The province of Manitoba in Canada has once again reopened the Skilled Worker Overseas Stream effective last April 30, 2015. With this comes the possibility for people to once again apply for the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP).
There are, however, some changes to the existing application process of the MPNP. If you are interested to learn what it takes to qualify for a Manitoba immigration, read on and we’ll teach you how.
1) Submitting An Expression of Interest (EOI).
To begin with, you need to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI). This is the initial step of the entire process but do not get confused – this isn’t an official application yet. Filing an EOI is, as the name implies, just an expression that you are interested in being considered for a nomination.
This means there are no fees involved or any documents required at this point. All you need to do is to answer a series of questions. You have to do your best, however, since your scores will reflect in your profile and candidates with the highest scores will be the only ones considered for a full MPNP application.
2) The Scoring System.
You will get scored depending on six major factors namely:
- Language Proficiency. There will be an approved language test to gauge your language skills in terms of reading, writing, listening, and speaking. The points will be based on Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB).
- Your age at the time you submitted your EOI will also be a basis.
- Work Experience. Points will be calculated depending on the number of years you’ve been employed full-time. However, only full-time jobs that are more than six months will be considered. Additional points will also be granted for jobs that require Manitoba licensing.
- Your level of education will likewise be a factor and you will get corresponding points for that.
- Adaptability. This one will be scored depending on your connection in Manitoba. Having one connection is important but just in case you have more than one, you probably want to list the one that gives you the highest score.
- Risk Assessment. Connections in the other parts of Canada will also be necessary and can be helpful for you in this area.
You need to be truthful with every bit of information you enter because any false or misleading detail can mean your application will be refused. If that happens, you will be banned for applying for an MPNP for at least 2years.
If you get a high score and you get picked by the MPNP, you will be able to receive a Letter of Advice to Apply (LAA). You will be given 60 days to complete the requirements and you will be further contacted for additional instructions.