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MPNP (Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program)

Because it is between Ontario and Saskatchewan, Manitoba is a major way to get to western Canada. The first place to make a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) official was Manitoba in 1998. The Provincial Nominee Program was important for making the province known as a place where qualified workers would want to live because it was mostly empty. Since then, the Canadian province of Manitoba has become a great example of how immigration can help a place. The MPNP says that immigrants are a big reason why the province’s population, economy, and workforce have all grown in recent years.


Information on the Manitoba PNP in General

  • The first PNP in Canada was the MPNP (Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program). It became a permanent programme for people coming to the United States in 1998.
  • This plan was made to help the province grow its economy through immigration. It took into account the province’s economic and labour market needs.
  • In its first year, the MPNP helped 418 people who were new to the country. Through this programme, the province chooses about 4,000 new immigrants each year.
  • The Manitoba MPNP has done much good work. Without it, Manitoba’s GDP would be up to 30% lower than it is now.
  • Manitoba is another province that people like to move to. Almost 90% of the province’s residents want to stay there. The MPNP makes it easier for you to move to Manitoba if you have a friend or family member. Also, almost 90% of people who apply for jobs in the province find them within the first year.
  • Some things people must do to move to the province are necessary, while others are not.
  • “Enhanced” means that the stream is now part of the EE (Express Entry) system. This is how the federal government handles requests for permanent residency through the country’s three main economic class immigration programmes.
  • The EE (Express Entry) system uses the CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) to assign a total number of points to each applicant. Those who are the best fit are asked to fill out an application for permanent residency.
  • If you are picked by a provincial programme that has been improved, you get 600 more Comprehensive Ranking System points. This makes it almost certain that you will get an ITA (Invitation to Apply) for PR (Permanent Residency). Their EE profile also makes them eligible to be picked.
  • Base streams don’t work with the EE (Express Entry) system. People who get a nomination from a province must send their application right to IRCC (Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada).



Manitoba Immigration Streams:

You have five choices available to you if you want to immigrate to Manitoba, and they are as follows:

  • MCDII (Morden Community-Driven Immigration Initiative);
  • Manitoba IES (International Education Stream);
  • Manitoba BIS (Business Investor Stream);
  • SWM (Skilled Worker in Manitoba Stream);
  • SWO (Skilled Workers Overseas) Stream;

The Skilled Worker in Manitoba Stream is for skilled foreign workers working temporarily in Manitoba and international student graduates. A Manitoba company has offered them a full-time, permanent job.

Skilled workers who live outside Canada and show strong ties to the province can use the Skilled Worker Overseas Stream. A skilled worker who already lives in Canada could also be in this group.

The Manitoba Business Investor Stream can help people who want to start a business in Manitoba.

People from outside Canada who have graduated from a post-secondary school in Manitoba and want to live there permanently can use the International Education Stream.

Welders, carpenters, cooks, plumbers, and pipefitters who want to live in Morden’s small, rural town can join the Morden Community Driven Initiative.


SWM (Skilled Worker in Manitoba Stream)

The SWM has two paths:

  • Employer Direct Recruitment Pathway

People who already have a job in Manitoba and a temporary work permit can choose this option. This includes both temporary workers and Canadians who went to school overseas after high school.

  • Manitoba Work Experience Pathway

To be eligible for this path, you must be interviewed by someone from the MPNP and a company in Manitoba. All of these interviews take place outside of Canada. You must first get an Invitation to Apply before applying this way.


$500 Canadian Dollars (CAD) is the Application Fee.

  • Time Required for Processing: One Year


Fundamental Prerequisites:

  • Must have graduated from an international school or be a temporary foreign worker;
  • You must have a Post-Graduation Work Permit or Work Permit that is still valid;
  • They must have a job offer from their current company for a full-time, permanent job in Manitoba;
  • They must have been at their current job for at least six months.
  • Must have the qualifications for the job, such as education, training, and certifications or licences.
  • They must prove that they can speak French or English well enough to do their jobs;
  • Must be able to find work in Manitoba better than anywhere else in Canada. This must be shown in a settlement plan.
  • Have enough money ($10,000 Canadian for the main applicant and $2,000 Canadian for each dependent);
  • Your employer must be a registered business, open for at least three years.
  • Your work conditions must be the same as those of permanent residents and Canadians.


Here is how the process works:

  1. You have to send in an EOI (Expression of Interest) first. To do this, you have to answer several online questions. Your score will be based on how well you answer each question.
  2. Then, the candidates with the highest scores might have to fill out an MPNP application.
  3. If you win, the province of Manitoba will give you a nomination. You can then use this nomination to apply directly to the Canadian federal government for permanent resident visas for you and your family.
  4. If you apply for the Manitoba Employer Direct Recruitment Pathway, a member of the MPNP will talk to you outside of Canada. An employer from Manitoba will also talk to you about the job. This will happen before you get an invitation to apply.


SWO (Skilled Workers Overseas) Stream

The SWO has two pathways:

  • Manitoba Express Entry Pathway

People with an active EE (Express Entry) profile who meet the requirements of another MPNP stream can choose this track. Also, these people must have strong ties to the state of Manitoba and experience working in a job on the province’s list of jobs in high demand.

  • Human Capital Pathway

This path is for skilled people from other countries who have worked before in one of the jobs on the list of “In-Demand Occupations in Manitoba.”

$500 Canadian Dollars (CAD) is the Application Fee.

  • Time Required for Processing: 6 months

Fundamental Prerequisites:

  • To apply, you must have a link to Manitoba through friends or relatives, education in the province or job experience, or an invitation from the MPNP. You may be required to fulfill additional criteria depending on your connection type.
  • A minimum age of 18 years old.
  • You must get a minimum of 60 points out of 100 points on the point evaluation grid.
  • Must provide a career strategy in detail;
  • Must have at least six months of experience in a high-demand occupation.

Here is how the process works:

  1. You have to send in an EOI (Expression of Interest) first. To do this, you have to answer a number of online questions. Your score will be based on how well you answer each question.
  2. Then, the candidates with the highest scores might have to fill out an MPNP application.
  3. If you qualify for Express Entry, you can use the Express Entry system to do this. If you win, the province of Manitoba will give you a nomination. You can then use this nomination to apply directly to the Canadian federal government for permanent resident visas for you and your family.


Manitoba BIS (Business Investor Stream)

The BIS has two pathways:

  • Manitoba FIP (Farm Investor Pathway)

This route is aimed for those with agriculture-related employment experience who desire to build and manage a farm in Manitoba.

  • Manitoba EP (Entrepreneur Pathway)

With the Entrepreneur Pathway (EP), the province can find international business owners eligible to move to Manitoba and nominate them. They must want and be able to start a new business, become a co-owner, or buy an existing one. They must do this within two years of getting a temporary work visa in Manitoba.

$2,500 Canadian Dollars (CAD) is the Application Fee

  • Time Required for Processing: Six Months


Here is how the process for Manitoba Farm Investor Pathway (FIP) works:

  • Farm Investor Pathway applicants must do a Farm Research Visit in Manitoba at least a year before starting the process.
  • The next step is to send in the completed Interest Guidelines (self-evaluation of their situation) and Farm Business Concept forms. If asked, you must also tell them about the Code of Conduct for Immigration Representatives.
  • You can apply for the Farm Investor Pathway if you are given a LAA (Letter of Advice to Apply). You might be asked to have an interview with someone from the MPNP.
  • If accepted, you’ll get a Deposit Agreement (contract) that you must sign and send with a $75,000 CAD deposit. After you get your nomination, you can apply directly to the Canadian federal government to become a permanent resident.

Here is how the process for Entrepreneur Pathway (EP) works:

  • You should check your eligibility for this programme ahead of time.
  • Then you have to research the business idea, see what Manitoba offers, and fill out the Business Concept Form.
  • Include a Self-Assessment Form, a Business Concept Form, and a Code of Conduct for Immigration Representatives form with your Expression of Interest (EOI) (if needed).
  • Your business idea will be considered. You will get an official LAA (Letter of Advice to Apply) if you meet the requirements.
  • After that, you must send a complete application to the MPNP. There is a chance that you will have to go to a face-to-face interview.
  • You must sign a BPA (Business Performance Agreement) if your idea is chosen. This document is a contract between you and the MPNP that is legally binding.
  • After that, you’ll have to move to the Canadian province of Manitoba to run your business and give regular updates on how it’s doing.
  • Suppose you have met the requirements in the Business Performance Agreement. In that case, the province can give you a nomination for permanent residence.
  • Then, you can use this nomination to apply directly to the federal government of Canada for permanent resident visas for yourself and your family.

Fundamental Prerequisites for Manitoba Farm Investor Pathway (FIP):

  • Must have had at least three years of experience running a farm or an agricultural business;
  • Must be fluent in English or French;
  • Must invest at least $300,000 CAD;
  • Must plan to set up the farm in a rural part of Manitoba.
  • Must make a plan for how to run the farm as a business;
  • Farm businesses have to go on a trip to find out more;
  • Must be willing to live on the farm and help run the business;
  • There must be at least $500,000 CAD in net worth.

Fundamental Prerequisites for Manitoba Entrepreneur Pathway (EP):

  • Must have run a successful business as an owner or top manager for at least three years in the five years before applying.
  • Must be able to use language well enough for CLB (Canadian LanguageBenchmark) 5;
  • Must have the equivalent of a high school diploma in Canada. Must invest CAD $250,000 if the business is in the Winnipeg area or CAD $150,000 outside of the Winnipeg area.
  • The business must hire at least one PR (Permanent Resident) or of Manitoba or Canadian.
  • putting together a business plan;
  • Must do a Business Research Visit no more than a year before sending in an Expression of Interest;
  • After the application is approved, they have to sign a Business Performance Agreement;
  • There must be at least $500,000 CAD in net worth.


Manitoba IES (International Education Stream)

The IES (International Education Stream) is meant to make it easier for Manitoba graduates who meet industry standards to get permanent residency.

The International Education Stream (IES) is designed for foreign students who have graduated from schools located in Manitoba and possess the skills necessary to find employment in the province’s labour market. Permanent residency is easier for International Education Stream (IES) graduates.


  • Graduate Internship Pathway Graduates of international master’s programmes and doctoral programmes who have completed an internship through Mitacs’ Accelerate or Elevate programme are eligible for the Graduate Internship Pathway. Mitacs is an organisation that works in partnership with the government of Manitoba to assist in the provision of internships to international graduates.
  • International Student Entrepreneur Pilot (ISEP) Overseas students who have qualified from a Manitoba institution and meet the International Student Entrepreneur Pathway requirements will be able to start their businesses in Manitoba. Before they can be nominated for permanent residency, they must meet the requirements in a Business Performance Agreement.
  • Career Employment Pathway The Career Work Pathway is designed for those who have graduated from post-secondary education and have secured long-term employment in Manitoba in an occupation that is in high demand.


Fees for the application:

  • $500 Canadian Dollars (CAD) for Career Employment Pathway.
  • $500 Canadian Dollars (CAD) for Graduate Internship Pathway.
  • $500 Canadian Dollars (CAD) for ISEP (International Student Entrepreneur Pilot).


Time Required for Processing: Six Months

Here is how the process works:

  1. You have to send in an EOI (Expression of Interest) first. To do this, you have to answer a number of online questions. Your score will be based on how well you answer each question.
  2. Then, the candidates with the highest scores might have to fill out an MPNP application.
  3. If you win, the province of Manitoba will give you a nomination. You can then use this nomination to apply directly to the Canadian federal government for permanent resident visas for you and your family.

Fundamental Prerequisites for Career Employment Pathway:

  • You must have graduated from a post-secondary institution in Manitoba within the past three years and have completed at least one academic year and two semesters there.
  • Must be able to use language well enough to pass CLB 7;
  • You are required to have a job offer for a full-time position in a High-Demand Occupation from a qualified employer for a minimum of one year.
  • You must have enough money to last six months or work full-time and long-term in Manitoba. You must be living in Manitoba when you apply.


Fundamental Prerequisites for Graduate Internship Pathway:

  • Candidate must have earned a master’s or doctoral degree within the past three years in Manitoba;
  • Must be able to talk and write at the CLB 7 level or higher;
  • Must have done a Mitacs Elevate or Accelerate internship in Manitoba (including Accelerate Entrepreneur).
  • You must be able to support yourself financially for at least six months, or you must be working full-time in Manitoba.
  • If you want to apply, you must live in Manitoba.

Fundamental Prerequisites for ISEP (International Student Entrepreneur Pilot):

  • Requires an enterprise/business plan. There must have been a daily business in Manitoba for at least six months before nomination.
  • Must be the owner of at least 51% of the business;
  • Must finish at least two years of full-time study after high school in Manitoba;
  • Must be between 21 and 35; Must have enough money to last for six months;
  • Must have a valid PGWP (Post-Graduation Work Permit) or open work permit;
  • Must have lived in Manitoba since graduating from high school;
  • Must be planning to stay in Manitoba for a while;
  • Applicants from Manitoba must have completed a Mitacs Elevate or Accelerate internship (including Accelerate Entrepreneur). You’ll have to sign a Business Performance Agreement if you get the job.
  • Candidates must show fluency equivalent to that required for passing CLB 7;
  • Must have enough money for at least six months of living expenses or to work full-time in Manitoba for a long time.
  • You must live in Manitoba to be able to apply.


MCDII (Morden Community-Driven Immigration Initiative)

Morden is a town in the Canadian province of Manitoba. It is about 112 kilometres southwest of Winnipeg. This city is actively looking for qualified new immigrants to fill a wide range of jobs in the area. Those who do well in this programme can live in Canada permanently.

To be eligible, you must meet standards for age, education, language, and work experience and have no ties to any other part of Canada. You also need to want to live in Morden and have enough money.



  1. What is the procedure for the MPNP?

For those interested in immigrating to Canada, the MPNP is a great option. Firstly, you need to put in a “EOI” (Expression of Interest). This requires responding to a number of online questions. You will receive a score depending on your responses to each question.

Those who score the highest may be asked to apply for the MPNP.

Manitoba will offer you a provincial nomination if you win. You can then use this nomination to directly apply to the federal government of Canada for permanent resident visas for yourself and your family. If you are eligible, this can be done through the EE (Express Entry) system.

If you intend to come to Manitoba using the Business Investor method, you may be required to take extra steps.


  1. Is a job offer necessary to join the Manitoba PNP?

The Manitoba SWO (Skilled Workers Overseas) Stream and the Manitoba BIS (Business Investor Stream) do not need a job offer.

Suppose you come to Canada through the Student Entrepreneur or Career Employment Pathway. In that case, you do not need a job offer for the Manitoba IES (International Education Stream). On the other hand, for the Graduate Internship Pathway, you need an offer of a job.


  1. Is the PNP process in Manitoba simple?

It depends on the circumstances. To migrate to Manitoba, you must satisfy one of the following prerequisites:

  • You can provide evidence of your ties to the province.
  • You attended school in Manitoba and received a diploma.
  • You wish to establish or acquire a business in Manitoba, including a farm.
  • You qualify for relocation to the town of Morden.

You can demonstrate ties to Manitoba by having friends or relatives in the province, having previously worked or attended school in Manitoba, or being encouraged to apply by the MPNP. The link for skilled workers in the Manitoba stream must be through employment.

If you match these criteria, you may be eligible to migrate to Manitoba, provided that you also meet other criteria.

  1. Who is eligible to submit an application for the Manitoba PNP?

To be eligible for the MPNP, you must:

  • A skilled worker in Manitoba,
  • A skilled worker abroad (International),
  • An international (Overseas) graduate.
  • An entrepreneur or farmer looking to establish their business in Canada

To qualify for immigration to Manitoba, further requirements must be met. For immigration purposes through the Manitoba PNP, having a friend or family member already living in Manitoba is also advantageous.

  1. How long does it take to complete the Manitoba PNP?

The time it takes to process an application for the Manitoba PNP is often close to six months.

  1. Can I submit an application for the Manitoba PNP without using EE (Express Entry)?

Yes. You are eligible to submit an application for the Manitoba PNP even if you do not have an EE (Express Entry) profile, and this applies to all streams with the exception of the Manitoba EE (Express Entry) Pathway, which is part of the SWO (Skilled Workers Overseas) Stream.


  1. Where can I learn about the best Manitoba colleges and universities?

Some of the best Manitoba educational institutions are listed here.


  • Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology.
  • International College of Manitoba;
  • Assiniboine Community College;
  • CDI College Winnipeg;
  • Providence University College;
  • École Technique et Professionnelle;


  • Canadian Mennonite University;
  • USB (Université de Saint-Boniface);
  • University of Manitoba;
  • UCN (University College of the North);
  • UWinnipeg, UW (University of Winnipeg);
  • Brandon University;
  • Booth UC or BUC (Booth University College);


  1. Can I apply for the MPNP if I have no ties to the province?

Yes. Here are the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program’s options for moving to the province:

  • MCDII (Morden Community-Driven Immigration Initiative);
  • Manitoba BIS (Business Investor Stream);


  1. What kinds of ties do you need to Manitoba to count?

If you want to show that you have ties to Manitoba, you can:

References from Manitoba residents, a job offer in Manitoba, previous work experience in Manitoba, enrolment in a Manitoba educational institution, or a nomination from the MPNP are all good ways to increase your chances of being invited to move there.

  1. What is the minimum number of points needed to join the PNP in Manitoba?

The minimum number of points you need to move to Manitoba can change from draw to draw.

You need no minimum number of points to get into the Manitoba IES (International Education Stream).

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