Manitoba Support


A Manitoba Supporter is an established resident of the province who is a friend or relative of the applicant and is willing and able to review and endorse the applicant’s plan for settling and finding employment in their destination community. A Manitoba Supporter must be the applicant’s close relative or friend/distant relative, and must be:

  • able to provide documents proving they reside and are established in Manitoba and have been living in the province continuously for at least one year (ex: a copy of Manitoba Health Card)

  • a Canadian citizen or permanent resident (ex: a copy of Permanent Resident Card)

  • able to demonstrate sufficiently close ties to the applicant and to Manitoba

  • able to demonstrate that any applications they previously supported resulted in successful, a permanent economic establishment in Manitoba

  • able to support the applicant’s Settlement Plan

For close relatives, both the applicant and the supporter must provide documents proving their family relationship.

Close relatives may support the application of more than one skilled worker at a time provided they satisfactorily demonstrate their ability to do so.

For friends and distant relatives, their household must not be currently supporting the settlement of another MPNP applicant, nominee or person under another Canadian immigration program.

Finally, your supporter cannot be and the MPNP will not accept a Settlement Plan Part 2 signed by:

  • a paid immigration representative

  • anyone who is not a demonstrated relative or friend of the applicant or the applicant’s spouse

  • a Canadian elected official or their staff

Your Manitoba supporter is your connection to the province; to be eligible for the MPNP you must also demonstrate you can be assessed sufficient points for language, employability, education, age and adaptability.

Note: Applicants with Manitoba Supporters should declare that person and their address as the local contact for correspondence with the MPNP so that your supporter is authorized to discuss your application.

Important: The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program is not a sponsorship program. Because the MPNP is a labour market-driven, economic immigration program, all applicants must be employable and adaptable skilled workers with job-ready English, sufficient settlement funds and the genuine intention and ability to economically establish in Manitoba as permanent residents.

Family relationships

To be considered a close relative, a Manitoba Supporter must be related to the applicant (or the applicant’s spouse) in one of the following ways:

  • sister or brother

  • niece or nephew (ex: child of your sister or brother)

  • aunt or uncle (ex: brother or sister of your mother or father)

  • first cousin (ex: child of your aunt or uncle)

  • mother or father

  • grandmother or grandfather