Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP), the first Nominee Program of Canada, has completed two decades of its existence. The program was introduced with an aim to allow the province of Manitoba to nominate immigrants, who have the skills and abilities to cater to the economic needs and priorities of the province, for permanent residence in Canada. MPNP, launched in 1998 was a trailblazer for other Canadian provinces and territories that soon followed suit. Over these 20 years, Manitoba has welcomed more than 130,000 immigrants through MPNP.
Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program: Achievements
Ever since its inception in 1998, MPNP has been the main driver of the economic and population growth of the province. It is estimated that the economic growth of the province would have been 30% lower sans the contributions of the immigrants. The immigrant investors who obtained permanent residence through the Business streams of Manitoba have invested around $308 million in the province so far. Moreover, 90 percent of the immigrants to the province got employed within one year and the same percentage of the immigrants settled in the province.
Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program: Evolution
Over the two decades since its inception Manitoba Nominee Program underwent so many changes to adapt itself to the changing times. New streams and pathways were added to the program throughout these years. The program underwent a complete overhaul in 2017 November, the major change being the bifurcation of its Skilled Worker Overseas program into two immigration sub-streams, including one aligned with the Express Entry system of Canada.
MPNP currently has four streams and various pathways under them:
- Skilled Worker Overseas Stream
> Express Entry Pathway
>Human Capital Pathway
- Skilled Worker in Manitoba Stream
>Work Experience Pathway
>Employer Direct Recruitment Pathway
- International Education Stream
>Career Employment Pathway
- Business Investor Stream
>Farm Investor Pathway
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