• Whether you simply want to visit Manitoba to explore our rich cultural history and natural beauty, come to Manitoba to work temporarily or immigrate to our province through one of the available options, including the world-renowned Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program, in this section you will find everything you need to know to be successful.



    The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) 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. Manitoba makes it easy to immigrate and settle in our province.

    The MPNP for Skilled Workers is locally driven and based on the needs of Manitoba employers. We select internationally trained and experienced workers who have the skills needed in the local labour market, and nominate them to receive Canadian permanent resident visas to settle and work in Manitoba. There are two streams:

    • Skilled Workers in Manitoba
    • Skilled Workers Overseas


    The new International Education Stream (IES) for Manitoba graduates is dedicated to providing international students graduating in Manitoba and meeting the needs of industry faster pathways to nomination. There are three pathways:

    Note: If you are an international student who graduated in another province of Canada, you will not be eligibleunder this stream but may be eligible under the renewed Skilled Worker in Manitoba Stream



    The renewed Business Investor Stream will replace the current PNP-B business immigration category. BIS allows Manitoba to recruit and nominate qualified business investors and entrepreneurs from around the world who have the intent and ability to start or purchase businesses in Manitoba. Applicants will no longer be required to submit a deposit of $100,000 to the Manitoba government.

    There are two pathways:



    The following are not eligible to submit an application to the MPNP:

    • Refugee claimants, or individuals involved in a federal appeal or removal process
    • Live-in Caregivers currently living in Canada
    • Temporary foreign workers currently working and residing in a province other than Manitoba
    • Spouses of Canadian citizens or permanent residents
    • Individuals who have been refused by the MPNP within the last six months and who are not able to address the reason(s) for refusal
    • Individuals who have an active immigration application with any other provincial immigration program in Canada

    Source:http://www.immigratemanitoba.com/immigrate-to-manitoba/



  • The MPNP for Skilled Workers is locally driven and based on the needs of Manitoba employers. We select internationally trained and experienced workers who have the skills needed in the local labour market, and nominate them to receive Canadian permanent resident visas to settle and work in Manitoba.

    The MPNP for Skilled Workers in Manitoba 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.

    Ongoing Manitoba employment is a way for skilled workers to demonstrate they have the connection to Manitoba required to be eligible to apply to the MPNP for Skilled Workers in Manitoba. Determine your eligibility.

    The MPNP for Skilled Workers in Manitoba empowers you to take charge of your proven success finding employment in Manitoba.

    Ongoing Manitoba employment is a means for skilled workers to demonstrate they have the Connection to Manitoba required of all applicants to the MPNP for Skilled Workers.

    Ongoing Manitoba employment means that a Manitoba company has offered you a long-term, full-time job after you have completed at least six months (continuous) full-time employment with that company as a temporary foreign worker or international student working graduate.

    Unlike the other connections to Manitoba in the MPNP, Skilled Workers in Manitoba are not subject to a points-based assessment.



    Your employer must be incorporated or registered by or under an act of the legislature of a province or the Parliament of Canada and operating as a business that has an established production capability, plant or place of business in Manitoba.

    Your employer must demonstrate to the satisfaction of the MPNP that they are an established business with an ability to offer you full-time and long-term employment in Manitoba.

    Any periods of self-employment, unauthorized work, or periods of employment during which you were engaged in fulltime study (ex: work experience gained on a co-op permit) will not be included when calculating the period of qualifying work experience in Manitoba.

    Self-employed individuals, business owners, owner-operators and individuals providing services as independent contractors to the business supporting their application are not eligible to apply as Skilled Workers in Manitoba and any work experience in Manitoba gained in those capacities will not be considered when calculating the qualifying period of work in the province.

    Note

    The MPNP will only issue a work permit support letter to you if there is a demonstrated employee-employer relationship.

    Requirements for International Students from other provinces: If you graduated from a post-secondary program in another Canadian province and want to apply to the MPNP for Skilled Workers under this category because you’ve been offered a job in Manitoba, to be eligible you must first have been working for that Manitoba employer for at least one year.

    International students who lost or want to change employment must inform the MPNP. Each case will be reviewed and given consideration. There are no set rules or guidelines as there may be a number of reasons that an international student may lose or need to change employment. It is best to contact the MPNP to discuss your situation to determine the best course of action.



    Required documents: In MPNP Online, you must upload copies of your valid work permit and, from your Manitoba employer, written confirmation that you’ve been working full-time for at least six months continuous, as well as your job-offer letter, specifying salary/wage and details of the position, signed and on company letterhead, along with all other documents described on the page Documents. Conditions:

    • The offer of long-term employment must be from the same employer for whom you have been working fulltime for the required time period.
    • You must have all qualifications for the position including training/education and any required licence or certification.
    • You must have job-ready English; specifically you must demonstrate the English or French proficiency to fulfill the duties of your job description.
    • Your connection to Manitoba through employment must be stronger than ties you may have to another province
    • You must demonstrate in a Settlement Plan your intention and plan to live, work and establish your work and family life in Manitoba as a permanent resident.

    Note:

    People exempt from requiring a work permit to work in Manitoba (ex: Ministers of Religion) are not eligible to apply to the MPNP under this category.

    Employment that is part of a work-study program is ineligible.

    Skilled workers applying on the basis of ongoing employment in Manitoba must still provide documented proof of settlement funds in their name. However, the MPNP will consider your current income, so you may not necessarily require the generally recommended C$10,000 in settlement funds.



    Only graduates of Manitoba post-secondary educational institutions are considered. You are eligible if your Manitoba employer offers you a long-term job following at least six months of continuous full-time employment on a valid postgraduation work permit.

    Required documents: In MPNP Online you must upload copies of: your valid post-graduation work permit; confirmation from your employer of minimum six months continuous full-time work; your job-offer letter, specifying salary/wage and details of the position, on company letterhead and signed by your employer, as well as education and all other documents.

    Conditions

    • You attended an authorized education or training program at a public, or registered private vocational, postsecondary institution in Manitoba. (Language programs are specifically excluded.)
    • Your academic/vocational program was full-time and at least one academic year in duration.
    • You successfully completed your program and were awarded a diploma, degree or certificate.
    • You have been continuously working at least six months for the same employer who has offered you a permanent (long-term) full-time job.
    • You have a valid post-graduation work permit from Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
    • Your connection to Manitoba through employment is stronger than ties you may have to another Canadian province.
    • You demonstrate in a Settlement Plan your intention and plan to live, work and establish your work and family life in Manitoba as a permanent resident.
    • You have all qualifications and the English or French language proficiency to fulfill the duties of your job. *

    * Minimum language for lower-skilled occupations: If your job is classified as lower skilled (NOC C or D) you must submit in MPNP Online valid results of an MPNP-approved language test demonstrating official language proficiency at CLB 4 (NCLC 4, French) or higher in all test categories according to the MPNP’s CLB Language Grid. To be considered valid, your test must have been taken no more than two years prior to the date you submit your MPNP Online application. NOC C and D jobs include lower-skilled workers in the trades, primary and manufacturing industries, sales and services, and certain clerical and assistant categories.

    Note

    Get your post-graduation work permit: Apply to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada within 180 days of completing your school program requirements. If you need help, see the international student advisor at your school.



    Immigration through the MPNP for Skilled Workers in Manitoba is a three-step process:

    STEP 1

    Submit an Expression of Interest

    STEP 2

    The highest-scoring qualified candidates with a connection to Manitoba are invited to submit an MPNP application

    STEP 3

    Following a thorough assessment, the MPNP nominates successful candidates to make a separate application to the Government of Canada for permanent resident visas for you and your family.



    The following are not eligible to submit an application to the MPNP:

    • Refugee claimants, or individuals involved in a federal appeal or removal process
    • Live-in Caregivers currently living in Canada
    • Temporary foreign workers currently working and residing in a province other than Manitoba
    • Spouses of Canadian citizens or permanent residents
    • Individuals who have been refused by the MPNP within the last six months and who are not able to address the reason(s) for refusal
    • Individuals who have an active immigration application with any other provincial immigration program or federal immigration program in Canada. Note: an Express Entry profile is not considered an immigration application.

    Source:http://www.immigratemanitoba.com/immigrate-to-manitoba/



  • The MPNP for Skilled Workers is locally driven and based on the needs of Manitoba employers. MPNP selects internationally trained and experienced workers who have the skills needed in the local labour market, and nominate them to receive Canadian permanent resident visas to settle and work in Manitoba.

    The MPNP for Skilled Workers Overseas nominates applicants who demonstrate anestablished 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.

    All applicants to the MPNP who are applying as Skilled Workers Overseas must demonstrate an established connection to Manitoba either 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. You can find more information about the different types of eligible connections below.

    Use the Points Assessment information below to estimate your eligibility under the MPNP Skilled Workers Overseas stream.



    A Manitoba Supporter is an established resident of the province who is a friend or relative of the applicant and is willing and able to review and endorse the applicant’s plan for settling and finding employment in their destination community. A Manitoba Supporter must be the applicant’s close relative or friend/distant relative, and must be:

    • able to provide documents proving they reside and are established in Manitoba and have been living in the province continuously for at least one year (ex: copy of Manitoba Health Card)
    • a Canadian citizen or permanent resident (ex: copy of Permanent Resident Card)
    • able to demonstrate sufficiently close ties to the applicant and to Manitoba
    • able to demonstrate that any applications they previously supported resulted in successful, permanent economic establishment in Manitoba
    • able to support the applicant’s Settlement Plan

    For close relatives, both the applicant and the supporter must provide documents proving their familial relationship

    Close relatives may support the application of more than one skilled worker at a time provided they satisfactorily demonstrate their ability to do so.

    For friends and distant relatives, their household must not be currently supporting the settlement of another MPNP applicant, nominee or person under another Canadian immigration program. Finally, your supporter cannot be and the MPNP will not accept a Settlement Plan Part 2 signed by:

    • a paid immigration representative
    • anyone who is not a demonstrated relative or friend of the applicant or the applicant’s spouse
    • a Canadian elected official or their staff

    Your Manitoba supporter is your connection to the province; to be eligible for the MPNP you must also demonstrate you can be assessed sufficient points for language, employability, education, age and adaptability according to the MPNP Self-assessment Worksheet.

    Note: Applicants with Manitoba Supporters should declare that person and their address as local contact for correspondence with the MPNP so that your supporter is authorized to discuss your application. Important: The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program is not a sponsorship program. Because the MPNP is a labour market-driven, economic immigration program, all applicants must be employable and adaptable skilled workers with job-ready English, sufficient settlement funds and the genuine intention and ability to economically establish in Manitoba as permanent residents

    Familial relationships To be considered a close relative, a Manitoba Supporter must be related to the applicant (or the applicant’s spouse) in one of the following ways:

    • sister or brother
    • niece or nephew (ex: child of your sister or brother)
    • aunt or uncle (ex: brother or sister of your mother or father)
    • first cousin (ex: child of your aunt or uncle)
    • mother or father
    • grandmother or grandfather

    Can children support parents?
    No. Children living in Manitoba cannot serve as Manitoba Supporter for their parents’ MPNP application.

    Can Canadians or Permanent Residents support an application for their spouse?
    If you are married to a Canadian Citizen or permanent resi

    Important:: The MPNP requires up-to-date contact information for your Manitoba supporter. Your supporter MUST inform the MPNP if they move to a new address or there are any other changes to their contact information. If the MPNP is unable to contact your supporter using the information on file, your application may be refused.



    Manitoba Experience means that in the past you lived in the province as a temporary foreign worker or as an international student. Manitoba Experience is your connection; to be eligible for the MPNP you must also demonstrate you can be assessed sufficient points for language, employability, education, age and adaptability according to the MPNP Selfassessment Worksheet.

    Skilled workers considering applying with connection of Manitoba Experience may refer to the points worksheet to see how many points you may be assessed for your past employment, or for your past education (dependent on your level and duration of studies).

    Past employment in Manitoba:

    • In the past, you worked full-time for a Manitoba employer at least six consecutive months.
    • Submit signed employer letter of reference on company letterhead and copy of work permit proving you worked in Manitoba.

    Past education in Manitoba:

    • As an international student you attended and completed an authorized education or training program at a public, or registered private vocational, post-secondary institution in Manitoba. (Language studies are not authorized.)
    • To prove you studied in Manitoba, you must submit your study permit(s), your academic transcripts and the certificate, diploma or degree you received for completing the program.


    The MPNP for Skilled Workers regularly issues Invitations to Apply to qualified candidates who are identified as part of one of our Strategic Recruitment initiatives in Manitoba and overseas. Issuance of an Invitation to Apply is at the sole discretion of the MPNP and applicants cannot self-select for eligibility with this connection to our province.

    Required documents

    To apply to the MPNP with the connection of Manitoba Invitation, you must upload in MPNP Online the Letter of Invitation you received directly from the MPNP after being interviewed by a program officer during a recruitment mission or exploratory visit.

    Recruitment missions

    The MPNP regularly travels overseas on recruitment missions, often in partnership with Manitoba employers. Watch this page for news of the next MPNP initiative.

    Exploratory Visits

    The MPNP accepts – only during set periods – expressions of interest to make an exploratory visit to Manitoba. Watch this page for news of future intake dates.
    Eligibility criteria to participate in visits and missions are subject to change but generally include that you:

    • are between the ages of 21 to 45
    • can satisfy the MPNP that you do not have a stronger connection to another province
    • can demonstrate the employability and adaptability required of all MPNP applicants
    • have completed at least a one-year, post-secondary education or training program for which you received a diploma, degree or certificate
    • have worked at least two years full-time in the past five years and can demonstrate your ability to find a job in Manitoba in that occupation (including plans to achieve licence/certification in the case of regulated occupations)
    • have the genuine intention and ability to economically establish and settle in the Canadian province of Manitoba as a permanent resident demonstrated, in part, with a Settlement Plan
    • provide to the MPNP, at the time you apply to participate in the initiative, official results of an approved language test taken within the past two years showing you achieved scores equivalent to at least CLB 5 in each test category and overall.

    What is an MPNP exploratory visit?

    An exploratory visit is a pre-arranged trip that potential MPNP applicants may make to the province of Manitoba, Canada to research communities and employment opportunities to help them make an informed decision on whether they have the intention and ability to find employment and settle with their family in Manitoba as permanent residents. After the MPNP interview included in a pre-approved exploratory visit, we may invite you to submit an MPNP Online application. Note that it is the Letter of Invitation, not the exploratory visit, that establishes a candidate’s requisite Manitoba connection. The MPNP conducts exploratory visits at our discretion as resources allow in order to provide opportunity for qualified skilled workers, otherwise ineligible for our program, to establish the Connection to Manitoba that is required of all provincial nominee program applicants.

    Exploratory visits must be approved by, then arranged through, the MPNP only by invitation following our acceptance of your request

    Exploratory visit itinerary:

    Only to candidates whose request is accepted does the MPNP provide instructions on what to do during an exploratory visit and what documents to bring with you (ex: education certificates and employer letters of reference). Activities to undertake during an exploratory visit include: meeting with prospective employers; consulting with occupational regulatory bodies, and exploring housing, school and lifestyle opportunities in your chosen Manitoba community.

    Note: Neither an accepted request, nor an actual visit and interview, nor an Invitation to Apply to the MPNP suggest guarantee of approval of your eventual MPNP Online application, nor approval of a nominee’s subsequent, separate permanent resident visa application to the Government of Canada.



    In addition to demonstrating a strong connection to Manitoba, every candidate who wants to be considered under the Skilled Worker Overseas stream must score at least 60 points based on five factors in order to be eligible. If you do not have a connection to Manitoba, you are not eligible under this stream, regardless of your points total. The MPNP points system illustrated below is for your self-assessment and information only. The MPNP will complete a full assessment of any application it receives and scores each candidate based on the information supporting documentation you provide at that time, and according to the current criteria and information on eligibility, policy and procedure published on this website.



    Language Points are calculated according to documented proof of training and ability in one or both of Canada’s official languages, English and French. If you are proficient in both, choose as your first language the one you are most comfortable using. You must submit valid official results of a recent MPNP-approved language test as proof of your language proficiency. To be considered valid, your test must have been taken no more than two years prior to the date you submit your MPNP Online application. CLB refers to Canadian Language Benchmark/Niveaux de competence linguistique canadiens (NCLC). For information on approved tests and how test scores relate to CLB levels, please use the tools provided in the Language Proficiency section of this website.

    Applicants whose occupation is classified at National Occupational Classification C or D must, in order to be eligible to apply, have at least CLB 4 in English (or NCLC 4 in French)

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    L A N G U A G E P R O F I C I E N C Y P O I N T S A W A R D E D
    F I R S T L A N G U A G E
    CLB 8 or higher 20
    CLB 7 18
    CLB 6 16
    CLB 5 14
    CLB 4 12
    CLB 3 or lower
    S E C O N D L A N G U A G E
    CLB 5 or higher 5
    M A X I M U M P O I N T S – F A C T O R 1 2 5 ( 2 5 % O F T O T A L )


    Age points are calculated according to the date your application is received by the MPNP

    AGE P O I N T S A W A R D E D
    18 4
    19 6
    20 8
    21 to 45 10
    46 8
    47 6
    48 4
    49 2
    50 or older 0
    M A X I M U M P O I N T S – F A C T O R 2 1 0 ( 1 0 % O F T O T A L )


    Work experience points are based on documented proof of full-time employment in the past five years. Only fulltime jobs of six months (continuous) or longer are considered.

    Y E A R S O F W O R K E X P E R I E N C E P O I N T S A W A R D E D
    less than one year 0
    one year 8
    two years 10
    three years 12
    four years or more 15
    M A X I M U M P O I N T S – F A C T O R 3 1 5 ( 1 5 % O F T O T A L )


    Adaptability points are calculated according to documented proof of a strong connection to Manitoba and employability in your assessed occupation, demonstrating that you have the genuine intention and ability to successfully settle and economically establish in Manitoba as a permanent resident. A connection to Manitoba is required of all applicants. You can only receive points for one type of connection, even if multiple apply to you. In addition to Adaptability points, you may also score points for Regional Immigration for having a connection to, and planning to settle in, a region of Manitoba outside the city of Winnipeg. Regional points are supplemental only and cannot be a substitute for another connection to the province.

    C O N N E C T I O N T O M A N I T O B A P O I N T S A W A R D E D
    Close relative in Manitoba 20
    Invitation to Apply received from the MPNP as part of a recruitment mission or exploratory visit Previous work experience in Manitoba (at least six months)
    Completed post-secondary program of two years or more in Manitoba 20
    Completed post-secondary program of at least one academic year in Manitoba 10
    Regional Immigration* 10
    Friend or distant relative living in Manitoba 5
    M A X I M U M P O I N T S – F A C T O R 5 2 5 ( 2 5 % O F T O T A L )

    *All candidates indicating that they plan to settle outside of Winnipeg MUST at the time of application satisfactorily demonstrate that they have a convincing connection to a region outside of the capital city indicating a strong likelihood that they will make a long-term economic contribution to that region.



    Immigration through the MPNP for Skilled Workers in Manitoba is a three-step process:

    STEP 1

    Submit an Expression of Interest

    STEP 2

    The highest-scoring qualified candidates with a connection to Manitoba are invited to submit an MPNP application

    STEP 3

    Following a thorough assessment, the MPNP nominates successful candidates to make a separate application to the Government of Canada for permanent resident visas for you and your family.



    The following are not eligible to submit an application to the MPNP:

    • Refugee claimants, or individuals involved in a federal appeal or removal process
    • Live-in Caregivers currently living in Canada
    • Temporary foreign workers currently working and residing in a province other than Manitoba
    • Spouses of Canadian citizens or permanent residents
    • Individuals who have been refused by the MPNP within the last six months and who are not able to address the reason(s) for refusal
    • Individuals who have an active immigration application with any other provincial immigration program or federal immigration program in Canada. Note: an Express Entry profile is not considered an immigration application.

    Source:http://www.immigratemanitoba.com/immigrate-to-manitoba/



  • The Career Employment Pathway provides faster nomination pathways for post-secondary students who graduate and find longterm employment in Manitoba in an in-demand occupation consistent with their training. If you meet these conditions, you will be eligible to apply to the MPNP immediately after graduating and obtaining the job offer.

    If you are an international student who graduated in another province of Canada and/or are not working in an in-demand occupation, you may be eligible to apply under the Skilled Worker in Manitoba Stream.

    International Education Stream – Career Employment Pathway
    Criterion Minimum Requirement
    Education You must have graduated in the past 3 years from a designated post-secondary institution in Manitoba (minimum one year, two semesters, full-time coursework).
    Official Languages Proficiency Minimum CLB/NCLC 7 (or equivalent)
    Current Employment in Manitoba *

    You must have a full-time job offer from an eligible Manitoba employer, with a minimum 1-year contract on Manitoba’s published In-Demand Occupations list that is consistent with your completed program of studies in Manitoba. You must be working full-time in MB at the time your application is assessed.


    Note
    • The MPNP may impose program or occupation-specific limits
    • Manitoba Degree-program Graduates qualify provided they have a job offer in any NOC 0,A,B on the in-demand list.
    Settlement Funds ou must demonstrate liquid funds equivalent to Low Income Cut-Off (LICO) requirements for independent financial resources for a six-month period.
    or
    You must be employed in a full-time, long-term position in Manitoba.
    Adaptability You must be residing in Manitoba at the time of application
    You must show the intent to continue to reside in Manitoba after nomination, including the submission of a Career Employment Plan demonstrating opportunities for a successful career track in Manitoba

    *International students who lost or want to change employment must inform the MPNP. Each case will be reviewed and given consideration. There are no set rules or guidelines as there may be a number of reasons that an international student may lose or need to change employment. It is best to contact the MPNP to discuss your situation to determine the best course of action.

  • The Career Employment Pathway provides faster nomination pathways for post-secondary students who graduate and find longterm employment in Manitoba in an in-demand occupation consistent with their training. If you meet these conditions, you will be eligible to apply to the MPNP immediately after graduating and obtaining the job offer.

    If you are an international student who graduated in another province of Canada and/or are not working in an in-demand occupation, you may be eligible to apply under the Skilled Worker in Manitoba Stream.

    International Education Stream – Graduate Internship Pathway
    Criterion Minimum Requirement
    Education Completed a master or doctoral degree program in Manitoba within the past 3 years
    Official Languages Proficiency inimum CLB/NCLC 7 (or equivalent)
    Internship in Manitoba Completed a Mitacs Elevate or Accelerate (including Accelerate Entrepreneur) internship with an eligible industry and research enterprise in Manitoba
    SEmployment in Manitoba You are not required to have a job offer at the time of application
    Settlement Funds You must demonstrate liquid funds equivalent to Low Income Cut-Off (LICO) requirements for independent financial resources for a six-month period.
    or
    You must be employed in a full-time, long-term position in Manitoba.
    Adaptability You must be residing in Manitoba at the time of application
    You must show the intent to continue to reside in Manitoba after nomination, including the submission of a Career Employment Plan demonstrating opportunities for a successful career track in Manitoba

    *International students who lost or want to change employment must inform the MPNP. Each case will be reviewed and given consideration. There are no set rules or guidelines as there may be a number of reasons that an international student may lose or need to change employment. It is best to contact the MPNP to discuss your situation to determine the best course of action.

  • The Career Employment Pathway provides faster nomination pathways for post-secondary students who graduate and find longterm employment in Manitoba in an in-demand occupation consistent with their training. If you meet these conditions, you will be eligible to apply to the MPNP immediately after graduating and obtaining the job offer.

    If you are an international student who graduated in another province of Canada and/or are not working in an in-demand occupation, you may be eligible to apply under the Skilled Worker in Manitoba Stream.

    International Education Stream – Graduate Internship Pathway
    Criterion Minimum Requirement
    Education Completed a master or doctoral degree program in Manitoba within the past 3 years
    Official Languages Proficiency inimum CLB/NCLC 7 (or equivalent)
    Internship in Manitoba Completed a Mitacs Elevate or Accelerate (including Accelerate Entrepreneur) internship with an eligible industry and research enterprise in Manitoba
    SEmployment in Manitoba You are not required to have a job offer at the time of application
    Settlement Funds You must demonstrate liquid funds equivalent to Low Income Cut-Off (LICO) requirements for independent financial resources for a six-month period.
    or
    You must be employed in a full-time, long-term position in Manitoba.
    Adaptability You must be residing in Manitoba at the time of application
    You must show the intent to continue to reside in Manitoba after nomination, including the submission of a Career Employment Plan demonstrating opportunities for a successful career track in Manitoba

    *International students who lost or want to change employment must inform the MPNP. Each case will be reviewed and given consideration. There are no set rules or guidelines as there may be a number of reasons that an international student may lose or need to change employment. It is best to contact the MPNP to discuss your situation to determine the best course of action.

  • The International Student Entrepreneur Pilot will provide up to 20 (per calendar year) international students who have graduated in Manitoba the opportunity to pursue entrepreneurship rather than employment. Once the applicant meets the conditions of their Business Performance Agreement, they are nominated for permanent residence.

    Interested candidates should email MPNP-BusinessStream@gov.mb.ca to register for an information session.

    Interested candidates should email MPNP-BusinessStream@gov.mb.ca to register for an information session

    NOTE: Attending an information session is required before you submit any forms to the MPNP. If you are an international student who graduated in another province of Canada, you may be eligible to apply under theInvestor Stream Entrepreneur Pathway.

    International Education Stream – International Student Entrepreneur Pilot
    Criterion Minimum Requirement
    Business Experience A business plan is required as part of your application to MPNP
    must operate the business as a senior manager on a daily basis from the place of business in Manitoba for at least 6 months prior to nomination while on a valid temporary work permit, consistent with the requirements of your Business Performance Agreement (BPA).
    Business equity ownership of at least 51%.
    Official Languages Proficiency Minimum CLB/NCLC 7
    Education Complete a full-time post-secondary program in Manitoba that is at least 2 years in duration. (distance learning or compressed academic programs are not eligible)
    Studies and/or work/business experience outside of Canada will be considered as beneficial but not are not an eligibility requirement
    Age 21-35
    Adaptability You must:
    • Have a valid open work permit or post-graduation work permit (PGWP) at the time of application;
    • Have continuously resided in MB since graduation; and
    • Show intent to continue to reside in MB after nomination
    Net Worth / Settlement Funds A deposit is not required.
    Minimum net worth is not an eligibility criterion; however, net worth/ source of funds will be considered for the purpose of evaluating the potential for you to successfully execute on your business plan
    You must demonstrate liquid funds equivalent to Low Income Cut-Off (LICO) requirements for independent financial resources for a twelve-month period. Your personal net worth will be verified by a third-party supplier approved by the MPNP. A verification report, along with the application, must be submitted to the MPNP within 120 days of receiving your LAA.
    Business Performance Agreement After an application is approved, a Business Performance Agreement (BPA) must be signed prior to the MPNP issuing you an approval-in-principle letter to implement your business plan.
  • The renewed Farm Investor Pathway (FIP) replaces the previous Farm Strategic Recruitment Initiative. The Pathway is for individuals with proven farm business experience, sufficient available capital to invest, and who intend to establish and operate a farm operation in rural Manitoba.

    It is expected that successful applicants of the FIP will establish a farm business in rural Manitoba producing primary products that is consistent with the province’s current farm industry. The type of operation and investment must correlate with Provincial statistics and be relevant to Manitoba’s farm industry. Agri-business operations not producing primary products may qualify under the Entrepreneur Pathway.

    Business Investor Stream – Farm Investor Pathway
    Criterion Minimum Requirement
    Farm Business Experience Minimum of three years farm ownership and operation experience supported by verifiable documents
    Official Languages Proficiency The Farm Investor Pathway (FIP) recognizes language capabilities in either of Canada’s two official languages are an important adaptability skill that will accelerate your ability to become economically established in rural Manitoba.
    If you are invited to attend a FIP interview, you will be required to conduct the interview in either French or English
    Farm Business Investment At least $300,000. You are expected to establish a farming business in rural Manitoba.
    Farm business investments must be in eligible tangible assets as defined by the MPNP
    A farm business plan is required and is an integral part of the application.
    Investments into a farm business operated primarily for the purposes of deriving passive investment income or speculative purposes are not eligible.
    Farm Business Research Visit You must conduct a Farm Business Research Visit to Manitoba
    Farm Business Activities A farm business entity should have ongoing and recurring business activities in rural Manitoba.
    You are required to live on the farm and actively participate in the management of the farm business on an ongoing basis from within Manitoba.
    The farm business must be in active primary agriculture production and economically viable.
    The MPNP requires you to conduct value-added farm business activities in Manitoba. Purely speculative activities or the use of third-party farm managers are not eligible under the MPNP.
    Economic Establishment Adaptability You must demonstrate adaptability, specifically relating to practical farming skills, technical knowledge and experience in technological based farming practices that will transfer directly to Manitoba’s current primary farm production industry
    Net Worth AAt least $500,000
    The MPNP may request for verification of your net worth and financial information by a designated third-party service provider. If requested, the verification report, along with your application, must be submitted to the MPNP within 120 days of receiving your Invitation to Apply