Arisnel Mesidor, M.A., RCIC
Manitoba has introduced new instructions for the MPNP
The Manitoba government published on April 22, 2022 about a new Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) notice regarding COVID-19.
Applicants who were laid-off due to COVID-19 and then have resumed working in the province can count months of work before and after the layoff towards the eligibility for the MPNP.
Those, who are on a temporary work permit in the province and lost their job permanently due to the pandemic can count the time they have worked for their previous and the new company towards the eligibility for the MPNP.
Applicants who have been laid off or their hours have been reduced, or have been laid off and re-hired have to obtain detailed documentation from their employers and include them in their application.
However, all letters of employment should be written on company letterhead and include the following information:
End date or hour reduction commencement date
Is the position being held for you at this time? If so, re-hire date
Employer’s phone and email
Also, job offer letters should be written on company letterhead and include the position title, job duties, salary, expected start date, employer’s phone and email.