Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)

The province of Manitoba is rich in natural resources and is based on an agricultural economy. It is a major contributor to Canada’s economy. The province is characterized by a stable labor market.

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) welcomes graduates, skilled workers, businesspeople and their families to settle in the province as permanent residents.

PNP pathways in Manitoba

Skilled Worker Stream

This stream is open for skilled workers who can meet the needs of the local labor market. There are two streams under this category:

Skilled Workers in Manitoba
Skilled Workers Overseas

International Education Stream

This stream is for international students graduates in Manitoba. There are three pathways under this stream:

Career Employment Pathway
Graduate Internship Pathway
International Student Entrepreneur Pilot
International students from other provinces are not eligible for this stream.

Business Investor Stream

Under this stream Manitoba will recruit and nominate qualified business investors and entrepreneurs from around the world intend to start or buy a business in Manitoba.

There are two pathways under this stream:

Entrepreneur Pathway
Farm Investor Pathway

Canada offers nearly 80 different PNP programs, some of the popular PNP programs include:

1.Alberta PNP
2.New Brunswick PNP
3.Ontario PNP
4.Saskatchewan PNP
5.Prince Edward Island PNP

Eligibility requirements for the Manitoba PNP
  1. Applicant must be between 21 and 45 years.
  2. Must have at least an undergraduate degree or diploma.
  3. Have a minimum score of 60 out of 100 in the MPNP assessment grid.
  4. Have a minimum of 2 years of experience in relevant field.
  5. Must have a valid job offer in an occupation in-demand.
  6. Must have a minimum score of 4.5 I IELTS exam.

In-demand occupations

This is an important aspect of each pathway in Manitoba. This list provides details of in-demand occupations in the province. These are related to specific skilled streams. Applicants must belong to the specific occupation and meet the criteria and requirements for the pathway. Those meeting these conditions will qualify for the draw.

Every year more than 15,000 immigrants choose to settle down in Manitoba and find new jobs, careers and a fulfilling lifestyle in the province.

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FAQ
What is the Manitoba PNP?

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) is one of Canada’s most well-known Provincial Nominee Programs. Manitoba nominates newcomers for permanent resident status in the prairie province through the MPNP.

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) welcomes graduates, skilled workers, businesspeople and their families to settle in the province as permanent residents.

MPNP immigration streams

Skilled Worker Stream

This stream is open for skilled workers who can meet the needs of the local labor market. There are two streams under this category:

  • Skilled Workers in Manitoba
  • Skilled Workers Overseas
International Education Stream

This stream is for international students graduates in Manitoba. There are three pathways under this stream:

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

International students from other provinces are not eligible for this stream.

 Business Investor Stream

Under this stream Manitoba will recruit and nominate qualified business investors and entrepreneurs from around the world intend to start or buy a business in Manitoba.

There are two pathways under this stream:

  • Entrepreneur Pathway

Farm Investor Pathway

What are the eligibility requirements for the Manitoba provincial nominee program?

Eligibility requirements

  • Applicant must be between 21 and 45 years
  • Must have at least an undergraduate degree or diploma
  • Have a minimum score of 60 out of 100 in the MPNP assessment grid
  • Have a minimum of 2 years of experience in relevant field
  • Must have a valid job offer in an occupation in-demand

Must have a minimum score of 4.5 I IELTS exam

I have been refused under an immigration program of another Canadian province. Can I still apply to Manitoba PNP?

Yes, you can apply. However, do keep in mind that you will be required to inform the MPNP if any such application has been refused in the past.

Is my Canada PR guaranteed if I get an LAA in a draw by Manitoba provincial nominee program?

No. LAAs are issued by the MPNP to candidates with the potential to qualify. An applicant will be required to meet all requirements of Manitoba PNP stream applying to. Similarly, they must meet all Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada [IRCC] requirements to get a Canada PR visa. The final decision lies with IRCC.

My relatives live in Canada, but not in Manitoba. Will it impact my MPNP application?

In order to be granted an MPNP nomination, an individual must be able to demonstrate their commitment to Manitoba.

While having friends/relatives in another Canadian province will not lead to automatic rejection, the applicant must be able to convince the MPNP that they will indeed live in Manitoba and not go to join their family/family in the other province.

How can I get a Work Permit Support Letter from the MPNP to apply for a Canada work permit?

A provincial nominee might be issued a Work Permit Support Letter [WPSL], allowing them to apply to IRCC for a Canadian work permit.

What is the in-demand occupations list for Manitoba PNP program?

This is an important aspect of each pathway in Manitoba. This list provides details of in-demand occupations in the province. These are related to specific skilled streams. Applicants must belong to the specific occupation and meet the criteria and requirements for the pathway. Those meeting these conditions will qualify for the draw.

Candidates must meet the criteria and conditions for any of the pathways. During the Expression of Interest draws, candidates who work in a high-demand profession will be given priority. Individuals may be qualified for one of the pathways even though they have no prior experience in one of the mentioned professions in some cases.

How can one apply under the Manitoba Express Entry program?

People who want to come to Manitoba via the MPNP should first build a Canada Express Entry profile. If the future immigrant is granted a Manitoba nomination, the nomination certificate will be added to his or her Express Entry profile automatically, granting him or her an additional 600 points under the Express Entry system. This will increase his chances of getting an ITA for Canada PR in a subsequent Express Entry draw.

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