FAQ

How does AMA help?


AMA can help Argentinos only in the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) through Skilled Workers Overseas. This program is for applicants who demonstrate a connection to the Province of Manitoba. If all the requirements are met, AMA will provide a letter of recommendation as proof of this connection.

 

All information regarding this program can be found at: https://www.immigratemanitoba.com/immigrate-to-manitoba/mpnp-renewal/renewed-swo/

 

After obtaining the provincial nomination, the applicant must apply to the federal process through the Federal Skilled Worker Program (Express Entry).

 

For study visas, we suggest contacting the international students department of the University.

For information on a temporary work visa, visit the official Manitoba website.

 

 

Eligibility

To be eligible for this program, there are basic requirements regarding language, age, work experience, education and adaptability, for which points are awarded. The minimum score required at this time is 60 points. The letter of recommendation provided by AMA adds the 20 points referred to the adaptability factor 5.

 

The details of points can be found on this site:

http://www.immigratemanitoba.com/immigrate-to-manitoba/swo/swo-eligibility/

 

 

What does it mean to be a lead applicant?

The main applicant must be the member of the family group with the highest number of points. The spouse and children will be the dependents. If the process is successful, the whole family will obtain permanent residence.

 

 

Who is eligible to be dependent?

Spouse or common-law partner with at least 1 year of relationship, and unmarried children under 22 years of age.

For more information, visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/immigration-citizenship/helpcentre/glossary.html#dependent_child

 

 

Who cannot apply to the MPNP?

 

  • Foreign workers who are working and residing in another province.

  • Spouses of Canadian citizens or permanent residents.

  • People who were rejected by the MPNP within the last 6 months.

  • People who have an active application in another provincial program in Canada.

 

http://www.immigratemanitoba.com/2020/05/22/who-cannot-apply-to-the-mpnp/

 

 

How is the proccess?

This process has several instances and approvals, which are summarized in:

 

  • Initial stage: initial presentation of documentation and information of the main applicant and family group. This documentation will be validated by AMA and presented to the provincial authorities. A profile must be created in the Express Entry pool.

  • Evaluation of the provincial authorities: if the immigration officer approves the applicant, he invites him to an exploratory visit.

  • Exploratory visit: this process requires a visit to Winnipeg where all the physical documentation will be evaluated, and if approved, the applicant will receive the letter of recommendation from AMA to add to the folder to present to the immigration officer.

  • Interview with Manitoba Immigration Officer: face-to-face and will take place during the exploratory visit. The officer will evaluate the documentation as well as the applicant through an interview in English or French.

  • Invitation to apply to the provincial program: this invitation is received only if the interview with the immigration officer is approved.

  • Provincial Process: begins with the Expression of Interest (EOI) and presentation of all official documentation through the website of the Province.

  • Federal Process: You must have an active profile in the Express Entry pool and this stage will require the submission of documentation to the Federal Government.

 

 

Active profile in Express Entry

When starting this process, you must have an active profile in Express Entry and send us the Express Entry ID and the Job Seeker Validation Code .

Like the MPNP, Express Entry is also governed by points regarding language, age, work experience, education, and adaptability. The minimum score required at this time to obtain an active profile is 67 points.

 

The details of points can be found on this site:

 

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/immigrate-canada/express-entry/eligibility/federal-skilled-workers/six-selection-factors-federal-skilled-workers.html

 

The active profile in Express Entry is valid for one year. Once the Manitoba provincial nomination is obtained, it will be linked to your Express Entry profile to continue the Federal process.

 

 

What does NOC mean?

National Occupational Classification (NOC) is a list that describes occupations at the national level. To apply to the MPNP program, the applicant must have studies and experience in a NOC in demand in the Province of Manitoba. This list can be viewed at: https://www.immigratemanitoba.com/immigrate-to-manitoba/in-demand-occupations/

 

 

Educational Credential Assessment (ECA)

It is an exclusive requirement to have a degree and analytical corresponding to your studies. These must be validated by an organization approved by the Canadian government.

Enter the following link to have more information and the organizations where you can manage:

 

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/immigrate-canada/express-entry/documents/education-assessed.html

 

When processing it, it is not necessary to request that the copy be sent to the MPNP or any other government entity.

 

 

Languages

The official languages ​​are English and French. The applicant must present the certificate with official results of one of the language exams approved by MPNP carried out in the last 2 years prior to the application date.

If the certificate expires before the application date, you will need to take the exam again and present a new certificate.

 

The exams that are accepted are detailed in:
http://www.immigratemanitoba.com/immigrate-to-manitoba/general-mpnp-policies/language-proficiency/

 

Important note : as of today, Express Entry requires at least CLB level 7 to be able to create the profile.

 

 

Money

The applicant must demonstrate that he has sufficient funds to establish himself in Manitoba. The funds must be liquid (property titles are not accepted) and must be available at the time of application and throughout the process, since vouchers can be requested at any time.

 

Notarized certifications (by notary public) of unbanked savings are accepted. Balances, time limits, bank letters and notarized certifications of liquid funds in Argentine pesos or dollars are accepted (the amount will be updated according to the exchange rate).

 

Said vouchers, either letter from the bank and / or balance sheets, must detail the history of the last 6 months.

 

The amount required will depend on the family group. To see the required amounts consult:

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/immigrate-canada/express-entry/documents/proof-funds.html

 

 

Required documentation

For both the provincial and federal programs, various documents are required

official or certified true copies which must be translated into English or French.

 

These are:

 

  • Original language exam certificate

  • Marriage or cohabitation certificate (if applicable).

  • Passport / s per day

  • Birth certificates

  • Post-secondary degree (diploma and analytical)

  • ECA Report - Postsecondary Studies Validated by Government Approved Organization.

  • Job reference letter / s related to the corresponding NOC.

  • Demonstration of liquid funds.

 

All these documents must be sent to AMA in order to begin the process.

 

 

What is expected of the exploratory visit in Manitoba?

During the exploratory visit, the provincial government expects the applicant to:

  • Explore opportunities in your field of work and meet potential employers as well as agencies that provide employment services.

  • Check with employers and regulators (if applicable) about your employability in Manitoba.

  • Explore housing, educational institutions, banking, and recreational activities in the community where you would like to live.

  • Visit supermarkets, stores, and other places to find out the cost of living.

 

 

Interview with the immigration officer

The interview takes place towards the end of the exploratory visit. During this interview, the applicant must present the documentation, explain everything that was done during his exploratory visit and about the plans to settle in Manitoba, including:

  • Neighborhood where you plan to live or neighborhoods that you would like.

  • Schools (if you have children).

  • Places you have visited.

  • Services you have found out about (employment services, services for newly arrived immigrants, etc.).

  • Occupations or jobs where you intend to develop (applicant and spouse)

  • Contacts of professionals with whom they have met or contacted (business cards, copies of emails, etc.)

  • Because he considers that he would be a potential candidate for the MPNP.

 
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