Skilled Workers in Manitoba Stream

This is one of many immigration streams in the Skilled Workers in Manitoba Category in the MPNP. It targets foreign nationals with skilled work experience who are residing in Manitoba at the time of their application.

Candidates successfully nominated through this stream are invited to submit their applications for Canadian PR. As this stream uses the MPNP Ranking System, only the candidates 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

None for NOC 0, A, or B

CLB 4 for NOC C or D

Level of Education

No Minimum

Work Experience

6 months or 1 year (see below)

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

Investment Requirement

None

Connection to Manitoba

To be eligible for this stream, the candidate must be in Manitoba and working for an employer on a valid work permit for at least 6 months prior to the application. In case the candidate has recently graduated from a post-secondary program from some other Canadian province but wishes to apply to the MPNP, the employment period should be at least 12 months.

It should be noted that the work experience accumulated while studying full-time is not counted towards the requirements for this stream.

Job Offer

In addition to the above, the candidate must have a full-time job offer from their current Manitoba employer. It should be a permanent position with offer to continue working for the employer.

Language Proficiency 

There is no minimum language proficiency requirement if the candidate’s employment offer is for a position at NOC Skill Level 0, A, or B. However, if it is for NOC Skill Level C or D, the candidate must have valid language test scores of CLB level 4 or higher.

Level of Education

Although there is no minimum education required for this stream, the candidates with post-secondary education can claim points through the MPNP Ranking System. As only the candidates with the highest-ranking get invited to apply to the program, the candidates with post-secondary education have an advantage over others.

Settlement Plan

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

Settlement Funds

All the candidates for MPNP streams should demonstrate provincial settlement funds requirements. The province of Manitoba requires the candidates to show access to at least $10,000 CAD and an additional $2,000 CAD per spouse and accompanying dependant. As this is the requirement of the province, these may vary when submitting a federal immigration application.

Application Procedure

As this stream operates on the basis of Expression of Interest (EOI), the candidates meeting the requirements can register themselves using the MPNP Online portal. Once the profile is submitted, the candidates are assigned scores and ranked using the MPNP Ranking System. The candidates with the highest ranks are issued a Letter of Advice to Apply (LAA) during one of the MPNP Draws.

Once the Letter of Advice to Apply is received, the candidate must submit a complete application to MPNP within 60 days. The application can be submitted online through the applicant’s MPNP Online account. If approved, the applicant is then issued a provincial nomination for PR from Manitoba. They are then mailed a nomination package indicating preparation and submission of federal application for PR.
Once the provincial nomination is received, the applicant has a maximum of six months to submit a federal application for Canadian PR. Therefore, the applicants must complete and submit a paper-based application for PR by mail to the appropriate application centre. Paper-based PNP applications for permanent residence are generally taken about 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