The MPNP eligibility criteria are designed to help you determine if you have the potential to successfully find a job and settle as a permanent resident of Manitoba.
You are eligible to apply as a priority applicant and receive expedited processing online if you meet one of options A, B, C or D.
A. Currently in Manitoba: You are currently working in Manitoba as a temporary foreign worker with a valid temporary work permit and have been working for at least six months.
B. International Students: As an International Student you graduated from a publicly funded Manitoba post-secondary institution in at least a one-year program for which you received a certificate, diploma or degree, you have an offer of a long-term, full-time job from a Manitoba employer and have been working in that job at least six months with a valid post-graduation work permit.
C. Strategic Initiative: You have been invited to apply under a MPNP's Strategic Initiative.
D. Family in Manitoba: You have a strong connection to Manitoba through having family who live in the province, and you meet the following five factors.
1. Age: You are between 21 and 49 years old.
2. Education: You completed secondary (high) school and have at least one year post-secondary education or training for which you earned a post-secondary diploma or degree.
3. Work Experience: You have at least two years of full-time work experience in the past five years.
4. Language Ability: You completed your secondary and post-secondary education in English or French, or scored at least 5 on an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test.
You are to have a definite plan to settle in Manitoba therefore with your application we will prepare and submit a Settlement Plan that explains the steps you will take to adapt to life in Manitoba and we will have to also endorsed it by a close relative who has lived in Manitoba as a permanent resident for at least one year.
Settling in Manitoba will take a period of adjustment. You need to be able to support yourself and your family during that time. Having the (non-financial) support of family who live in Manitoba will increase your potential for success.
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