On September 23, 2021 Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) sent 650 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAA) under three different categories of provincial nominee program. As usual, most of the LAAs, 539 were sent to Skilled Worker in Manitoba category candidates having a score of 401 or above.
54 LAAs were sent under International Education Stream. Only 67 LAAs were sent to Skilled Worker Overseas applicants having a score of 718 or above, under a Strategic Recruitment Initiative. Out of 650 LAAs, 135 were issued to the valid Express Entry profiles.
Skilled Workers in Manitoba:
This category offers permanent residency to individuals who demonstrate that a Manitoba company has offered them a long-term, full-time job. This job offer needs to be after they have completed at least six months (continuous) full-time employment with that company as a temporary foreign worker or international student working graduate.
Self-employed individuals, business owners, owner-operators and individuals providing services as independent contractors are not eligible.
If you graduated from a post-secondary program in another Canadian province, must first have been working for a Manitoba employer for at least one year before applying.
International Education Stream:
- the Graduate Internship Pathway; – Need a doctoral or master’s degree program from Manitoba in the last 3 years. Job offer not mandatory.
- the Career Employment Pathway; – Need to be graduated in the past 3 years from a DLI. 1-year full time job offer is required.
- the International Student Entrepreneur Pilot – Need a full-time post-secondary program from Manitoba that was at least two years in duration. Require the applicant to be 51% owner in a Manitoban business and actively working as a senior manager for last 6 months before applying.
Apart from all these language proficiency of CLB 7 is required to apply in any category under International Education Stream.
Skilled Workers Overseas:
To apply under this category, candidates must demonstrate an established connection to Manitoba through:
- the support of family members or friends
- previous education or work experience in the province
- an Invitation to Apply received directly from the MPNP as part of a Strategic Recruitment Initiative.
Apart from this, you must score at least 60 points based on the following five factors in order to be eligible:
1. Language Proficiency:
|CLB 8 or higher||20|
|CLB 5 or higher||5|
3. Work Experience:
|Years of Experience||Points|
|4 years or more||15|
|Level of Education||Points|
|Masters or Doctorate||25|
|Two post-secondary programs of at least 2 years each||23|
|One post-secondary program of 2 years or more||20|
|One year post-secondary program||14|
|Connection To Manitoba||Points|
|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 (Planning to settle outside Winnipeg)||5|
Who cannot apply to the MPNP?
The following are not eligible to submit an application to the MPNP:
- Refugee claimants, or individuals involved in a federal appeal or removal process
- Live-in Caregivers currently living in Canada
- Temporary foreign workers currently working and residing in a province other than Manitoba
- Spouses of Canadian citizens or permanent residents
- Individuals who have been refused by the MPNP within the last six months and who are not able to address the reason(s) for refusal
- Individuals who have an active immigration application with any other provincial immigration program or federal immigration program in Canada.
How to Apply:
Manitoba PNP does not necessarily requires an Express Entry profile, but need an Expression of Interest to be submitted with Manitoba. If you are eligible under one of the above mentioned programs, then click here to create an Expression of Interest with Manitoba.