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Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) is an immigration pathway that is exclusively designed for skilled workers, entrepreneurs, and international graduates who are looking to settle in Manitoba. This program is managed by Manitoba in collaboration with the federal government of Canada to promote economic growth and diversity in the province.

The MPNP has evolved into a cornerstone of success, welcoming over 5,000 new immigrants annually. Beyond mere numbers, this program stands as a driving force, contributing significantly to Manitoba’s GDP, a testament to its pivotal role in shaping the province’s prosperity. It’s not just about migration; it’s about transformation, as more than 90% of provincial nominees find themselves gainfully employed within the first year, firmly choosing to call Manitoba their home.

Whether you have ties to the province or align with the Express Entry system, MPNP unfolds diverse streams, each a pathway to a promising future in the heart of Canada. Join the journey that goes beyond immigration – immerse yourself in the MPNP experience and unlock the door to boundless possibilities.

Manitoba Provincial Immigration Streams

Offering five distinctive streams, this program is not just about immigration; it’s about finding the pathway that resonates with your aspirations.

  1. The Skilled Worker in Manitoba Stream welcomes temporary foreign workers and international student graduates employed in Manitoba, providing an avenue to secure a permanent, full-time job.
  2. For those with a strong connection to the province, the Skilled Worker Overseas Stream opens its doors to qualified individuals, whether they are currently outside Canada or already within its borders.
  3. The provincial landscape becomes a canvas for aspiring entrepreneurs through the Manitoba Business Investor Stream, designed for those seeking to establish a business and contribute to Manitoba’s economic system.
  4. Graduates dreaming of a permanent stay find their match in the International Education Stream, tailored for those who have graduated from a Manitoba post-secondary institution.
  5. Lastly, the Morden Community Driven Initiative extends an invitation to welders, carpenters, cooks, plumbers, and pipefitters to forge a new beginning in the charming rural town of Morden.

Skilled Worker in Manitoba Stream

Manitoba’s vibrant opportunities through the Skilled Worker in Manitoba Stream, where two distinct pathways await your exploration:

Manitoba Work Experience Pathway

If you’re currently employed in Manitoba under a temporary work permit or are an international graduate from a Canadian post-secondary institution, this pathway is your gateway. It recognizes your contribution to the local workforce, creating a path to permanent residency.

Employer Direct Recruitment Pathway

For those seeking eligibility through direct recruitment, an interview with both an MPNP representative and a Manitoba employer outside of Canada is crucial. Before applying through this pathway, securing an Invitation to Apply is a prerequisite.

Key Requirements

  • Hold a valid Work Permit or Post-Graduation Work Permit.
  • Present a permanent, full-time job offer from the current Manitoba employer.
  • Demonstrate a minimum of six continuous months of work for the current employer.
  • Possess all necessary qualifications for the position, including training, education, licenses, or certifications.
  • Showcase proficiency in English or French suitable for job responsibilities.
  • Establish a strong connection to Manitoba through employment.
  • Exhibit intention and ability to settle permanently, substantiated in a Settlement Plan.
  • Maintain financial readiness (CAD 10,000 for the main applicant and CAD 2,000 per dependent).
  • Ensure the employer operates a registered commercial business for a minimum of three years.
  • Adhere to working conditions consistent with Canadians or permanent residents.

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Application Process of MPNP

  1. Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) online, answering a series of questions for a scored assessment.
  2. High-scoring candidates may receive an invitation to submit an MPNP application.
  3. Successful candidates obtain a provincial nomination from Manitoba, leveraging it for a direct application to the Canadian federal government for permanent residency visas.

Whether choosing the Manitoba Work Experience or the Employer Direct Recruitment Pathway, this stream opens avenues for a diverse range of skilled workers.

Dive into your Manitoba journey and unlock a pathway to professional and personal success.

Skilled Worker Overseas Stream

The Skilled Worker Overseas Stream is offering two distinctive pathways to make Manitoba your new home.

Manitoba Express Entry Pathway

 Designed for individuals with an active Express Entry profile and eligibility under another MPNP stream, this pathway seeks those with experience in Manitoba’s In-demand Occupations.

Whether you have a connection through friends, family, work, or education in the province, this pathway welcomes diverse backgrounds. Explore more about the Express Entry System.

Additional Information

No job offer is required; must have a valid Express Entry profile with a Job Seeker Validation Code, meet language requirements, and demonstrate financial readiness.

Human Capital Pathway

Tailored for foreign skilled workers experienced in occupations listed as In-Demand in Manitoba. If you have a connection to the province or receive an invitation from MPNP, this pathway offers a route to permanent residency.

Additional Information

No job offer is required; must meet language requirements, have completed a post-secondary program, fulfill licensure/certification requirements if applicable, and demonstrate financial readiness.

Key Requirements

  • Attain a minimum score of 60 out of 100 on the points assessment grid.
  • Demonstrate a connection to Manitoba through friends, family, previous work, education, or an MPNP invitation, with additional requirements based on the type of connection.
  • Possess a minimum of six months of experience in an In-Demand occupation.
  • Submit a comprehensive Career Plan.
  • Be at least 18 years old.

Application Process

  1. Initiate the process by submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI) online, providing answers to a set of questions for a scored assessment.
  2. High-scoring candidates may receive an invitation to submit an MPNP application.
  3. Successful candidates receive a provincial nomination from Manitoba, enabling a direct application to the Canadian federal government for permanent residency visas. Express Entry candidates can leverage this through the Express Entry system.

Embark on your journey to Manitoba, where diverse opportunities and a welcoming community await. Discover a pathway that aligns with your skills and aspirations.

Manitoba Business Investor Stream

If your dream is to make Manitoba your business hub, the Manitoba Business Investor Stream welcomes you through two distinct pathways:

Farm Investor Pathway

For individuals with farm business expertise aspiring to establish and operate a farm in Manitoba.

The pathway involves a Farm Research Visit, completion of Interest Guidelines and Farm Business Concept forms, and submission of required documents.

Successful candidates, upon receiving an invitation, proceed to an interview, sign a Deposit Agreement, and submit a deposit of CAD 75,000. Post-nomination, direct application to the Canadian federal government for permanent residence follows.

Entrepreneur Pathway

Tailored for eligible foreign business owners, this pathway invites those ready to establish, purchase, or co-own a business in Manitoba within the first two years of arriving on a temporary work permit.

The journey begins with determining eligibility, researching the business concept, and preparing requisite forms. Submission of an Expression of Interest (EOI), Business Concept Form, Self-Assessment Form, and Code of Conduct for Immigration Representatives (if required) follows.

An official Letter of Advice to Apply (LAA) is granted if the criteria are met. Subsequently, applicants submit a complete application, undergo a potential in-person interview, sign a Business Performance Agreement (BPA), and operate the business in Manitoba.

Upon fulfilling BPA terms, candidates receive a provincial nomination for permanent residence, paving the way for another application directly to the Canadian federal government.

Key Requirements:

Farm Investor Pathway

  • Three years of farm business management or ownership experience.
  • Proficiency in English or French.
  • Minimum investment of CAD 300,000.
  • Intent to establish a farming business in rural Manitoba.
  • Net worth of at least CAD 500,000.

Entrepreneur Pathway

  • Three years of experience as an active business owner or senior management.
  • Minimum language requirement of CLB 5.
  • Minimum Canadian high school certificate equivalent.
  • Minimum investment of CAD 250,000 (Manitoba Capital Region) or CAD 150,000 (Outside Manitoba Capital Region).
  • Creation of at least one job for a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
  • Net worth of at least CAD 500,000.

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Manitoba’s International Education Stream

If you’re an international graduate from a Manitoba educational institution and dream of swift pathways to permanent residence, the International Education Stream (IES) is your key.

With three dynamic pathways catering to diverse aspirations, the IES ensures graduates meet the evolving needs of Manitoba’s labor market.

Career Employment Pathway

Designed for post-secondary graduates with long-term employment aspirations in Manitoba’s in-demand occupations.

Minimum Requirements

  1. Job offer required: Yes
  2. Graduated from a Manitoba post-secondary institution in the past three years.
  3. Minimum language requirement of CLB 7.
  4. Full-time job offer for at least one year in an In-Demand Occupation.
  5. Financial stability or full-time long-term employment in Manitoba.
  6. Living in Manitoba at the time of application.

Graduate Internship Pathway

Tailored for international master and doctoral graduates engaging in Accelerate or Elevate internships with Mitacs, a partner organization of the Manitoba government.

Minimum Requirements

  1. Job offer required: No
  2. Master’s or doctoral degree from Manitoba in the last three years.
  3. Minimum language requirement of CLB 7.
  4. Completed Mitacs Elevate or Accelerate internship.
  5. Financial stability or full-time long-term employment in Manitoba.
  6. Living in Manitoba at the time of application.

International Student Entrepreneur Pathway –

Paving the way for up to 20 international graduates to embark on entrepreneurial journeys in Manitoba.

Minimum Requirements

  1. Job offer required: No
  2. Submission of a business plan.
  3. Daily operation of the business in Manitoba for at least 6 months before nomination.
  4. Ownership of at least 51% of the business.
  5. Language requirement of CLB 7.
  6. Completion of a full-time post-secondary education program in Manitoba (at least 2 years).
  7. Aged between 21 and 35.
  8. Financial stability.
  9. Valid open work permit or PGWP.
  10. Lived in Manitoba since graduation.
  11. Intent to continue living in Manitoba.
  12. Signing a Business Performance Agreement post-application approval.

Application Fees

  • Career Employment Pathway: CAD 500
  • Graduate Internship Pathway: CAD 500
  • International Student Entrepreneur Pathway: CAD 2,500

Processing Time: 6 months

How Does it work?

  • Initiate your journey by submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI) online.
  • Your responses generate a score, and the highest-scoring candidates receive invitations to submit an MPNP application.
  • Successful candidates obtain a provincial nomination from Manitoba, enabling a direct application for permanent residency visas for themselves and their families to the Canadian federal government.

Morden Community Driven Initiative

Nestled 112 km southwest of Winnipeg, Morden, Manitoba, beckons newcomers through its Community-Driven Immigration Initiative. This vibrant town actively seeks individuals in specific occupations, aligning with its dynamic labor market needs.

Eligibility Criteria

To embark on this exciting journey, ensure you meet the age, education, language, and work experience requirements. A distinctive feature of this initiative is the requirement that applicants should not have connections to any other part of Canada. Demonstrating a genuine intent to reside in Morden and having the financial means to settle are additional criteria.

Manitoba PNP offers a favorable pathway for people who are looking to establish their lives in Canada. If you’re still confused about which is the right pathway for you to immigrate to Canada, then get in touch with our RCICs to help you navigate through the process.

Frequently Asked Questions

Curious about Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)? Here are some FAQs to guide you on your journey:

Q1. How does Manitoba PNP work?

To begin your Canada immigration through MPNP, start with an Expression of Interest (EOI).

Answer a series of questions online, and based on your responses, you’ll receive a score. High scorers may be invited to submit an MPNP application.

Upon success, Manitoba provides a provincial nomination, enabling you to apply directly to the Canadian government for permanent residency.

For Business Investor stream applicants, additional steps may apply.

Q2. Does Manitoba PNP require a job offer?

For Manitoba Skilled Worker Overseas Stream and Manitoba Business Investor Stream: A job offer is not mandatory.

For International Education Stream:

  • No job offer is needed for Student Entrepreneur Pathway or Career Employment Pathway.
  • A job offer is required for the Graduate Internship Pathway.

Q3. Is Manitoba PNP easy?

The complexity depends on your situation:

  • Connection to Manitoba:
  • Graduate from a Manitoba institution:
  • Business establishment in Manitoba:
  • Eligibility for Morden community:

If you meet any of these criteria, you may have a chance to immigrate to Manitoba, provided you meet specific requirements.

Q4. Who can apply for the Manitoba PNP?

Embarking on your journey to Manitoba PNP is possible if you fall into any of the following categories Skilled worker abroad, Skilled worker in Manitoba, Farmer or entrepreneur seeking to establish a business in Canada, and International graduate

Meeting additional criteria is vital for successful immigration. Moreover, having a friend or relative in Manitoba enhances your chances through the Manitoba PNP.

Q5. What are the popular universities and colleges in Manitoba?

Manitoba boasts renowned educational institutions, offering diverse opportunities for growth. Some notable universities include:

  • University of Manitoba
  • University of Winnipeg
  • Booth University
  • Brandon University
  • University College of the North
  • Canadian Mennonite University
  • Université de Saint-Boniface

Explore educational prospects at recognized colleges like:

  • Providence University College
  • CDI College Winnipeg
  • Assiniboine Community College
  • École Technique et Professionnelle
  • International College of Manitoba
  • Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology

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