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Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)

Manitoba the gateway to western Canada.

A province with high-powered economy through its natural resources and agriculture, this province is considered as a major driver of Canada’s wealth.

The MPNP is Manitoba’s Provincial Nominee Program. This program seeks recent graduates, skilled workers, businesspeople and their families with the intention and ability to successfully settle and economically establish in Manitoba as permanent residents. There are three streams through which the province and potential candidates may immigrate to Manitoba, both through Express Entry and outside Express Entry:

  • Skilled Worker In Manitoba
  • Skilled Workers Overseas
  • Business Investor Stream

Skilled Worker in Manitoba

The Skilled Worker in Manitoba category nominates applicants who have a strong connection to our province through ongoing employment and sufficient skills, education and training, work experience and official language proficiency to make an immediate and ongoing contribution to the Manitoba economy and our community at large. All applicants must submit a Settlement Plan, to explain their plan for settling in Manitoba successfully and contributing economically.

Skilled Worker Overseas

The Manitoba Skilled Worker overseas category nominates applicants who demonstrate an established connection to Manitoba through:

  • the support of family members or friends;
  • through previous education or work experience in the province; or
  • through an Invitation to Apply received directly from the MPNP as part of a Strategic Recruitment Initiative.

uses a points-based system to assess candidates, who may be outside of Canada. Applications are accepted from qualified skilled workers who can demonstrate a strong connection to the province through family or friends (Manitoba Support), past education or employment (Manitoba Experience), or by invitation of the MPNP (Manitoba Invitation), and who score a minimum of 60 points according to five eligibility factors: age, language proficiency, work experience, education and adaptability.

Business Stream (MPNP-B)

Individuals who wish to do business in Manitoba can do so through this stream. This process operates on an ‘Expression of Interest’ system, whereby prospective applicants submit their intention to apply to the program, and the most qualified are invited to apply for immigration.

Farm Strategic Recruitment Initiative

The Farm Strategic Recruitment Initiative (FSRI) rural economic initiative under the auspices of the MPNP for Business (MPNP-B). It allows foreign nationals with farm business experience and sufficient capital to immigrate to Manitoba and operate a farm.

Morden Community Driven Immigration Initiative

One particular initiative for immigration to Manitoba is the Morden Community Driven Immigration Initiative. This rural town, situated 112 km southwest of Winnipeg, is actively looking for new immigrants in certain occupations. Immigration to Morden is conducted through the MPNP