Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)
The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) selects candidates for Manitoba immigration based on the province’s specific economic needs.
The following are streams that are currently active:
Skilled Workers in Manitoba
(Work Experience Pathway)
The Skilled Worker in Manitoba Stream (SWM) is based on the specific needs of Manitoba employers. This program selects foreign-trained workers with the required skills and nominates them for Canada permanent residence.
The key to the success of the MPNP is the consistently strong and stable economy. The diversity of Manitoba’s growing industries and economic sectors keeps the unemployment rate low. Good wages, safe working conditions, generous benefits and workers’ rights are some of the highlights of working in Manitoba. Plus, with Manitoba’s low cost of living, and a high standard of government services such as health care and education, the province offers an affordable, high-quality lifestyle.
Ongoing Manitoba employment is a means for skilled workers to demonstrate they have the connection to Manitoba required of all applicants to the MPNP for Skilled Workers in Manitoba.
Work Experience Requirements:
Temporary Foreign Workers (TFWs) in occupations on Manitoba’s in-demand occupations list who have worked a minimum of 6 months in Manitoba;
Out-of-province graduates in occupations on Manitoba’s in-demand occupations list who have worked a minimum of 12 months in Manitoba in jobs related to their field of study;
Temporary Foreign Workers (TFWs) in occupations not on Manitoba’s in-demand occupations list who have worked a minimum of 12 months in Manitoba with an LMIA-supported or LMIA exempt work permit;
Graduates of post-secondary institutions in Manitoba in occupations not on Manitoba’s in-demand jobs list who have worked a minimum of 12 months in the province.
Additional employment requirements:
Applicant must be residing and/or working in Manitoba when you apply;
Applicant must have a long-term, full-time job offer that meets Manitoba's employment and wage standards for the occupation;
Applicant's working conditions are or would be consistent with those of Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents;
Applicant's position can't be home-based, part-time, temporary, seasonal, or commission-based; and
Applicant's employer must have a registered business in Manitoba and has been in operation for at least 3 years immediately preceding the application.
Official Language Proficiency:
Minimum official language proficiency depends on the assessed NOC:
Minimum CLB 7 for Regulated Occupations
Minimum CLB 6 for Compulsory Trades
Minimum CLB 5 for all other NOC 0, A, or B occupations
Minimum CLB 4 for semi-skilled occupations (NOC C or D)
Applicants must demonstrate the ability and intend to reside in Manitoba.
Skilled Workers in Manitoba
(Employer Direct Recruitment Pathway)
This pathway directly supports applicants interviewed outside of Canada by the MPNP and an eligible employer, and received an Invitation to Apply from the MPNP.
Skilled Worker in Manitoba Stream – Employer Direct Recruitment Pathway
Minimum of 2 years in the past 5 years of employment experience relevant to the occupation being recruited, or other relevant experience identified by the employer;
Relevant experience as identified by the employer if other than 2 years.
Additional Employment / Job Offer Requirements
Long-term, full-time job offer that meets Manitoba’s employment and wage standards for the occupation;
- The employer has a registered commercial business that has been operating in MB for at least the three years immediately preceding the application;
- Applicant's working conditions would be consistent to those of Canadian Citizens/Permanent Residents of Canada; and
Your position is not home-based, part-time, temporary, seasonal, or commission-based.
Official Languages Proficiency
The minimum official language proficiency depends on the assessed NOC:
Minimum CLB/NCLC 7 for Regulated Occupations
Minimum CLB/NCLC 6 for Compulsory Trades
Minimum CLB/NCLC 5 for all other NOC 0, A, or B occupations
Minimum CLB/NCLC 4 for semi-skilled occupations (NOC C or D) where the employer commits to providing or facilitating workplace language training
Applicant must demonstrate the ability and intent to reside in Manitoba
21 - 45 years
Applicant must have post-secondary education and/or training related to the occupation being recruited or identified by employer.
If the position requires licensure or certification, you must apply to the regulatory body to have their qualifications and skills assessed and/or pass an examination.
For NOC C or D occupations, the MPNP reserves the right to select individuals with no post-secondary education, providing they possess the required training for the job according to employer requirements and NOC description.
Employer Eligibility for Strategic Recruitment Initiatives
Prospective employers must meet specific eligibility criteria as defined by the MPNP
Skilled Workers Overseas
The MPNP for Skilled Workers is locally driven and based on the needs of Manitoba employers. MPNP select internationally trained and experienced workers who have the skills needed in the local labour market, and nominate them to receive Canadian permanent resident visas to settle and work in Manitoba.
All applicants to the MPNP who are applying as Skilled Workers Overseas must demonstrate an established connection to Manitoba either through the support of family members or friends, through previous education or work experience in the province or through an Invitation to Apply received directly from the MPNP as part of a Strategic Recruitment Initiative. This program uses a points-based system to assess candidates according to factors such as age, language proficiency, work experience, education and adaptability.
Business Investor Stream
The Business Investor Stream (BIS) allows Manitoba to recruit and nominate qualified business investors and entrepreneurs from around the world who have the intent and ability to start or purchase businesses in Manitoba.
There are two pathways:
The Entrepreneur Pathway for applicants seeking to open a business in Manitoba; and
The Farm Investor Pathway for those intending to establish and operate a farm operation in rural Manitoba.
International Education Stream
This new program, International Education Stream (IES), is for those International Students who study in Manitoba and meets the needs of industry.
Applicants can be qualified under three different pathways:
International Students who graduated in another province of Canada are not eligible to apply under International Education Stream.