Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) enables permanent immigration of workers in Manitoba and abroad. The program is open to workers in all skill levels, international graduates from across Canada and entrepreneurs.

How Does Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program Work?

Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (Manitoba PNP) selects candidates based on their points score through Invitations to Apply.

In order to start your Manitoba PNP application process, you will need to make sure that you qualify under one of its immigration streams.

Then, you can proceed to online submission of so called ‘Expression of Interest (EOI)’. By submitting an EOI, you are telling Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program that you would like to apply for a provincial nomination.

Based on your answers, the system verifies whether you qualify for a stream of MPNP. After a successful submission, you will receive a score and your profile will be placed in a pool of all eligible candidates.

Periodically, Manitoba PNP will invite candidates with the highest score in the pool to apply for a Manitoba Provincial Nomination. See MPNP Draws. If you are invited, you will receive a Letter of Advice to Apply (LAA).

With the Letter of Advice to Apply, you will be able to complete your provincial nominee application, upload all the supporting documents and pay the processing fee.

Upon a positive determination on your application, you will receive Manitoba Nomination Certificate to apply for permanent residency to the federal government.    

Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program Categories and Streams

Manitoba PNP has three main immigration categories.

Skilled Workers in Manitoba

The Skilled Workers in Manitoba category is open to all candidates currently legally working in Manitoba. There are two main streams.

Temporary Foreign Workers

The Temporary Foreign Workers Stream accepts candidates who have worked continuously, full-time for 6 months for an employer in Manitoba; have a permanent (long-term) employment offer from the same employer; and job-ready language ability. Read more.

International Student Working Graduates

The International Student Working Graduates Stream (Manitoba Graduates) is for candidates who have worked 6 months for the same employer who is offering them a permanent (long-term) employment. Graduates from other provinces must work 12 months before they are eligible to apply. Read more.

Upcoming Changes for Skilled Workers in Manitoba

In the near future, the above streams for ‘Skilled Worker in Manitoba’ will be replaced by two new streams. This is a part of MPNP’s Renewal process.

Manitoba Work Experience Pathway

The Manitoba Work Experience Pathway will be open to candidates who are currently working in Manitoba (including International Graduates). You will need to have a full-time, long-term job offer; and meet the language requirements for your occupation. Read more.

Employer Direct Recruitment Pathway

The Employer Direct Recruitment Pathway will be open to candidates interviewed outside Canada by the MPNP and an eligible employer. You will need to have a minimum 2 years work experience relevant to the occupation that you are being recruited for; a full-time, long-term job offer from an employer in Manitoba; meet the language requirements, etc. Read more.

Skilled Workers Overseas

The Skilled Workers Overseas category is for candidates who have a Manitoba support, Manitoba work or study experience or have received an invitation from Manitoba’s recruitment initiative.

Manitoba Support

Manitoba Support provides an immigration avenue for those who have a relative or friend in Manitoba. This person must be an established resident of the province and is willing to support the candidate’s plant to settle and find employment in Manitoba. Read more.

Manitoba Experience

Manitoba Experience provides an immigration option for candidates who in the past lived and/or studied in the province. You must have worked in Manitoba for at least six months. Past students must have attended and completed an authorized educational or training program. Read more.

Manitoba Invitation

Manitoba Invitation is for candidates who participated in Manitoba’s Strategic Recruitment initiative and received an Invitation to apply. Read more.

Upcoming Changes for Skilled Workers Overseas Stream

The above three streams will be replaced by two new streams.

Manitoba Express Entry Pathway

The Manitoba Express Entry Pathway will be open to candidates who can demonstrate high human capital with skills, training, and experience related to Manitoba ‘In-Demand Occupations List.’ No job offer is required. However, applicants will need to provide a proof of settlement funds. Read more.

Human Capital Pathway

The Human Capital Pathway will accept candidates with skills and training aligned with Manitoba’s published in-demand occupations list, and who demonstrate a high potential to establish strong labour market attachments to those occupations soon after arrival in Manitoba. Read more.

Upcoming Changes: New International Education Stream

A new International Education Stream will be created. It will consist of three sub-streams.

Career Employment Pathway

The Career Employment Pathway sub-stream will be open to graduates from a designated post-secondary schools in Manitoba. You will need to have CLB 7 language ability; a minimum 1-year contract from an eligible Manitoba employer in an occupation on the In-Demand Occupations List; reside in Manitoba and show a proof of settlement funds. Read more.

Graduate Internship Pathway

The Graduate Internship Pathway sub-stream will be for graduates of a master or doctoral degree programs in Manitoba. Candidates will need to meet language requirements; internship program in Manitoba; have settlement funds and reside in Manitoba. No job offer is required. Read more.

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. Read more.

Business Investor Stream

Business Investor Stream is for candidates who intend and have the ability to start or purchase a business in Manitoba. There are two main pathways

Entrepreneur Pathway

The Entrepreneur Pathway accepts candidates with experience as business owners or working in senior management role. Candidates must have a significant net worth as well as investments funds. Read more.

Farm Investor Pathway

The Farm Investor Pathway is for candidates who intend to establish a farm in Manitoba producing primary products that are consistent with the province’s current farm industry. Candidates must have a significant net worth as well as investments funds. Read more.