Manitoba is celebrating 20 years of Manitoba’s Provincial Nomination Program- Canada’s First Provincial Nominee Program.
Let’s have a look at the timeline of Manitoba’s provincial nomination journey:
1996- The first bilateral framework agreement, the Canada-Manitoba Immigration Agreement signed giving way for the MPNP
1997- Manitoba launches pilot immigration initiatives to increase migration to rural Manitoba
1998- Manitoba signs PNP Annex, implementing Canada’s First Provincial Nomination Program
1999- The first 418 provincial nominees arrive in Manitoba; this led to start of immigration growth to the province
2001- Manitoba launches a nomination stream for business applicants, allowing for direct investment and job creation by newcomers
2004-2006- The MPNP transitions to six new skilled worker streams to increase program flexibility and increase immigration levels to 10,000 principal applicants
2007- The Fair Registration Practices in Regulated Professions Act introduced to ensure regulator practices are objective, transparent, impartial and fair.
2008- Manitoba introduces the worker Recruitment and Protection Act to protect foreign workers, the first Act of its kind in Canada
2010- Manitoba opens, providing newcomers to focal point for employment, settlement, and language training supports upon arrivals.
2014- Manitoba’s 100,000th provincial nominee arrives in the province, marking the peak 15 years growths.
2017- The MPNP nominates 2,713 applicants having job-offers, accounting for over 54% total numbers of nominees and marking the highest number/proportion to date
2018- The MPNP renews program criteria to improve immigrant outcome
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