Manitoba

Manitoba is one of Canada’s western Prairie provinces that is built upon generations of rich agricultural production. The province’s main city is Winnipeg, with Ontario on its east and Saskatchewan on the west.

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program is a PNP is a cluster of different immigration pathways that enable foreign nationals to become Canadian permanent residents. The program is strategically designed in order to attract immigrants in areas which will benefit the province; these include skilled workers, workers in sectors with labour shortages, recent graduates and even agricultural entrepreneurs.
The province of Manitoba operates different immigration streams that can be divided in four categories, namely:

  • Skilled Workers in Manitoba (SWM)
  • Skilled Workers Overseas (SWO)
  • International Education Stream (IES)
  • Business Investor Stream (BIS)

It should be noted that Manitoba underwent significant changes throughout 2018 and 2019. It is suggested to also refer to the MPNP Renewal details for detailed information.

Skilled Workers in Manitoba

This category consists of 3 immigration streams specifically designed to target workers with employment experience or offers of employment in Manitoba. For this stream, at the time of the application, the candidates must be currently living and working in Manitoba. However, in some cases, the candidates may get an invitation to apply after their recruitment session with MPNP overseas. The immigration streams in this category are:

  • Skilled Workers in Manitoba Stream
  • Manitoba Experience Pathway – Coming soon
  • Employer Direct Recruitment Pathway – Coming soon


Skilled Workers Overseas

This category includes 3 immigration streams especially designed to target skilled workers with ability to join Manitoba’s workforce. They must also be able to adapt easily to life in the province. The streams of this category give priority to workers with experience in Manitoba’s In-Demand Occupations.

  • Manitoba Skilled Workers Overseas Stream
  • Manitoba Express Entry Pathway
  • Manitoba Human Capital Pathway – Coming soon


International Education Stream

This stream is targeted towards recent graduates from designated post-secondary institutions in Manitoba. The candidates must have at least some amount of work experience or business management experience from the province. The work experience can be gained after completing graduation or during the program of study (as an internship or co-op). The pathways within this stream are:

  • Manitoba Career Employment Pathway 
  • Manitoba Graduate Internship Pathway
  • Manitoba Student Entrepreneur Pathway

Business Investor Stream

This stream is the accumulation of 2 immigration streams designed for individuals who have experience in business management and wish to launch a new business in Manitoba. While the Entrepreneur stream is for general entrepreneurs with business proposals in different sectors, the Farm Investor stream is for entrepreneurs in the farming sector.

  • Manitoba Entrepreneur Pathway 
  • Manitoba Farm Investor Pathway


Manitoba In-Demand Occupations

Many streams of the MPNP prioritize candidates with work experience in one of the province’s in-demand occupations. Though it is not a mandate for all the streams, it may give the candidate an advantage for selection in certain cases.
It should be noted that French speakers are eligible for MPNP without having any experience in an in-demand occupation.
Here is the list of Manitoba In-Demand Occupations.
 

NOC Code

Occupation Title

Skill Level

Minimum CLB Required for Language

0111

Financial managers *

0

7

0112

Human resources managers 

0

5

0114

Other administrative services managers 

0

5

0121

Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers    

0

5

0122

Banking, credit and other investment managers  

0

5

0124

Advertising, marketing and public relations managers      

0

5

1111

Financial auditors and accountants *      

A

7

1112

Financial and investment analysts 

A

5

1114

Other financial officers

A

5

1121

Human resources professionals     

A

5

1122

Professional occupations in business management consulting       

A

5

1123

Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations      

A

5

1212

Supervisors, finance and insurance office workers     

B

5

1215

Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations     

B

5

1221

Administrative officers

B

5

1223

Human resources and recruitment officers      

B

5

1224

Property administrators       

B

5

1241

Administrative assistants      

B

5

1242

Legal administrative assistants       

B

5

1251

Court reporters, medical transcriptionists and related occupations       

B

5

1311

Accounting technicians and bookkeepers

B

5

0211

Engineering managers 

0

5

0212

Architecture and science managers

0

5

0213

Computer and information systems managers  

0

5

2121

Biologists and related scientists     

A

5

2123

Agricultural representatives, consultants and specialists * 

A

7

2131

Civil engineers * 

A

7

2132

Mechanical engineers *         

A

7

2133

Electrical and electronics engineers *      

A

7

2141

Industrial and manufacturing engineers *

A

7

2147

Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers) *   

A

7

2151

Architects *         

A

7

2154

Land surveyors *

A

7

2161

Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries   

A

5

2171

Information systems analysts and consultants

A

5

2172

Database analysts and data administrators   

A

5

2173

Software engineers and designers *        

A

7

2174

Computer programmers and interactive media developers        

A

5

2175

Web designers and developers      

A

5

2211

Chemical technologists and technicians  

B

5

2212

Geological and mineral technologists and technicians *      

B

7

2221

Biological technologists and technicians *

B

7

2222

Agricultural and fish products inspectors

B

5

2231

Civil engineering technologists and technicians *      

B

7

2232

Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians *

B

7

2233

Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians *

B

7

2234

Construction estimators       

B

5

2241

Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians *     

B

7

2242

Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment) *   

B

7

2244

Aircraft instrument, electrical and avionics mechanics, technicians and inspectors *        

B

7

2253

Drafting technologists and technicians * 

B

7

2271

Air pilots, flight engineers and flying instructors

B

5

2281

Computer network technicians *   

B

7

2282

User support technicians      

B

5

0311

Managers in Health Care       

A

7

3131

Pharmacists *     

A

7

3132

Dietitians and nutritionists * 

A

7

3141

Audiologists and speech-language pathologists *     

A

7

3142

Physiotherapists*

A

7

3143

Occupational therapists *     

A

7

3211

Medical laboratory technologists *

B

7

3212

Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists’ assistants

B

5

3213

Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians 

B

5

3214

Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists *   

B

7

3215 

Medical radiation technologists *  

B

5

3219

Other medical technologists and technicians (except dental health) 

B

5

3222

Dental hygienists and dental therapists *

B

7

3236

Massage therapists     

B

5

0423

Managers in social, community and correctional services    

0

5

4112

Lawyers and Quebec notaries *      

A

7

4151

Psychologists *   

A

7

4152

Social workers * 

A

7

4153

Family, marriage and other related counsellors

A

5

4161

Natural and applied science policy researchers, consultants and program officers      

A

5

4163

Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants  

A

5

4164

Social policy researchers, consultants and program officers   

A

5

4165 

Health policy researchers, consultants and program officers   

A

5

4166

Education policy researchers, consultants and program officers   

A

5

4167

Recreation, sports and fitness policy researchers, consultants and program officers      

A

5

4168

Program officers unique to government 

A

5

4211

Paralegal and related occupations 

B

5

4212

Social and community service workers    

B

5

4214

Early childhood educators and assistants*

B

7

4215

Instructors of persons with disabilities    

B

5

0513

Recreation, sports and fitness program and service directors   

0

5

5131

Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations       

A

5

5225

Audio and video recording technicians    

B

5

5241

Graphic designers and illustrators 

B

5

5242

Interior designers and interior decorators

B

5

5243

Theatre, fashion, exhibit and other creative designers        

B

5

5254

Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness 

B

5

0601

Corporate sales managers    

0

5

0621

Retail and wholesale trade managers      

0

5

0651

Managers in customer and personal services, n.e.c.    

0

5

6221

Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade

B

5

6222

Retail and wholesale buyers 

B

5

6232

Real estate agents and salespersons       

B

5

6235

Financial sales representatives      

B

5

6311

Food service supervisors       

B

5

6322

Cooks

B

5

6332

Bakers

B

5

0711

Construction managers

0

5

0712

Home building and renovation managers

0

5

0714

Facility operation and maintenance managers  

0

5

0731

Managers in transportation  

0

5

7231

Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors 

B

5

7232

Tool and die makers    

B

5

7233

Sheet metal workers    

B

5

7237

Welders and related machine operators 

B

5

7241

Electricians (except industrial and power system) ** 

B

6

7242

Industrial electricians **       

B

6

7244

Electrical power line and cable workers   

B

5

7245

Telecommunications line and cable workers *  

B

7

7246

Telecommunications installation and repair workers * 

B

7

7251

Plumbers

B

5

7271

Carpenters

B

5

7282

Concrete finishers        

B

5

7284

Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers

B

5

7294

Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)

B

5

7295 

Floor covering installers        

B

5

7311

Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics 

B

5

7312

Heavy-duty equipment mechanics 

B

5

7313

Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics **    

B

6

7315

Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors 

B

5

7316

Machine fitters   

B

5

7321

Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers   

B

5

7322

Motor vehicle body repairers

B

5

7361

Railway and yard locomotive engineers  

B

5

7362

Railway conductors and brakemen/women       

B

5

7371

Crane operators **      

B

6

0821

Managers in agriculture        

0

5

0911

Manufacturing managers      

0

5

0912

Utilities managers        

0

5

9241

Power engineers and power systems operators  

B

5

* Regulated Occupation

** Compulsory Trades