The MPNP is locally driven and based on the needs of Manitoba employers.
Published by Hillfield Immigration on 30th June, 2021
The government of Canada has now found a way to better identify MPNP candidates who meet the needs of Manitoba employers, the MPNP identifies in-demand occupations based on Manitoba Labour Market Information and Occupational Forecasts, as well as through direct employer consultations. The occupations listed reference Edition 2016 of the National Occupation Classification (NOC).
The MPNP In-demand Occupations list provides a regularly updated listing of which occupations qualify as ‘in-demand’ in Manitoba. For more on these qualifications, you can speak with a qualified legal immigration consultant or professional.
Many occupations on the in-demand list are limited to specific skilled streams of the MPNP and candidates must meet the specific criteria and requirements for one of the specific pathways listed under each stream. Candidates working in an in-demand occupation will be prioritized during Expression of Interest draws.
For the purpose of applying to the MPNP, a Francophone is someone who has French language proficiency that is equal to or greater than their English language proficiency. Your language proficiency must be supported by results from an MPNP-approved language test. An immigration professional can help you understand your points level in the application process.
The CLB levels listed in the in-demand occupations list are the minimum levels across all Skilled Worker streams; however, some streams/pathways have higher eligibility requirements. For example, people applying under the International Education Stream require a minimum of CLB 7 in all four skill areas (reading, writing speaking, listening) regardless of their occupation.
There are a few other points to note when it comes to a PNP and the Express Entry draw:
a. The In-demand Occupations List has been updated with information indicating whether some occupations will only be considered as in-demand under some streams.
b. In addition, some occupations have been removed from the list (where indicated below).
c. Finally, CLB requirements have been adjusted for some occupations to improve consistency across specific NOC groups (as indicated below).
To find out more about the immigration process in Canada or if you are eligible to apply, contact Hillfield Immigration today and speak with a qualified legal professional with years of experience in Canadian immigration.