Manitoba Work Experience Pathway

The Manitoba Work Experience Pathways is one of several immigration pathways of the Skilled Workers in Manitoba Stream contained within the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP), a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) operated by the province of Manitoba. The Manitoba Work Experience Pathway targets foreign nationals with skilled work experience who are residing in Manitoba at the time of application.

Note: This stream is not presently open. This criteria will be in effect once updates to the MPNP online system are complete. 

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Candidates who are successfully nominated through the Manitoba Work Experience 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 ProfileNo
Connection to ProvinceWork Experience
Job OfferYes
Language ProficiencyCLB 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 EducationNo minimum
Work Experience6 months or 1 year (see below)
Skill Level - NOC 0, A, B, C, or D
Investment RequirementNone

Connection to Manitoba

In order to be eligible for the Manitoba Work Experience Pathway, a candidate must already be in Manitoba working for an employer on a valid work permit. The amount of Manitoba work experience needed for eligibility varies:

  • International graduates from Canadian post-secondary institutions outside of Manitoba who are working in an MPNP In-Demand Occupation:
    • Manitoba Work Experience Required: 12 months
  • TFWs and international graduates from post-secondary institutions in Manitoba who are working in an occupation not on the MPNP In-Demand Occupation List:
    • Manitoba Work Experience Required: 12 months

Please note that international graduates from Canadian post-secondary institutions located outside of Manitoba who hold a post-graduation work permit and are working in an occupation not on the MPNP In-Demand Occupation List are not eligible for this stream.

Please note that while full details about this program have not been finalized, other streams of MPNP indicate that the province does not count work experience gained while engaged in full-time study will not count towards the requirements for this stream.


Job Offer

Additionally, to be eligible, all candidates must have a job offer from their employer for a full-time, permanent position to continue working.


Language Proficiency

The level of language proficiency required depends on a person’s occupation:

Language tests must have been taken within the two years prior to applying to the program. Regulated occupations and compulsory trades are indicated on the MPNP In-Demand Occupations List.


Level of Education

There is no minimum education requirement for this stream. However, candidates who can demonstrate completion of post-secondary education will be able to claim 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.


Settlement Plan

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


Settlement Funds

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.

Application Procedure

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 Work Experience 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, the 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.

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 all MPNP streams for Skilled Workers in Manitoba.

DateMinimum ScoreNumber of LAAs Issued
September 7, 2023595230
August 24, 2023612256
August 10, 2023605249
July 27, 2023614335
July 13, 2023604205
June 29, 2023613315
June 15, 2023602255
June 1, 2023607262
May 4, 202369949
April 27, 2023616558
April 20, 2023615249
April 6, 2023615225
March 23, 2023612266
March 9, 2023675277
February 23, 2023615207
February 9, 2023720221
January 26, 2023726253
December 29, 2022750202
December 16, 2022771155
December 15, 20226001030
December 1, 2022775206
November 17, 2022797177
September 15, 2022613388
September 8, 2022616217
August 26, 2022619259
August 11, 2022623257
28 July 2022633299
14 July 2022699293
30 June 2022773186
5 May 2022651249
21 April 2022707201
7 April 2022739156
24 March 2022769102
10 March 202278150
24 February 2022612206
10 February 2022615202
27 January 2022609212
13 January 2022459357
30 December, 2021375332
16 December, 2021447296
2 December, 2021449358
18 November, 2021464376
4 November, 2021460350
21 October, 2021375388
7 October, 2021446350
23 September 2021401529
2 September 2021445463
12 August 2021454238
29 July 2021400285
9 July 2021445201
18 June 202143095
7 June 202137595
25 May 2021415166
6 May 2021400108
26 April 2021440301
8 April 2021456208
25 March 2021423285
11 March 2021459261
26 February 2021457158
12 February 2021514240
28 January 2021518178
14 January 2021461236
30 December 2020461157
17 December 2020375329
19 November 2020526144
5 November 2020461166
22 October 2020375161
8 October 2020528152
24 September 2020464160
10 September 2020475168
27 August 2020475171
13 August 2020485197
30 July 2020475157
16 July 2020430134
2 July 2020475101
19 June 2020504111
4 June 202052384
21 May 202048572
7 May 202047594
23 April 202048993
9 April 2020500123
26 March 2020496168
12 March 2020496191
27 February 2020499161
13 February 2020525182
30 January 2020548124
17 January 2020545192
2 January 2020534122
19 December 2019542149
9 December 2019522165
21 November 2019504185
7 November 2019560133
24 October 2019567117
10 October 2019567147
27 September 2019437140
12 September 2019545254
15 August 2019542241
19 July 2019539110
5 July 201956585
7 June 2019542121
23 May 2019548119
9 May 2019569101
25 April 2019510208
28 March 2019433262
1 March 2019566126
15 February 2019574120
31 January 2019575124
17 January 2019650200
20 December 2018502106
5 December 2018375213
8 November 2018602300
12 October 2018500318
28 September 2018679201
14 September 2018721200
17 August 2018500410
6 July 2018564104
21 June 2018522213
31 May 2018485187
11 May 2018500267
13 April 2018534316
13 March 2018545184
26 February 2018489283
31 January 2018524191
11 January 2018520119
29 December 2017545133
13 December 2017375209
23 November 2017567250
31 October 2017577351
26 September 2017602300
15 August 2017585401
11 July 2017612458
16 June 2017705180
30 May 2017735258
30 March 2017657201
16 March 2017684250
27 February 2017719200
27 January 2017734150
30 December 2016702181
29 November 2016713150
28 October 2016654150
29 September 2016435258
24 August 2016592176
29 July 2016593155
29 June 2016593173
8 June 2016665200
16 May 2016722150
6 April 2016467299
9 March 2016657175
10 February 2016673175
13 January 2016692150
17 December 2015694126
27 November 2015698125
3 November 2015499100
13 October 2015506100
25 September 2015545100
9 September 2015550125
13 August 2015575174
17 July 2015670111
25 June 2015673100
5 June 2015675126
20 May 201570075

MPNP In-Demand Occupations List

Below are the occupations identified as in-demand by the province of Manitoba. This list is subject to change. Please note that French-speakers are exempt from having experience in an in-demand occupation to be eligible for MPNP.

NOC 2021 CodeTEERNOC 2021 TitleMinimum CLBNOC 2016 EquivalentNOC 2016 Skill Type/Level
100100Financial managers701110
100110Human resources managers701120
100190Other administrative services managers701140
100200Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers701210
100210Banking, credit and other investment managers701220
100220Advertising, marketing and public relations managers701240
111001Financial auditors and accountants71111A
111011Financial and investment analysts51112A
111021Financial advisors51114A
111091Other financial officers51114A
112001Human resources professionals51121A
112011Professional occupations in business management consulting51122A
112021Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations51123A
120112Supervisors, finance and insurance office workers51212B
120132Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling coordination occupations51215B
121012Human resources and recruitment officers51223B
121102Court reporters, medical transcriptionists and related occupations51251B
122002Accounting technicians and bookkeepers51311B
131003Administrative officers51221B
131013Property administrators51224B
131103Administrative assistants51241B
131113Legal administrative assistants51242B
132013Production and transportation logistics coordinators51215B
200100Engineering managers702110
200110Architecture and science managers702120
200120Computer and information systems managers702130
211101Biologists and related scientists52121A
211121Agricultural representatives, consultants and specialists52123A
212031Land surveyors72154A
212101Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries52161A
212111Data scientists52171A
212201Cybersecurity specialists52171A
212211Business systems specialists52171A
212221Information systems specialists52171A
212231Database analysts and data administrators52172A
212301Computer systems developers and programmers52174A
212311Software engineers and designers52173A
212321Software developers and programmers52174A
212331Web designers52175A
212341Web developers and programmers52175A
213001Civil engineers72131A
213011Mechanical engineers72132A
213101Electrical and electronics engineers72133A
213111Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)72147A
213211Industrial and manufacturing engineers72141A
221002Chemical technologists and technicians52211B
221012Geological and mineral technologists and technicians52212B
221102Biological technologists and technicians52221B
221112Agricultural and fish products inspectors52222B
222122Drafting technologists and technicians52253B
222202Computer network and web technicians52281B
222212User support technicians52282B
222322Occupational health and safety specialists701120
223002Civil engineering technologists and technicians52231B
223012Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians52232B
223022Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians52233B
223032Construction estimators52234B
223102Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians52241B
223112Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)52242B
223132Aircraft instrument, electrical and avionics mechanics, technicians and inspectors52244B
300100Managers in health care703110
311121Audiologists and speech-language pathologists73141A
311211Dietitians and nutritionists73132A
312031Occupational therapists73143A
313031Physician assistants, midwives and allied health professionals53212B
321032Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists73214B
321042Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians53213B
321092Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment73142A
321112Dental hygienists and dental therapists73222B
321202Medical laboratory technologists73211B
321212Medical radiation technologists53215B
321242Pharmacy technicians53219B
321292Other medical technologists and technicians53219B
322012Massage therapists53236B
331013Medical laboratory assistants and related technical occupations53212B
331033Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants53219B
400300Managers in social, community and correctional services504230
411011Lawyers and Quebec notaries74112A
413001Social workers74152A
413011Therapists in counselling and related specialized therapies74151A
413011Therapists in counselling and related specialized therapies54153A
413101Police investigators and other investigative occupations54165A
413211Career development practitioners and career counsellors (except education)54153A
414001Natural and applied science policy researchers, consultants and program officers54161A
414021Business development officers and market researchers and analysts54163A
414031Social policy researchers, consultants and program officers54164A
414041Health policy researchers, consultants and program officers54165A
414051Education policy researchers, consultants and program officers54166A
414061Recreation, sports and fitness policy researchers, consultants and program officers54167A
414071Program officers unique to government54168A
422002Paralegal and related occupations54211B
422012Social and community service workers54212B
422022Early childhood educators and assistants74214B
422032Instructors of persons with disabilities54215B
500120Recreation, sports and fitness program and service directors505130
511201Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations55131A
521132Audio and video recording technicians55225B
521202Graphic designers and illustrators55241B
521212Interior designers and interior decorators55242B
531233Theatre, fashion, exhibit and other creative designers55243B
541004Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness55254B
600100Corporate sales managers506010
600200Retail and wholesale trade managers506210
600400Managers in customer and personal services506510
620102Retail sales supervisors55243B
620202Food service supervisors56311B
621002Technical sales specialists - wholesale trade56221B
621012Retail and wholesale buyers56222B
631013Real estate agents and salespersons56232B
631023Financial sales representatives56235B
641004Retail salespersons and visual merchandisers55243B
644094Other customer and information services representatives51123A
700100Construction managers507110
700110Home building and renovation managers507120
700120Facility operation and maintenance managers507140
700200Managers in transportation507310
721002Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors57231B
721012Tool and die makers57232B
721022Sheet metal workers57233B
721062Welders and related machine operators57237B
722002Electricians (except industrial and power system)67241B
722012Industrial electricians67242B
722032Electrical power line and cable workers57244B
722042Telecommunications line and cable workers57245B
722052Telecommunications equipment installation and cable television service technicians57246B
724002Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics57311B
724012Heavy-duty equipment mechanics57312B
724022Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics67313B
724042Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors57315B
724052Machine fitters57316B
724102Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers57321B
724112Auto body collision, refinishing and glass technicians and damage repair estimators57322B
725002Crane operators67371B
726002Air pilots, flight engineers and flying instructors52271B
731003Concrete finishers57282B
731023Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers57284B
731123Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)57294B
731133Floor covering installers57295B
733103Railway and yard locomotive engineers57361B
733113Railway conductors and brakemen/women57362B
742024Air transport ramp attendants51215B
751015Material handlers56221B
751105Construction trades helpers and labourers67371B
800200Managers in agriculture508210
900100Manufacturing managers509110
900110Utilities managers509120
921002Power engineers and power systems operators59241B
331023Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates73413C
941414Industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers79462C

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