Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program – MPNP

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) is a Provincial Nominee Program that is made for the province of Manitoba. A candidate needs to check their eligibility according to the points allocated in Manitoba PNP points calculator. If they are eligible,  they can get a Manitoba provincial nominee certificate. Moreover, candidates should hold work experience in an occupation mentioned in the Manitoba in-demand Occupation List or Manitoba immigration skilled workers list. In order to start the process, a candidate needs to make an MPNP login and have to fill up an online application. When they get the invitation they need to submit an expression of interest Manitoba in order to proceed further. There are various requirements like IELTS to fulfill in the Manitoba PNP.

MPNP Application

Under the provincial nominee program, candidates can apply for Manitoba PNP. If they are selected, they will receive a Manitoba Provincial Nomination certificate under the MPNP -Express Entry System. Candidates, when applying for Manitoba PNP will be considered for the following skilled worker categories:

1.) Skilled Worker Immigration Stream 

The Skilled Worker stream and Manitoba Overseas worker Stream under the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program- MPNP does the following for the applicants who wish to apply for Canada Immigration.
The skilled worker immigration stream selects applicants through a provincial nominee application system called the ‘Expression of Interest’ Or ‘E.O.I.” The Manitoba provincial nominee online application portal that requires the candidates to answer panels of questions. After this the candidates can straight away forward their applications into the EOI pool, once their applications are submitted into the EOI pool, their profile is compared with other eligible profiles based on the answers they have provided. And as a next step, they need to fulfill the requirements of the Manitoba Immigration Points calculator to take their Manitoba provincial nominee application form further.

There are two categories under which the candidates can apply for immigration to Manitoba under the MPNP.

a) Skilled Worker in Manitoba

Skilled Worker in Manitoba category is made for the candidates who come under the International skilled worker category under the Manitoba immigrant nominee program. People who are currently working in Manitoba and hold a permanent, full-time employment offer from their Manitoba employer can apply under this stream. In order to be considered for Skilled Worker in Manitoba category, a candidate has to go through one of the pathways or both the pathways for immigration to Manitoba:-

1. Manitoba Work Experience Pathway

2. Employer Direct Recruitment Pathway

Eligibility for Applicants

To be eligible under the Skilled Workers in Manitoba category of the Manitoba PNP, candidates must have the following conditions to fulfill:

✍ Must possess sufficient settlement funds CAD 10,000 for the principal applicant, in addition, CAD 2,000 for each dependent included in the application.

Candidate must have worked for their current Manitoba employer continuously for at least six months;

Candidate may either be a qualified temporary foreign worker or an international student graduate.

Student Graduates are:-

i) International student graduates must have attended an authorized education or training program at a public, or registered private vocational, post-secondary institution in Manitoba. (Language programs are specifically excluded.)

ii) The academic/vocational program must have been full-time and at least one academic year in length.

iii) The candidate must have successfully completed the program and have been awarded a diploma, degree, or certificate

Must have all the qualifications for the position including training/education and any required license or certification.

Must be proficient in English and French which must fulfill the duties of their job description.

Must have a permanent, full-time job offer from their current Manitoba employer. Any periods of self-employment, unauthorized work or periods of employment during which candidates were engaged in full-time study (e.g. work experience gained on a co-op permit) will not be included when calculating the period of qualifying work experience in Manitoba.

Must be in possession of a valid Work Permit or Post-Graduation Work Permit from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Must have a connection to Manitoba through employment that is stronger than ties they may have to another province.

Should demonstrate a Settlement Plan intention and ability to live, work and establish their work and family life in Manitoba as a permanent resident.

Eligibility for Employers

In addition to individual candidates, employers also need to fulfill some Manitoba PNP eligibility conditions in order to have flawless employment of foreign nationals. Following are the conditions they need to fulfill for the Manitoba immigration:-

They must demonstrate, in order to the satisfy Manitoba PNP, that they are an established business with an ability to offer the candidate full-time and long-term employment in Manitoba;

Must be incorporated or registered by or under an act of the legislature of a province or the Parliament of Canada;

They must provide an offer of employment letter to the candidate that:

  • i) is on company letterhead,
  • ii) specifies salary/wage and any other details of the position
  • iii) is signed,

Must be operating as a business that has an established production capability, plant or place of business in Manitoba

b) Skilled Worker Overseas

Skilled Worker Overseas Category is designed to select eligible candidates based on a points-based assessment system or Manitoba immigration points calculator, who are not the residents of Canada, but they desire for immigration to Manitoba under Manitoba PNP. Applicants will be accepted to apply for a permanent residency visa based on some their score that they are awarded for some basic factors like Age, Experience, Academic qualification and adaptability.  This category holds a couple of pathways through which candidates can be considered:-

1. Manitoba Express Entry Pathway

2. Manitoba Human Capital Pathway


In order to be eligible for the skilled overseas worker category, a candidate needs to fulfill the following conditions in order to proceed further.

Must demonstrate the connection to Manitoba through the previous work experience or education in the province or support of friends or family, or an Invitation to Apply.

Must possess a minimum score of 60 out of 100 points on the points assessment grid.

Support of Manitoba

In order to be a Manitoba Supporter, a candidate:

Must be able to provide documents proving that they have been living in Manitoba continuously for a minimum of 1 year

Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident

Must be able to demonstrate sufficiently close ties to the applicant and the province

  • i) Both the applicant and the supporter must provide documents proving their relationship as family members.
  • ii) Following are defined as the Close relatives of the candidate (or the candidate’s spouse):-
  • a) Grandmother or grandfather
  • b) Mother or father
  • c) Sister or brother,
  • d) Niece or nephew,
  • e) Aunt or uncle,
  • f) First cousin,

Must be able to demonstrate that any applicant they previously supported resulted in successful and permanent economic establishment in Manitoba

Must be able to support the applicant’s Settlement Plan.

Experience in Manitoba

In order to apply with the connection of Manitoba Experience, candidates must have lived in the province in the past as either a temporary foreign worker or as an international student.


In order to be eligible for Manitoba experience under Manitoba PNP, a candidate must possess the following traits. They are listed as below:-

Must submit a copy of their work permit proving they worked in the province.

Must submit a signed employer letter of reference on company letterhead.

Must have worked full-time for a Manitoba employer for a minimum of six consecutive months.

Candidates who possess previous educational experience in Manitoba should possess the following traits in order to be considered in the said category:-

Must submit their study permit, academic transcripts and certificate, diploma or degree they received upon completion of the program.

Must have attended and completed an authorized education or training program at a public, or registered private vocational, post-secondary institution in Manitoba

Invitation of Manitoba

Manitoba PNP issues invitations to apply for permanent residence to qualified candidates. The invitations to Apply are issued on the discretion of the Manitoba PNP. After receiving the invitation a candidate is required to submit the Letter of Invitation (LOI) they received from the MPNP during their interview in a recruitment mission or exploratory visit. The MPNP conducts overseas recruitment missions regularly, often in partnership with Manitoba employers, during which they search for prospective skilled immigrants to contribute to their economy.


In order to be eligible and be considered under the Manitoba invitation, a candidate must possess the following traits listed below:-

Must be between 21 and 45 years.

Must submit official results of an approved language test taken within the past two years showing they achieved scores equivalent to at least CLB 6 in each component as well as overall.

Must possess at least two years of full-time work experience in the past five years.

Must have completed the minimum one-year post-secondary education or training program for which they received a diploma, degree or certificate.

Must demonstrate their ability to find a job in Manitoba in the same occupation in which they have two years of experience;

Must be able to submit a Settlement Plan that demonstrates their genuine intention and ability to establish and settle in Manitoba as a permanent resident (PR).

Must be able to demonstrate the employability and adaptability required of all MPNP applicants.

2.) Business Investor Immigration Stream

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program- Business (MPNP-B) Stream has been renamed as the Business Investor Stream. The new selection criteria for this stream will come into effect in early 2018. This category is specifically made for candidates looking to invest in a business venture in the state of Manitoba in Canada. This process can be carried forth by applying through an online system called the Expression of Interest or EOI. After applying through the EOI the candidate’s profile will be compared with other skilled profiles and then the applicant will get an invitation to apply after calculating the required Manitoba business immigration points.  The Business Investor Stream consists of two pathways:-

a) Manitoba Entrepreneur Pathway

b) Manitoba Farm Investor Pathway

In order to be eligible for the Business Investor Immigration Stream, a candidate needs to gain points under the following categories for Manitoba immigration:-

i) Business Knowledge

A candidate must fulfill the following conditions in order to be eligible for the business stream and the table beneath that helps to know what sort of points would be allocated to the candidate on the basis of the business knowledge they possess.

The applicant must have a minimum of three years’ business ownership experience during the last five years to gain points here.

If the applicant owns multiple businesses, only the percentage of ownership of the main/principal business will be considered for the purpose of this criterion.

If the applicant’s spouse owns shares in the same business, the combined ownership will be counted together for the purpose of this criterion.

If the applicant owns less than 20% share in a business then he or she must be a senior manager to qualify for the MPNP-B.

Business Knowledge

Senior Manager


Business Owner and manager (20% to 50% ownership)

Business Owner and manager (more than 50% ownership)


ii) Age

The age of the candidate must fall within the permissible limits set by Manitoba PNP. Younger candidates are preferred by the Canadian government which allows them to gain extra points. Following is the table for point system:-


Under 21


21 to 24

25 to 29


30 to 44

45 to 49


50 to 54

Over 54


iii) Business Experience

Under the business experience category, length of experience is counted only for senior management or business ownership experience.  No points are awarded for other experience.



Above 3 to 6 years


Above 6 to 10 years

10 years or more


iv) Net Worth

Net worth helps to define what is the current worth in terms of money for a particular individual or the candidates. Following is the table that helps in knowing the points allocated to each net worth amount.

Net Worth

$350,000 to $500,000


Above $500,000 to $1 Million

Above $1 Million to $1.5 Million


Above $1.5 Million to $2 Million

Above $2 Million to $2.5 Million


Over $2.5 Million


v) Language Proficiency (English and/or French)

Under this category of Manitoba PNP, the language proficiency of the candidate is checked according to score and through this score, candidates are awarded the relevant point. Following is the eligibility criteria for the same:-

To be scored for this criterion, an applicant must submit test results from an approved language-testing organization (IELTS, CELPIP, or TEF) as proof of language proficiency.

The test must be taken no more than two years before the date that the Expression of Interest (EOI) is submitted to the MPNP-B, and the official results must be submitted as a required document with the MPNP-B application.


CLB/NCLC test scoresPoints
No/little English/French language proficiency — candidate has minimal or no English/French language skills)Less than 4


Moderate language proficiency — candidate has some English/French skills and can communicate well in most everyday situations

4 to 615
Higher language proficiency — candidate can communicate very well or is fluent in English/FrenchAbove 6


vi) Enhanced Settlement Factors

In order to qualify for enhancement settlement factor, a candidate must satisfy the following eligibility criteria and points are allocated accordingly through Manitoba immigration points calculator. Following are the eligibility criteria conditions:-

The Exploratory Visit must be conducted no more than one year prior to submission of an EOI.

Applicants must provide documents supporting the enrolment of their children in an accredited Manitoba educational institution.

A close relative must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and residing in Manitoba for more than one year. A close relative is defined as a sister/brother, aunt/uncle, niece/nephew, grandparent or first cousin. Proof of relationship must be provided. Proof that he or she is well-established in Manitoba is required as well (proof of employment, proof of residence, Canada Revenue Agency Notice of Assessment, etc.).


The candidate or accompanying spouse or common-law partner has completed a program of full-time study of at least one year at a post-secondary institution in Manitoba. This must have been done after turning 17 years old and with a valid study permit.
The candidate or accompanying spouse or common-law partner has completed at least six months of continuous full time employment in Manitoba. The applicant must provide a letter of reference from his/her employer and a copy of his/her work permit.


The candidate’s child is enrolled in an accredited Manitoba educational institution at least six months prior to the date of submission of Nomination Application and is actively pursuing academic, professional or vocational training on a full-time basis.

The candidate has a close relative currently residing in Manitoba for more than one year


The candidate’s spouse has a high language proficiency (CLB score of 5 or above)

The candidate has visited Manitoba for at least five working days and conducted relevant business and lifestyle-related research


3.) MPNP Morden Community Driven Immigration Initiative

The Morden Community Driven Immigration Initiative under the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is a specialized scheme for immigration to Manitoba. It is designed specially to help immigrants migrate to a rural town known as Morden in the city of Winnipeg. The immigration to Morden under this program is organized through MPNP.


In order to be eligible for the MPNP Morden Community Driven Immigration Initiative a candidate needs to fulfill the following conditions in order to push their application forward:-

Must have lived in a rural area(s) previously

Must have a real intention to reside and live in Morden, Manitoba

Candidate should not have any family member(s), friends or previous work experience anywhere in Canada

Ought to be under 45 years of age and over 21 years of age

Must have completed a minimum of two years of full-time work experience within last 5 years.

Must have at least a one-year post-secondary degree or diploma

Must score a minimum of 5 in each area of  IELTS exam

4.) MPNP International Education Stream 

Under the international education stream, the candidates, who have recently graduated from the Manitoba’s educational institutions or universities, are meeting the demand of the workforce in the Manitoba market. This, in turn, leads to the faster nomination process. Only one pathway has been suggested under this category of Manitoba PNP and that is Career Employment Pathway.

Career Employment Pathway

The Career Employment Pathway provides faster nominations to the students in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) category through internships. Plus, the post-secondary graduates who find in-demand occupation for a long-term are no longer required to work for six months before applying for MPNP.

Note:- A person graduated in other province and are not working in in-demand occupation list may be eligible for Skilled Worker in Manitoba Stream.


In order to qualify for the said stream and be eligible to go forward with it, a candidate needs to fulfill the following criteria:-


Minimum Eligibility
Official Languages Proficiency

Minimum CLB/NCLC 7


Completed a graduate (Master or Doctoral) program in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics in Manitoba within past 3 years;


Graduated in the past 3 years from a designated post-secondary institution in Manitoba (minimum one year, two semesters, full-time coursework).

Settlement Funds

Candidate must demonstrate liquid funds equivalent to Low Income Cut-Off (LICO) requirements for independent financial resources for a six-month period.


Candidate must be employed in a full-time, long-term position in Manitoba.

Current Employment in Manitoba

For Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics graduates:

If a candidate has completed a graduate program in STEM in Manitoba with a completed internship with eligible industry and research enterprises in Manitoba, you are not required to have a job offer at the time of application.

For all other applicants:

Full-time job offer from an eligible current employer, with a minimum 1-year contract, in NOC 0, A, or B on Manitoba’s published In-Demand Occupations list that are consistent with your completed training.


a)  The MPNP may impose program or occupation-specific limits.

b) If candidate has 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.


a) Candidate must reside in Manitoba at the time of application.

b) Candidate must show the intent to continue to reside in Manitoba after the nomination, including the submission of a Career Employment Plan demonstrating opportunities for a successful career track in Manitoba.

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