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Canada has some of the best and most attractive immigration opportunities in the world and each year tens of thousands of people choose to make a Canadian province home. Compared to similar countries, the rules and regulations are quite generous and along with a strong economy, labour market and social systems, choosing to come to Canada is an obvious choice among many migrants.
Manitoba is a hot immigration destination inside of Canada for many reasons. The Manitoba provincial PNP program or MPNP brings in a huge amount of new temporary and permanent residents each year and offers expedited processing. Applying to immigrate to Manitoba, Canada is a fairly straight forward process for qualifying individuals and families, but in many cases you may want to hire the professional guidance and advice of a top Manitoba immigration attorney, consultant or agency. We aim to provide straight forward and easy advice and to help you find a top affordable lawyer or consultant, to help guide you along your application, processing time and give you the best shot at successful approval as possible.
Continue reading below to learn more about the 2020 MPNP program, temporary residence and permanent residence and citizenship law in the province and country, and educate yourself on some other general areas of interest.
Manitoba Permanent & Temporary Resident Visa
Browse below for some information on different federal level and government rules and regulations regarding permanent and temporary residence permits in Winnipeg, Manitoba and Canada
Skilled Foreign Worker Permit and Temporary Immigration Visas
People wishing to work temporarily in Manitoba may be required to get a temporary worker permit from the CIC. There are basic eligibility and application rules and restrictions. For example your employer may need to receive a LMO or labour market opinion from the Canadian Government that allows them to hire you as a foreign worker.
Not all jobs require a labour market opinion. You must meet basic requirements of entering and staying in Canada and get a work permit, and may also need to apply for a visitor permit. A work visa does not allow you to live within Manitoba permanently however, to do that you will have to qualify as a worker under a different immigration status of permanent resident.
For the latest information and regulations, as well as job listings, visit this site for up to date regulations or contact the Government office associated with your application.
Canadian Permanent Resident Visa
Acquiring a Permanent Resident visa in Canada means that while still a citizen of another country, you have settled in Canada and have some rights that temporary residents do not have. With a permanent resident permit in Manitoba you have the rights to live, study or work anywhere inside of Canada, obtain social program benefits such as health care, can apply for citizenship and are granted protection by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and Canadian law systems. You are obligated to pay all appropriate taxes in Canada and abide by laws at all 3 levels of government.
Canada Experience Class Immigration
The Canadian Experience Class program or CEC was developed to help temporary residents move forward toward permanent residency in a streamlined fashion. If you have been a foreign student or temporary foreign worker in Manitoba for sufficient time and have valuable assets to the country such as skilled work experience, you may be able to apply through the Canadian experience class for permanent residence in Manitoba and Canada.
Besides having a minimum 12 months’ work experience in a qualified sector you must also plan to live outside of Quebec and meet required language levels for your profession in various fields. For more information on CEC requirements and applications see: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/cec/apply-who.asp
Family Sponsorship Immigration in Canada
The sponsorship of family class immigration to Manitoba and Canada allows certain individuals the right to sponsor other specific family members and eligible relatives. Under the program if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident you may be able to sponsor:
Your spouse, dependent children, common-law partner, conjugal partner or dependents.
Your parents and grandparents whom may also be able to visit temporarily for up to 2 years at a time under the Parents and Grandparents Super Visa.
Other eligible relatives and adoptive children.
To learn more about Family Class immigration to Manitoba and Canada, eligibility and application to the FC program please visit: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/sponsor/index.asp
Federal Skilled Worker Class Immigration
The federal skill workers permit and program allows for individuals to become permanent residents based upon their ability to be an asset to Canada and their ability to settle comfortable. Individuals are assessed on their language skills, skilled work experience and credentials, education and various other applicable factors.
Eligibility for application to the Federal skilled worker program in Manitoba and Canada changes frequently, see the most update to date information at:
Canadian Federal Skilled Trades Program
The federal skilled trades program helps people who wish to become permanent residents who meet qualifying criteria with work experience in specific skilled trade careers. You must plan to live outside of Quebec, meet required language levels in English or French, and have at least two full years of full-time experience in your trade.
You must also meet all requirements as described by the National Occupational Classification or NOC and have a standing full time employment offer from an employer for at least 12 months.
For more information and application limits, see the following webpage: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/trades/apply-who.asp
Canada Investor & Entrepreneur Class
Note that the program closes from time to time to catch up with demand
The IIP or Immigrant Investor Program allows certain qualified and experienced entrepreneurs and business men and women to become a permanent resident and to contribute to Canada’s economy in the long term.
Eligibility changes but as of 2016 investors are required to show adequate business and professional qualification, have a verified net worth not less than 1.6 million dollars (CAD) and invest not less than $800,000. The investment is returned and guaranteed by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) in just over 5 years without interest.
Investment must be made prior to your Immigrant investor program application being approved. To learn more visit
Live-In Caregiver Immigration in Manitoba Canada
A ‘live in caregiver’ is a man or woman who meets qualifications to take care of people with disabilities, the elderly or children within private residences without needed supervision. They must also reside and live in the home in which they provide care for the person(s).
To be eligible for the LCP or Live in Care Giver program, certain criteria must be met by both the employer and the individual:
Have completed the equivalent of a Canadian secondary school education, have good knowledge of English or French, have obtained a work permit / visa before entering Canada, have a positive labour market opinion and written contract with the employer, and have sufficient training / experience in a qualifying occupation or field.
For more information on eligibility and applying to the live in caregiver program, please visit: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/work/caregiver/apply-who.asp
Manitoba Temporary Residency Permits & Visas (TRV)
People that want to come into Canada or Manitoba to study, work, conduct business or visit may or may not be required to obtain a temporary resident permit or visa prior to entering based on certain criteria. A medical exam may also be required for citizens of specific countries who intend to stay in Manitoba or Canada for a period greater than six months, if they have visited certain countries or plan on being involved in a public health related sector.
There are basic criteria and eligibility requirements as outlined by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (The CIC) for example:
You must have a passport that is valid with at least one more identification document, be in good health, can show sufficient means and funds to survive while in Canada, show proof of travel arrangements into and out of the countries.
There are other restrictions such as if you have been guilty of a criminal offence
For the most up to date information see service Canada. http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/goc/temporary_resident_visa.shtml
Canadian Temporary Business Visa & Permits
A person is classified by the CIC in Manitoba as a business visitor or business temporary resident if they plan to look for opportunities for their business, invest, or make new business relationship while in the country. A business visitor to MB doesn’t require you to apply for a different TRV, but they must show that they plan on stay for less than six months, don’t have intention on entering the Manitoban labour sector, their income and profits and main business place is outside of Canada and meet the other basic TRV requirements.
NAFTA states that a Mexican or U.S. citizen may conduct other activities like marketing and general services and conduct research.
For the most up to date information click here http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/business-who.asp
Manitoba International Student Visas & Permits
In the majority of cases, international students to Manitoba Canada will be required to get a study permit or temporary visa. There are some basic eligibility requirements to apply as a Manitoba International Student such as:
A person must have already been accepted by the educational institution, they must prove sufficient means to support tuition, living expenses, return travel arrangements and basic living needs. You must be a law abiding citizen with no criminal convictions or record, be in good medical standing and health, and satisfy an officer’s investigation that you will leave when finished if not applying for another type of worker or residency permit.
In certain cases there are exceptions to requiring a study visa or international permit to study. Some exceptions include if you are studying a course or program that is very brief (ess than six months).
There are also special rules for foreign representatives and members of foreign armed forces. For the latest information on international studying in Manitoba please follow the link below.
2019 Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program
The 2019 Manitoba Provincial Nomination program’s purpose is to fuel Manitoba’s growth by recruiting skilled and experienced workers who can add value to the province’s economy and system. It is designed to help individuals and their family immigrate successfully to Canada under the pretense that they have the skills, ability and desire to contribute.
The 2019 MPNP program selects people whom can show sufficient ties, value education, experience, language skills to make a unique contribution to the province and its markets. Being a nominee of the Manitoba province nomination program give you and your family faster acceptance into the Canada Permanent residency permit and visa application and thus provides a more efficient road to become a Canadian resident or citizen wishing to live in Winnipeg or Manitoba.
The Manitoba provincial nomination program offers people further ways to gain Canadian residency than those provided by the federal programs.
For more information on the provincial nomination programs for Canada and Manitoba immigrating in 2019 or to get more information on kits, how to apply, processing time and costs, please click here to read our blog post.
2019 MPNP Points System & Calculation
Applicants to the MPNP from individuals and families whom aren’t currently employed in the province (skill workers overseas and individuals whom apply while visiting or on temporary residence) will be assessed on the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program’s point evaluation system.
There are several criteria to which individuals and families are assessed points and currently the threshold to be able to apply is to score 60 points on the MPNP self assessment for and worksheet.
All people must demonstrate and prove a connection to the province where they would like to reside and the MPNP will handle each application on a case to case basis assessing value in language skills, education, adaptability, a settlement plan and other criteria.
For information please visit our article on the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Points system and calculation or contact us today to get more personalized and professional assistance from our qualified consultants and legal professionals.
MPNP Online Application & Forms 2016
Applying online to the 2016 MPNP program offers significant time and expenses. The process is fairly straight forward and you will be able to educate yourself quite easily with the information we have provided. In some cases we would recommend using a professional consultant or law firm to develop your application to further enhance your chances and timeliness of acceptance to the MPNP online or offline avenues, but many people will be able to do it themselves. Please read our post on online MPNP application requirements for some more information or our contact page to receive more personalized information.
2016 MPNP General Stream
The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program General Stream allows individuals and families deemed skilled workers a chance to immigrate to Manitoba, Canada assuming they can meet some basic criteria and the points threshold. They must be able to show a connection to the province, desire to establish themselves permanently in the province and be highly adaptable shall they apply. For more information on the 2016 General Stream please visit our page linked or feel free to phone us during business hours.
2016 MPNP Family Support & Sponsorship Stream
Also popular, the family support stream allows individuals to apply under the premise that they can verify a close family member who is willing and capable to sponsor and support you immigrating to MB. People must also meet basic criteria in language ability, age, experience, education and others. For more information visit http://www.immigrationlawyerwinnipeg.ca/mpnp-streams-2016/#familysupportstream or use our contact page to get in touch regarding the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program family support stream.
2016 MPNP International Students Stream
Every year Manitoba accepts a great number of international students into the province and grants them visas. This stream is for graduates that have developed a strong relationship to the province and can demonstrate desire to live and make their career in the province. For more information on the International Students Stream’s processing times, requirements and eligibility, please read our page on the MPNP students section or feel free to get in touch with our qualified consultants and professionals today.
2016 MPNP Business Stream
The business stream of the 2016 Manitoba PNP program lets the province find and select qualified business professionals and owners into the province as to directly benefit the economy of the province. For information on Business Stream processing times and eligibility click here or use our contact page to receive a more personalized consultation on your application.
2016 MPNP Employer Direct Stream
The Manitoba Provincial Nomination Employer Direct stream offers expedited evaluation for immigration for foreign workers and professionals that have completed at least 6 months of work in the province. An applicant must demonstrate an ongoing full time job or career opportunity in MB and proof of such an offer from a reputable employer established in the province. For more information on the 2016 MPNP Employer Direct Stream’s application eligibility and processing times in 2016, please read on or phone one of our expert lawyers / consultants today.
2016 MPNP Strategic Initiatives Streams
Occasionally the province of Manitoba will take on special programs and efforts to help meet the arrangement the province and the Canadian Manitoba Immigration Agreement (CMIA) outlines. Individuals are usually expected to complete an ‘exploratory visit’ noticed by the PNP program and have received an invitation for a personal visit of the country and province. Click here for more on Strategic Initiatives application and opportunity.
2016 MPNP Young Farmers Stream
The 2016 Farmers MPNP stream exists to help Manitoba and Canada develop the economy through strategic farming and business. This stream allows eligible young farmer applications to come in assuming they meet certain professional, financial and personal criteria. Read through the link for more information on processing time and eligibility requirements or phone us during regular business hours for more personalized information from a top immigration and citizenship consultant in Winnipeg.
2016 MPNP For Overseas & Foreign Workers
If an individual has worked continuously for half a year on a valid worker visa and their current employer offers them an on-going and permanent position within their job, they may be eligible to receive nomination through the MPNP for skilled foreign workers. The MPNP offers expedited residency processing for people looking to gain permanent residence status within Canada.
All occupations are eligible but come with some basic application requirements;
- On going full-time plus job offer from the same employer who you had been working for full time for a minimum of half a year prior to application. A written job offer which describes details of the job and the salary or wage structure must be signed and official on the companies letterhead as well as a valid copy of your working permit.
- The necessary language skills to perform the offered job’s duties properly.
- A well-documented settlement plan which details how you plan to work, live, and establish family life as a permanent resident of the province.
- Have all the necessary training, education and qualifications to do your job effectively and any certificates or licenses required by the province of Manitoba
- See the following link for up to date information and more on eligibility and application: http://www.immigratemanitoba.com/how-to-immigrate/apply/tfw/
2016 MPNP For Working Graduates
If after you have graduated you have found a job and have been working within Manitoba for a minimum of 6 months with a valid work visa – and your employer is willing to give a permanent position, you may be eligible to apply for permanent residency under the MPNP for working graduates in 2016.
The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program for working graduates does have a few other conditions such as your schooling or training being at an acceptable post-secondary educational facility in Manitoba. The program which you took was at least full academic year long. You received an official degree, certificate or diploma and meet the necessary language skills as outlined by the MPNP.
For more information and the most up to date requirements and eligibility for a successful application as a working graduate to the MPNP in 2016, please follow the following link: http://www.immigratemanitoba.com/how-to-immigrate/apply/students/
2016 MPNP For Business
The 2016 MPNP for Business allows the providers to find and recruit nominees based on being qualifying business professionals from around the globe. Nominations will be awarded based on a person(s) desire and ability to immigrate to Manitoba and purchase, partner or establish a business in the province.
The Provincial Nomination program for businesses makes the whole process faster by offering a unique nominee certification which the Canadian government will expedited for processing. The province wants to help qualifying business people and their families immigrate quickly, successful and comfortable and to help identify worthy farm and business possibilities to improve your situation and the Manitoba economy.
2016 MPNP Points System & Calculator
Any applicants to the M.P.N.P are assessed on the MPNP points system, grid and calculation. For successful application to the Manitoba PNP, overseas skilled workers will need to score 60 points or higher on a 5 system self-assessment worksheet. A current connection to the province is required of all applicants regardless of the points scored however. A program officer will also assess your report and if there are any discrepancies between the self-assessment and their Manitoba Provincial Nominatino Program Points assessment and application, the official officers will be given authority.
The MPNP point score is a simple metric to meet the eligible requirements and threshold for application, and doesn’t necessarily indicate a guaranteed nomination to the program. Furthermore the Manitoba Provincial Nomination Program does have the right to access each candidate on a case to case basis before a final verdict is reached.
Adaptability, employability, language skills, connection to the province, and your experience / education are all considered for a successful nomination result.
Manitoba Immigration Appeals & Litigation
Were you refused or denied on an Canadian immigration or MPNP application?
After working hard and diligently and paying the fees to apply for immigration to Manitoba or Canada, it can be really disheartening to get denied after months of waiting. Fortunately this is not always the end of the road and you may be able to fight or appeal your immigration refusal via several routes. Consulting a top immigrant litigation attorney in Manitoba or Canada can go a long way to understanding your options and deciding if an appeal or litigation or even re-filing is your best option. A professional can also help you organize and create your case to ensure the timeliest and most probable chances at a successful appeal or application. Please get in touch with our lawyers in immigration appeals for a free initial consultation to get started on understanding your unique case today.
Manitoba & Winnipeg Immigration Lawyers Rates, Fees & Costs
Many people are curious as to what fees they can expect to pay when dealing with a legal representative on their immigrant program. They want to know what kind of immigration lawyer rates and costs they can expect when using specialized professional services. These type of search queries are also highly targeted with individuals right on the verge of selecting an individual or organization to help them through the Canadian Immigrant processes and applications.
Top & Best Manitoba Immigration Lawyers
We receive many visitors finding the website searching for specific queries such as ‘the top immigrant attorneys in Winnipeg Manitoba’ and the best. Appearing up top for searches such as this gives the visitor the impression you are the most noted and respected individual or firm in the field. The search engines have decided to place your number one and it builds trust and respect with the people looking for the very best of the best available. Top rated and noted professionals can afford to charge a premium for their superior work and having the reputation of being number one goes a long way for your business, brand and bottom line.
US, India, Punjab, Hindu & Filipino Immigration Lawyers in Winnipeg MB
Although not as popular as the more generic legal terms, we have noticed a significant amount of visitors finding our site looking for nationality specific terms. Common key phrases referring potential clients to this website include US, India, Punjab and Philippines Immigration Attorneys in Winnipeg Manitoba. Filipino immigration to Manitoba is the largest demographic for the last 5+ years, followed closely by Punjab and Punjabi immigration from India. The province also has a large Hindi and Hindu immigrant community and all signs point to that sector continuing to grow. Beside the large Indian immigration law and Philippino sectors which are the two biggest communities in the province, we also have visitors monthly looking for UK, Australian, European and various other countries, although the above 3 are the most popular at this time. We can work with your business to acquire specific nation traffic and queries on demand and attain number 1 rankings in the search engine’s per your request.
Tagalog / Filipino and Hindu / Punjabi Immigration to MB
Many of the visitors coming from the Philippines and India speak English, but there is a considerable amount that have English as a secondary language and can speak either Tagalog or Punjabi much better. As a lawyer, if you can communicate with them in these languages, or even just target the keywords, you have a sound advantage over other immigration lawyers. Another popular language for immigrants is Mandarin, although it is less popular than either Filipino / Tagalog or Punjabi.
Cheap & Affordable Immigration Lawyers in Winnipeg Manitoba
There is a growing number of visitors coming into the website looking for cheap and affordable legal consultation and services. The keywords are varied but indicate a large market of low income immigrant applications looking for affordability and cheap costs and fees. If you can provide affordable and cheap immigration consultation and legal help, there is a large market for you waiting on this site.