Skilled Workers Overseas Stream

This is one of several immigration streams of the Skilled Workers Overseas Category in the MPNP. This stream targets foreign nationals with skills and foreign work experience required to contribute towards the labour force of Manitoba and who have a connection to the province.

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

Relative or Friend, or;

Education or Work, or;

Attending a Strategic Recruitment Initiative.

Job Offer

No

Language Proficiency

None for NOC 0, A, or B

CLB 4 for NOC C or D

Level of Education

No Minimum

Work Experience

No Minimum

Investment Requirement

None

Connection to Manitoba

To be eligible for this stream, the candidate must demonstrate a connection to Manitoba, in one of the following ways:

  • Previous education in Manitoba;
  • Previous work experience in Manitoba;
  • A close relative or friend living in Manitoba willing to act as a Manitoba supporter, or;
  • The candidate is invited through an MPNP Strategic Recruitment Initiative or through an MPNP Exploratory Visit

Language Proficiency 

There is no minimum language proficiency requirement in case the candidate’s claimed occupation is at NOC Skill Level 0, A, or B. However, the client must meet the minimum points required for eligibility for the program.
In case the candidate’s claimed occupation is at NOC Skill Level C or D, the candidate must have language test scores with proficiency equivalent to the 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.

Points Assessment Grid

To qualify for this stream, a candidate must have at least 60/100 points on the Manitoba Points Assessment Grid. However, meeting the minimum alone does not guarantee success, as the candidates are ranked using the MPNP Ranking System.

Settlement Plan

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

It should be noted that Manitoba PNP reserves the right to limit selection criteria when issuing Letters of Advice to Apply.

The Letters of Advice to Apply are mostly issued only to the candidates work experience in one of Manitoba’s in-demand occupations or the ones with language proficiency higher than the indicated minimums for the program. 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 Points Assessment Grid

To be eligible to submit an EOI to this stream, the candidate must score at least 60 points on the below-mentioned MPNP Points Assessment Grid.

Overview of Factors

Factor

Maximum Points

Language Proficiency

25

Age

10

Work Experience

15

Education

25

Adaptability

25

Minimum Pass Score

60

Factor 1 - Language

Language Proficiency

Ranking Points

First Official Language

 

CLB 8 or higher

20

CLB 7

18

CLB 6

16

CLB 5

14

CLB 4

12

CLB 3 or lower

0

Second Official Language

 

CLB 5 or higher (overall)

5

Maximum Points

25

 

Factor 2 - Age

Age

Ranking Points

18

4

19

6

20

8

21 to 45

10

46

8

47

6

48

4

49

2

50 or older

0

Maximum Points

10

 

Factor 3 - Work Experience

Years of Work Experience

Ranking Points

Less than one year

0

One year

8

Two years

10

Three years

12

Four years or more

15

Maximum Points

15

 

Factor 4 - Education

Highest Level of Completed Education

Ranking Points

Master’s degree or Doctorate

25

Two post-secondary programs of at least two years each

23

One post-secondary program of two years or more

20

One-year post-secondary program

14

Trade Certificate

14

No formal post-secondary education

0

Maximum Points

25

Factor 5 - Connection

Connection to Manitoba

Ranking Points

Close relative in Manitoba

20

Invitation to Apply received from MPNP as part of recruitment mission or exploratory visit

20

Previous work experience in Manitoba (at least 6 months)

12

Completed post-secondary program of two years or more in Manitoba

12

Completed post-secondary program of at least one year in Manitoba

10

Friend or distant relative living in Manitoba

10

Regional Immigration*

5

Maximum Points

25

*These points are awarded if the candidate has a connection to Manitoba outside the city of Winnipeg. These points are supplemental and must be awarded in conjunction with another connection to the province.

Manitoba In-Demand Occupations

Manitoba prioritizes candidates with work experience in one of the province’s in-demand occupations. 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

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