Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

The MPNP – Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program – is the government service that selects skilled immigrants and their families to move to Manitoba and share in the prosperity of our province’s communities.

Applicants (except those currently working in Manitoba) are selected by an eligibility points system:

  • Employability: Job experience qualifying you to work and build a career in the Manitoba labour market
  • Education: Academic and/or vocational and professional training to meet current and evolving labour market demand
  • Language proficiency: Documented job-ready English language ability (Tests required by all applicants except those currently working in Manitoba in NOC 0, A or B.)
  • Connection to Manitoba: Ties to the Manitoba community through family or friends, or past education or employment experience, or an invitation to apply from the MPNP.
  • Adaptability: The genuine intention and ability, demonstrated with a Settlement Plan and developed through MPNP pre-arrival supports, to economically establish in the Province of Manitoba.

MPNP offers expedited processing to Canada-destined immigrants.

The MPNP’s application process helps you and your family determine if you share the qualities that lead thousands of people from all over the world to successfully settle and make a new home in Manitoba, Canada. After nomination the MPNP guides clients through the next steps in the immigration process, empowering you to take charge of your successful community and labour market integration.

Under the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), you may qualify under one of the following categories:

  • Priority Assessment CategorySkilled Workers Overseas Category
    • Employer Direct
    • International Student
  • Business Immigration
  • Farm Strategic Recruitment Initiative

Priority Assessment Category

This category is for applicants who have been working full-time in Manitoba for at least six months and have received a full-time, long-term job offer from their employer. There are two streams under this category:

Employer Direct

Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they will settle permanently in Manitoba. They must have been working in Manitoba on a Temporary Work Permit for at least 6 months and have a permanent job offer from that employer. It is required that the employer:

  • Has been unable to fill the position with a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident;
  • Is offering full time, permanent position; and
  • Offers compensation consistent with regional wages and existing collective bargaining agreements.

International Student

For this category, applicants must:

  • Have graduated from a post-secondary program in Manitoba of at least one academic year in length;
  • Have successfully applied for a post-graduation work permit from Citizenship and Immigration Canada; and
  • Be currently working in Manitoba and have received a full-time, permanent employment offer from their employer.

Skilled Workers Overseas Category

This category is for skilled workers who demonstrate a connection to Manitoba and score sufficient points based on their age, English proficiency, work experience, education, and the nature of their connection to the province. Your connection to Manitoba must be one of the following:

  • Proof of a close family member in Manitoba;
  • One Affidavit of Support from a distant relative or close friend in Manitoba;
  • Evidence of a completed education program in Manitoba (non-language training) or;
  • Proof of at least six months previous full-time work in Manitoba

Business Immigration

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program for Business was created to assist qualified businesspeople in moving to Manitoba to establish or purchase a business, or become partners in an existing business. Manitoba is currently in the process of restructuring its business immigration programs. For further information on this program, please contact us.

Farm Strategic Recruitment Initiative

Qualified farm business people may come to Manitoba through this program to start or purchase a farm. Formerly known as the “Young Farmer Nominee Program”.  For further information on this program, please contact us.

Our goal is to provide each client with a successful outcome by determining the most appropriate solution. If you would like to know whether you could be eligible to immigrate to Canada, we invite you to complete our online assessment questionnaire.

If you are interested in seeking professional assistance to guide you through the immigration process or if you have any questions, please contact us.

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