How Immigrants are Helping the Province of Manitoba to Flourish

February 9, 2021


  • Robynn Farrell

For many people who want to immigrate to Canada, it’s about all the benefits that the True North has to offer. However, it's good to remember that the essence of programs like Express Entry and the Provincial Nominee Program is that Canada needs immigrants. There is no better example of this than the way in which the province of Manitoba has embraced and celebrated immigrants who have added so much to the local economy. In this blog, we tell the story of Lli Kurshell     

Building Castles in Canada: Lili Kurshells Story

building castles in canada b&b The Canadian government is proud of the way immigrants are embraced in different provinces and display various success stories in one section of their website. One of these stories focuses on Lili Kurshell, who has not only successfully immigrated to the province of Manitoba but who has also launched and maintained successful businesses. One of these being a bed and breakfast. Lili fondly expresses how happy she is in the country, and how the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program has helped her family to plant roots in the Manitoba province.    Lili’s story is an important one as it represents the quality of life and job opportunity that attract so many people to Canada while simultaneously reflecting the way in which newcomers can make positive contributions to the Canadian economy.   

Your Options to Immigrate to Canada

  There are over 70 routes of applying to go to Canada and it can be confusing to find the right one. However, the most popular would be the Express Entry and Provincial Nominee Program. These routes are similar but have important differences like processing time and province-specific limitations. For an expansion on both, see below.   

Express Entry System

express entry application canada 2020 The Express Entry System is not an immigration program itself, but rather manages the pool of candidates for Canada’s three Federal Economic Immigration programs, namely the Federal Skilled Worker Program, Skilled Trades Program and the Canadian Experience Class. Applicants are ranked according to the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), which is a points system based on information such as age, qualifications and work experience. Express Entry Draws are held every 2 weeks, where candidates are ranked against each other and those with the highest CRS scores will receive Invitations to Apply(ITA’s) for permanent residency. An ITA signals a period of 60 days in which candidates can submit their permanent residence application  

Provincial Nominee Program 

  The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) was developed so that all the provinces of Canada could establish a tailored immigration program to deal with their individual needs with regards to skilled workers. This allows the specific province to hand-pick suitable candidates to satisfy the needs of their labor market. For instance, if the province of Nova Scotia has a shortage of accountants, they can select eligible candidates from the pool and give them a provincial nomination. A provincial nomination adds 600 points to your CRS score and all but guarantees your chance of receiving an Invitation to Apply. You can also apply directly to a province that you know has a PNP in line with your skills. This application starts with an expression of interest, which indicates to the province that you would like to apply for permanent residence through their Provincial Nominee Program.   The roots of the Manitoba PNP are in the problem faced by the province with regard to skilled workers. Many businesses were facing limited growth and expansion because it did not have a workforce bug enough. Through the Provincial Nominee Program, the province is able to facilitate the immigration of immigrants with the desired skills, education and skill set to fill the gaps in the local labor market.   

Where We Come In

  Fraudulent companies are on the rise and are surprisingly good at appearing legitimate. This leaves people who are excited about moving to Canada exploited and scammed out of thousands of dollars. At MDC, you can rest assured that your application is in the capable hands of our government approved RCIC’s. Our immigration consultants are experienced, professional and have assisted many other people to successfully immigrate to Canada. Take the first step to determine your eligibility so we can try and help you to do the same!