Manitoba PNP – Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program

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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

  • Entrepreneur Pathway
  • 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.

Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program Nominations and Approvals 2021

Skilled Worker

Business Investor Stream
Business ApprovalsTotal Nominations
Grand Total2,000492,004
Source: MPNP

How to apply for the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)?

  1. Submit an Expression of Interest

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

  3. 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.

Check out the Manitoba PNP Points Calculator

Steps to create Manitoba PNP Expression of Interest profile

  1. Create a Government of Manitoba account
  2. 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 ProficiencyRanking Points
First Official Language
CLB 8 or higher25 per band
CLB 722 per band
CLB 620 per band
CLB 517 per band
CLB 412 per band
CLB 3 or lower 0
Second Official Language
CLB 5 or higher (overall)25
Maximum Points – Factor 1125
Manitoba PNP Language Points

Factor 2. Age

Points are based on your age at the time your Expression of Interest is submitted to the MPNP.

AgeRanking Points
21 to 4575
50 or older0
Maximum Points – Factor 275
Manitoba PNP Age Points

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 experienceRanking Points
less than one year 0
one year40
two years50
three years60
four years or more75
Fully recognized by provincial licensing body100
Maximum Points – Factor 3175
Manitoba PNP Work Experience Points

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 educationRanking Points
Master’s degree or Doctorate125
Two post-secondary programs of at least two years each115
One post-secondary program of three years or more110
One post-secondary program of two years100
One-year post-secondary program70
Trade Certificate70
No formal post-secondary education0
Maximum Points – Factor 4125
Manitoba PNP Education Points

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 FactorRanking Points
Connection to Manitoba
Close relative in Manitoba200
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 Manitoba50
Manitoba Demand
Ongoing employment in Manitoba for six months or more with long-term job offer from the same employer500
Invitation to Apply under a Strategic Initiative500
Regional Development*
Immigration destination in Manitoba outside of Winnipeg50
Maximum Points – Factor 5500
Manitoba PNP Adaptability Points

*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 FactorRanking 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
Manitoba PNP Risk Assessment Points