Manitoba has one of Canada’s strongest and most diversified economies, with a low cost of living and plenty of opportunities for quality careers, for education or to start a business. Manitoba is known for the high quality of free public health care and school systems and has been welcoming immigrants for well over a century. Manitoba is a place where people of many cultures live together in harmony. The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) seeks recent graduates, skilled workers, business people and their families with the intention and ability to successfully settle and economically establish in Manitoba as permanent residents. The province offers three pathways for eligible immigrants to settle in the province:

Skilled worker Stream:

It is locally driven and based on the needs of Manitoba employers. MPNP selects internationally trained and experienced workers who have the skills needed in the local labour market, and nominate them to receive Canadian permanent resident visas to settle and work in Manitoba through Skilled Workers in Manitoba and Skilled Workers Overseas

International Education Stream :

This pathway is dedicated to providing faster pathways for nomination to international students graduating in Manitoba and meeting the needs of industry and has been further sub-divided into:

  • Career Employment Pathway
  • Graduate Internship Pathway
  • International Student Entrepreneur Pilot
Eligibility Criteria:

With the various pathways offered, each of them has unique requirements to be fulfilled in terms of eligibility criteria.

To apply under Skilled Workers Overseas, all applicants must demonstrate an established connection to Manitoba either through the support of family members or friends, through previous education or work experience in the province or through an invitation to apply received directly from the MPNP as part of a Strategic Recruitment Initiative.

As an International Education Stream applicant, the applicant must::
  • Be residing in Manitoba at the time of application
  • Have a minimum of CLB/NCLC 7 (or equivalent) in the language proficiency.
  • Have graduated in the past 3 years from a designated post-secondary institution in Manitoba (minimum one year, two semesters, full-time coursework) for Career Employment Pathway or must complete a master or doctoral degree program in Manitoba within the past 3 years for Graduate Internship Pathway.
Application Process

With different pathways offered, the application process for each pathway is unique catering to its individual requirements but there is a standard process flow that MPNP follows:


Expression of Interest (EOI) submission.


Receive the Letter of Advice to Apply (LAA) issuance.


Make the MPNP application submission.


Procedural fairness.


Application for Permanent Residency.