincial Nominee Program is unique, according to the provinces’ individual needs. Manitoba is different because having family or friends in the region can potentially give you the chance to apply.
If you want to apply for a Canadian Residence through Manitoba Family Support PNP 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 Manitoba willing to support you.
–Work experience or previous education 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:
- Niece or nephew.
- Aunt or uncle.
- First cousins (children of your aunts or uncles).
Note: this is not a sponsorship program, but you will need the support of a relative.
Your sponsors must also go through a process to determine their eligibility. Sponsors must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents. They must have been living for at least one year living in Manitoba, and they must have a steady job that will allow them to support the applicant once in Manitoba. It’s essential to consider the following:
- They must show close ties to both the applicant and Manitoba (documentation that supports this claim is required).
- 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.
- They may support the application of more than one skilled worker at a time if they are a close relative and can demonstrate the ability to support more than one skilled worker.
Since this program is for skilled workers, you need to prove that you are qualified to work in Canada, which means accumulating enough points through the calculation of language skills, employability, age, education and adaptability factors. The last one refers to the applicant’s connection to Manitoba, as previously mentioned.
The applicant must also give documentation to prove they have enough funds to maintain themselves while looking for work. That means at least CA$12,669 is required, and if dependants are included on the application, 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. Personal information will be required to create a profile, but you will not need to submit any supporting documents.
According to the information you submit, you will be ranked in a similar system to the Express Entry System. 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: once the letter is received, you will be able to apply for the PNP and submit all of the required documentation.
If the province nominates you, it’s time to submit the PR application. The process can take up to 28 months, considering that the PR process takes around two 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.