In June of 1998, the province of Manitoba signed the Provincial Nominee Agreement, allowing for the selection and nomination of prospective immigrants.
A separate selection criteria was created for evaluation of such applicants. Applicants exceeding the minimum requisite 55 points are eligible for nomination.
The application for nomination is submitted within Canada, to the Immigration Promotion and Recruitment Branch of the Province of Manitoba. Following consideration by a Program Officer, the application for permanent resident status is subsequently submitted to the Citizenship and Immigration Department.
The following is the Selection system for the Manitoba Provincial Nominee program:
Factor 1. Age
The principal applicant is entitled to between zero and ten units of assessment depending on his/her age at the time that the application reaches the office Manitoba. Maximum points are granted for those applicants between the ages of 21 and 44 years of age.
Age 18 19 20 21-44 45 46 47 48 49+
Total Points 4 6 8 10 8 6 4 2 0
Factor 2. Education
A maximum of 16 units of assessment are granted for the principal applicant’s highest level of education completed.
Highest Level of Education Completed / Score
Factor 3. Occupational Demand
Effective September 29, 1998, applicants with intended occupations in the following occupations (HDO-PNM List A) receive 15 units of assessment:
Accountants, Composite Technicians (Aerospace Industry), Computer Numerical Control Machine Tool Operators, Computer Programmers, Computer Systems Analysts, Early Childhood Educators/Daycare Managers (equivalent to Manitoba Level II and III workers only), Electrical Technicians & Technologists, Electrical & Electronics Engineers, Electronics Service Technicians, Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Hog Barn/Unit Managers, Machinists (General), Mechanical Engineers, Sheet Metal Workers, Tool and Die Makers, Welders
Effective September 29, 1998, applicants with intended occupations in the following occupations (HDO-PNM List B) receive 10 units of assessment:
Actuaries, Aircraft Assemblers, Aircraft Assembly Inspectors, Carpenters, Computer Engineers, Drywall Installers (plasterer, finisher), Industrial Instrument Technicians, Industrial Instrument Mechanics, Industrial Electricians, Industrial Engineering Technicians, Manufacturing Technicians, Motor Vehicle Mechanics, Plumbers, Residential Construction Electricians
The principal applicant may be required to meet provincial licensing requirements prior to eligibility for the Provincial Nominee Program.
Factor 4. Guaranteed Employment
A written offer of employment from a Manitoba employer will allow for a maximum of 10 units of assessment if:
* the employment is permanent and full time;
* the employment is consistent with the applicant’s education, training, and experience;
* demonstration of licensing and/or registration eligibility can be demonstrated if applicable
* the employment is within the province of Manitoba
If the guaranteed employment is in an occupation appearing on List A or B above, 10 units of assessment are granted. 8 units of assessment are granted if the above criteria are met for an occupation which does not appear on either list.
* List A or B may be changed periodically.
Factor 5: Occupational Demand – Spouse
If the spouse of the principal applicant possesses guaranteed employment is in an occupation appearing on List A or B above, 7 units of assessment are granted.
If the occupation does not appear on either list, 5 units of assessment are granted if the guaranteed employment criteria are met for the principal applicant’s spouse.
3 units of assessment are granted if the principal applicant’s spouse possesses an intended occupation appearing on either List A or B.
Factor 6. Work Experience
One unit of assessment is granted for each six months of experience the principal applicant possesses in his/her intended occupation. A maximum of 8 units of assessment may be obtained.
Factor 7. Language
A maximum of 10 units of assessment may be obtained in the case that the principal applicant is fluent in English, French, or both. Otherwise, the following table is used to determine the score granted (English and French language skills each entitle an applicant to a possible score):
Skill / Level Description / Score
Factor 8. Adaptability
This factor is used to assess the principal applicant’s potential for successful settlement in Manitoba, according to the following guidelines.
Characteristics / Score
* community or regional representatives in Manitoba who establish formal communication with Manitoba’s Immigration Promotion and Recruitment Branch in order to: identify labour market shortages; secure employment; and to coordinate settlement supports for Provincial Nominees. These representatives assist in identifying potential nominees.
General Assessment: A Program Officer may award a maximum of 10 additional units of assessment in the presence of other factors which may contribute to an applicant’s likelihood of successfully settling within Manitoba.