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Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)
This program is currently on hold by concern department


FAMILY STREAM - MPNP


Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program is a PR visa program. Under this program, Family Stream is for people who have any family member or close relative in Manitoba who can sponsor them there. The close relatives include Mother, Father, Son, Daughter, Brother, Sister, Uncle, Aunt, First Cousin, Grandparent, Nephew, Niece. Also, the applicant must meet minimum criteria set by MPNP to apply under this stream.

MINIMUM CRITERIA


1. Age must be between 21-49 years.
2. Education must be at least one year after post-secondary study. (13 years of study)
3. Experience must be at least two years in last five years.
4. IELTS must be minimum 5 in General Training.
5. Adaptability is must that MPNP must be satisfied that you are employable in Canada based on your education, training, experience & language abilities & are willing to settle in Manitoba.
If the person has a close relative in Manitoba & he / she meets the minimum eligibility criteria, then he / she can apply under Family Stream of MPNP. The application is submitted to MPNP Officer. If the application is approved, a letter of approval in your MPNP nomination package will be mailed. A formal certificate of nomination will be sent directly to the Canadian embassy, high commission or consulate that processes requests from your country of residence (“the visa office�??). Then you must submit your nomination package to the concerned embassy along with your visa application, processing fees and the original MPNP letter of approval before the expiry date that is noted on your letter of approval.
The processing time is approximately one year based on the complete application package.

CITIZENSHIP CRITERIA


The person must be of 18-54 years. To become Canadian citizens, adults must have resided in Canada for at least three years (1,095 days) in the past four years before applying. Children under the age of 18 do not need to meet this requirement. You will have to send proof of your ability to speak and listen in English or French with your citizenship application. Third-party test results that you already sent to CIC for a previous application as a Federal Skilled Worker will also be acceptable. You must take the citizenship test. The test evaluates your knowledge of Canada. It is usually written, but you may also be asked to come to an interview with a citizenship judge. A citizenship judge makes the final decision on all cases.
If you pass the test and the citizenship judge determines that you meet all the other requirements for citizenship, you will be invited to a citizenship ceremony. During that ceremony, you will take the oath of citizenship which is the final requirement for citizenship, and receive a certificate of Canadian citizenship.

Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)


GENERAL CATEGORY - MPNP


Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program is a PR visa program. Under this program, General Category is for people who have friends or distant relatives in Manitoba who can sponsor them there. It basically works on the points system. From April 1, 2013 onwards the applicant will require to attain 60 points to apply under this program.
The application is submitted to MPNP Officer. If the application is approved, a letter of approval in your MPNP nomination package will be mailed. A formal certificate of nomination will be sent directly to the Canadian embassy, high commission or consulate that processes requests from your country of residence (“the visa office�??). Then you must submit your nomination package to the concerned embassy along with your visa application, processing fees and the original MPNP letter of approval before the expiry date that is noted on your letter of approval.
The processing time is approximately one year based on the complete application package.


CITIZENSHIP CRITERIA


The person must be of 18-54 years. To become Canadian citizens, adults must have resided in Canada for at least three years (1,095 days) in the past four years before applying. Children under the age of 18 do not need to meet this requirement. You will have to send proof of your ability to speak and listen in English or French with your citizenship application. Third-party test results that you already sent to CIC for a previous application as a Federal Skilled Worker will also be acceptable. You must take the citizenship test. The test evaluates your knowledge of Canada. It is usually written, but you may also be asked to come to an interview with a citizenship judge. A citizenship judge makes the final decision on all cases.
If you pass the test and the citizenship judge determines that you meet all the other requirements for citizenship, you will be invited to a citizenship ceremony. During that ceremony, you will take the oath of citizenship which is the final requirement for citizenship, and receive a certificate of Canadian citizenship.


NOTE: Points Grid for MPNP – General Category is available at Download section of this website.

Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)


EXPLORATORY VISIT - MPNP


Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program is a PR visa Program. Under this program, there is a visa option, namely, Exploratory Visit. Under this visa option, the person can go to Manitoba for 2-3 weeks to explore the employment, education & lifestyle opportunities there. At the end of visit, he will be interviewed by MPNP officer where he can present himself in the best possible way in terms of knowledge & language. After the interview, if satisfied, MPNP Officer may formally invite the person to immigrate to Manitoba through MPNP & send a nomination letter.
The processing time is approximately one year based on the complete application package.


FACTORS OF ELIGIBILITY


1. Age must be between 21-49 years.
2. Education must be at least one year after post-secondary study. (13 years of study)
3. Experience must be at least two years in last five years.
4. IELTS must be minimum 5 in General Training.
5. Stronger Connection to Manitoba is must that MPNP must be satisfied that you are willing to settle there. It can be demonstrated by job opportunities, successful interviews with one or more prospective employers & satisfactory interview with MPNP Officer.


PR CRITERIA


After the interview with MPNP officer, you can apply for immigration to Canada through MPNP only if you receive invitation by MPNP to do so.


CITIZENSHIP CRITERIA


The person must be of 18-54 years. To become Canadian citizens, adults must have resided in Canada for at least three years (1,095 days) in the past four years before applying. Children under the age of 18 do not need to meet this requirement. You will have to send proof of your ability to speak and listen in English or French with your citizenship application. Third-party test results that you already sent to CIC for a previous application as a Federal Skilled Worker will also be acceptable. You must take the citizenship test. The test evaluates your knowledge of Canada. It is usually written, but you may also be asked to come to an interview with a citizenship judge. A citizenship judge makes the final decision on all cases.
If you pass the test and the citizenship judge determines that you meet all the other requirements for citizenship, you will be invited to a citizenship ceremony. During that ceremony, you will take the oath of citizenship which is the final requirement for citizenship, and receive a certificate of Canadian citizenship.


Manitoba Support is one way for skilled workers who are not employed in Manitoba to demonstrate they have the connection to Manitoba that is required of all applicants to the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP).

Manitoba Support is your connection; to be eligible for the MPNP you must demonstrate you can be assessed sufficient points for language, employability, education, age and adaptability according to the MPNP Self-assessment Worksheet.

Factor

Max Points

Language

First Language

20

Second Language

5

Age

10

Work Experience

15

Education

25

Adaptability

25

Pass marks are 60 out of 100

A Manitoba Supporter must be the applicant’s close relative or friend/distant relative, and must be

  • able to provide documents proving they reside and are established in Manitoba and have been living in the province continuously for at least one year (ex: copy of Manitoba Health Card)
  • a Canadian citizen or permanent resident (ex: copy of Permanent Resident Card)
  • able to demonstrate sufficiently close ties to the applicant and to Manitoba
  • able to demonstrate that any applications they previously supported resulted in successful, permanent economic establishment in Manitoba
  • able to support the applicant’s Settlement Plan


Nova Scotia (Canada) Nominee Program
This program is currently on hold by concern department


REGIONAL LABOUR MARKET DEMAND

The new Regional Labour Market Demand stream is aimed at selecting individuals who meet the labour market needs, are destined to join the labour market with a full-time and permanent position, and wish to live in the Province of Nova Scotia permanently.

Applicants are not required to have a permanent, full-time job offer from a Nova Scotia employer at the time of submitting their application; however, they must intend to pursue employment in an occupation that is in demand in the Province.

The outlook for your intended occupation must be good-to-fair in the area you intend to settle in order for your application to be considered under the Regional Labour Market Demand stream.

STEPS

Applications under the Regional Labour Market Demand stream require two levels of approval before permanent residents status can be obtained.

Level 1: Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP)

If you meet all of the eligibility criteria, you are eligible to apply to the Nominee Program by submitting a

complete application package. The processing time for completed applications eligible for consideration can take up to one month or more depending on the volume of applications received and the time required for verifications of documents included in the application. Nomination under the NSNP is at the sole discretion of the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration.

Level 2: Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)

If you are nominated by the Province of Nova Scotia, you may then apply for a permanent resident visa to the Government of Canada, through Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), as a Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee. Your letter of nomination will contain important information about the federal process. In some cases, you may be asked to go for an interview. You, your spouse and dependents must meet requirements for medical, security and criminal admissibility to CIC’s satisfaction. CIC has the final authority to issue a permanent resident visa, thus there is no guarantee that CIC will approve your permanent resident application even if you are nominated by Nova Scotia.

FEES

There is no provincial application fee under the NSNP. You must, however, pay all the required Government Canada immigration fees when you submit your file to CIC.

DEADLINE

There is no deadline for applying to the NSNP. However, program criteria may change without notice and your application will be assessed according to the criteria in place at the time the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration receives your complete application.

The Nova Scotia Office of Immigration will only nominate applicants who have the best ability to attach to the local labour market. Attaching to the labour market, however, is the responsibility of the applicant. Nomination by the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration does not guarantee that an applicant will secure employment in the community.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Applicants must meet ALL of the following criteria:

1. Age: You are between the ages of 21 and 55 at the time the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration receives your complete application.

2. English language: You have achieved a minimum language standard CLB Level 5 i.e. IELTS General Training with bands: Listening - 5, Reading - 4, Writing - 5, Speaking - 5;

3. Occupation in NOC: Your intended occupation is a National Occupational Classification (NOC) level 0, A, or B and there is demonstrated demand for this occupation in the regional labour market in the community in which you intend to live.

Note: The NSNP will assess the labour market demand for your intended occupation in the community/region in which you intend to live. In assessing the labour market demand, the NSNP may consider the following: labour market information provided by the Government of Canada and the Government of Nova Scotia, the Canadian Occupation Projection System (COPS) and other sources as necessary. The final decision regarding labour market demand for your intended occupation rests with the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration.

The Nova Scotia Office of Immigration reserves both the right to consider only certain types of jobs and occupations for nomination and to limit those occupations which are eligible for the Regional Labour Market Demand stream or to target specific occupations, groups of occupations, occupations in specific industries or occupations in specific sectors of the economy.

As a Regional Labour Market Demand applicant you do not need to have a formal job offer, but you must declare an intended occupation for which you are qualified and have work experience. This occupation must meet the labour market needs of the community/region in which you intend to live. If you do have a full-time and permanent job offer, please refer to the NSNP Skilled Worker stream, which exists for this purpose.

4. Legal residency in current country: You are a citizen of or hold a passport or other documentation permitting you to legally reside in your current country of residence.

5. Funds: You have the required amount of funds.

You must show that you have enough funds to support yourself and your dependents after you arrive in Nova Scotia. Funds must be in your name alone or in the name of yourself and accompanying dependents. You cannot borrow this money from an institution (e.g. a bank) or from another person. You must be able to use this money for settlement and to initially support the costs of living for you and your family. The amount of money you need to support your family is determined by the size of your family

Number of Family Members

Funds Required (in Canadian dollars)

1

$11,115

2

$13,837

3

$17,011

4

$20,654

5

$23,425

6

$26,419

7 or more

$29,414

6. Education: You have completed the equivalent of a Canadian high school diploma with a minimum of twelve (12) years of education and/or training from a recognized educational institution AND you have completed and received a degree, diploma or certificate from a recognized post-secondary educational institution or training program. The post-secondary education or training program must have been at least one academic year in length.

Note: The Nova Scotia Office of Immigration reserves the right to request that you have your education assessed by a third party, such as the World Education Service (WES) or the International Credential Assessment Service of Canada (ICAS). You will be notified by a nominee officer if such an assessment is required.

7. Work Experience: You have at least two (2) years of continuous full-time work experience within the last five (5) years, in a field of work related to your intended occupation in Nova Scotia.

8. Intention to settle in Nova Scotia permanently: You can demonstrate that you will become economically established in Nova Scotia and that you intend to live in the province permanently.

9. Employment & Settlement Plan: You have completed an Employment and Settlement Plan which outlines your potential economic, labour market and social contributions to the community.

Note: The Employment and Settlement Plan helps the officer determine your plans for securing employment and settling in Nova Scotia. In addition, this plan will strengthen your opportunity for success by requiring you to think through many employment and settlement issues before arriving in Nova Scotia.

10. Interview:

Note: If required, you are able to attend an in-person interview in Nova Scotia. You will be notified if such an interview is required.

You must NOT apply if you are:

1. eligible for any other stream in the NSNP

2. intending to work in an occupation that is a National Occupational Classification (NOC) level C or D

3. a grand-parent, parent, spouse, common-law or conjugal partner of a Canadian citizen or permanent resident living in Canada, an applicant under humanitarian and compassionate grounds, a refugee claimant or a failed refugee claimant

4. in Canada illegally, under a removal order, or are prohibited from entering or being in Canada

5. an international student who is currently in study at a Canadian post-secondary institution

6. an international graduate who has graduated from a Canadian post-secondary institution and is eligible for the Canadian Experience Class

7. an international graduate who has a valid post-graduate work permit in Canada

8. an international student’s spouse, and your spouse is in study in a Canadian post-secondary institution but is not in his/her last academic year of studies

9. the spouse of an international graduate who has a valid post-graduate work permit in Canada.

10. an individual with unresolved custody or child support disputes affecting any dependent

11. an individual with a full-time permanent employment offer, a seasonal, part-time or casual worker.

12. Individuals with a full-time permanent employment offer should apply under the NSNP Skilled Worker stream.

13. in a sales position that is based solely on commission for compensation.

14. a helper and/or labourer in construction, agriculture or primary resources sectors

15. a live-in caregiver

16. intending to start a business and/or be self-employed in Nova Scotia

17. a passive investor (individuals who intend to invest in a Nova Scotia business with very limited or no involvement in the day-to-day management of the business).



Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)

Federal Skilled Workers are chosen as permanent residents based on their ability to prosper in Canada. They are assessed according to a selection grid made up of six factors, including language, education, work experience, etc. One needs to score 67 Points to pass the eligibility criteria.

Selection Factor

Maximum points

English and/or French skills

28

Education

25

Experience

15

Age

12

Arranged employment in Canada

10

Adaptability

10

Total

100

Pass mark: 67 out of 100 points

List of Occupations in Demand

  1. Senior managers – financial, communications and other business services (0013)
  2. Senior managers - trade, broadcasting and other services, n.e.c. (0015)
  3. Financial managers (0111)
  4. Human resources managers (0112)
  5. Purchasing managers (0113)
  6. Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers (0121)
  7. Managers in health care (0311)
  8. Construction managers (0711)
  9. Home building and renovation managers (0712)
  10. Managers in natural resources production and fishing (0811)
  11. Manufacturing managers (0911)
  12. Financial auditors and accountants (1111)
  13. Financial and investment analysts (1112)
  14. Securities agents, investment dealers and brokers (1113)
  15. Other financial officers (1114)
  16. Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations (1123)
  17. Supervisors, finance and insurance office workers (1212)
  18. Property administrators (1224)
  19. Geoscientists and oceanographers (2113)
  20. Civil engineers (2131)
  21. Mechanical engineers (2132)
  22. Electrical and electronics engineers (2133)
  23. Petroleum engineers (2145)
  24. Information systems analysts and consultants (2171)
  25. Database analysts and data administrators (2172)
  26. Software engineers and designers (2173)
  27. Computer programmers and interactive media developers (2174)
  28. Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians (2232)
  29. Construction estimators (2234)
  30. Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians (2241)
  31. Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics (2243)
  32. Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safety (2263)
  33. Computer network technicians (2281)
  34. Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors (3011)
  35. Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses (3012)
  36. Specialist physicians (3111)
  37. General practitioners and family physicians (3112)
  38. Dietitians and nutritionists (3132)
  39. Audiologists and speech-language pathologists (3141)
  40. Physiotherapists (3142)
  41. Occupational therapists (3143)
  42. Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists (3214)
  43. Medical radiation technologists (3215)
  44. Medical sonographers (3216)
  45. Licensed practical nurses (3233)
  46. Paramedical occupations (3234)
  47. University professors and lecturers (4011)
  48. Psychologists (4151)
  49. Early childhood educators and assistants (4214)
  50. Translators, terminologists and interpreters (5125)


Quebec Skilled Workers Program
This program is currently on hold by concern department

Quebec-selected Skilled Workers Program is a PR visa program. Under this program, Quebec establishes its own immigration requirements and selects immigrants who will adapt to living in Quebec. If you want to go to Quebec as a skilled worker, you must first apply to the Quebec government for a Certificate of Selection. The criteria for obtaining a Certificate of Selection are determined by the Quebec government.

Once Certificate of Selection obtained, you are required to apply with CIC for Certificate of Admission i.e. PR.

This program basically works on the points system. To qualify for a Quebec Selection Certificate, Skilled Worker / Professional applicants must score enough points under the Quebec Immigration selection system as below:

• A single applicant must score at least 49 points.

• An applicant with a spouse or common-law/conjugal partner must score at least 57 points.

Up to an additional 6 points may be awarded upon the interview for Adaptability. With these points awarded, a single applicant must score a minimum of 55 points. An applicant with a spouse or common-law/conjugal partner must score at least 63 points.

The Quebec Immigration selection factors may be summarized as follows:

S. No.

Factors

Points

1

Education

Up to 12 points (Cutoff Score = 2 points)

2

Area of Training

Up to 16 points (Cutoff Score = 6 points)

3

Validated Employment Offer

Up to 10 points

4

Work Experience

Up to 8 points

5

Age

Up to 16 points

6

Language Proficiency

Up to 22 points

7

Stay and Family in Quebec

Up to 8 points

8

Spouse`s Characteristics

Up to 16 points

9

Children

Up to 8 points

10

Financial Self-Sufficiency

1 point (Cutoff Score = 1)



Quebec Entrepreneur Immigration Program
This program is currently on hold by concern department

As a qualified Entrepreneur, applicants and their immediate families can obtain permanent residency in Canada. To be eligible for this program, you must have net assets of at least C$300,000 that have been legally obtained with, where applicable, your married or common-law spouse provided he or she is accompanying you and have at least two years’ experience in running a business acquired during the five years preceding the date you submitted your application in a lawful and profitable business (agricultural, industrial or commercial) that you manage, alone or with your accompanying spouse or common-law spouse, controlling at least 25% of the capital equity.

Assessment of the application will take into account other factors such as Your age, the nature and duration of your training, your language skills, your personal qualities and your knowledge of Québec. Depending on the program component selected, the steps taken to acquire a business in Québec or your ability to carry out a business project will be the key element in your assessment.

In addition, upon your arrival in Québec, you must comply, for at least one year during the three years after obtaining permanent resident status, with the following conditions, create or acquire, in whole or in part, an agricultural, commercial or industrial business established in Québec where you hold at least 25% of the capital equity with a value of at least C$100,000 and which will employ, on a permanent basis and for a minimum of 30 hours a week, a Québec resident other than yourself and accompanying family members. The agricultural entrepreneur is immune from the obligation to create or maintain full-time employment, participate in the daily management and operations of the business.



Quebec Investor Immigration Program

This program is for person who wishes to settle in Canada Quebec by making investment in Quebec, Canada.

To be eligible for this program, you must Have, alone or with his accompanying spouse, including de facto spouse, net assets of at least $1,600,000 CAN obtained legally, excluding the amounts received by donation less than six months before the date on which the application was filed.

Intend to settle in Québec and sign an agreement to invest $800,000 CAN with a financial intermediary (broker or trust company) authorize to participate in the Investor Program.

Have experience in management in a legal farming, commercial or industrial business, or in a legal professional business where the staff, excluding the investor, occupies at least the equivalent of two full-time jobs, or for an international agency or a government or one of its departments or agencies , for at least two years in the five years preceding the application for a selection certificate, of duties related to the planning, management and control of financial resources and of human or material resources under your authority; the experience does not include experience acquired in the context of an apprenticeship, training or specialization process attested to by a diploma.



British Columbia Entrepreneur Program

Any person who likes to start or purchase and expand a business anywhere in British Columbia can immigrate to Canada under this program.

You must have Business experience as a senior manager or business owner. A viable business proposal that will bring significant economic benefits to the province, you, and, if applicable, your spouse, must have a personal or combined net worth of at least $800,000 obtained from legal sources and make a minimum investment of $400,000 to establish, or purchase and expand an eligible business.

1. Hold at least one-third ownership in the proposed business in B.C.

2. Sign a Performance Agreement with the province.

3. Create a minimum of three jobs for Canadians or permanent residents.

Criteria

Minimum Net Worth


A minimum legally obtained net worth of $800,000 CAD.

Management Experience


Minimum required skills and experience necessary to establish and operate a commercially viable business in British Columbia.

Exploratory Visit


Make a exploratory visit and attend an interview in BC.

Business Plan


A settlement proposal outlining the intention to move and settle in British Columbia.
The applicant must have sufficient unencumbered personal funds to make the required investment and settle in BC.



British Columbia Regional Entrepreneur Program

Under this program you can immigrate to Canada by establishing a business anywhere in BC outside of the Vancouver and Abbotsford metropolitan areas.

You must have:

1. Business experience as a senior manager or business owner.

2. A viable business proposal that will bring significant economic benefits to the province.

3. You, and, if applicable, your spouse, must have a personal or combined net worth of at least $400,000 obtained from legal sources and make a minimum investment of $200,000 to establish, or purchase and expand an eligible business.

4. Hold at least one-third ownership in the proposed business in B.C.

5. Sign a Performance Agreement with the province.

6. Create at least one new jobs for Canadians or permanent residents.