The Province of Manitoba announced several changes to their provincial nominee program to attract more immigrants:
The MPNP will be reorganized around four new or revised application streams:
- International Education Stream (IES)
- Business Investor Stream (BIS)
- Skilled Worker in Manitoba Stream (SWM)
- Skilled Worker Overseas Stream (SWO)
Each stream will include more flexible pathways to ensure that all provincial nominees are able to meet clearly defined labour market and economic needs in Manitoba. These priorities will be clearly communicated to potential MPNP applicants through a regularly updated In-Demand Occupations list.
Read more about on the MPNP website.
The planned changes, including the January start date, is postponed in order for the government to continue conversations with affected stakeholders. Prospective applicants can continue to apply under the existing streams.
Effective January 2, 2018, the Alberta Immigration Nominee Program (AINP) will be making changes to its streams. The AINP will reduce the number of streams available. These changes will simplify application processes, reduce wait times, and make it fairer for applicants across all sectors and industries in Alberta. The AINP will also be more responsive to emerging labour market needs while supporting the goal of building a skilled, permanent workforce and a more diversified economy.