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Manitoba Launches New Rural Pilot Programs To Attract Workers In Regional Areas

Manitoba Launches New Rural Pilot Programs To Attract Workers In Regional Areas

Posted On: Mon, Dec 30 2019

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) became Canada’s first provincial nominee program when it was introduced in 1998 that has brought more than 130,000 economic immigrants to Manitoba since then. More than 20 percent of these immigrants established themselves in smaller. Regional communities like Steinbach.

Canadian Provincial Nominee Programs like MPNP help spread the benefits of immigration beyond Canada’s major urban centers by allowing participating provinces and territories to nominate a set number of economic immigration candidates for Canadian permanent residence each year.

In 2018, the MPNP nominates a record 5,119 immigration candidates through its Skilled Worker in Manitoba and Skilled Worker Overseas streams. Citizens of India led with 34.2 percent of all nominations last year followed by citizens of China at 15.8 percent and citizen of the Philippines at 11.8 percent. 

The federal government has recently launched Northern and Rural Immigration Pilot to attract regional areas as “partnerships with local business and economic development leaders, strong settlement planning and targeted recruitment to fit local needs.”

Manitoba is also looking to renew the Canada Manitoba Immigration Agreement with two key goals:

  • Improve the MPNP's ability to respond to community and industry-specific needs with regular flexibility when it comes to federal minimum criteria like language
  • Reduce the federal permanent resident visa processing times for provincial nominees applying outside the federal Express Entry system.

Manitoba Immigration allows skilled and qualified workers to come and settle in the province on a permanent basis. There are many programs that you may consider depending upon personal preferences. Fill the Canada PNP Free Assessment form to arrange a callback from the experts.


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