Manitoba Express Entry Pathway

The Manitoba Express Entry Pathway is one of several immigration streams of the Skilled Workers Overseas Category contained within the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP), a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) operated by the province of Manitoba. The Skilled Workers Overseas Stream targets foreign nationals with active Express Entry profiles who have the skills and foreign work experience required to contribute to Manitoba’s labour force.

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Candidates who are successfully nominated through the Manitoba Express Entry 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.

Important Updates

Throughout 2018 and 2019 the province of Manitoba is implementing extensive changes to their PNP. All details and a schedule of changes are included in the MPNP Renewal section of our website. All streams will be experiencing changes, with some streams closing and new streams opening.

Program Requirements

Express Entry ProfileYes
Connection to ProvinceRelative or Friend, or;
Attending a Strategic Recruitment Initiative
Job OfferNo
Language ProficiencyCLB 7 for NOC 0 or A
CLB 6 for NOC B
Level of EducationOne-year post-secondary program
Work Experience6 months, In-Demand Occupation
Investment RequirementNone

Express Entry Requirement

In order to be eligible for this pathway a candidate must have an active profile in one of Canada’s Express Entry immigration programs. This includes the following three programs:

Applicants must submit a copy of their IRCC profile details to the MPNP.  


Connection to Manitoba

In order to be eligible for the Manitoba Express Entry Pathway, a candidate must demonstrate their ability and intention to become economically established and reside in Manitoba. This can be done through demonstrating the confirmed support of a close friend or family member residing in Manitoba, or by holding a valid Invitation to Apply issued by the MPNP through a Strategic Recruitment Initiative.  


Language Proficiency

If a candidate’s claimed occupation is at National Occupational Classification (NOC) Skill Level 0 or A, then the candidate must have valid language test scores showing proficiency equivalent to the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 7 or higher. If a candidate’s claimed occupation is at National Occupational Classification (NOC) Skill Level B, then the candidate must have valid language test scores showing proficiency equivalent to the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 6 or higher.  


Level of Education

Candidates for this stream must have completed a minimum of a one-year post-secondary program. An Educational Credential Assessment will have to be submitted with a candidate’s profile if their post-secondary education took place outside of Canada. Candidates who can demonstrate completion of post-secondary education above the minimum requirement will be able to claim more points through the MPNP Ranking System.

As only those candidates with the highest ranking will be invited to apply to the program, candidates with post-secondary training will have an advantage over others in the pool.  


Work Experience

Candidates who wish to apply through this stream must have a minimum of 6 months of full-time work experience in one of the Manitoba In-Demand Occupations. Again, additional points will be awarded to candidates who can demonstrate more work experience. Candidates applying through this stream will be asked to submit a career plan indicating their employment intentions in Manitoba.  


Points Assessment Grid

In order to qualify for the Manitoba Express Entry Pathway, a candidate must show that they have at least 60 out of 100 points on the Manitoba Points Assessment Grid. Simply meeting the minimum does not guarantee success, as all candidates are ranked against one another using the MPNP Ranking System.  


Settlement Plan

All candidates for MPNP streams must submit a settlement plan outlining their plan for integrating into life in Manitoba.  


Settlement Funds

Candidates for this stream must demonstrate liquid funds equivalent to Low Income Cut-Off (LICO) requirements as outlined by Canada’s federal immigration authorities.

Application Procedure

The Manitoba Express Entry Pathway operates 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. 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.

Applicants through Express Entry will receive a notification of nomination on their IRCC online account. After accepting the provincial nomination, the applicant’s Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score will increase by 600 points, virtually guaranteeing they will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence in the next Express Entry draw.

After receiving an ITA, the applicant must prepare and submit an official application for Canadian permanent residence within the designated timeframe. Applications for permanent residence submitted through Express Entry are generally processed within six months.

MPNP Points Assessment Grid

In order to be eligible to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to the Manitoba Express Entry Pathway, a candidate must score at least 60 points on the MPNP Points Assessment Grid.

Overview of Factors

FactorMaximum Points
Language Proficiency25
Work Experience15
Minimum Pass Score60

Factor 1 - Language

Language ProficiencyRanking Points
First Official Language
CLB 8 or higher20
CLB 718
CLB 616
CLB 514
CLB 412
CLB 3 or lower0
Second Official Language
CLB 5 or higher (overall)5
Maximum Points25

Factor 2 - Age

AgeRanking Points
21 to 4510
50 or older0
Maximum Points10

Factor 3 - Work

Years of work experienceRanking Points
less than one year0
one year8
two years10
three years12
four years or more15
Maximum Points15

Factor 4 - Education

Highest level of completed educationRanking Points
Master’s degree or Doctorate25
Two post-secondary programs of at least two years each23
One post-secondary program of two years or more20
One-year post-secondary program14
Trade Certificate14
No formal post-secondary education0
Maximum Points 25

Factor 5 - Connection

Connection to ManitobaRanking Points
Close relative in Manitoba20
Invitation to Apply received from MPNP as part of recruitment mission or exploratory visit20
Previous work experience in Manitoba (at least 6 months)12
Completed post-secondary program of two years or more in Manitoba12
Completed post-secondary program of at least one year in Manitoba10
Friend or distant relative living in Manitoba10
Regional Immigration*5
Maximum Points25
*Regional Immigration points are awarded if a candidate's connection to Manitoba is for a region outside of the city of Winnipeg. Please note that these points are supplemental only and must be awarded in conjunction with another connection to the province.

MPNP In-Demand Occupations List

Manitoba prefers candidates who have work experience in one of the province’s in-demand occupations listed below. This is not a mandatory requirement, please refer the recent MPNP Draws to see the ways in which those with in-demand experience are selected. Please note that French-speakers are exempt from having experience in an in-demand occupation to be eligible for MPNP.

NOC CodeOccupation TitleSkill LevelMinimum CLB Required for Language
0111Financial managers *07
0112Human resources managers07
0114Other administrative services managers ***07
0121Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers07
0122Banking, credit and other investment managers07
0124Advertising, marketing and public relations managers07
1111Financial auditors and accountants *A7
1112Financial and investment analystsA5
1114Other financial officersA5
1121Human resources professionalsA5
1122Professional occupations in business management consultingA5
1123Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relationsA5
1212Supervisors, finance and insurance office workersB5
1215Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupationsB5
1221Administrative officers ***B5
1223Human resources and recruitment officersB5
1224Property administratorsB5
1241Administrative assistants ***B5
1242Legal administrative assistantsB5
1251Court reporters, medical transcriptionists and related occupationsB5
1311Accounting technicians and bookkeepersB5
0211Engineering managers07
0212Architecture and science managers07
0213Computer and information systems managers07
2121Biologists and related scientistsA5
2123Agricultural representatives, consultants and specialists *A5
2131Civil engineers *A7
2132Mechanical engineers *A7
2133Electrical and electronics engineers *A7
2141Industrial and manufacturing engineers *A7
2147Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers) *A7
2151Architects *A7
2154Land surveyors *A7
2161Mathematicians, statisticians and actuariesA5
2171Information systems analysts and consultantsA5
2172Database analysts and data administratorsA5
2173Software engineers and designers *A7
2174Computer programmers and interactive media developersA5
2175Web designers and developersA5
2211Chemical technologists and techniciansB5
2212Geological and mineral technologists and technicians *B7
2221Biological technologists and technicians *B7
2222Agricultural and fish products inspectorsB5
2231Civil engineering technologists and technicians *B7
2232Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians *B7
2233Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians *B7
2234Construction estimatorsB5
2241Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians *B7
2242Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment) *B7
2244Aircraft instrument, electrical and avionics mechanics, technicians and inspectors *B7
2253Drafting technologists and technicians *B7
2271Air pilots, flight engineers and flying instructorsB5
2281Computer network technicians *B5
2282User support techniciansB5
0311Managers in Health Care ***A7
3131Pharmacists *A7
3132Dietitians and nutritionists *A7
3141Audiologists and speech-language pathologists *A7
3142Physiotherapists *A7
3143Occupational therapists *A7
3211Medical laboratory technologists *B7
3212Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists’ assistantsB5
3213Animal health technologists and veterinary techniciansB5
3214Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists *B7
3215Medical radiation technologists *B5
3219Other medical technologists and technicians (except dental health)B5
3222Dental hygienists and dental therapists *B7
3236Massage therapistsB5
0423Managers in social, community and correctional services05
4112Lawyers and Quebec notaries *A7
4151Psychologists *A7
4152Social workers *A7
4153Family, marriage and other related counsellorsA5
4161Natural and applied science policy researchers, consultants and program officersA5
4163Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultantsA5
4164Social policy researchers, consultants and program officersA5
4165Health policy researchers, consultants and program officersA5
4166Education policy researchers, consultants and program officersA5
4167Recreation, sports and fitness policy researchers, consultants and program officersA5
4168Program officers unique to governmentA5
4211Paralegal and related occupationsB5
4212Social and community service workersB5
4214Early childhood educators and assistants *B7
4215Instructors of persons with disabilitiesB5
0513Recreation, sports and fitness program and service directors05
5131Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupationsA5
5225Audio and video recording techniciansB5
5241Graphic designers and illustratorsB5
5242Interior designers and interior decoratorsB5
5243Theatre, fashion, exhibit and other creative designersB5
5254Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitnessB5
0601Corporate sales managers ***07
0621Retail and wholesale trade managers05
0651Managers in customer and personal services, n.e.c. ***05
6221Technical sales specialists – wholesale tradeB5
6222Retail and wholesale buyersB5
6232Real estate agents and salespersonsB5
6235Financial sales representativesB5
6311Food service supervisorsB5
0711Construction managers07
0712Home building and renovation managers07
0714Facility operation and maintenance managers07
0731Managers in transportation05
7231Machinists and machining and tooling inspectorsB5
7232Tool and die makersB5
7233Sheet metal workersB5
7237Welders and related machine operatorsB5
7241Electricians (except industrial and power system) **B6
7242Industrial electricians **B6
7244Electrical power line and cable workersB5
7245Telecommunications line and cable workers *B7
7246Telecommunications installation and repair workers *B7
7282Concrete finishersB5
7284Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathersB5
7294Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)B5
7295Floor covering installersB5
7311Construction millwrights and industrial mechanicsB5
7312Heavy-duty equipment mechanicsB5
7313Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics **B6
7315Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectorsB5
7316Machine fittersB5
7321Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairersB5
7322Motor vehicle body repairersB5
7361Railway and yard locomotive engineersB5
7362Railway conductors and brakemen/womenB5
7371Crane operators **B6
0821Managers in agriculture05
0911Manufacturing managers05
0912Utilities managers05
9241Power engineers and power systems operatorsB5
* Regulated Occupation

** Compulsory Trades

*** Skilled Worker Overseas candidates excluded

MPNP Ranking System

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.

Overview of Factors

FactorMaximum Points
Language Proficiency125
Work Experience175
Risk Assessment-200


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 lower0
Second Official Language
CLB 5 or higher (overall)25
Maximum Points125


AgeRanking Points
21 to 4575
50 or older0
Maximum Points75

Work Experience

Work ExperienceRanking Points
less than one year0
one year40
two years50
three years60
four years or more75
Fully recognized by provincial licensing body100
Maximum Points175


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 125


AdaptabilityRanking 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 Points500

Risk Factor

Risk FactorRanking Points
Close relative in another province and no close relative in Manitoba0
Work experience in another province-100
Studies in another province-100
Previous immigration application to another province0
Maximum Points-200

MPNP Recent Draws - Issuance of Letters of Advice to Apply (LAA)

Below is the history of Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) issued for the Express Entry stream of the MPNP Skilled Workers Overseas.

DateMinimum ScoreNumber of LAAs Issued
30 December 2020461188
17 December 2020706419
19 November 2020769196
5 November 2020708205
22 October 2020375206
8 October 2020528191
24 September 2020464189
10 September 2020475212
27 August 2020475213
13 August 2020485253
30 July 2020475199
16 July 2020430174
2 July 2020475125
19 June 2020504181
4 June 2020523124
21 May 202048599
7 May 2020475123
23 April 2020489132
9 April 2020500153
26 March 2020496226
12 March 2020496222
27 February 2020499217
13 February 2020525242
30 January 2020548181
17 January 2020545249
2 January 2020534186
19 December 2019542183
6 December 2019522221
21 November 2019504230
7 November 2019560180
24 October 2019567157
10 October 2019567193
25 September 2019537224
12 September 2019545347
15 August 2019542360
18 July 2019539173
5 July 2019565354
20 June 2019475450
7 June 2019542209
23 May 2019506196
9 May 2019569170
25 April 2019510299
11 April 2019561403
28 March 2019433595
14 March 2019564337
1 March 2019565403
21 February 2019566338
15 February 2019570444
31 January 2019572456
17 January 2019575626
20 December 2018502492
5 December 2018375530
8 November 2018602469
12 October 2018500354
28 September 2018592392
September 14 2018604432
17 August 2018500515
9 July 2018519132
6 July 2018519202
21 June 2018562114
11 May 2018562151
13 March 2018545253
31 January 2018560148
11 January 2018565155

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