MPNP for Skilled Workers

The MPNP for Skilled Workers is locally driven. And aims to meet the needs of Manitoba employers.

The MPNP for Skilled Workers nominates applicants who have a strong connection to the province and sufficient skills, education and training, work experience and official language proficiency. So that they can make an immediate and ongoing contribution to the Manitoba economy and the community at large.

Thus, all applicants must submit a Settlement Plan, to explain their plan for settling in Manitoba successfully and contributing economically. Also, upon nomination, MPNP will provide resources to help you put your plan into action toward achieving your goals.

Immigration through the MPNP is a three-step process:


Submit an Expression of Interest


The highest-scoring and qualifying candidates with a connection to Manitoba get an invitation to submit an MPNP application


After a thorough assessment, the MPNP nominates successful candidates to make a separate application to the Government of Canada for permanent resident visas for you and your family.


Further, there are two pathways to Manitoba:

Skilled Workers in Manitoba

MPNP accepts applications from qualified temporary foreign workers and international student graduates who are currently working in Manitoba. And have a permanent job from a Manitoba employer.

Skilled Workers Overseas

MPNP accepts applications from qualified skilled workers who can demonstrate a strong connection to the province through family or friends, past education or employment, or by invitation of the MPNP. And have sufficient points for five eligibility factors – age, English proficiency, work experience, education and adaptability.

Who cannot apply to the MPNP?

The following are NOT eligible to submit an application to the MPNP:

  • Refugee claimants, or individuals involved in a federal appeal or removal process
  • Live-in Caregivers currently living in Canada
  • Temporary foreign workers currently working and residing in a province other than Manitoba
  • Spouses of Canadian citizens or permanent residents
  • Individuals who have been refused by the MPNP within the last six months and who are not able to address the reason(s) for refusal
  • Individuals who have an active immigration application with any other provincial immigration program in Canada