The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP), a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), is a collection of immigration pathways enabling foreign nationals to become Canadian permanent residents. The PNP is strategically designed to attract immigrants in areas that will benefit the province: skilled workers, workers in sectors with labor shortages, recent graduates, and agricultural entrepreneurs.
The following streams are currently active under MPNP:
- Skilled Workers in Manitoba
- Skilled Workers Overseas
- International Education Stream
- Business Investor Stream
Skilled Workers in Manitoba
Skilled Workers in Manitoba encompasses three immigration streams designed to target workers who have already gained employment experience or offers of employment in Manitoba. Candidates for this stream must be currently working and living in Manitoba at the time of their application, or, in certain cases, they may be invited to apply after attending a recruitment session with MPNP overseas.
- Skilled Workers in Manitoba Stream
- Manitoba Experience Pathway
- Employer Direct Recruitment Pathway
Skilled Workers Overseas
Skilled Workers Overseas encompasses three immigration streams designed to target skilled workers who can join Manitoba’s workforce and adapt easily to life in the province. All streams of this category prioritize workers who have experience in Manitoba’s In-Demand Occupations.
- Manitoba Skilled Workers Overseas Stream
- Manitoba Express Entry Pathway
- Manitoba Human Capital Pathway
International Education Stream
The International Education Stream (IES) targets recent graduates from designated post-secondary institutions located in the province of Manitoba. Candidates for this category must have some amount of work experience or business management experience from the province, either completed after graduation or during their program of study as part of an internship or co-op.
There are three pathways within this stream:
- Manitoba Career Employment Pathway
- Manitoba Graduate Internship Pathway
- Manitoba Student Entrepreneur Pathway
Business Investor Stream
Manitoba’s Business Investor Stream (BIS) is a collection of two immigration streams designed for individuals with business management experience who wish to launch a new business endeavor in Manitoba. The entrepreneurial stream is for general entrepreneurs with business proposals in a range of sectors, while the farm investor stream is designed specifically for entrepreneurs in the farming sector.
- Manitoba Entrepreneur Pathway requires Minimum investment of $250,000, networth of $500,000 & have 3 years of work experience as business owner/manager.
- Manitoba Farm Investor Pathway requires $300,000 investment, $500,000 net worth, 3 years experience of farm ownership or operation
Manitoba In-Demand Occupations
Several streams of the MPNP prefer candidates who have work experience in one of the province’s in-demand occupations listed below. This is not a mandatory requirement for all of these streams, but in certain cases will give the candidate an advantage for selection. Please note that French speakers are exempt from having experience in an in-demand occupation to be eligible for MPNP.
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