Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program

Discover your pathway to Canadian permanent residency with the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Programs.

Manitoba, one of Canada’s provinces on its central prairie, houses many of Canada’s great attractions and hidden gems. Located close to Hudson Bay, it offers explorative opportunities to large spaces of untouched wilderness.

Manitoba’s unique biome can be explored in its over 80 provincial parks, and outdoor enthusiasts of all ages can enjoy it. Incorporated into the body politic of Canada as early as 1870, Manitoba has been opened to and welcomed immigrants to the province to the present day. Manitoba is also one of the more affordable Canadian provinces. It has many employment opportunities.

Suppose you are an expert in the aerospace industry. You would greatly enjoy living in Manitoba since it has one of the largest aerospace industries in the country, with approximately 5,300 workers employed in the sector.

Manitoba is also one of the most livable provinces in Canada. This is due to Manitoba’s abundant land, growing industries, and newly arrived immigrants. Manitoba also aims to provide Canada with alternative renewable energy by making developmental strides in hydro and geothermal energy.

If the above makes you interested in moving to Manitoba, here are the programs, streams, and pathways that you can use to apply to move to Canada.

Make Your Move to Canada

Streams for Immigrants With Job Offers in Manitoba

If you have ties to Manitoba through education, work experience, employment, skills, and language proficiency, you can apply for this stream. The Skilled Worker in Manitoba Stream has two pathways.

Manitoba Work Experience Pathway

International student graduates that are out of province, foreigners engaged in temporary work, and graduates with offers of employment for jobs not in the province’s In-demand Occupations list can use this pathway to apply for a Manitoba.

Eligibility requirements

  • You be an international student who studied and graduated from a Manitoban tertiary institution or a temporary foreign worker employed in a job on the In-demand Occupations list for at least six months.
  • You must be a temporary foreign worker in an occupation that is not in the province’s In-demand Occupations list but have worked for at least twelve months with a Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)
  • You must live and work in Manitoba at the time of the submission of your application.
  • You need a long-term job offer from a company that meets the province’s wage and employment standards.
  • Your working conditions must be commensurate with other Canadian permanent residents and citizens.
  • Your job offer must not be home-based
  • You meet the language requirements determined by your jobs type of employment.
  • You need a Settlement Plan that shows your intent and ability to live in Manitoba.

Employer Direct Recruitment Pathway

You receive an Invitation to Apply(ITA) from the Manitoba PNP (MPNP) once you have been interviewed outside of Canada by your prospective employer and a governmental employee of the Manitoba PNP to use this pathway.

Eligibility Requirements for Direct Recruitment Pathway

  • You must have relevant work experience for at least five years.
  • You have a long-term job offer that meets the job’s provincially set wage and employment standards.
  • Your working conditions must be commensurate with other Canadian permanent residents and citizens.
  • Your job offer must not be home-based
  • Your job offer must be from a Manitoban business operated for at least three years before you made your application.
  • You meet the language requirements determined by your job type.
  • Must have the ability to stay in and intention to live in Manitoba
  • You are between the ages of 21 and 45
  • Your educational background and qualifications must qualify you to do the job.
  • Your job offer must be from an employer that meets the specific employer eligibility criteria.

Skilled Worker Overseas Stream

The MPNP offered by the Skilled Worker Overseas Stream allows international workers with the requisite experience and skills desired by the province’s labor markets to apply for permanent residency.

Eligibility Requirements for Skilled Workers Overseas Stream

To be eligible for this program you must have:

  • work experience for at least six months
  • met minimum language requirements 
  • a license, certification, and qualifications required by the position must be submitted.
  • met the minimum age of 18 years by the time you submit your application.
    • Although there is no maximum eligibility age, you will not be awarded points if you are over the age of 45
  • the required settlement funds, as determined by Manitoba, for six months.
  • intentions to stay in Manitoba and have the ability to do so
  • familial support from a family member who lived in the province for at least a year
  • completed some form of post-secondary education in the past five years

Start Your Canadian Journey

Streams and Programs for Immigrants Who Studied in Manitoba

International Education Stream

International students that have studied in Manitobas post-secondary institutions and want to obtain a job offer from one of the province’s in-demand jobs can use this stream to apply to immigrate to the province. It offers faster provincial nomination options. This stream has three pathways:

  • Graduate Internship Pathway,
  • Student Entrepreneur Pathway, and
  • Career Employment Pathway

Manitoba can nominate international students through the Career Employment Pathway. These students must have graduated from a post-secondary institution and want permanent long-term employment in an in-demand occupation.

Eligibility Requirements for Career Employment Pathway

To be eligible for this pathway, you must:

  • have completed a year’s worth of study at a post-secondary institution
  • have CLB or NCLC of 7
  • have received an offer of employment from a verified Manitoban employer for at least a year and the job must be in demand
  • Be presently engaged in active employment in the province
  • meet the Low Income Cut-Off (LICO) requirements through
    • demonstrative financial evidence or
    • have a permanent job aligned with your current field of study in the province;
  • be living in the province when you submit your application for the pathway
  • supply a Career Employment Plan for your future employment intentions and that you want to live in Manitoba after receiving your nomination
  • meet the requirements for the Manitoba PNP

Graduate Internship Pathway

Doctoral or Master’s degree graduates can use the Graduate Internship Pathway to apply to move to Manitoba. Because highly skilled graduates can bring innovation to Manitoba’s markets, this program offers faster application processing times.

Eligibility Requirements for Graduate Internship Pathway

To be eligible for this stream, you must have

  • a Master’s or Doctoral program that you completed in Manitoba over a minimum duration of three years
  • a CLB or NCLC of 7
  • internship tenures completed at Mitacs Elevate or Accelerate in an industry that is eligible
  • the Low Income Cut-Off (LICO) requirements be met through demonstrative financial evidence or have a permanent job aligned with your current field of study in the province
  • ensured that you are living in the province when you submit your application for the pathway
  • a Career Employment Plan for your future employment intentions in the province and must show that you want to live in the province after receiving your nomination
  • met the requirements for the Manitoba PNP

Student Entrepreneur Pathway

The International Education Stream has many pathways, one of which is the Student Entrepreneur Pathway. Twenty international students who graduated from the province’s tertiary institutions and are interested in starting and owning their businesses in Manitoba can apply using this immigration pathway.

  • Your MPNP application must have a business plan attached to its submission
  • You meet all the requirements of the Business Performance Agreement (BPA) while having operated a business in a senior management position for a minimum of six months before receiving a provincial nomination;
  • ownership of at least 51% of the business
  • a CLB or NCLC of 7
  • Must have started and completed a post-secondary program for at least two years
  • Your application must be tendered while you are between the ages of 21 and 35
  • a valid work permit or post-graduation work permit (PGWP)
  • After obtaining a provincial nomination, you must have intentions to live in Manitoba
  • Must reside in the province since the conclusion of your university studies
  • The Low Income Cut-Off (LICO) requirements be met through demonstrative evidence that shows you have independent financial resources that can last for twelve months;
  • A third-party supplier must verify your net -worth following the approval of the Manitoba PNP
  • A verification report must be submitted with your application via the Manitoba PNP within 120 of receiving a Letter of Advice to Apply (LAA)
  • The Business Performance Agreement requirements must be met and signed before the Manitoba PNP approves your Approval in Principle Letter for the business plan you created
  • The requirements for the Manitoba PNP must all be met

Streams and Programs for Immigrants who Want to Invest or Start a Business in Manitoba

Business Investor Stream

Manitoba can nominate and recruit qualified entrepreneurs and business investors by using the immigration pathways provided within this stream. As a business person, you must have intentions to start and permanently run a business in the province.

  • The Entrepreneur Pathway
  • The Farm Investor Pathway

Entrepreneur Pathway

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) offers the Manitoba Entrepreneurship Pathway which provides a pathway for experienced business owners and entrepreneurs to apply for permanent residency.

Eligibility Requirements for the Entrepreneur Pathway:

  • You must provide variable documents that indicate that you have owned and managed a farm for a minimum of three years
  • You must have an equivalent certificate of a Canadian high school diploma
  • Although there is no age limit, most ranking scores are given to candidates between the ages of 25 to 49 years old
  • You have a CLB or NCLC of 5. The test options for Academic language are accepted for IELTS and TEF
  • If the business you are investing in is in the Manitoba Capital Region, your investment must be a minimum of CAD 250,000. However, if it is outside of the MCR, you only need CAD 150,000
  • You ensure that the business you invest in is eligible within the MPNP
  • You need at least one citizen or permanent resident to be hired in a full-time position by your business (except for family members)
  • You make a visit to Manitoba and based on your findings submit a business proposal
  • You have a minimum net worth of $500,000
  • The Business Performance Agreement requirements must be met and signed before the Manitoba PNP approves your Approval in Principle Letter for the business plan you created
  • You need the requirements for the Manitoba PNP to be met

Farm Investor Pathway

If you’re an individual with farm business experience and have enough capital to invest in a farm in rural Manitoba, you are eligible to use this pathway to obtain permanent residency status

Eligibility Requirements for the Farm Investor Pathway

  • You must provide variable documents that indicate that you have owned and managed a farm for a minimum of three years
  • Your farm must be engaged in business activities that are ongoing and recurring and you must reside in your farm
  • Although there is no age limit, most ranking scores are given to candidates between the ages of 25 to 49 years old
  • Your Farm Investment Pathway must show sufficient language ability to sit for an interview in English or French
  • You make a minimum investment of 300,000 in Manitoban rural farm
  • You ensure that your investment is made to a farm that is classified as eligible within the Manitoba PNP. You will be prohibited from investing in a farm for speculative or passive income purposes
  • Your farm must be in the primary agricultural industry
  • You visit rural Manitoba and conduct a farm research project and according to your findings, you can submit a business proposal
  • You have a minimum net worth of at least $500,000
  • You be able to meet all of the requirements of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program

The Three Basic Steps of Immigrating to Manitoba Through the MPNP

Step 1 – Create an Expression of Interest (EOI)

To start your application process, you create an EOI. An EOI is set up through the creation of an online profile via the Canadian government site. You gather all the requisite supporting documentation before submitting your application. You receive a provincial nomination from the province of your choice to apply directly to the province.

Step 2 – Submit Your Application

Once you have candidates will be ranked in the express entry program. Candidates with the highest skills and work experience who meet labor requirements can submit a Manitoba PNP application by writing and handing in a Letter of Advice(LAA). Once you have received an LAA, you only have 60 days to submit your application to the Manitoba provincial government.

Step 3 – Candidacy Assessment

Candidates will be assessed and nominated by the provincial government of Manitoba.

Why Choose to Move to Manitoba?

Manitoba has many unique factors that make it a fantastic place to live. To give you an idea, here are just five reasons people make Manitoba their new home.

Low Cost of Living

Compared to other countries, Manitoba has one of the lowest living costs in Canada. This is especially evident in important aspects of living such as food, housing, transportation, and healthcare.

Providing a Quality of Life That is High

Due to the low and affordable cost of living in the province, Manitoban permanent residents and citizens generally experience a high quality of life. Additionally, the province’s natural wonders are found in its lakes, rivers, forests, and hiking trails, ensuring that it is an ideal place for outdoor enthusiasts and people who desire rest.

A Societal Community That is Friendly and Welcoming

Manitobans are some of the friendliest and most welcoming people in Canada. A rich cultural diversity has been cultivated in the province as a consequence of its long history of immigration.

Urban Centers That are Highly Accessible

Manitoba’s biggest urban center in Winnipeg. A vibrant city with rich socio-cultural traditions and lots of communal spots in the form of mosques, churches, community centers, and entertainment spots, it is accessible to most immigrants who can find at least one place to which they belong.

Among the many fun outdoor activities that you can do in Manitoba, the prime one you can choose from includes:

  • Canoeing
  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Camping
  • Fishing

Choose to Live Your Best Life in Manitoba Today!

Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs) provide the best way to immigrate to Canada. RCICs can assist you with:

  • Submitting applications for Canadian visas
  • Work permits
  • Study permits
  • Permanent residency
  • Advise on immigration laws and regulations
  • Help clients prepare for interviews and other requirements.

Ready to Start Your Journey?

FAQs

What is the Best Way to Move to Manitoba?

While there is no single best way to move to Manitoba, one of the biggest influencers on your immigration process is landing a job offer.

Which City in Manitoba has the Highest Chances for Employment?

Winnipeg provides the highest chances for employment in Manitoba since it has the greatest variety of occupations.

Capital City

Ottawa

Average Salary

$54,500

Unemployment Rate

5,7%

Average Living Expenses

$1,024 for one person

Average price per house

$480,743

Population

37,297,951

Top Industries

Service, Energy, Agriculture, Fishing, Manufacturing, Mining and Tourism

Average Temperatures

Summer average high of 20 to 25°C Winter average low of -5 to -15°C