Provincial nomination is a method of gaining access to Canada by allowing provincial governments to choose immigrants according to the economic needs of the province. Each establishes its own standards and processes by which it chooses its nominees and tries to nominate those candidates who would be most likely to settle effectively into the economic and social life of the region.
The following is a guide for Manitoba Nomination.
1. You need to learn about Manitoba. You must read about Manitoba so that you will know what to expect when settling there.
2. Download and print the free application kit. The application kit is a booklet with detailed explanations and instructions. It includes all MPNP forms, free of charge.
3. Read the entire application before you start filling it in. It is very important to read everything before writing to prevent unnecessary errors.
4. Determine which forms you need. For eligibility adequate documents are very vital. For example, Family stream requires an affidavit of support (MAS); the General stream requires different supporting documents with your application. Each assessment stream has a document checklist (MDOC).
5. Gather your supporting documents.
The document checklist explains what personal and other documents you are required to send with your application. For example, letters from your employer, school records etc.
6. Fill out your application. You can use a computer, a typewriter or by hand.
7. Check your application.
Verify you have filled out every question and included all documents you were instructed to prepare and include.
8. Mail your application to the MPNP office. (Manitoba Labour and Immigration Immigration Promotion and Recruitment Branch 7th Floor - 213 Notre Dame Avenue Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3B 1N3)
Photocopy your completed application for your records.
9. Wait for the reply. You will receive a letter advising that the application is received, then a letter advising you of the outcome of your application.
Successful applicant applies for Canadian permanent resident visa.
If you are accepted to the PNP a will be sent to you as Letter of Approval. You need this when you take the last step in the immigration process, which is applying to the Government of Canada for permanent resident visas for you and eligible family members.