Manitoba Support Program

MPNP SWO-Manitoba Support

Manitoba Nominee Program, which was suspended for eight months later and permanent to reopen on April 30, 2015, there was a major policy change made by the Manitoba immigration, it was divided into two categories- SWM (Skilled worker in Manitoba) and SWO (Skilled Worker Overseas)

Applicants who are in China or overseas generally apply for SWO category (ie, relatives/ friends support); international student graduates in Manitoba generally apply under SWM category.

Applicants who apply for SWO, must be able to prove that they have established the necessary connection with Manitoba, it can be from the immediate family or distant relatives, friends, past educational or work experience in Manitoba, Provincial strategic recruitment plan, in order to get invited to apply to the MPNP.

Manitoba Supporter

A Manitoba supporter is an established resident of the province who is a friend or relative of the applicant and is willing and able to review and endorse the applicant’s plan for settling and finding employment in their destination community.  A Manitoba supporter must be the applicant’s close relative or friend/distant relative, and must be:

  1. able to provide documents providing they reside and are established in Manitoba and have been living in the province continuously for at least one year
  2. a Canadian citizen or Canadian permanent resident;
  3. able to demonstrate sufficiently close ties to the applicant and to Manitoba
  4. able to demonstrate that any applications they previously supported resulted in successful, permanent economic establishment in Manitoba
  5. able to support the applicant’s settlement plan.

For close relatives, both the applicant and the supporter must provide documents providing their familial relationship.

Close relatives may support the application of more than one skilled worker at at a time provided they satisfactorily demonstrated their ability to do so.

For distant relatives or friends, only one applicant can be supported.


Close relatives are defined as:

Brothers and sisters;

Nephew, niece; (children of the applicant’s siblings)

Aunt, uncle; (siblings of the applicant’s parents)

first cousin; (children of the applicant’s aunts/ uncles)

Applicant ‘s parents;

Applicant’s grandparents;


Please note that the supporter’s spouse,parents and grandparents are not eligible to apply to the MPNP, as the applications of these those relatives need to go through the federal immigration process.


Experience in Manitoba:

Applicants have worked or studied in Manitoba.


What is EOI (Expression of Interest)

EOI is the latest rating system. A points-based system is used to assess and score your profile, and to rank you in the pool of Expressions of Interest. You will be assessed based on factors including: your language ability,age, education, work experience, adaptability and other factors. EOI is valid for one year from the date you submit it. Within one year, before being selected, you can update your information to increase your scores. After a year, if you still have not been selected, you can submit it to EOI again. After the submission of the EOI, you will entered into a pool to wait for the Manitoba province to select the nominee. Nominations will be based on the applicant’s scores and their occupation category. There would be more advantages with higher scores and shortage skill jobs.



Program features:

Preferred program for high educated people.

If the applicant has 60 points or more, the success rate of 99% or more

It does not have to be within 29 job categories under federal skilled worker



College degree or above

Ages between in 21-45 years old

More than four years of work experience

Provide IELTS results (Manitoba must have IELTS results)

Have a relative or a friend in Manitoba


Program procedures:

Fully assess the applicant’s profile

Submit the EOI-SW to enter into a pool

Obtain the invitation letter (LAA), and submit all the documents required by the provincial nomination program (MPNP)

Obtain the letter of nominee approval in 6-8 Months from the Province of Manitoba (MPNP) to become a Provincial Nominee

The whole family can submit permanent resident status applications to CIC, it takes 6-12 months for the approval.

Land in Canada, receive the permanent resident card.

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