Manitoba PNP eligibility
Manitoba was the first Canadian province to establish its own, ongoing immigration program, the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP).In Manitoba’s high-powered economy, skilled workers, tradespeople and professionals are in demand.
The MPNP is locally driven and based on the needs of Manitoba employers. The MPNP selects internationally trained and experienced workers who have the skills needed in the local labour market, and nominates them to receive Canadian permanent resident visas to settle and work in Manitoba.Each year, some 15,000 immigrants arrive in Manitoba.
Manitoba Immigration Streams
If you wish to immigrate to Manitoba, then you have five options to choose from:
- Skilled Worker in Manitoba Stream;
- Skilled Worker Overseas Stream;
- Manitoba Business Investor Stream;
- International Education Stream;
- Morden Community Driven Initiative.
The Skilled Worker in Manitoba Stream is for qualified temporary foreign workers and international student graduates who are currently employed in Manitoba and have been offered a permanent, full-time job with a Manitoba employer.
The Skilled Worker Overseas Stream is for qualified skilled workers who may be outside of Canada but who can demonstrate a strong connection to the province. A skilled worker who is already in Canada may also be eligible for this category.
The Manitoba Business Investor Stream is for applicants who are seeking to establish a business in Manitoba.
The International Education Stream is for international graduates who graduated from a Manitoba post-secondary institution who wish to stay in Manitoba permanently.
The Morden Community Driven Initiative is for welders, carpenters, cooks, plumbers and pipefitters who wish to establish themselves in the rural town of Morden.