Manitoba

Skilled Worker Immigration

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)

Whether you simply want to visit Manitoba to explore our rich cultural history and natural beauty, come to Manitoba to work temporarily or immigrate to our province through one of the available options, including the world-renowned Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program. It is designed to invite the candidate to move to Manitoba on PR visa. The program has set some rules to meet with prospective candidates.

Skilled Worker Stream

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) seeks recent graduates, skilled workers, business owners and their families with the intention and ability to successfully settle and economically establish in Manitoba as permanent residents. Manitoba makes it easy to immigrate and settle in our province.

The MPNP for skilled workers select internationally trained and experienced workers who have the skills needed in the local labor market, and nominate them to receive Canadian permanent resident visas to settle and work in Manitoba. There are two streams:

  • Skilled Workers in Manitoba
  • Skilled Workers Overseas

Skilled Workers in Manitoba

The MPNP for Skilled Workers in Manitoba nominates applicants who have a strong connection to the province through ongoing employment and sufficient skills, education and training, work experience and official language proficiency to make an immediate and ongoing contribution to the Manitoba economy and community at large.

Ongoing Manitoba employment is a way for skilled workers to demonstrate they have the connection to Manitoba required to be eligible to apply to the MPNP for Skilled Workers in Manitoba.

The MPNP for Skilled Workers in Manitoba empowers you to take charge of your proven success finding employment in Manitoba. Our secure and easy-to-use web application, MPNP Online, guides you to enter all the information and documentation that you need to apply.

Apply in 3 Steps

Immigration through the MPNP for Skilled Workers in Manitoba is a three-step process:

  • STEP 1: Submit an Expression of Interest
  • STEP 2: The highest-scoring qualified candidates with a connection to Manitoba are invited to submit an MPNP application
  • STEP 3: Following a thorough assessment, the MPNP nominates successful candidates to make a separate application to the Government of Canada for permanent resident visas.

Skilled Workers Overseas

The MPNP for skilled workers is locally driven and based on the needs of Manitoba employers. We 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. The MPNP for Skilled Workers Overseas nominates applicants who demonstrate an established connection to Manitoba through:

  • the support of family members or friends;
  • previous education or work experience in the province; or
  • an Invitation to Apply received directly from the MPNP.

Determine Your Eligibility – Skilled Workers Overseas

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.

Points Assessment

Every candidate who wants to be considered under the Skilled Worker Overseas stream must score at least 60 points based on five factors in order to be eligible. If you do not have a connection to Manitoba, you are not eligible under this stream, regardless of your points total.

The MPNP will complete a full assessment of any application it receives and scores each candidate based on the information supporting documentation you provide at that time, and according to the current criteria and information on eligibility, policy and procedure.

  • Factor 1: Language Proficiency

Applicants whose occupation is classified at National Occupational Classification C or D must, in order to be eligible to apply, have at least CLB 4 in English (or NCLC 4 in French).

  • Factor 2: Age

Age points are calculated according to the date your application is received by the MPNP.

  • Factor 3: Work Experience

Work experience points are based on documented proof of full-time employment in the past five years. Only full-time jobs of six months (continuous) or longer are considered.

  • Factor 4: Education

Education Points are based on documented proof of completed education and /or training programs at recognized education institutions.

  • Factor 5: Adaptability

Adaptability points are calculated according to documented proof of a strong connection to Manitoba and employability in your assessed occupation.

International Education Stream

The new International Education Stream (IES) for Manitoba graduates is dedicated to providing international students graduating in Manitoba and meeting the needs of industry faster pathways to nomination. There are three pathways:

  • Career Employment Pathway
  • Graduate Internship Pathway
  • International Student Entrepreneur Pilot
  • Career Employment Pathway

The Career Employment Pathway provides faster nomination pathways for post-secondary students who graduate and find long-term employment in Manitoba in an in-demand occupation consistent with their training. If you meet these conditions, you will be eligible to apply to the MPNP immediately after graduating and obtaining the job offer.

If you are an international student who graduated in another province of Canada and/or are not working in an in-demand occupation, you may be eligible to apply under the Skilled Worker in Manitoba Stream.

  • Graduate Internship Pathway

The Graduate Internship Pathway provides faster nomination pathway for international student master and doctoral graduates through internships contributing to industry innovation in Manitoba. Graduates who complete an Accelerate or Elevate internship with Mitacs in Manitoba can apply to the MPNP immediately after graduation, whether or not they have a job offer.

Attending an information session is required before you submit an Expression of Interest to the MPNP.

  • International Student Entrepreneur Pilot

The International Student Entrepreneur Pilot will provide up to 20 (per calendar year) international students who have graduated in Manitoba the opportunity to pursue entrepreneurship rather than employment. Once the applicant meets the conditions of their Business Performance Agreement, they are nominated for permanent residence.

If you are an international student who graduated in another province of Canada, you may be eligible to apply under the Business Investor Stream Entrepreneur Pathway.

Business Immigration

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.

The renewed BIS will ensure that all business nominees invest in businesses that create jobs for Manitoba and contribute to the economy.

  • Entrepreneur Pathway

The renewed Entrepreneur Pathway replaces the previous MPNP-B stream. It allows Manitoba to recruit and nominate qualified business people from around the world who have the intent and ability to move to Manitoba and establish, purchase a business or become partners in an existing business within the first 24 months of arrival in Canada on a temporary work permit. Applicants are no longer required to submit a deposit of $100,000 to the Manitoba Government.

  • Farm Investor Pathway

The renewed Farm Investor Pathway (FIP) replaces the previous farm strategic recruitment initiative. The pathway is for individuals with proven farm business experience, sufficient available capital to invest, and who intend to establish and operate a farm operation in rural Manitoba.

It is expected that successful applicants of the FIP will establish a farm business in rural Manitoba producing primary products that is consistent with the province’s current farm industry. The type of operation and investment must correlate with Provincial statistics and be relevant to Manitoba’s farm industry.

  • Minimum CLB 5 for language proficiency level
  • Canada high school certificate equivalent
  • Minimum investment of CAD $250,000 in Manitoba Capital Region
  • Minimum investment of CAD $150,000 outside of Manitoba Capital Region
  • Minimum Net Worth of $500,000
  • Extra points for:
  • Spouse’s language proficiency exceeding CLB 5
  • If child is enrolled in an accredited course and institute in Manitoba