You may be eligible for the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) for Skilled Workers Overseas if you are a skilled worker with an established connection to Manitoba either through the support of family members or friends, through previous education or work experience, or through an Invitation to Apply received directly from the MPNP as part of a Strategic Recruitment Initiative.



Manitoba recently announced that they will be renewing the MPNP over the course of 2018. The Skilled Workers Overseas Stream eligibility criteria will be changed.


There will be two new pathways to permanent residence under this stream: Human Capital Pathway, and Manitoba Express Entry Pathway.


These changes are expected to be implemented by November 2018


Learn more.


Meeting the criteria listed below does not guarantee a nomination or permanent residence.


As a candidate, you must:

  • Obtain a minimum score of 60 out of 100 points on the points assessment grid; and
  • Demonstrate an established connection to Manitoba through the support of friends or family, previous work or education experience in the province, or an Invitation to Apply issued by the MPNP


Individuals in the following circumstances are not eligible under the MPNP for Skilled Workers Overseas category:

  • 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


A Manitoba Supporter must:

  • 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)
  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Demonstrate sufficiently close ties to the applicant and to Manitoba, either as a close relative or friend/distant relative.
    • To be considered a close relative, a Manitoba Supporter must be related to the applicant in one of the following ways:
      • Sibling (brother or sister)
      • Sibling’s child (niece or nephew)
      • Parent (mother or father)
      • Parent’s sibling (aunt or uncle)
      • First cousin (aunt or uncle’s child)
      • Grandparent
  • Demonstrate that any applications they previously supported resulted in successful, permanent economic establishment in Manitoba
  • Support the applicant’s Settlement Plan


Your supporter cannot be and the MPNP will not accept a Settlement Plan Part 2 signed by:

  • Your child (son or daughter)
  • Your spouse (or common-law partner)
  • 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


Manitoba Experience means that in the past you lived in the province as a temporary foreign worker or as an international student.

  • Past Employment in Manitoba:
    • You must have worked full-time for a Manitoba employer for at least six consecutive months
    • Submit signed employer letter of reference on company letterhead
    • Submit a copy of the work permit proving you worked in Manitoba
  • Past education in Manitoba:
    • You must have successfully completed an authorized education or training program at a public, or registered private vocational, post-secondary institution in Manitoba
    • 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 their 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 the province.

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