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Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)

Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)

Manitoba was first province to launch a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) in 1998. As a small province with few newcomers, it needed the PNP to promote itself as a destination of choice to skilled immigrants. Since then, Manitoba has been a tremendous immigration success story. Thanks to the Manitoba PNP, immigration has played a major role in Manitoba’s population, labour force, and economic growth.

Located between the provinces of Ontario and Saskatchewan, the province of Manitoba is in many ways the gateway to western Canada.

Overview of the Manitoba PNP

In its first year, the MPNP welcomed 418 new immigrants. Today, the province nominates more than 4,000 new immigrants through the program per year.

Manitoba is also popular among newcomers. Having a friend or relative in Manitoba helps you to immigrate through the MPNP. In addition, over 90 per cent of provincial nominees get a job in their first year. The province’s retention rate is high with almost 90 per cent choose to stay in the province.

If you get a nomination from a provincial program that is enhanced, you get an extra 600 CRS points, practically guaranteeing getting an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence. They also get their nomination through their Express Entry profile.

Manitoba Immigration Streams:

If you wish to immigrate to Manitoba, then you have five options to choose from:

  • Skilled Worker in Manitoba Stream;
  • Skilled Worker Overseas Stream;
  • Manitoba Business Investor Stream;
  • International Education Stream;
  • Morden Community Driven Initiative.

Skilled Workers in Manitoba

Skilled Workers in Manitoba encompasses three immigration streams designed to target workers who have already gained employment experience or offers of employment in Manitoba. Candidates for this stream must be currently working and living in Manitoba at the time of their application, or, in certain cases, they may be invited to apply after attending a recruitment session with MPNP overseas.

  • Skilled Workers in Manitoba Stream
  • Manitoba Experience Pathway – Coming soon
  • Employer Direct Recruitment Pathway – Coming soon
Manitoba Work Experience Pathway

This pathway is for people currently working in Manitoba with a temporary work permit. This includes temporary workers and international graduates of Canadian post-secondary institutions.

Employer Direct Recruitment Pathway

To be eligible for this pathway, you have to be interviewed by a representative of the MPNP and a Manitoba employer. These interviews are carried out outside of Canada. You must receive an Invitation to Apply before applying through this pathway.

  • Application Fee: CAD $500
  • Processing Time: 6 months
  • Must be a temporary foreign worker or an international student graduate;
  • Must have a valid Work Permit or Post-Graduation Work Permit;
  • Must have a permanent, full-time job offer from their current Manitoba employer;
  • Must have worked for their current employer for at least six continuous months;
  • Must have all qualifications needed for the position, including training/education and any required licence or certification;
  • Must demonstrate English or French proficiency to fulfil the duties of their job description;
  • Must have a connection to Manitoba through employment that is stronger than ties they may have to another province in Canada;
  • Must have the intention and ability to live, work and establish their work and family life in Manitoba as a permanent resident and demonstrate this in a Settlement Plan;
  • Must have enough money (CAD $10,000 for the main applicant and CAD $2,000 for each dependent in the application);
  • Your employer must have a registered commercial business that has been operating for at least three years;
  • Your working conditions must be consistent with Canadians or permanent residents.

The highest scoring candidates may then be invited to submit an MPNP application.

If successful, you will receive a provincial nomination from Manitoba. You can then use this nomination to make another application directly to the Canadian federal government for permanent residency visas for you and your family.

If you are applying for the Manitoba Employer Direct Recruitment Pathway, you will be interviewed outside of Canada by a representative of the MPNP. You will also be interviewed by an eligible Manitoba employer. This will happen before receiving an invitation to apply.

CategoryIs a job offer required?Additional Requirements

Manitoba Work Experience Pathway

Yes

  • Must have eligible work experience,
  • Must be living and working in Manitoba.
Employer Direct Recruitment Pathway

Yes

  • Must have eligible work experience.

Skilled Workers Overseas

Skilled Workers Overseas encompasses three immigration streams designed to target skilled workers who have the ability to join Manitoba’s work force and adapt easily to life in the province. All streams of this category prioritize workers who have experience in Manitoba’s In-Demand Occupations.

  • Manitoba Skilled Workers Overseas Stream
  • Manitoba Express Entry Pathway
  • Manitoba Human Capital Pathway – Coming soon
Manitoba Express Entry Pathway

This pathway is for people who have an active Express Entry profile, and who are eligible under another MPNP stream. These people must also have experience in an occupation listed in Manitoba’s In-demand Occupations list and have a strong connection to Manitoba. 

Human Capital Pathway

This pathway is for foreign skilled workers with experience in an occupation listed Manitoba’s In-demand Occupations.

  • Application Fee: CAD $500
  • Processing Time: 6 months
  • Must have a score of at least 60 out of 100 on the points assessment grid;
  • Must have a connection to Manitoba through the support of friends or family living in the province, previous work experience or education in the province, or be invited to apply by the MPNP. There are additional requirements depending on the type of connection you have;
  • Must have at least six months of experience in an In-Demand occupation;
  • Must submit a complete Career Plan;
  • Must be at least 18 years old.

If successful, you will receive a provincial nomination from Manitoba. You can then use this nomination to make another application directly to the Canadian federal government for permanent residency visas for you and your family. If you are an Express Entry candidate, you can do this through the Express Entry system.

CategoryIs a job offer required?Additional Requirements

Manitoba Express Entry Pathway

No

  • Must have a valid Express Entry profile with a Job Seeker Validation Code
  • Must meet the minimum language requirement (CLB 6 for NOC B, and CLB 7 for NOC 0 or A);
  • Must have enough money for a six-month period.
Human Capital Pathway

No

  • Must meet the minimum language requirement (CLB 5 for NOC 0, A or B; CLB 6 for Compulsory Trades; CLB 7 for a Regulated Occupation);
  • Must have completed at least one post-secondary program of one year long;
  • If the occupation needs licensure or certification, you must apply to the regulatory body to assess your qualifications;
  • Must have enough money for a six-month period.

International Education Stream

The International Education Stream (IES) targets recent graduates from designated post-secondary institutions located in the province of Manitoba. Candidates for this category must have some amount of work experience or business management experience from the province, either completed after graduation or during their program of study as part of an internship or co-op. There are three pathways within this stream:

  • Manitoba Career Employment Pathway 
  • Manitoba Graduate Internship Pathway
  • Manitoba Student Entrepreneur Pathway
Career Employment Pathway

The Career Employment Pathway is for post-secondary graduates who have long-term employment in Manitoba in an in-demand occupation.

Graduate Internship Pathway

The Graduate Internship Pathway is for international master and doctoral graduates who complete an Accelerate or Elevate internship with Mitacs, an organization that partners with the Manitoba government to help provide internships to international graduates.

International Student Entrepreneur Pathway

The International Student Entrepreneur Pathway provides up to 20 international graduates of a Manitoba learning institution the opportunity to become entrepreneurs in Manitoba. They must meet the conditions of a Business Performance Agreement before being nominated for permanent residence.

  • Application Fee: 
  • Career Employment Pathway: CAD $500
  • Graduate Internship Pathway: CAD $500
  • International Student Entrepreneur Pathway: CAD $2,500
  • Processing Time: 6 months

The highest scoring candidates may then be invited to submit an MPNP application.

If successful, you will receive a provincial nomination from Manitoba. You can then use this nomination to make another application directly to the Canadian federal government for permanent residency visas for you and your family.

CategoryIs a job offer required?Minimum Requirements

Career Employment Pathway

Yes
  • Must have graduated (min 1 year/2 semesters) from a Manitoba post-secondary institution in the past three years
  • Must meet the minimum language requirement of CLB 7;
  • Must have a full-time job offer that is at least 1-year long from an eligible current employer in an In-Demand Occupation.
  • Must have enough money for a six-month period or be employed in a full-time long-term position in Manitoba;
  • Must be living in Manitoba at the time of application.

Graduate Internship Pathway

No
  • Must have a master’s or doctoral degree from Manitoba in the last three years;
  • Must meet the minimum language requirement of CLB 7;
  • Must have completed a Mitacs Elevate or Accelerate (including Accelerate Entrepreneur) internship within an eligible industry and research enterprise in ManitobaMust have enough money for a six-month period or be employed in a full-time long-term position in Manitoba;
  • Must be living in Manitoba at the time of application.
International Student Entrepreneur PathwayNo
  • Must submit a business plan;
  • Must operate the business on a daily basis in Manitoba for at least 6 months before being nominated;
  • Must own at least 51% of the business;
  • Must meet the language requirement of CLB 7;
  • Must complete a full-time post-secondary education program in Manitoba that is at least 2 years long;
  • Must be between 21 and 35 years old;
  • Must have enough money for a six-month period;
  • Must have a valid open work permit of Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP);
  • Must have lived in Manitoba since graduation;
  • Must intend to continue to live in Manitoba;
  • Must sign a Business Performance Agreement once application is approved.

Business Investor Stream

Manitoba’s Business Investor Stream (BIS) is a collection of two immigration streams designed for individuals with business management experience who wish to launch a new business endeavor in Manitoba. The entrepreneurial stream is for general entrepreneurs with business proposals in a range of sectors, while the farm investor stream is designed specifically for entrepreneurs in the farming sector.

  • Application Fee: CAD $2,500
  • Processing Time: 6 months
CategoryMinimum Requirements

Farm Investor Pathway

  • Must have at least three years of farm business management or farm ownership and operation experience;
  • Must be proficient in English or French;
  • Must invest at least CAD $300,000;
  • Must intend to establish the farming business in rural Manitoba
  • Must submit a farm business plan;
  • Must conduct a Farm Business Research Visit;
  • Must intend to live on the farm and participate in the management of the farm business;
  • Must have a net worth of at least CAD $500,000.

Morden Community-Driven Immigration Initiative

Morden, Manitoba is a town 112 km southwest of Winnipeg. This town is actively looking for new immigrants in certain occupations that meet the town’s labour market needs. Those who are successful under this initiative will become permanent residents of Canada.

  • In order to be eligible, you must meet age, education, language and work experience requirements, and you must not have a connection to any other part of Canada. In addition, you must intend to live in Morden, have enough money to settle.

FAQ:

1. Can I apply for the Manitoba PNP without Express Entry?
2. Can I immigrate through the Manitoba PNP without a connection to the province?
  • Manitoba Business Investor Stream;
  • Morden Community Driven Immigration Initiative.
3. What counts as a connection to Manitoba?
  • the support of friends or family living in Manitoba;
  • previous work experience in Manitoba;
  • a job offer in Manitoba;
  • previous education in Manitoba;
  • an invitation to apply by the Manitoba PNP.

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