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Manitoba’s Provincial Nomination Program Celebrates 20 Years!

Manitoba’s Provincial Nomination Program Celebrates 20 Years!

Posted On: Fri, Dec 27 2019

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

Some interesting facts about Manitoba

  • The Manitoba program was created to provide the province with a mechanism to increase the economic benefit of immigration
  • The Manitoba population Nominee Program drives the population growth since 2006.
  • Without MPNP, the economic growth of Manitoba would be 30% less
  • The skilled migrants coming to Manitoba are mostly employed in the first year of Manitoba
  • Manitoba retains almost 90% of Provincial Nominees
  • Over 130,000 Provincial Nominees have landed since 1998
  • Over 90% of economic immigrants to Manitoba arrive through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program

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