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Skilled Workers in Manitoba

Skilled Workers in Manitoba (SWM) is a collection of immigration streams of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP), a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) operated by the province of Manitoba. Skilled Workers in Manitoba encompasses three immigration streams which target foreign nationals who already have employment experience or a job offer in Manitoba and who possess the necessary skills and training to succeed in the Manitoba labour force.

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Skilled Workers in Manitoba includes the following streams:

Applicants who are successful through any of these Manitoba streams will receive an official provincial nomination from Manitoba. This provincial nomination makes applicants eligible to apply for Canadian permanent resident status.

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.

Interested candidates should be aware that simply meeting the minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee success. All candidates will be ranked against one another using the MPNP Ranking System and only the most competitive candidates will be invited to submit applications.

Skilled Workers in Manitoba Stream

Skilled Workers in Manitoba is a stream of the Skilled Workers in Manitoba Category which targets foreign nationals who already have work experience in Manitoba and are working in the province at the time of application. This stream is highly competitive, only selecting applicants with the most competitive profiles.

Manitoba Experience Pathway

The Manitoba Experience Pathway is a stream of the Skilled Workers in Manitoba Category scheduled to begin accepting applications in 2019. This steam targets foreign nationals who already have work experience in Manitoba and are working in the province at the time of application. This stream is highly competitive, only selecting applicants with the most competitive profiles.

Employer Direct Recruitment Pathway

The Employer Direct Recruitment Pathway is a stream of the Skilled Workers in Manitoba Category scheduled to begin accepting applications in 2019. This stream is for candidates who attended an interview with the MPNP and an employer outside of Canada. Those candidates who successfully receive a job offer through one of these recruitment sessions will be invited to submit an application to the stream.

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. Please note that this ranking system is subject to change throughout the MPNP Renewal of 2018 and 2019.

Overview of Factors

FactorMaximum Points
Language Proficiency125
Age75
Work Experience175
Education125
Adaptability500
Risk Assessment-200
Total1000

Language

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

Age

AgeRanking Points
1820
1930
2040
21 to 4575
4640
4730
4820
4910
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

Education

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

Adaptability

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

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