Manitoba PNP – Family Sponsorship Process

Immigration to countries of interest has not always been easy. People have had to try all kinds of methods to get to their preferred destinations. But instead of using illegal means to get to your country of interest, it is always better to seek legal ways to finally get there. If you are a prospective immigrant to Manitoba, you have lots of ways you can consider and the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program is one of the categories you can use for your family immigration needs.

As a successful prospective immigrant under the category, you will be issued with a provincial nomination certificate. This immigration category allows Manitoba immigrant families to sponsor eligible family members to the region in Manitoba. The scheme allows your family members to immigrate to the province and gain permanent residency status too. The family sponsorship can be enjoyed by permanent residents of Canada or citizens who are at least 18 years old. They can sponsor relatives to come to the country to work, study or live as permanent residents.

In essence, you can sponsor your spouse or partner, dependent children, parents and grandparents and even adopted children and other eligible relatives. There are eligibility requirements for each sponsorship, fees, processing times and forms to fill so ensure that your relative actually qualifies for the nomination before you go ahead and apply. Below are some of the most important factors you need to remember when thinking of the Manitoba Family Sponsorship process.

Relatives – Those applying for the immigration need to have close relatives in Manitoba willing to support their settlement and are actually willing to do so. As the one sponsoring the close relative, you must show that you can actually support them in settling in Manitoba. Close relatives are deemed as parents, children, siblings, grandparents, nieces and nephews, uncles and aunties and even first cousins.

Age – Applicants going for the sponsorship program need to be aged between 21 and 49 for the application to be considered and to be successful.

Education – As far as education and training goes, applicant need to have completed high school or secondary school and received one year of post-secondary education, diploma or degree.

Work experience – Applicants choosing this immigration process are required to demonstrate a minimum of two years full time work experience in the last five years.

Language – It is also required that immigrant applicants complete high school and post-secondary education in French or English or attain a score of at least 5 in the IELTS English assessment exam.

Adaptability – When applying, a formal settlement plan needs to be completed. The plan basically shows that the applicant is capable of adjusting to the new life in Manitoba and this form must also bear the signature of the relative residing in Manitoba. The sponsor must actually have been in Manitoba for at least 12 months for them to be able to nominate or sponsor a relative to join them. The desired occupation of the relative applying for the immigration must also be indicated on the settlement plan.

The Manitoba family sponsorship process is easy as long as the immigrant applicant qualifies for it. Find out more before starting with the nominations.