Skilled Workers Overseas

Manitoba Skilled Workers Overseas (SWO) is a collection of immigration streams of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP), a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) operated by the province of Manitoba. Manitoba Skilled Workers Overseas encompasses three immigration streams which target foreign nationals who have the skills and experience needed to make lasting contributions to Manitoba’s labour force.

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Manitoba Skilled Workers Overseas 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.

In order to be eligible for all three streams included in the Manitoba Skilled Workers Overseas category, candidates must score a minimum of 60 points on the MPNP Points Assessment Grid.

Skilled Workers Overseas Stream

Manitoba Skilled Workers Overseas is a stream of Manitoba’s Skilled Workers Overseas Category which targets foreign nationals who have the skills and foreign work experience required to contribute to Manitoba’s labour force and who can demonstrate a connection to the province. This stream is highly competitive, only selecting applicants with the most competitive profiles and who have experience in one of Manitoba’s In-Demand Occupations.

Manitoba Express Entry Pathway

The Manitoba Express Entry Pathway is a stream of Manitoba’s Skilled Workers Overseas Category which targets foreign nationals who have active Express Entry profiles along with the skills and foreign work experience required to contribute to Manitoba’s labour force. This stream is highly competitive, only selecting applicants with the most competitive profiles and who have experience in one of Manitoba’s In-Demand Occupations.

Manitoba Human Capital Pathway

The Manitoba Human Capital Pathway is a stream of Manitoba’s Skilled Workers Overseas Category which targets foreign nationals who have the skills and foreign work experience required to contribute to Manitoba’s labour force. This stream is highly competitive, only selecting applicants with the most competitive profiles and preferring those with have experience in one of Manitoba’s In-Demand Occupations.

MPNP Points Assessment Grid

In order to be eligible to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to the Skilled Workers Overseas category, 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. 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 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

Manitoba Recent Draws – Skilled Worker Overseas

Below is the history of Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) issued for Skilled Worker Overseas Pathway.

DateNumber of Letters of Advice to Apply issuedRanking score of lowest-ranked candidate invited
July 18, 202452645
July 4, 202441709
June 25, 2024250516
June 21, 202452721
June 6, 202445708
May 23, 202439688
May 9, 202435698
May 2, 202426796
April 24, 202458644
April 9, 202487691
February 8, 202448713
January 25, 202441713
January 11, 202431639

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