Manitoba has the oldest PNP in Canada, being first to establish one in 1998. It was was created “to provide Manitoba with a mechanism to increase the economic benefit of immigration to Manitoba based on industrial and economic priorities and labour market conditions.” The MPNP drives population growth in Manitoba, nominating skilled working-age people who are staying in the province. Because of the MPNP, Manitoba’s population has had net positive growth since 2006.
Canada Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs)
Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP) provide an option to immigrate to Canada for individuals who do not have enough points to be selected under the federal Express Entry system or not eligible for any other immigration category.
The PNP allow Canadian provinces and territories to nominate individuals who wish to immigrate to Canada and who are interested in settling in a particular province.
You must first be entered into the Express Entry System with their CRS score (calculate your CRS points here). You then have to make a separate application to a PNP program. You will remain in the Express Entry pool for a year, or until you are selected to apply for Permanent Residence. If you are not selected after being in the pool for 12 months you should make a new expression of interest by creating another profile.
After the province/territory processes your PNP application (typically 3-4 months), you will be granted 600 points to add to your Express Entry score. With these additional 600 points, you will be selected and invited to apply for PR at the very next draw, which occurs every 2 weeks.
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