The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) selects candidates for Manitoba immigration based on the province’s specific economic needs.

  • Skilled Worker in Manitoba Stream
  • Skilled Worker Overseas Stream
  • International Education Stream
  • Business Investor Stream

Skilled Worker in Manitoba Stream

The stream is based on the specific needs of Manitoba employers that selects foreign-trained workers with the required skills and nominates them for Canada permanent residence. The stream prioritizes candidates with a strong attachment to Manitoba, with two pathways to Manitoba immigration.

  • Manitoba Work Experience Pathway
  • Employer Direct Recruitment Pathway

Manitoba Work Experience Pathway

Work Experience in Manitoba
OR
Current Employment in Manitoba
Temporary Foreign Workers (TFWs) and International Students: Manitoba graduates in who have worked a minimum of 6 months in Manitoba (the job is not necessarily related to your field of study);International Students: Out-of-province graduates in occupations who have worked a minimum of 12 months in Manitoba (the job is not necessarily related to your field of study);Temporary Foreign Workers (TFWs) in occupations who have worked a minimum of 12 months in Manitoba with an LMIA-supported or LMIA exempt work permit;International Students: Manitoba Graduates in occupations who have worked a minimum of 12 months in Manitoba.
Additional Employment RequirementsYou must be residing and/or working in Manitoba at the time of application;You must have a long-term, full-time job offer that meets Manitoba’s employment and wage standards for the occupation;Your working conditions consistent to those of Canadian Citizens/Permanent Residents of Canada; andYour position is not home-based, part-time, temporary, seasonal, or commission based.
Official Languages ProficiencyThe minimum official language proficiency depends on your assessed NOC:Minimum CLB/NCLC 7 for Regulated OccupationMinimum CLB/NCLC 6 for Compulsory TradesMinimum CLB/NCLC 5 for all other NOC 0, A, or B occupations
Minimum CLB/NCLC 4 for semi-skilled occupations (NOC C or D)Points are awarded for second official language proficiency of at least CLB/NCLC 5
AdaptabilityYou must demonstrate the ability and intent to reside in Manitoba.

Employer Direct Recruitment Pathway

Work ExperienceMinimum 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 RequirementsYou must have a 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 Manitoba for at least the three years immediately preceding the application;Your working conditions consistent to those of Canadian Citizens/Permanent Residents of Canada; andYour position is not home-based, part-time, temporary, seasonal, or commission based.
Official Languages ProficiencyThe minimum official language proficiency depends on your assessed NOC:Minimum CLB/NCLC 7 for Regulated OccupationMinimum CLB/NCLC 6 for Compulsory TradesMinimum CLB/NCLC 5 for all other NOC 0, A, or B occupations
Minimum CLB/NCLC 4 for semi-skilled occupations (NOC C or D)Points are awarded for second official language proficiency of at least CLB/NCLC 5
AdaptabilityYou must demonstrate the ability and intent to reside in Manitoba.
EducationYou 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.
AgeApplicants must be aged 21-45.
Employer Eligibility for Strategic Recruitment InitiativesProspective employers must meet specific eligibility criteria.

Skilled Worker Overseas Stream

This stream includes a dedicated Express Entry pathway and a direct provincial pathway. The stream is aimed for international skilled workers with skills and training wherein priorities are given to those who have family connections, language proficiency, training, and experience.

  • Manitoba Express Entry
  • Human Capital

Manitoba Express Entry 

This stream is for international candidates eligible under another MPNP stream, who also meet Express Entry criteria and have an active Express Entry profile. 

The candidates for this stream needs skills, training, and and a strong family connection to the province.

Express EntryDemonstrate acceptance into the Express Entry pool by providing a valid Express Entry ID and Job Seeker Validation Code.
Work ExperienceMinimum of 6 months of work experience in an occupation on the In-Demand Occupations list.You must submit a complete Career Plan.
Official Languages ProficiencyThe minimum official language proficiency depends on your assessed NOC:Minimum CLB/NCLC 7 for NOC 0 or AMinimum CLB/NCLC 6 for NOC B
EducationCompleted one post-secondary program of at least one year (Canadian equivalent).If the position requires licensure or certification, you must apply to the regulatory body to have your qualifications and skills assessed and/or pass an examination.
AgeMinimum age of 18 at time of submission
AdaptabilityDemonstrate the ability and intent to become economically established and reside in Manitoba;Have the confirmed support of a close friend or relative who has resided in Manitoba for at least one year;Hold a valid Invitation to Apply issued by the MPNP.
Settlement FundsDemonstrate liquid funds equivalent to Low Income Cut-Off (LICO) requirements for independent financial resources for a six-month period.

Human Capital Pathway

This stream is for international skilled workers with skills, training and experience.

The potential candidate for this stream must demonstrate potential to find employment soon after they arrive in Manitoba.

Work ExperienceThe employment experience declared for purposes of obtaining EOI and assessment points must be full-time and for a period of at least six months. There is no minimum, but zero points will be awarded for less than one year of work experience in total.You must submit a complete Career Plan.
Official Languages ProficiencyThe minimum official language proficiency depends on your assessed NOC:Minimum CLB/NCLC 7 for Regulated OccupationMinimum CLB/NCLC 6 for Compulsory TradesMinimum CLB/NCLC 5 for all other NOC 0, A, or B occupationsPoints are awarded for second official language proficiency of at least CLB/NCLC 5
EducationCompleted one post-secondary program of at least one year (Canadian equivalent).If the position requires licensure or certification, you must apply to the regulatory body to have your qualifications and skills assessed and/or pass an examination.
AdaptabilityDemonstrate the ability and intent to become economically established and reside in Manitoba;Have the confirmed support of a close friend or relative who has resided in Manitoba for at least one year;Previous post-secondary education completed in Manitoba within the past five years;Previous work experience in Manitoba within the past five years;Hold a valid Invitation to Apply issued by the MPNP.You may also be awarded Adaptability points if your spouse or common-law partner demonstrates a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and official language proficiency of at least CLB/NCLC 5.
AgeMinimum age of 18 at time of submission; no maximum age but no points are awarded over 45 years of age.
Settlement FundsDemonstrate liquid funds equivalent to Low Income Cut-Off (LICO) requirements for independent financial resources for a six-month period.

International Education Stream

This stream is for international graduates Manitoba colleges and universities, wherein, candidates are no longer required to work for six months in their field before applying for a nomination. The stream has three pats:

  • Career Employment 
  • Graduate Internship
  • Student Entrepreneur

Career Employment

This pathway will expedite nomination for international graduates in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM subjects, with internships contributing to innovation. International graduate candidates with job aligned with their qualification no longer must work for six months before applying.

EducationYou must have graduated in the past 3 years from a designated post-secondary institution in Manitoba (minimum one year, two semesters, full-time coursework).
Official Languages ProficiencyMinimum CLB/NCLC 7 (or equivalent).
Current Employment in ManitobaYou must have a full-time job offer from an eligible current employer, with a minimum 1-year contract on Manitoba’s published In-Demand Occupations list that are consistent with your completed training.Note: The MPNP may impose program or occupation-specific limits.If you have completed a bridging program and passed the initial stage of certification as determined by the appropriate regulatory body, you are not required to have a job offer at the time of application.
Settlement FundsYou must demonstrate liquid funds equivalent to Low Income Cut-Off requirements for independent financial resources for a six-month period.You must be employed in a full-time, long-term position in Manitoba.
AdaptabilityYou must be residing in Manitoba at the time of application.You must show the intent to continue to reside in Manitoba after nomination, including the submission of a Career Employment Plan demonstrating opportunities for a successful career track in Manitoba

Graduate Internship

This pathways targets masters and doctorate degree holders for expedited nomination through internships contributing to industry innovation in Manitoba.

Graduates who have completed Mitacs Accelerate or Elevate internships can apply when they graduate. They do not need a job offer.

EducationCompleted a master or doctoral degree program in Manitoba within the past 3 years.
Official Languages ProficiencyMinimum CLB/NCLC 7 (or equivalent).
Current Employment in ManitobaIf you have completed a master or doctoral program in Manitoba with a completed Mitacs Elevate or Accelerate internship with eligible industry and research enterprises in Manitoba, you are not required to have a job offer at the time of application.
Settlement FundsYou must demonstrate liquid funds equivalent to Low Income Cut-Off requirements for independent financial resources for a six-month period.You must be employed in a full-time, long-term position in Manitoba.
AdaptabilityYou must be residing in Manitoba at the time of application.You must show the intent to continue to reside in Manitoba after nomination, including the submission of a Career Employment Plan demonstrating opportunities for a successful career track in Manitoba.

Student Entrepreneur

This pathway is aimed at international graduates from Manitoba institutions who want to start a business in the province. 

The applicant must meet the terms of a Business Performance Agreement before being nominated for permanent residence.

Business ExperienceA business plan is required as part of your application to MPNP.You must operate the business as a senior manager daily from the place of business in Manitoba for at least 6 months prior to nomination while on a valid temporary work permit, consistent with the requirements of your Business Performance Agreement (BPA).Business equity ownership of at least 51%
Official Languages ProficiencyMinimum CLB/NCLC 7 (For this pathway only, IELTS – Academic is accepted in addition to other language proficiency tests).
EducationComplete a full-time post-secondary program in Manitoba that is at least 2 years in duration. (distance learning or compressed academic programs are not eligible)Studies and/or work/business experience outside of Canada will be considered as beneficial but not are not an eligibility requirement.
Age21-35
AdaptabilityYou must:Have a valid open work permit or post-graduation work permit (PGWP) at the time of application;Have continuously resided in MB since graduation; andShow intent to continue to reside in MB after nomination.
Net Worth / Settlement FundsA deposit is not required.Minimum net worth is not an eligibility criterion; however, net worth/source of funds will be considered for the purpose of evaluating the potential for you to successfully execute on your business plan.You must demonstrate liquid funds equivalent to Low Income Cut-Off requirements for independent financial resources for a six-month period.Your personal net worth will be verified by a third-party supplier approved by the MPNP. A verification report, along with the application, must be submitted to the MPNP within 120 days of receiving your letter of advice to apply.
Business Performance AgreementAfter an application is approved, a Business Performance Agreement must be signed prior to the MPNP issuing you a letter of support for applying for a work permit

Business Investor Stream

This stream is aimed at qualified international business investors and entrepreneurs. Candidates are initially issued with a temporary work permit and must have the intent and ability to start or purchase a business in Manitoba within two years of arrival. The stream abolishes a previous requirement for a $100,000 deposit with the Manitoba government. There are pathways for entrepreneurs and for farm investors.

  • Entrepreneur
  • Farm Investor 

Entrepreneur

Applicants in this pathway are wanting to open a business in Manitoba. Applicants are initially issued with a temporary work permit. They are nominated for permanent residence after establishing a business meeting the conditions of a Business Performance Agreement. Priority is given to candidates starting businesses outside Winnipeg.

Business ExperienceMinimum of three years of full-time work experience in the past five years either as an active business owner or working in a senior management role of a successful business.Business owners are given higher points in comparison to senior managers.Business owners must have at least 33 1/3% ownership to qualify for points.
Official Languages ProficiencyMinimum CLB/NCLC 5
EducationMinimum Canadian high school certificate equivalent
AgeNo minimum or maximum age; however, ranking points are allocated to candidates 25 to 49 years of age.
Business InvestmentMinimum investment is $250,000 for businesses situated in the Manitoba Capital Region.Minimum investment is $150,000 if a business is situated outside of the Manitoba Capital Region.Business Investment must be made in an eligible business as defined by the MPNP.The proposed business must create or maintain at least one job for a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident in Manitoba (excluding owners of the business and/or their close relatives).
Business Research VisitA Business Plan is required and is an integral part of the application.A business research visit allows the applicant to conduct extensive research of their future business investment or proposal. The Business Research Visit must be conducted no more than one year prior to the submission of your EOI.
AdaptabilityPoints will be allocated to you if:Your spouse has CLB/NCLC 5 or higher;You or your spouse have CLB/NCLC 5 or higher in the second official language;You or your spouse or common-law partner have a close relative currently residing in Manitoba for more than one year;Your child is enrolled in an accredited Manitoba educational institution and is actively pursuing academic, professional or vocational training on a full-time basis for at least six months prior to the date of submission of EOIYou or your accompanying spouse or common-law partner have completed a program of full-time study for at least one year at a post-secondary institution in Manitoba. You or your accompanying spouse or common-law partner must have done this after you turned 17 years old and with a valid study permit;You or your accompanying spouse or common-law partner have completed at least six months of continuous full-time employment in Manitoba. A letter of reference from the employer and a copy of the work permit must be provided.
Net WorthMinimum of $500,000Your personal net worth will be verified by a third-party supplier approved by the MPNP. A verification report, along with the application, must be submitted to the MPNP within 120 days of receiving your letter of advice to apply.
Business Performance AgreementAfter an application is approved, a Business Performance Agreement must be signed prior to the MPNP issuing you a letter of support for applying for a work permit.

Farm Investor

This is for applicants who wants to open and operate a farm in rural Manitoba. Candidates are initially issued with a temporary work permit. They are nominated for permanent residence after establishing a business meeting the conditions of a Business Performance Agreement.

Farm Business ExperienceMinimum of three years farm ownership and operation experience supported by verifiable documents.
Official Languages ProficiencyThe Farm Investor Pathway recognizes language capabilities in either of Canada’s two official languages are an important adaptability skill that will accelerate your ability to become economically established in rural Manitoba.If you are invited to attend an interview, you will be required to conduct the interview in either French or English.
Farm Business InvestmentAt least $300,000. You are expected to establish a farming business in rural Manitoba.Farm business investments must be in eligible tangible assets as defined by the MPNP.A farm business plan is required and is an integral part of the application.Investments into a farm business operated primarily for the purposes of deriving passive investment income or speculative purposes are not eligible
Farm Business Research VisitYou must conduct a Farm Business Research Visit to Manitoba.
Farm Business ActivitiesA farm business entity should have ongoing and recurring business activities in rural Manitoba.You are required to live on the farm and actively participate in the management of the farm business on an ongoing basis from within Manitoba.The farm business must be in active primary agriculture production and economically viable.The MPNP requires you to conduct value-added farm business activities in Manitoba. Purely speculative activities or the use of third-party farm managers are not eligible under the MPNP.
Economic Establishment AdaptabilityYou must demonstrate adaptability, specifically relating to practical farming skills, technical knowledge and experience in technological based farming practices that will transfer directly to Manitoba’s current primary farm production industry
Net WorthAt least $500,000The MPNP may request for verification of your net worth and financial information by a designated third-party service provider.If requested, the verification report, along with your application, must be submitted to the MPNP within 120 days of receiving your Invitation to Apply.