Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)


Manitoba is a Canadian province bordered by Ontario to the east and Saskatchewan to the west. It offers employment and business opportunities, friendly communities and affordable family living.

The government of Manitoba’s recent survey shows that 85 per cent of Manitoba provincial nominees were working three months after arrival, 76 per cent were homeowners within five years and 95 per cent of families settle permanently in the community, making Manitoba their new home.

Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) now offer newly structured immigration Streams for Skilled Workers, Entrepreneurs and their families

Manitoba Skilled Worker Stream

The MPNP for Skilled Workers is based on the needs of Manitoba employers. Foreign Skilled Workers and Professions are selected based on their ability to support the local labour. There are two streams for Skilled Workers:

  • Skilled Workers in Manitoba Stream
  • Skilled Workers Overseas Stream

International Education Stream

The new International Education Stream (IES) for Manitoba graduates is offered only to International students graduating in Manitoba faster pathways to nomination.

There are three pathways:

  • Career Employment Pathway
  • Graduate Internship Pathway
  • International Student Entrepreneur Pilot

Business Investor Stream

The renewed Business Investor Stream allows the province of Manitoba to recruit and nominate qualified business investors and entrepreneurs from around the world who have the intent and ability to start or purchase businesses in Manitoba within the first 24 months of arrival in Canada on a temporary work permit. Applicants will no longer be required to submit a deposit of $100,000 to the Manitoba government.

There will be two pathways:

  • The Entrepreneur Pathway for applicants seeking to open a business in Manitoba; and
  • The Farm Investor Pathway for those intending to establish and operate a farm operation in rural Manitoba.

Skilled Workers in Manitoba Stream

Ongoing Manitoba employment is a way for skilled workers to demonstrate they have the connection to Manitoba required to be eligible to apply to the MPNP for Skilled Workers in Manitoba.

Eligibility Criteria for Skilled Workers in Manitoba:

  • Proof of ongoing Manitoba employment:  a Manitoba company has offered you a long-term, full-time job after you have completed at least six months (continuous) full-time employment with that company as a temporary foreign worker or international student working graduate.
  • Proof of your valid work permit and, from your Manitoba employer, written confirmation that you’ve been working full-time for at least six months continuous, as well as your job-offer letter,

Unlike the other connections to Manitoba in the MPNP, Skilled Workers in Manitoba are not subject to a points-based assessment.

Apply in 3 Steps:

  1. Submit an Expression of Interest
  2. The highest-scoring qualified candidates with a connection to Manitoba are invited to submit an MPNP application
  3. Following a thorough assessment, the MPNP nominates successful candidates to make a separate application to the Government of Canada for permanent resident visas for you and your family.

Skilled Workers Overseas Stream

The MPNP for Skilled Workers Overseas nominates applicants who demonstrate an established connection to Manitoba through:

  1. the support of family members or friends;
  2. through previous education or work experience in the province; or
  3. through an Invitation to Apply received directly from the MPNP as part of a Strategic Recruitment Initiative.

The Support of Family Members or Friends

A Manitoba Supporter is an established resident of the province who is a friend or relative of the applicant and is willing and able to review and endorse the applicant’s plan for settling and finding employment in their destination community. A Manitoba Supporter must be the applicant’s close relative or friend/distant relative, and must be:

  • able to provide documents proving they reside and are established in Manitoba and have been living in the province continuously for at least one year (ex: copy of Manitoba Health Card)
  • a Canadian citizen or permanent resident (ex: copy of Permanent Resident Card)
  • able to demonstrate sufficiently close ties to the applicant and to Manitoba
  • able to demonstrate that any applications they previously supported resulted in successful, permanent economic establishment in Manitoba
  • able to support the applicant’s Settlement Plan
  • For close relatives, both the applicant and the supporter must provide documents proving their familial relationship.

For friends and distant relatives, their household must not be currently supporting the settlement of another MPNP applicant, nominee or person under another Canadian immigration program.

To be considered a close relative, a Manitoba Supporter must be related to the applicant (or the applicant’s spouse) in one of the following ways:

  • sister or brother
  • niece or nephew (ex: child of your sister or brother)
  • aunt or uncle (ex: brother or sister of your mother or father)
  • first cousin (ex: child of your aunt or uncle)
  • mother or father
  • grandmother or grandfather

Manitoba Experience

  • Manitoba Experience means that in the past you lived in the province as a temporary foreign worker or as an international student. You must also demonstrate you can be assessed sufficient points for language, employability, education, age and adaptability according to the MPNP Self-assessment Worksheet.
  • In the past, you worked full-time for a Manitoba employer at least six consecutive months. Submit signed employer letter of reference on company letterhead and copy of work permit proving you worked in Manitoba.
  • As an international student you attended and completed an authorized education or training program at a public, or registered private vocational, post-secondary institution in Manitoba. To prove you studied in Manitoba, you must submit your study permit(s), your academic transcripts and the certificate, diploma or degree you received for completing the program.

Manitoba Invitation

The MPNP for Skilled Workers regularly issues Invitations to Apply to qualified candidates who are identified as part of one of our Strategic Recruitment initiatives in Manitoba and overseas. Issuance of an Invitation to Apply is at the sole discretion of the MPNP and applicants cannot self-select for eligibility with this connection to our province.