Skilled workers overseas

The Skilled Workers Overseas Program is one of the various immigration programs in this category included within the MPNP, a PNP administered by the territory of Manitoba.

International workers linked to Manitoba may receive continual Canadian residence through the Manitoba SWO class of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP).

Skilled workers overseas

Basic Criteria

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What are the Manitoba Support Eligibility Criteria?

  1. Provide documentation demonstrating continuous residency in Manitoba for a minimum of one year.
  2. Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
  3. Demonstrate sufficiently close ties to both the applicant and the province.
  4. For close relatives, both the applicant and the supporter must provide documentation verifying their familial relationship.
  5. Close relatives include:
    • Sisters or brothers
    • Nieces or nephews
    • Aunts or uncles
    • First cousins
    • Mothers or fathers
    • Grandmothers or grandfathers.
  6. Demonstrate that any previous applications they supported resulted in a successful, permanent economic establishment in Manitoba.
  7. Be able to support the applicant’s settlement plan.
  • Paid immigration representatives, Canadian elected officials, and their staff are ineligible to be Manitoba supporters.
  • Children residing in Manitoba cannot sponsor their parents; instead, they are advised to consider parent and grandparent sponsorship.

Manitoba Experience Eligibility

Eligibility Criteria for Candidates with Previous Work Experience in Manitoba:

  • Have engaged in full-time employment with a Manitoba employer for at least six consecutive months.
  • Provide a signed employer letter of reference on official company letterhead.
  • Submit a copy of their work permit demonstrating their employment in the province.

Eligibility Criteria for Candidates with Previous Educational Experience in Manitoba:

  • Have completed an authorized educational or training program at a public or registered private vocational post-secondary institution in Manitoba.
  • Submit their study permit(s), academic transcripts, and any certificates, diplomas, or degrees obtained upon program completion.

Manitoba Invitation Process

1. Invitation Issuance:

2. Submission of a Letter of Invitation:

3. Request for Exploratory Visit:

4. Eligibility Criteria for an Exploratory Visit:

5. Submission of Required Documentation:

6. Approval and Arrangement of Visit:

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