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MANITOBA
MANITOBA PROVINCIAL NOMINEE PROGRAM

ABOUT MANITOBA

Manitoba, positioned at the longitudinal center of Canada, is the country's fifth-most populous province. The province features a diverse landscape, ranging from arctic tundra and the Hudson Bay coastline in the north to dense boreal forest, vast freshwater lakes, and prairie grassland in the central and southern regions.

Capital: Winnipeg


Largest City: Winnipeg


Population: 1,474,439(Source: Statistics Canada, Sept 2023)


Official Language: English


Industry: Agriculture, Tourism, Electricity, Oil, Mining, and Forestry


Tourist Attractions: Churchill and Wapusk National Park, Pisew Falls-Kwasitchewan Falls, Clearwater Lake Provincial Park,  Riding Mountain National Park of Canada, Asessippi Ski Area and Resort, and more


Education: There are over 100 funded and non-funded schools in Manitoba. There are 5 universities and 4 out of the 5 are located in Manitoba. There are fifty-four public libraries.

MANITOBA PROVINCIAL NOMINEE PROGRAM

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) offers three streams, with their respective pathways, through which one can immigrate to the province of Manitoba and become a permanent resident of Canada.

SKILLED WORKER IN MANITOBA

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR EMPLOYEES

To apply to the Skilled Worker in Manitoba (SWM) Pathway, you must demonstrate ongoing Manitoba employment as your established connection to Manitoba.

Ongoing Manitoba employment:

  • You have a valid work permit.

  • A Manitoba company has offered you a full-time, long-term job after you have completed at least six months (continuous) full-time employment with that company as a temporary foreign worker or international student working graduate.

  • If you are an international student from a different province, you have to complete working with the Manitoba employer for at least 1-year before applying for SWM.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR EMPLOYERS

  • The employer must be incorporated or registered by or under an act of the legislature of a province or the Parliament of Canada
     

  • The employer is operating as a business that has an established production capability, plant or place of business in Manitoba.
     

  • The employer must demonstrate to the satisfaction of the MPNP that they are an established business with an ability to offer full-time and long-term employment in Manitoba.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR TEMPORARY FOREIGN WORKERS

  • The offer of long-term employment must be from the same employer for whom you have been working full-time for the required time period.

  • You must have all qualifications for the position including training/education and any required license or certification.
     

  • You must have job-ready English; specifically, you must demonstrate the English or French proficiency to fulfill the duties of your job description.
     

  • Your connection to Manitoba through employment must be stronger than ties you may have to another province.
     

  • You must demonstrate in a Settlement Plan your intention and plan to live, work and establish your work and family life in Manitoba as a permanent resident.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS WORKING CLASS

  •  You attended an authorized education or training program at a public, or registered private vocational, post-secondary institution in Manitoba. 
     

  • Your academic/vocational program was full-time and at least one academic year in duration.
     

  • You successfully completed your program and were awarded a diploma, degree or certificate.
     

  • You have been continuously working at least six months for the same employer who has offered you a permanent (long-term) full-time job.
     

  • You have a valid post-graduation work permit issued by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
     

  • Your connection to Manitoba through employment is stronger than ties you may have to another Canadian province.
     

  • You demonstrate in a Settlement Plan your intention and plan to live, work and establish your work and family life in Manitoba as a permanent resident.
     

  • You have all qualifications and the English or French language proficiency to fulfill the duties of your job.

SKILLED WORKER OVERSEAS

The Skilled Worker Overseas (SWO) Pathway nominates applicants who demonstrate an established connection to Manitoba through:

  • an Invitation to Apply received directly from the MPNP as part of a Strategic Recruitment Initiative (Manitoba Invitation)

Additionally, you must score at least 60 points based on the following five factors:

1. Language proficiency


2.  Age


3. Work experience


4. Education


5. Adaptability

If you do not have a connection to Manitoba, you are not eligible to apply under SWO, regardless of your points total.

WHO QUALIFIES AS MANITOBA SUPPORT?

A Manitoba Supporter is a long-standing resident of the province who, as a friend or relative of the applicant, is willing and capable of assessing and endorsing the applicant's settlement and employment plan in their chosen community.

The Manitoba Supporter must be closely related to the applicant, such as a friend, distant relative, or close relative, and must meet the following criteria:

  • Reside in Manitoba and provide documentation demonstrating continuous residency in the province for at least one year (e.g., Manitoba Health Card copy).

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
     

  • Exhibit sufficiently close ties to both the applicant and Manitoba.
     

  • Show previous successful support for applications resulting in permanent economic establishment in Manitoba.
     

  • Support the applicant's Settlement Plan.

For close relatives, both the applicant and the Supporter must provide documentation verifying their familial relationship. Close relatives may endorse multiple skilled worker applications concurrently, provided they adequately demonstrate their capacity to do so.

To qualify as a close relative, a Manitoba Supporter must be related to the applicant (or the applicant's spouse) as their:

  • Sister or brother
     

  • Niece or nephew (child of the applicant's sister or brother)
     

  • Aunt or uncle (sibling of the applicant's mother or father)
     

  • First cousin (child of the applicant's aunt or uncle)
     

  • Mother or father
     

  • Grandmother or grandfather

Applicants who have a Manitoba Supporter must provide their details, including contact information, to the MPNP for communication purposes and to authorize discussions regarding the application. The MPNP mandates the provision of current contact details for the Manitoba Supporter. It is essential that the Supporter promptly informs the MPNP of any address changes or updates to their contact information. Failure to maintain accurate contact details for your Supporter may result in the refusal of your application by the MPNP.

WHAT QUALIFIES AS MANITOBA EXPERIENCE?

Manitoba Experience refers to your previous residence in the province as either a temporary foreign worker or international student.


If you were a temporary foreign worker, you must have engaged in full-time employment with a Manitoba employer for a minimum of six consecutive months. You will need to provide a signed letter of reference on company letterhead and a copy of your Manitoba work permit as part of the documentation.

Manitoba Invitation: The MPNP frequently extends Invitations to Apply to eligible candidates identified through Strategic Recruitment Initiatives conducted in Manitoba and abroad.


To utilize the Manitoba Invitation connection when applying to the MPNP, you must upload the Letter of Invitation received directly from the MPNP after undergoing an interview with a program officer during a recruitment mission or exploratory visit in your MPNP Online application.

INTERNATION EDUCATION STREAM

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BUSINESS INVESTOR STREAM

The Business Investor Stream (BIS) enables Manitoba to attract and nominate capable business investors and entrepreneurs globally, who possess the intention and capability to establish or acquire businesses in the province.

 

There are two pathways:

 

  • The Entrepreneur Pathway (EP) for applicants seeking to open a business in Manitoba; and

  • The Farm Investor Pathway (FIP) for those intending to establish and operate a farm operation in rural Manitoba.

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