Manitoba Work Experience Pathway

This is one of the several immigration streams of PNP operated by the province of Manitoba. It targets foreign nationals with skilled work experience residing in Manitoba at the time of application.
Candidates successfully nominated through this stream get invited to submit an official application for Canadian PR. MPNP Ranking System is used to rank the interested candidates, and the ones with the most competitive profiles get invited to submit an official application.

Program Requirements

Requirement

 

Express Entry Profile

No

Connection to Province

Work Experience

Job Offer

Yes

Language Proficiency

CLB 7 for Regulated Occupations

CLB 6 for Compulsory Trades

CLB 5 for all other NOC 0, A, or B

CLB 4 for NOC C or D

Level of Education

No Minimum

Work Experience

6 months or 1 year

Skill Level - NOC 0, A, B, C, or D

Investment Requirement

None

Connection to Manitoba

To be eligible for this stream, the candidate must already be in Manitoba and must be working on a valid work permit. Here’s the amount of work experience needed for eligibility:

-    For Temporary Foreign Workers (TFWs) and international graduates from post-secondary institutions in Manitoba working in an MPNP In-Demand Occupation, the Manitoba work experience required is at least 6 months.

-    For international graduates from Canadian post-secondary institutions outside of Manitoba working in an MPNP In-Demand Occupation, Manitoba work experience required is at least 12 months.

-    For TFWs and international graduates from post-secondary institutions in Manitoba working in an occupation not on the MPNP In-Demand Occupation List, Manitoba work experience required is at least 12 months.

It should be noted that the international graduates from Canadian post-secondary institutions located outside of Manitoba holding a post-graduation work permit and currently working in an occupation not on the MPNP In-Demand Occupation List are ineligible to apply for this stream.

Note that the province does not count work experience gained while engaged in full-time study.

Job Offer

In addition to the above, in order to be eligible to apply for this stream, the candidate must have a job offer from their employer for a full-time, permanent position to continue working.

Language Proficiency

For this stream, the level of language proficiency required depends on a person’s occupation:

Regulated Occupations

Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 in either English or French

Compulsory Trade Occupations

CLB 6 in English or French

All other occupations at National Occupational Classification (NOC) Skill Level 0, A, or B

CLB 5

NOC Skill Level C or D

CLB 4

The language tests must have been taken within the 2 years prior to applying to the program.

Level of Education

No minimum education is required for this stream; however, the candidates demonstrating completion of post-secondary education can claim points through the MPNP Ranking System, and will therefore have an advantage over others in the pool.

Settlement Plan

All the candidates interested and applying for MPNP streams must submit a settlement plan outlining their plan for integrating into life in Manitoba.  

Settlement Funds

The candidates should demonstrate that they meet the provincial settlement funds requirements in order to apply. Manitoba requires the candidates to show they have access to a minimum of $10,000 CAD plus an additional $2,000 CAD per spouse and accompanying dependant. It should be noted that this is the requirement of the province (Manitoba). The requirements may vary when submitting a federal immigration application.

Application Procedure

This stream operates on the system of Expression of Interest (EOI). Candidates meeting the minimum stream requirements may register a profile via the MPNP Online portal. Once the profile is submitted, the candidates are assigned a score and ranked using the MPNP Ranking System. The candidates will the highest ranks are issued a Letter of Advice to Apply (LAA) during one of the MPNP Draws.

Once the LLA is received, the candidate gets 60 days to submit their completed application to MPNP. It can be submitted online via the applicant’s MPNP Online account. If approved, the applicant is issued a provincial nomination for PR from Manitoba. The candidate is mailed a nomination package indicating how to prepare and submit a federal application for PR.

Provincial nominees get 6 months (from the date of nomination) to submit their official application for PR. A paper-based application must be prepared and submitted by mail to the appropriate application centre. Such PR applications generally take 18 months to be processed.


MPNP Ranking System

This system is used to assign all the MPNP candidates a score once they have submitted their Expression of Interest (EOI). The candidates with the highest scores are invited to apply to the program.

Overview of Factors

Factor

Maximum Points

Language Proficiency

125

Age

75

Work Experience

175

Education

125

Adaptability

500

Risk Assessment

-200

Total

1000

 

Language

Language Proficiency

Ranking Points

First Official Language

 

CLB 8 or higher

25 per band

CLB 7

22 per band

CLB 6

20 per band

CLB 5

17 per band

CLB 4

12 per band

CLB 3 or lower

0

Second Official Language

 

CLB 5 or higher (overall)

25

Maximum Points

125

 

Age

Age

Ranking Points

18

20

19

30

20

40

21 to 45

75

46

40

47

30

48

20

49

10

50 or older

0

Maximum Points

75

 

Work Experience

Work Experience

Ranking Points

Less than one year

0

One year

40

Two years

50

Three years

60

Four years or more

75

Fully recognized by provincial licensing body

100

Maximum Points

175

Education

Education

Ranking Points

Master’s degree or Doctorate

125

Two post-secondary programs of at least two years each

115

One post-secondary program of three years or more

110

One post-secondary program of two years

100

One-year post-secondary program

70

Trade Certificate

70

No formal post-secondary education

0

Maximum Points

125

 

 

Adaptability

Adaptability

Ranking Points

Connection to Manitoba

 

Close relative in Manitoba

200

Previous authorized work experience in Manitoba (six months or more)

100

Completed post-secondary program in Manitoba (two years or more)

100

Completed post-secondary program in Manitoba (one year)

50

Close friend or distant relative in Manitoba

50

Manitoba Demand

 

Ongoing employment in Manitoba for six months or more with long-term job offer from the same employer

500

Invitation to Apply under a Strategic Initiative

500

Regional Development

 

Immigration destination in Manitoba outside of Winnipeg

50

Maximum Points

500

 

Risk Factor

Risk Factor

Ranking Points

Close relative in another province and no close relative in Manitoba

0

Work experience in another province

-100

Studies in another province

-100

Previous immigration application to another province

0

Maximum Points

-200