Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program

The MPNP - Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program chooses candidates for immigration to Manitoba depending on the specific economic needs of the province. The program aims to be responsive to the labor market needs of the province and its wider economic priorities. The prospective candidates are regularly communicated regarding these priorities through the list of Occupations In-Demand that is updated regularly.

The four broad immigration pathways under MPNP are: 

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

Manitoba PNP also approves of experimental visits from the candidates in the skilled worker immigration francophone pathway. It is aimed at assisting them to quickly integrate into the province upon arrival. 

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What are the different immigration streams under Manitoba PNP?

Each of the broader Manitoba immigration pathways is briefly outlined below.

Skilled Worker in Manitoba Pathway

The Pathway SWM - Skilled Worker in Manitoba is based on the precise needs of employers in the province. It chooses workers trained overseas with the required skills and offers them a nomination for Canada PR Visa. This immigration pathway offers priority to candidates with a strong affinity to the Manitoba province and is further divided into 2 sub-categories: 

a) Pathway Manitoba Work Experience 

This category is for applicants who are working currently in Manitoba on a Provisional Work Visa. It includes provisional workers and overseas graduates from Post-secondary institutions in Canada. 

b) Pathway Employer Direct Recruitment 

This stream is for overseas applicants who have job offers from authorized employers in Manitoba. 

Skilled Worker Overseas Pathway

The SWO - Skilled Worker Overseas Immigration Pathway has a dedicated express Entry stream and a straight Provincial stream as well. It targets overseas skilled workers who are skilled and trained in highly demanded occupations in Manitoba. Applicants and spouses having close family connections are prioritized. The other priority factors include proficiency in language, training, and work experience for quickly finding jobs. 

a) Pathway Express Entry Manitoba

This pathway is for overseas applicants who are eligible through another stream in MPNP, fulfill the criteria for Express Entry, and have a profile active in Express Entry. Candidates must have experience, training, and skills in one of the In-Demand Occupations in Manitoba and a close family link to the province. 

b) Pathway Human Capital 

This pathway is for overseas skilled workers who have experience, training, and skills in one of the In-Demand Occupations in Manitoba. They must also prove the potential to find a job immediately upon arrival to Manitoba. 

International Education Pathway

This pathway is for overseas graduates from Universities and Colleges in Manitoba. Candidates applying for a nomination from MPNP are not required to work for 6 months in their field now. It is divided into 3 sub-categories: 

a) Pathway Career Employment 

The Pathway Career Employment under IES expedites nomination for overseas graduates in STEM subjects  Mathematics, Engineering, Technology, and Science. Their internships must contribute to the innovation factor. Overseas graduate applicants who have a job offer in one of the In-Demand Occupations in Manitoba are not required to work for 6 months before the application. 

b) Pathway Graduate Internship 

The Pathway Graduate Internship is aimed at Doctorate and Post-graduate Degree holders. Their nomination is expedited through internships that contribute to innovation in industries in Manitoba. Graduates with completed Elevate or Mitacs Accelerate internships can submit applications upon graduation. Having a job offer is not obligatory. 

c) Pathway Student Entrepreneur 

The Pathway Student Entrepreneur is for overseas graduates from institutions in Manitoba who aim to launch a business in the province. The applicants are required to fulfill the Business Performance Agreement conditions before receiving a nomination for Canada PR Visa. 

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Business Investor Pathway

The Pathway Business Investor is for qualified overseas entrepreneurs and business investors. Initially, the candidates are offered a Provisional Work Visa and are required to have the ability and intention for launching or buying a business in Manitoba after arrival and within 2 years. It is divided into 2 sub-categories: 

a) Pathway Entrepreneur

This pathway is for candidates who wish to start a business in the province and are initially offered a Provisional Work Visa. Nomination for Canada PR Visa is offered to them after the establishment of a business that fulfills the Business Performance Agreement conditions. Candidates who start a business outside of Winnipeg are offered priority. 

b) Pathway Farm Investor

This pathway is for candidates who wish to start and manage a farm in rural regions of Manitoba. They are initially offered a Provisional Work Visa. Nomination for Canada PR Visa is offered to them after the establishment of a business that fulfills the Business Performance Agreement conditions.

How to calculate points for MPNP?

Manitoba chooses and nominates qualified candidates for arriving in the province and residing permanently based on the points system. The candidates who secure the required minimum points in the Manitoba immigration Points Calculator can apply for Canada PR Visa after obtaining the Certificate of Provincial Nomination. 

The candidates are first required to score 60 points out of 100 points to become eligible for applying under the MPNP category Skilled Worker. They are allotted points based on the below 5 factors: 

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Points Language Proficiency: Factor 1

First language (French or English)
20 Level 8 CLB or higher / innate speaker
18 Level 7 CLB
16 Level 6 CLB
14 Level 5 CLB
12 Level 4 CLB
0 Level 3 CLB or lesser

Second language (French or English)
5 Level 5 CLB or higher
Points Age: Factor 2
4 18 years
6 19 years
8 20 years
10 21 to 45 years
8 46 years
6 47 years
4 48 years
2 49 years
0 50 years or older
Points Work Experience (in the previous 5 years): Factor 3
0 Less than 1 year
8 1 year
10 2 years
12 3 years
15 4 or more years
Points Education: Factor 4
25 Doctorate or Master's
23 2 post-secondary programs of each minimum 2 years
20 1 post-secondary program of 2 years duration or longer
14 1 post-secondary program of 1-year duration
14 Certification in Trade
0 Nil post-secondary education
Points Adaptability: Factor 5
20 Close relation in Manitoba
20 ITA obtained from MPNP through exploratory visit or recruitment mission
12 Prior work experience in Manitoba (minimum 6 six months)
12 Finished 2-years or more duration Post-secondary program in Manitoba
10 Completed post-secondary program of at least one year in Manitoba
Finished minimum 1-year duration Post-secondary program in Manitoba
10 Distant relative or Friend residing in Manitoba
5 Bonus: Intent to live outside of Winnipeg
100 Total

The candidates who secure at least 60 points out of 100 points become qualified for submitting applications through the MPNP Skilled Worker Pathway. They must then submit an EOI - Express of Interest and are again assessed for a ranking system with a total of 1000 points. The candidates who score the highest points amongst the pool of candidates are offered the Provincial Nomination Certificate. They can then apply to process their Canada PR Visa. 

The 6 factors based on which the candidates are assessed are Proficiency in Language, Education, Work Experience, Age, Flexibility, and Risk Evaluation. The last factor included negative points which can affect your overall score.

Manitoba PNP Points Calculator

Ranking Points Assessment Factor

Language Proficiency: Factor 1

First Official Language
25 for each band Level 8 CLB or higher
22 for each band Level 7 CLB
20 for each band Level 6 CLB 6
17 for each band Level 5 CLB
12 for each band Level 4 CLB
0 Level 3 CLB or lower

Second Official Language
25 Level 5 CLB or greater (overall)
125 Factor 1 Maximum Points

Age: Factor 2
20 18 years
30 19 years
40 20 years
75 21 to 45 years
40 46 years
30 47 years
20 48 years
10 49 years
0 50 years or older
75 Factor 2 Maximum Points

Work Experience: Factor 3
0 Fewer than 1 year
40 One  year
50 Two years
60 Three years
75 Four or more years
100 Completely endorsed by the provincial authorizing body
175 Factor 3 Maximum Points

Education: Factor 4
125 or Doctorate or Masters degree
115 2 post-secondary programs of each minimum 2 years
110 1 post-secondary program of 3 years duration or longer
100 1 post-secondary program of 2 years duration
70 1 post-secondary program of 1-year duration
70 Certificate of Trade
0 Nil official post-secondary instruction
125 Factor 4 Maximum Points

Adaptability: Factor 5

200 Close relation in Manitoba
100 Earlier employment experience in Manitoba (6 or more months)
100 Finished a post-secondary program in Manitoba (Two or more years)
50 Finished a post-secondary program in Manitoba (1 year)
50 Distant relative or Close friend in Manitoba

Manitoba Demand
500 Continuing work in Manitoba for 6 or more months with a long-standing job offer from the same employer
500 ITA  through a Strategic Initiative

Regional Development
50 Immigration location in Manitoba is out of Winnipeg
500 Factor 5 Maximum Points

Risk Assessment: Factor 6
0 Close relation in the alternative province and nil close relation in MB
-100 Employment experience in the alternative province
-100 Education in the alternative province
0 Earlier immigration application to the alternative province
-200 Factor 6 Maximum Points

Maximum Overall Points: 1000

What are the occupations In-demand in Manitoba?

The MPNP is based on the requirements of the employers in Manitoba and is locally driven. It chooses experienced and trained overseas workers who have the skills demanded by the labor market locally. The MPNP marks Occupation In-Demand for better identification of candidates in the MPNP pool who can cater to the needs of the employers in Manitoba. The MPNP In-demand Occupations list is regularly updated. 

Several occupations listed under the in-demand list are restricted to exact MPNP skilled streams. Candidates are required to fulfill the precise requirements and criteria for one of the distinct sub-streams listed under each immigration pathway. During EOI - Expression of Interest draws, priority will be offered to candidates employed in an in-demand occupation. 

Read More:- Latest Manitoba PNP Draw for an in-demand occupation in 2023

Canadian Language Benchmark Levels

The levels of CLB specified in the list of In-Demand Occupations are the threshold levels for all streams under Skilled Worker. Nevertheless, some pathways can specify higher requirements for eligibility. 

For instance, individuals applying through the IES - International Education pathway need a minimum level of CLB 7 in all 4 skill areas (reading, listening, speaking, and writing) irrespective of their occupation.

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