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Manitoba PNP

Manitoba is one of the Prairie Provinces of Canada. Three provinces – Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan – together form the Canadian Prairie Provinces.

Manitoba, taken from the Indian word for “the God who speaks”, is known for its more than 100,000 lakes.

In the north, Manitoba shares its borders with Nunavut. The US states of Minnesota and North Dakota lie towards the south of the province.

Ontario in the east and Saskatchewan to the west make up the other neighbours of Manitoba.

Winnipeg, the largest city in Manitoba, is the provincial capital.

The other prominent cities in Manitoba include – Brandon, Selkirk, Steinbach, The Pas, Thompson, Morden, Portage La Prairie, Winkler, and Dauphin.

Manitoba is a part of the Provincial Nominee Program [PNP] of Canada. Manitoba nominates individuals – through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program [MPNP] – for their Canadian permanent residence.

Manitoba PNP program offers Canada immigration pathways to recent graduates, businesspeople, skilled workers and their families that have the clear intention as well as the ability of settling down in Manitoba.

Manitoba PNP streams available

Skilled Workers in Manitoba [SWM]

SWM – Manitoba Experience Pathway

SWM – Employer Direct Recruitment Pathway

Skilled Workers Overseas [SWO]

SWO – Manitoba Express Entry Pathway

SWO – Human Capital Pathway

International Education Stream[IES]

IES – Career Employment Pathway

IES – Graduate Internship Pathway

IES – Student Entrepreneur Pilot

Business Investor Stream [BIS]

BIS – Entrepreneur Pathway

BIS – Farm Investor Pathway

The Skilled Workers Overseas – Manitoba Express Entry Pathway is linked with the federal Express Entry system of Canada. An Express Entry candidate that is successful in securing a provincial nomination – through any of the PNP-linked Express Entry streams – is automatically allotted 600 CRS points.

By ‘CRS’ here is implied the score, out of a maximum of 1,200, based on the Comprehensive Ranking System [CRS]. As it is the highest-ranked Express Entry profiles that are issued invitations to apply in the federal draws that are held, a PNP nomination guarantees an invitation.

Locally driven, the Skilled Worker stream of the MPNP takes into account the specific needs and requirements of the Manitoba employers.

The Skilled Workers in Manitoba Canada immigration pathway nominates applicants with a strong connection – mainly in the form of an “ongoing Manitoba employment” – to the province.

The MPNP’s Skilled Worker Overseas pathway, on the other hand, is for applicants that are able to demonstrate “an established connection” to Manitoba.

The International Education category of the MPNP is for Manitoba graduates, that is, international students graduating from any higher education institution in the province. Manitoba graduates – meeting the requirements of the local industry in the province – get a faster pathway to a nomination through the MPNP for immigrating to Manitoba.

The International Education Stream [IES] of the MPNP has 3 separate pathways.

The Business Investor Stream [BIS] of the MPNP allows Manitoba province to recruit and nominate qualified entrepreneurs as well as business investors from across the globe that have the ability as well as the means of either purchasing an existing concern or starting a new business in Manitoba.

There are 2 separate pathways under the MPNP’s Business Investor Stream.

MPNP Draws in 2021

So far in 2021 —

·         Total MPNP draws: 4

·         Total MPNP invitations: 993

Draw No.

Date of Draw

Total LAAs sent

Of these, invitations issued to Express Entry candidates

EOI Draw #106

January 14, 2021



EOI Draw #107

January 28, 2021



EOI Draw #108

February 12, 2021



EOI Draw #109

February 26, 2021



Eligibility requirements for the MPNP

  • Job offer for full-time and/or permanent employment from a Manitoba employer.
  • Basic work experience.
  • Required scores in a language proficiency test.
  • An intention of living and working in Manitoba.
  • Legitimate work permit and other associated documents.
  • Occupation under any of the National Occupational Classification [NOC] Skill Type 0: management jobs, Skill Level A: professional jobs, or Skill Level B: technical jobs.
  • Proof of legal residence in their home country.
  • A Labour Market Impact Assessment [LMIS] confirmation letter.

General Basis Steps for Applying

STEP 1: Read the MPNP terms and conditions

STEP 2: Review the MPNP selection criteria

STEP 3: Review the language testing requirements

STEP 4: Download the Document Checklist and complete the required forms

STEP 5: Submitting the application

After you apply

  • Ensure that you receive your notification of application submission
  • Keep the information in your application up-to-date
  • Assessment of application
  • Receiving a decision on application

Y-Axis Can Help You With

  • Qualification / Education Assessment
  • Customized Document Checklist and critical document templates
  • Guidance on key documentation requirements
  • Filing of an online application form to create a profile for Invitation
  • IELTS Guidance document
I have been refused under an immigration program of another Canadian province. Can I still apply to Manitoba PNP?

Yes, you can apply. However, do keep in mind that you will be required to inform the MPNP if any such application has been refused in the past.

Is my Canada PR guaranteed if I get an LAA in a draw by Manitoba provincial nominee program?

No. LAAs are issued by the MPNP to candidates with the potential to qualify. An applicant will be required to meet all requirements of Manitoba PNPstream applying to. Similarly, they must meet all Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada [IRCC] requirements to get a Canada PR visa. The final decision lies with IRCC.

My relatives live in Canada, but not in Manitoba. Will it impact my MPNP application?

In order to be granted an MPNP nomination, an individual must be able to demonstrate their commitment to Manitoba.

While having friends/relatives in another Canadian province will not lead to automatic rejection, the applicant must be able to convince the MPNP that they will indeed live in Manitoba and not go to join their family/family in the other province.

How can I get a Work Permit Support Letter from the MPNP to apply for a Canada work permit?

A provincial nominee might be issued a Work Permit Support Letter [WPSL], allowing them to apply to IRCC for a Canadian work permit.

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