MANITOBA – HUMAN CAPITAL PATHWAY

The Human Capital Pathway is one of the recent changes as outcome of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) for international skilled worker applicants with skilled work experience and training aligned with one of the listed Manitoba’s in-demand occupations, and having a high potential to establish themselves in the strong labour-market’s prevailing occupations, sooner after their arrival in Manitoba.

As the Manitoba Human Capital Pathway is having no association with the Federal Express Entry system, so the potential applicants do not need existing Express Entry profile in order to apply. Therefore, the successful applicants to the HCP will receive a ‘Letter of Advice to Apply’ (LAA), similar to the current case for Manitoba’s skilled worker categories. Then later, one can apply directly to the Canadian government for permanent resident status.

Below are the general steps to secure a provincial nomination from Manitoba-

Firstly – Under the Manitoba Human Capital Pathway, basic requirement for the potential applicant is to obtain at least 60 points on the MPNP Points Assessment grid.

– Additionally, applicants need to qualify certain eligibilities as specified below-
   – Minimum six months of full-time work experience in an occupation on the in-demand occupations list, with condition of having experience not less than a year in duration.
   – The minimum official language proficiency depends on your assessed occupation skill level:
       Minimum CLB 7 for Regulated Occupations
       Minimum CLB 6 for Compulsory Trades
       Minimum CLB 5 for all other NOC 0, A or B occupations

– Having completed Education with one post-secondary program of at least one year (Canadian equivalent). If the position requires licensure or certification, you must apply to the regulatory body to have your qualifications and skills assessed and/or pass an examination.
Aged 18 or older (There is no maximum age, but points are not awarded for age to any applicant older than 45)

Adaptability
– Demonstrate the ability and intent to become economically established and reside in Manitoba;
AND
– Have the confirmed support of a close friend or relative who has resided in Manitoba for at least one year;
OR
– Demonstrate previous post-secondary education completed in Manitoba within the past five years;
OR
– Have previous work experience in Manitoba within the past five years;
OR
– Hold a valid Invitation to Apply issued by the MPNP
– Demonstrate liquid funds equivalent to Low Income Cut-Off (LICO) requirements for independent financial resources for a six-month period.

SecondlyTo be there in Manitoba’s EOI Pool for Skilled Workers – Prospective applicants for the Manitoba Human Capital Pathway need to enter Manitoba’s Pool of Candidates by submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI). This EOI is not to be assumed as an application for immigration, rather it’s an indication to the Province showing your wish to immigrate.
Once the candidates enters the Pool, candidates are assigned a points score out of 1,000 (your score on the eligibility points chart is no longer relevant once you are in the pool). Points are awarded across six factors: language ability, age, work experience, education, adaptability, and risk assessment. The province periodically invites top-ranking candidates in the pool to submit a full application to the MPNP.

MPNP In-Demand Occupations –
Candidates must have at least six months of recent experience in an occupation on Manitoba’s in-demand occupations list.

Thirdly -Receive a LAA and submit an application
Top-ranking candidates in the EOI pool receive a Letter of Advice to Apply (LAA), with which they can then submit a full application, including a Career Plan. Successful applicants receive a Manitoba provincial nomination.

Fourth -Apply for Canadian permanent residence
Candidates nominated by the MPNP through the HCP can then apply to the Canadian government for permanent resident status.