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Manitoba PNP

Manitoba PNP


Manitoba PNP

Manitoba is one of the prairie provinces of Canada with a history of rich agricultural production. The capital city of Manitoba is Winnipeg. The province is bordered by Saskatchewan on the west and Ontario on the east.

The Manitoba PNP has a host of immigration pathways for eligible applicants to become Permanent Residents of Canada. The immigration pathways are divided into four major categories:

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


Skilled Workers in Manitoba

There are three sub-categories under the Skilled Workers in Manitoba Stream. These streams target workers who are already working in Manitoba or those who have a job offer from the province. You must be currently living and working in Manitoba to be eligible under this stream.

The three pathways available under Skilled Workers in Manitoba are:

  • Skilled Workers in Manitoba Stream
  • Manitoba Experience Pathway

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Skilled Workers Overseas

The Skilled Workers Overseas pathway has three sub-categories to bring in skilled workers to meet the labour market needs of Manitoba. Priority is given to candidates who have relevant work experience in any one of the in-demand occupations in Manitoba.

Manitoba Skilled Workers Overseas Stream

Eligible candidates under this stream must be able to demonstrate a connection to Manitoba. You may demonstrate this connection in any one of the ways below:

  • You have previously studied in Manitoba
  • You have previously worked in Manitoba
  • You have a close relative or a friend who currently resides in Manitoba and is willing to be your Manitoba supporter
  • You have received an invitation through the MPNP Exploratory Visit or through an MPNP Strategic Recruitment Initiative

This stream has no minimum education and language requirement. However, if your nominated occupation is under the NOC C or D category, you must prove your language proficiency with a score of CLB 4 or above.

You must also score 60 points on the Manitoba points grid as part of the Manitoba PNP requirements. Plus, you would also need to submit a settlement plan detailing your plan on integrating into life in Manitoba.

Manitoba Express Entry Pathway

The Manitoba Express Entry Stream is linked to IRCC’s Express Entry Program. This stream ranks eligible applicants against one another using the MPNP Ranking System.

To apply, you must first have a valid profile in the Express Entry Pool. You must then submit a copy of your profile to the MPNP.

You must also be able to prove your ability and intent to live permanently in Manitoba and become economically successful in the province. You can do so by confirming support from a family member or close friend residing in Manitoba.

You can also be eligible if you receive an invitation through the Manitoba Strategic Recruitment Initiative. If your nominated occupation is under NOC 0 or A, you must demonstrate language proficiency by scoring CLB 7 or above. For occupations in the NOC B category, you must have a language score of CLB 6 or higher. You need to score at least 60 points out of 100 on the Manitoba points assessment grid. You must also have at least 6 months of work experience in an occupation that is in-demand in Manitoba. You also must have completed at least a one-year post-secondary program.

Eligible applicants must also submit a settlement plan about their plans to settle down in Manitoba. You will also need to show settlement funds as per the LICO (Low Income Cut-Off) requirements outlined by the Canadian Govt.

Manitoba Human Capital Pathway

One of the eligibility requirements of this stream is to have at least 6 months of work experience in an in-demand occupation in Manitoba. You must also have completed at least a one-year post-secondary program to be eligible.

Those nominating occupations under NOC 0, A or B must score at least CLB 5 or higher to prove their language skills. If you are nominating a compulsory trade occupation, the language score requirement is higher at CLB 6 or above. You will need to score a CLB 7 if you are nominating a regulated occupation.

You will also need to score 60 points on the MPNP points grid. You will also need a settlement plan and sufficient funds as per the LICO table of Canada.

International Education Stream

If you are an international graduate in Manitoba, you may apply for a provincial nomination under the International Education Stream.

There are three immigration pathways under this stream:

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

Business Investor Stream

There are two immigration routes available under this stream. They are:

  • Manitoba Entrepreneur Pathway
  • Manitoba Farm Investor Pathway

If you are a general entrepreneur with a viable business proposal, you may apply under the Entrepreneur Pathway. Those who want to invest in the farming sector may do so under the Farm Investor Pathway.

Points grid for the Manitoba PNP

Here is the points grid to determine eligibility of skilled workers overseas.

1. Language proficiency Language points may be granted for one or both of Canada’s official languages- English and French. If your occupation falls under NOC C or D, you must have at least CLB 4 in English or NCLC 4 in French to qualify.
Language proficiency Points given
First language
CLB 8 or higher 20
CLB 7 18
CLB 6 16
CLB 5 14
CLB 4 12
CLB 3 or lower 0
Second Language)
CLB 5 or higher 5
3. Work experience Work experience points are only awarded for full-time employment in the recent 5 years. Work experience in full-time jobs for six months (continuous) or longer is only considered.
Years of work experience Points given
Less than one year 0
One year 8
Two years 10
Three years 12
Four years or more 15
2. Age
Age Points given
18 4
19 6
20 8
21 to 45 10
46 8
47 6
48 4
49 2
50 or older 0
4. Education
Highest level of education Points given
Master’s degree or Doctorate 25
Two post-secondary programs of at least two years each 23
One post-secondary program of two years or longer 20
One one-year post-secondary program 14
Trade certificate 14
No formal post-secondary education 0
5. Adaptability
Connection to Manitoba Points given
Close relative in Manitoba 20
Invitation to Apply received from the MPNP as part of a recruitment mission or exploratory visit 20
Previous work experience in Manitoba (at least six months) 12
Completed post-secondary program of two years or more in Manitoba 12
Completed post-secondary program of at least one academic year in Manitoba 10
Friend or distant relative living in Manitoba 10
Regional Immigration 5

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