Manitoba PNP or the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) is an economic immigration program managed by the Government of Manitoba, Canada, which seeks recent graduates, skilled workers, and business people to settle and economically establish themselves in Manitoba.
Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program has three main components and multiple subcategories for various types of candidates:
Manitoba PNP Skilled Worker Stream
Skilled Workers in Manitoba
Skilled Workers Overseas
Manitoba PNP International Education Stream
Career Employment Pathway
Graduate Internship Pathway
International Student Entrepreneur Pilot
Manitoba PNP Business Investor Stream
Farm Investor Pathway
All three components target different types of candidates that Manitoba wants to invite for permanent residence. All programs are targeted towards the needs of Manitoba employers and the economic development of Manitoba.
How to apply for the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)?
- Submit an Expression of Interest
- The highest-scoring qualified candidates with a connection to Manitoba are invited to submit an MPNP application.
- Following a thorough assessment, the MPNP nominates successful candidates to make a separate application to Canada’s Government for permanent resident visas for you and your family.
Manitoba PNP Expression of Interest
Expression of Interest is an online profile. Candidate profiles are entered into a pool of all eligible candidates and is valid for one year from the date of creating the profile.
The EOI ranking applies to the Skilled Worker in Manitoba, Skilled Worker Overseas, and International Education Streams. Candidates are ranked on a 100 point scale and the highest-ranked candidate receives an invite from Manitoba.
EOI ranking applies to Skilled Worker in Manitoba, Skilled Worker Overseas, and International Education Streams.
Steps to create Manitoba PNP Expression of Interest profile
- Create a Government of Manitoba account
- Sign in to create an Expression of Interest
List of Manitoba PNP Draws
Manitoba PNP Expression of Interest Ranking Points Grid
Understanding the MPNP Expression of Interest Ranking Factor Points
Factor 1. Language Proficiency
Points are based on individual Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) band scores for Reading Writing, Listening and Speaking, based on the equivalency of your IELTS, CELPIP, TEF and/or TCF test results.
|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 – Factor 1||125|
Factor 2. Age
Points are based on your age at the time your Expression of Interest is submitted to the MPNP.
|21 to 45||75|
|50 or older||0|
|Maximum Points – Factor 2||75|
Factor 3. Work Experience
Points are based on years of full-time work experience. Full-time is defined as 30 hours or more each week for one employer. Count full years of work experience; do not round up your work experience (For example, if you worked 7 months, you would have to answer less than 1).
You can claim 100 additional points for being fully recognized by provincial licensing body if you are working in a profession or trade that requires licensing in Manitoba and you have completed all necessary steps to become licensed / certified to practice in Manitoba
|Years of work experience||Ranking Points|
|less than one year||0|
|four years or more||75|
|Fully recognized by provincial licensing body||100|
|Maximum Points – Factor 3||175|
Factor 4. Education
Points are based on the highest level of education you completed at a recognized education institution for which you have received a certificate, diploma or degree.
|Highest level of completed 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|
|No formal post-secondary education||0|
|Maximum Points – Factor 4||125|
Factor 5. Adaptability
Adaptability points are based on the type of connection you have to Manitoba. All candidates must have at least one type of connection to our province. If you have more than one type of connection, you will receive Adaptability points on your highest scoring connection. Note: Regional Development points are awarded in combination with another Manitoba connection, except Manitoba Demand, when you have an existing social or economic connection to a community outside of the Manitoba Capital Region.
|Adaptability Factor||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|
|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|
|Immigration destination in Manitoba outside of Winnipeg||50|
|Maximum Points – Factor 5||500|
*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.
Factor 6. Risk Assessment
Point deductions are based on connections you or your spouse, if applicable, have to other parts of Canada through education and work experience. Ranking points are not deducted if you or your spouse have a close relative living in another Canadian province or if you have a previous immigration application to another province but you still must answer questions related to these types of connections truthfully in your EOI.
|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 – Factor 6||-200|