Note: This stream is not presently open. It is scheduled to begin accepting applications in 2019.
Candidates who are successfully nominated through the Employer Direct Recruitment Pathway will be invited to submit an official application for Canadian permanent residence. This stream uses the MPNP Ranking System to rank interested candidates against one another. Only those candidates who have the most competitive profiles will be invited to submit an official application to the program.
Throughout 2018 and 2019 the province of Manitoba is implementing extensive changes to their PNP. All details and a schedule of changes are listing included in the MPNP Renewal section of our website. All streams will be experiencing changes, with some streams closing and new streams opening.
|Express Entry Profile||No|
|Connection to Province||Not Required|
|Language Proficiency||CLB 7 for Regulated Occupations
CLB 6 for Compulsory Trades
CLB 5 for all other NOC 0, A, or B
CLB 4 for NOC C or D
|Level of Education||No minimum|
|Work Experience||2 years
Skill Level - NOC 0, A, B, C, or D
In order to be eligible through this stream, a candidate must have attended a recruitment session with MPNP outside of Canada. As part of recruitment, the candidate must have attended an interview with MPNP officials and a Manitoba employer. Following the interview, the employer must extend an official offer for permanent, full-time employment in Manitoba.
The level of language proficiency required depends on the occupation of the candidate’s Manitoba offer:
Language tests must have been taken within the two years prior to applying to the program.
Level of Education
All candidates must have post-secondary education related to their occupation. If the position requires licensure or certification to practice in Manitoba, the candidate must apply to the regulatory body to gain this certification prior to applying to MPNP. In certain cases, MPNP may allow candidates with job offers at NOC Skill Level C or D to apply to the program if they do not possess any post-secondary education.
Candidates for this stream must have a minimum of 2 years of work experience related to the occupation of their Manitoba employment offer. This must have been obtained within the 5 years prior to application. In certain cases, the employer may identify necessary relevant experience other than the 2 years.
This stream only accepts candidates aged 21 to 45.
All candidates for MPNP streams must submit a settlement plan outlining their plan for integrating into life in Manitoba.
All candidates for MPNP streams should be prepared to demonstrate they meet certain provincial settlement funds requirements. Manitoba requires candidates to show they have access to a minimum of $10,000 CAD plus an additional $2,000 CAD per spouse and accompanying dependant. This is the provincial requirement; when submitting a federal immigration application these requirements may vary.
Please note that this stream is not presently open and accepting applications. The below application procedure is scheduled to come into effect in 2019. MPNP will be revising the Expression of Interest (EOI) system prior to the launch of this stream.
The Manitoba Employer Direct Recruitment Pathway will operate on an Expression of Interest (EOI) system. Candidates who meet the minimum stream requirements can register a profile using the MPNP Online portal. Once the profile has been submitted, candidates will be assigned a score and ranked against one another using the MPNP Ranking System (this ranking system may change prior to the opening of this stream). The highest ranking candidates will be issued a Letter of Advice to Apply (LAA) during one of the MPNP Draws.
After receiving an LAA, an candidate has 60 days to submit a complete application to MPNP. The application can be submitted online via the applicant’s MPNP Online account. If the application is approved, the applicant will be issued a provincial nomination for permanent residence from Manitoba. They will be mailed a nomination package indicating how to prepare and submit a federal application for permanent residence.
Provincial nominees have six months from the date of their nomination to submit an official application for permanent residence. They must prepare a paper-based application and submit it by mail to the appropriate application centre. Paper-based PNP applications for permanent residence are generally processed within 18 months.
The following system is used to assign all MPNP candidates a score after the submission of their Expression of Interest (EOI). Those candidates with the highest scores will be invited to apply to the program in one of the MPNP Draws – Issuance of Letters of Advice to Apply (LAA). Please note that this ranking system is subject to change prior to the scheduled launch of this stream in 2019.
|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|
|21 to 45||75|
|50 or older||0|
|Work Experience||Ranking Points|
|less than one year||0|
|four years or more||75|
|Fully recognized by provincial licensing body||100|
|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|
|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|
|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|
Below is the history of Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) issued for all MPNP streams for Skilled Workers Living in Manitoba.
|Date||Minimum Score||Number of LAAs Issued|
|12 September 2019||545||254|
|15 August 2019||542||241|
|19 July 2019||539||110|
|5 July 2019||565||85|
|7 June 2019||542||121|
|23 May 2019||548||119|
|9 May 2019||569||101|
|25 April 2019||510||208|
|28 March 2019||433||262|
|1 March 2019||566||126|
|15 February 2019||574||120|
|31 January 2019||575||124|
|17 January 2019||650||200|
|20 December 2018||502||106|
|5 December 2018||375||213|
|8 November 2018||602||300|
|12 October 2018||500||318|
|28 September 2018||679||201|
|14 September 2018||721||200|
|17 August 2018||500||410|
|6 July 2018||564||104|
|21 June 2018||522||213|
|31 May 2018||485||187|
|11 May 2018||500||267|
|13 April 2018||534||316|
|13 March 2018||545||184|
|26 February 2018||489||283|
|31 January 2018||524||191|
|11 January 2018||520||119|
|29 December 2017||545||133|
|13 December 2017||375||209|
|23 November 2017||567||250|
|31 October 2017||577||351|
|26 September 2017||602||300|
|15 August 2017||585||401|
|11 July 2017||612||458|
|16 June 2017||705||180|
|30 May 2017||735||258|
|30 March 2017||657||201|
|16 March 2017||684||250|
|27 February 2017||719||200|
|27 January 2017||734||150|
|30 December 2016||702||181|
|29 November 2016||713||150|
|28 October 2016||654||150|
|29 September 2016||435||258|
|24 August 2016||592||176|
|29 July 2016||593||155|
|29 June 2016||593||173|
|8 June 2016||665||200|
|16 May 2016||722||150|
|6 April 2016||467||299|
|9 March 2016||657||175|
|10 February 2016||673||175|
|13 January 2016||692||150|
|17 December 2015||694||126|
|27 November 2015||698||125|
|3 November 2015||499||100|
|13 October 2015||506||100|
|25 September 2015||545||100|
|9 September 2015||550||125|
|13 August 2015||575||174|
|17 July 2015||670||111|
|25 June 2015||673||100|
|5 June 2015||675||126|
|20 May 2015||700||75|
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