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No Relatives in Canada? The Morden Initiative Program is For You!

Finding ways to move to Canada? If you can’t find a program that suits your case, there is another program that you might be interested in. You don’t even have to go through your ancestry registry to find any relative in Canada because you really don’t need to have one to qualify for the program. You read that right!
Not known to many, there is a program in Canada that is almost the exact opposite of all the other programs. Unlike other programs, this is not highly publicized. One probable reason for this could be that they only need a few candidates each year. This program is unique because one of the requirements is you should NOT have families, friends or any personal connections in Canada. Read on to know more.
Morden is a city located in the southern part of Manitoba, near the US border. Morden’s Community Driven Immigration Initiative is a support program for the applicants of Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program but are not able to qualify on their own because they cannot provide a support letter from a friend or family member. Through this initiative, these applicants can apply for a support letter. They choose approximately 50 families per year to be supported by our program which is about 5% of applications received.
In order to qualify you MUST:
  • Be between the ages of 21 and 45
  • Have no other connection to other parts of Canada (i.e. through friends, relatives or previous employment or education)
  • Have completed a post-secondary education or training program of at least one year duration, for which you received a diploma, certificate, or degree
  • At least two years of full-time work experience in the past five years
  • A General IELTS test with a minimum score of 5 in EACH band
  • Have the genuine intention and ability to economically establish and settle in Morden
  • Have settlement funds as required by MPNP ($10,000 for the Principal Applicant and $2,000 for each dependent). This is in addition to any funds needed for exploratory visits expenses.
If you fit the above requirements, visit  https://www.mordenimmigration.com/ to start your application today!

Due to the high number of applicants, preference for selection will be given to applicants who have experience in job fields that Morden currently needs most:

  • Entry level manufacturing (assembly, simple machine operation),
  • Painting (machine spray of furniture or vehicles),
  • Restaurant service (especially fast food)
  • Welding
Note: The job fields are subject to change. Regularly check their site for updates.
Note: No more targeted job to qualify (Recent changes)
It is also important that the applicant:
Have experience in living in a rural area, with the ability to adapt to culture and climate
Show genuine intention in living and working in Morden, with no previous connections with other parts of Canada
APPLICATION PROCESS

Step 1: Determine whether you qualify for our program

Step 2: Until further notice, MCDII will only be accepting applications from those who have a current Federal Express Entry Profile. See https://www.canada.ca/en/ for details.

Step 3: Apply using your valid Federal Express Entry Number.

Step 4: If you are chosen for MCDII, you will be given an invitation to come for an exploratory visit

Step 5: During your exploratory visit, you will research Morden and prepare for your interview with an MPNP officer at the end of your visit.

Step 6: If after the interview with the MPNP officer, he/she deems you a good fit for MCDII and MPNP, you will be given an invitation to apply for MPNP.

Step 7: You can apply online for MPNP. This is usually done after you return home from your exploratory visit.

Step 8: If, after you are reviewed by MPNP, it is determined that you meet all minimum qualifications of MPNP, you will be given a Nomination Letter from the MPNP.

Step 9: Using this Nomination Letter, you can add 600 points to your Federal Express Entry Profile, which should enable you to be pulled from express entry pool and submit a full application for expedited processing.

Step 10: Citizenship and Immigration Canada will do further review, including medicals and criminal record checks.

Step 11: Once you receive your Permanent Residence Visas, you can make arrangements for you and your family to move to Morden.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)
1. How do I apply?
Read the application process above or visit https://www.mordenimmigration.com/
2. How much will it cost to apply?
Your application for the initiative, as well as for MPNP are free. The costs to expect involve document fees, courier fees, air fare and accommodation for the Exploratory visit, and your air fare for your one-way ticket to Morden.
3. What is an Exploratory Visit?
An exploratory visit gives you a chance to determine whether Morden is the right location to settle your family in the future. It is mandatory for the MCDII skilled worker program unless you have already been interviewed by a MPNP officer and given an invitation to apply. 
During the week of visit, you will prepare for an interview by gathering needed information and impressions. At the end of the visit, you will have an interview with an MPNP officer in Winnipeg.
4. How long does the whole process take?
Morden claims that the application process approximately takes 3-6 months. This may vary depending on many factors of your application.
5. Until when can I apply?
There is no deadline for applications. The program continues to accept applications.

Disclaimer: All the information in this article is solely based on the information posted on Canada.ca at the time being. To make sure you are update, regularly visit the official website and check for updates regarding the Canadian Citizenship application.

For queries and other clarifications, join the official Facebook group. We are not an immigration agency. We are Pinoy bloggers who simply aim to help our kababayans.

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