MPNP Draw #33

NOTICE to the public and to clients. MPNP made their regular draw and the minimum score for selection for immigrants in Manitoba was 585 points only. This is the lowest minimum point in many months. If your application was selected, we will contact you directly.

SKILLED WORKERS IN MANITOBA

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  • Number of Letters of Advice to Apply issued: 401
  • Ranking score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 585

SKILLED WORKERS OVERSEAS

  • Number of Letters of Advice to Apply issued: 42 who were invited directly by the MPNP under a Strategic Recruitment Initiative
  • Ranking score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 719

As previously noted, after you have submitted the Expression of Interest and the $500.00 government fee, then your application will continue to the next step in the application process. Please note that passing the EOI stage does not guarantee Permanent Resident Status. The Government of Canada (not the Manitoba government) is charged with conferring status on applicants. If you have any questions regarding your status or which stage in the process, please contact our office directly.

 

“Warkentin family still battling to overturn a decision from Immigration Canada”

FROM 730CKDM.COM: 

The Warkentin family from Waterhen are still battling to overturn a decision from Immigration Canada which denied them Permanent Resident status because of their daughter’s disability.

The family has hired Alastair Clarke, an immigration lawyer from Winnipeg to handle their case.

Clarke provides some insight to Immigration Canada’s decision.

“Unfortunately medical inadmissibility are not uncommon. Generally the individuals who face this type of issue come to me before a refusal. In this case the Warkentin family responded to the fairness letter, submitted all the evidence and then after it was refused, that’s when they came.”

If the decision cannot be reversed, the Warkentins could face moving back to the U.S. by November of this year, when their visas run out.

MPNP Draw #32

Please be advised that the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program has selection another group of immigrants from its pool. These individuals will be subject to the new $500 application fee.

SKILLED WORKERS IN MANITOBA

  • Number of Letters of Advice to Apply issued: 458
  • Ranking score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 612

SKILLED WORKERS OVERSEAS

  • Number of Letters of Advice to Apply issued: 36 who were invited directly by the MPNP under a Strategic Recruitment Initiative
  • Ranking score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 712

For more information, please refer to the information posted on the Manitoba MPNP website or contact our office directly.

Work Permit Support Letters (WPSL)

Work Permits are issued by IRCC (formerly CIC) to eligible applicants. Individuals who are going through the MPNP process may be eligible for a Work Permit, as long as they have the proper documentation. If they have the support of MPNP, they will be issued a WPSL by the Government of Manitoba which will be part of their package to the Department of Immigration (Federal) for their Work Permit.

To apply for a Work Permit for MPNP Candidates, the applicant will need the support of their employer. The letter of employment must include all the information about the job/ position and their duties. The minimum requirements are as follows:

  • letter must be on company letterhead and include your job title, job duties,
  • must include proper job title
  • must include a description of duties,
  • must include salary / wage information, start date and contact information for the signatory of the letter.
  • must include start date and contact information for the signatory of the letter.
  • must include the employer’s contact information on company letterhead.

If the applicant’s employer does not include the above information, MPNP may not issue the Work Permit Support Letter (WPSL). Your employer must also comply with all the necessary provisions of Manitoba regarding Employment Standards.

As noted by MPNP:

The issuance of a work permit support letter is at the sole discretion of the MPNP. The MPNP may not issue a work permit support letter if the MPNP is not satisfied with the bona fides of the employer, the employment conditions, or your ability to economically establish in Manitoba.  Your employer must be incorporated or registered by or under an act of the legislature of a province or the Parliament of Canada and operating as a business that has an established production capability, plant or place of business in Manitoba. Your employer must demonstrate to the satisfaction of the MPNP that they are an established business with an ability to offer you full-time and long-term employment in Manitoba. If you are not issued a work permit support letter and seek other work permit options, please see the website of Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada.

For assistance please contact our office directly at 204.599.6966.

MPNP Draw #31

Please be advised that the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) has selection another group of immigrants from its pool. These individuals will be subject to the new $500 application fee.

SKILLED WORKERS IN MANITOBA – MPNP

  • Number of Letters of Advice to Apply issued: 180
  • Ranking score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 705

SKILLED WORKERS OVERSEAS – MPNP

  • Number of Letters of Advice to Apply issued: 24 who were invited directly by the MPNP under a Strategic Recruitment Initiative
  • Ranking score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 689

For more information, please refer to the information posted on the Manitoba MPNP website or contact our office directly.

The candidates selected have been chosen based on the points system used by the province and they are based on 6 categories:

  • Language Proficiency

  • Age

  • Work experience

  • Education

  • Adaptability

  • Risk Assessment

The individual applicants stay in the pool for 12 months. If you believe that you should have been chosen, contact our office immediately. We can contact MPNP on your behalf and speak with an Officer directly.

The MPNP program has regular draws and the minimum points (“lowest-ranked”) varies from draw to draw. For example, a candidate may not qualify for 6 months and then, in the 7th month, that candidate is selected.

We can provide a consultation for any individual who interested in the MPNP program. The fee for the 1 hour consultation is $200. If you are not satisfied that we have answered all your questions, we will not charge the fee. We have assisted many clients from countries all over the world through the process and we look forward to working with you.

MPNP Code of Conduct

In order for us to assist, all our clients must complete the MPNP Code of Conduct. We take the responsibilities listed in this document very seriously and we will only act within the instructions of our clients.

MPNP Draw #30

Please be advised that the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) has selection another group of immigrants from its pool. These individuals will be subject to the new $500 application fee.

SKILLED WORKERS IN MANITOBA

  • Number of Letters of Advice to Apply issued: 258
  • Ranking score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 735

SKILLED WORKERS OVERSEAS

  • Number of Letters of Advice to Apply issued: 143 who were invited directly by the MPNP under a Strategic Recruitment Initiative
  • Ranking score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 706

For more information, please refer to the information posted on the Manitoba MPNP website or contact our office directly.

The candidates selected have been chosen based on the points system used by the province and they are based on 6 categories:

  • Language Proficiency

  • Age

  • Work experience

  • Education

  • Adaptability

  • Risk Assessment

The individual applicants stay in the pool for 12 months. If you believe that you should have been chosen, contact our office immediately. We can contact MPNP on your behalf and speak with an Officer directly.

The MPNP program has regular draws and the minimum points (“lowest-ranked”) varies from draw to draw. For example, a candidate may not qualify for 6 months and then, in the 7th month, that candidate is selected.

We can provide a consultation for any individual who interested in the MPNP program. The fee for the 1 hour consultation is $200. If you are not satisfied that we have answered all your questions, we will not charge the fee. We have assisted many clients from countries all over the world through the process and we look forward to working with you.

MPNP Code of Conduct

In order for us to assist, all our clients must complete the MPNP Code of Conduct. We take the responsibilities listed in this document very seriously and we will only act within the instructions of our clients.

MPNP Draw #29

SKILLED WORKERS IN MANITOBA – MPNP

  • Number of Letters of Advice to Apply issued: 201
  • Ranking score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 657

SKILLED WORKERS OVERSEAS – MPNP

  • Number of Letters of Advice to Apply issued: 24 who were invited directly by the MPNP under a Strategic Recruitment Initiative
  • Ranking score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 698

For more information, please refer to the information posted on the Manitoba MPNP website or contact our office directly.

The candidates selected have been chosen based on the points system used by the province and they are based on 6 categories:

  • Language Proficiency

  • Age

  • Work experience

  • Education

  • Adaptability

  • Risk Assessment

The individual applicants stay in the pool for 12 months. If you believe that you should have been chosen, contact our office immediately. We can contact MPNP on your behalf and speak with an Officer directly.

The MPNP program has regular draws and the minimum points (“lowest-ranked”) varies from draw to draw. For example, a candidate may not qualify for 6 months and then, in the 7th month, that candidate is selected.

We can provide a consultation for any individual who interested in the MPNP program. The fee for the 1 hour consultation is $200. If you are not satisfied that we have answered all your questions, we will not charge the fee. We have assisted many clients from countries all over the world through the process and we look forward to working with you.

MPNP Code of Conduct

In order for us to assist, all our clients must complete the MPNP Code of Conduct. We take the responsibilities listed in this document very seriously and we will only act within the instructions of our clients.

Free Presentation: Law in the Library – Transcona

Please note that Alastair Clarke will be giving a free presentation on citizenship law and other changes to immigration law at Transcona Library as part of the Law in the Library Series presented by the Community Legal Education Association.

Here is a description of the program:

Are you new to Canada? Are you looking for help in some legal aspects of immigration? Join us for a free program to help provide you with legal information that you may need. Our guest lawyer Alastair Clarke will cover issues like immigration options, sponsorship, citizenship applications, bringing family members to Manitoba, MPNP and other options. Please bring questions for the lawyer to answer!

For more information, contact the library directly at 204-986-3954.

Premier Plans to Eliminate MPNP Backlog

Premier Pallister announced changes and improvement to the MPNP program today, including a promise to eliminate the MPNP backlog. Here is an excerpt from the News Release:Winnipeg Immigration Lawyer

The premier noted the changes announced today are part of a new Labour Market Strategy for Immigration that focuses on:
• innovative partnerships with industry and post-secondary institutions that build pathways to employment for international students and skilled newcomers, including those in regulated occupations, to better prepare and match them to in-demand jobs in Manitoba;
• the selection of skilled workers with high potential for early and strong attachment to the labour market and who meet education, training and language requirements;
• the selection of entrepreneurs with a strong potential to establish high-investment, job-creating businesses in all regions of the province; and
• the elimination of the current MPNP backlog by April 2017 to ensure all future applicants receive a higher standard of service and are processed in less than six months.

We will have to see how these announcements will affect our clients and MPNP applicants. If they are able to eliminate the backlog, this could lead to increased efficiency.

The Premier went on to say:

“Manitoba is once again open for business, offering a diverse economic base with areas of undiscovered potential ready for the expansion of existing businesses, development of our entrepreneurial talent, and attraction of new investment and the opportunities it will bring,” said Pallister.  “Renewing Manitoba’s Provincial Nominee Program will facilitate the inclusion of skilled immigrant workers as an integral part in the development of our labour market and Manitoba’s economy as a whole.”

For a complete version of the announcement, please visit the Government of Manitoba’s website.

Canadian Immigration Podcast: MPNP

I had the fortune of being invited on the Canadian Immigration Podcast, hosted by immigration lawyer Mark Holthe, as an expert on the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). We had a great conversation and we covered some tips on putting an application together as well as other issues.

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Here is a description of the show from Mark’s website for the Canadian Immigration Podcast:

Along with providing extensive insights into how the program works, Alastair touched on how it can be used to transition foreign workers (both low and high skill) into PR status in Canada. Alastair also shared his knowledge on the options available to those who may have a weaker connections to the Province.

During my interview with Alastair, we discuss the following areas:

  • The Manitoba PNP

  • Options for foreign nationals to immigrate with few connections

  • How can the PNP be used to transition foreign workers

  • Options for low-skill workers

  • Where the MB PNP is headed in the future

  • Practical tips for submitting applications to the MB PNP.

How can you listen to the Canadian Immigration Podcast?

The podcast is available through all the major listening platforms. The easiest way is to listen through Mark’s website on the page of the MPNP interview. Otherwise, you can download Stitcher app for your phone or another option is to listen through Overcast. Here is a review of Overcast.

MPNP – How can you learn more?

I was truly honoured to be invited by Mark as an expert on the MPNP program. We have posted various posts on the program on this site and I hope there are helpful to readers. The program is constantly changing in small ways and we strive to keep on top of all the changes. If you have any comments or suggestions on topics, please contact our office directly: info@apply2manitoba.ca