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Manitoba Skilled Workers in Manitoba Stream (MSWM)

Manitoba Skilled Workers in Manitoba Stream

  • P.N.P: Provincial Nominee Programs
  • E.O.I: Expression of Interest
  • E.D: Employer-driven
  • P.S: Point System
  • C.E: Canadian Experience

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Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)

The Manitoba Skilled Workers in Manitoba Stream allows the province to nominate qualified candidates with ongoing employment in Manitoba. It gives them the opportunity to apply to permanently live and work in Manitoba.
Eligible applicants can apply to the Manitoba Skilled Workers in Manitoba Stream by creating a profile in the Expression of Interest (EOI) system.

Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream is one of the two Manitoba Skilled Worker streams of the nominee program, which also includes Skilled Worker Overseas stream (➨Page).

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The following requirements must be met if you are applying to the Manitoba Skilled Workers in Manitoba Stream:

1- Ongoing Employment in Manitoba

Ongoing Manitoba employment means that a Manitoba company has offered you a long-term, full-time job after you have completed at least six (6) months (continuous) full-time employment with that company as a temporary foreign worker (➨Page) or international student working graduate (➨Page).

The offer of long-term employment must be from the same employer for whom you have been working full-time for the required time period.
If you graduated from a post-secondary program in another Canadian province and want to apply under this category because you’ve been offered a job in Manitoba, to be eligible you must first have been working for that Manitoba employer for at least twelve (12) months.
Any periods of self-employment, unauthorized work, or periods of employment during which you were engaged in full-time study will not be included when calculating the period of qualifying work experience in Manitoba.

2- Work Permit

You must have a valid work permit or post-graduation work permit. If you are exempt from requiring a work permit to work in Manitoba (ex: Ministers of Religion), you are not eligible to apply to the MPNP under this category.

3- Language Ability

You must have job-ready English; specifically you must demonstrate the English or French proficiency to fulfill the duties of your job description.
If your occupation is classified at National Occupational Classification TEER 4 0r 5 (➨Appendix 1), you must have approved test results with a minimum score of Canadian Language Benchmark CLB 4 in all for abilities in English or French (➨Appendix 5). Test must be taken no more than two (2) years prior to submission of your application.

4- Settlement Funds

Skilled workers applying on the basis of ongoing employment in Manitoba must still provide documented proof of settlement funds in their name. However, the MPNP will consider your current income, so you may not necessarily require the generally recommended 50% of Statistics Canada’s Low Income Cut-Off (LICO) (➨Appendix 2).

5- Ineligibility

You are not eligible to apply under the Manitoba Skilled Workers in Manitoba Stream if:
  • You have current application in process through another immigration program.
  • You have been refused by the MPNP within the last six (6) months.
  • You are a temporary foreign workers currently working and residing in a province other than Manitoba.
  • You are registered in the federal Live-in Caregiver Program.
  • You are a refugee claimant in Canada, a failed refugee claimant, had a removal order, are prohibited from entering or being in Canada, do not have status in Canada or are living illegally in your country of residence.

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All skilled worker applicants who have the minimum requirements are then ranked against each other based on the Manitoba EOI ranking system. Only the highest ranking applicant will be invited to apply in every round of invitation.

Candidates working in an in-demand occupation will be prioritized during Expression of Interest draws. Many occupations on the in-demand list (➨ are limited to specific skilled streams of the MPNP and candidates must meet the specific criteria and requirements for one of the specific pathways listed under each stream.

In addition to Skilled Worker in Manitoba, the EOI ranking also applies to the Skilled Worker Overseas Stream (➨Page) and three International Education Streams: Career Employment Pathway (➨Page), Graduate Internship Pathway (➨Page) and International Student Entrepreneur Pathway (➨Page).

The Manitoba Skilled Workers in Manitoba Stream EOI factors may be summarized as follows (➨

Selection Factor Maximum Points
Factor 1: Language Ability 125
Factor 2: Age 75
Factor 3: Work Experience 175
Factor 4: Education 125
Factor 5: Adaptability 500
Factor 6: Risk Management -200

Factor 1: Language Ability

To be awarded point for language, you must have taken an approved test results. Test must have been taken no more than two (2) years prior to the date the EOI is submitted.
First official language (English or French)
Speaking Listening Reading Writing
CLB 8 or higher 25 25 25 25
CLB 7 22 22 22 22
CLB 6 20 20 20 20
CLB 5 17 17 17 17
CLB 4 12 12 12 12
CLB 3 or lower 0 0 0 0
Second official language (English or French)
At least CLB 5 in all of the 4 abilities 25
CLB 4 or less in any of the 4 abilities 0
To prove you language abilities you must take any of the following approved tests:
  • English: IELTS General or CELPIP General or PTE Core
  • French: TEF Canada or TCF Canada

To find out the equivalent CLB level for any of the above approved tests, see (➨Appendix 5).

Factor 2: Age

You’ll get points based on your age on the day you enter in your EOI profile.
Age Points
18 20
19 30
20 40
21-45 75
46 40
47 30
48 20
49 10
50 or older 0

Factor 3: Work Experience

You can get points for the number of years you’ve spent doing full-time paid work (at least 30 hours per week) within the last five (5) years.
Experience Points
4 or more years 75
3 years 60
2 years 50
1 year 40 40
Less than 1 year 0
You can claim 100 additional points for being fully recognized by provincial licensing body if you are working in a profession or trade that requires licensing in Manitoba and you have completed all necessary steps to become licensed / certified to practice in Manitoba.
Fully Recognized by Provincial Licensing Body Points
Yes 100
No 0

Factor 4: Education

Level of Education Points
Master's degree or Doctoral (PhD) level 125
Two or more post-secondary credentials, of at least two years each 115
Three-year post-secondary credential 110
Two-year post-secondary credential 100
One-year post-secondary credential 70
Trade certificate 70
No formal post-secondary education 0

Factor 5: Adaptability

Adaptability points are based on the type of connection you have to Manitoba. All candidates must have at least one type of connection to our province. If you have more than one type of connection, you will receive Adaptability points on your highest scoring connection.
Connection to Manitoba Points
Close relative in Manitoba – Yours or your spouse/common-law partner’s relatives (parent, grandparent, child, grandchild, sibling, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew or first cousin) who are 18 years or older, living in Canada as permanent resident or citizen) 200
Previous work experience in Manitoba (at least 6 months) 100
Completed post-secondary program of 2 years or more in Manitoba 100
Completed post-secondary program of at least 1 academic year in Manitoba 50
Friend or distant relative living in Manitoba 50
Ongoing employment in Manitoba for 6 months or more with long-term job offer from the same employer 500
Invitation to Apply under a strategic initiative 500
No Connection to Manitoba Not Eligible
Unless you receive the maximum of 500 points for adaptability, you may receive additional 50 points if in connection to your connection to Manitoba your destination is outside Winnipeg (the Manitoba capital region).
Regional Development Points
Immigration destination in Manitoba outside of Winnipeg 50
Immigration destination in Manitoba in Winnipeg 0

Factor 6: Risk Assessment

You may lose up to 200 points if you or your spouse / Common-law partner have connections to other parts of Canada through education and work experience.
Risk Factor Points
Work Experience in another province -100
Studies in another province -100




Step 1: Submit an Online MPNP Expression of Interest

If you meet the minimum criteria, you can register and submit an Expression of Interest to MPNP. You must create a Government of Manitoba account at (➨ and sign in to create an Expression of Interest.

Within your online account you must choose “PNP for Skilled Workers” and follow the instructions to submit the Expression of Interest (EOI).
Following submission you will be able to check the most up-to-date information regarding the status of your application and also update your profile at any time by logging in. Upon successful completion of the online registration your application will be placed in a pool with others who are also eligible. If you are among the highest-scoring candidates, you may be invited to submit an application to the MPNP and receive a Letter of Advice to Apply (LAA).
Recent Draws – MPNP Skilled Workers in Manitoba Stream
Draw # Date of Draw No. of ITA * Min. Score
214 Apr 09, 2024 276
210 Feb 08, 2024 151 619
208 Jan 25, 2024 156 772
207 Jan 11, 2024 ** 168 607
205 Dec 28, 2023 160 612
203 Dec 14, 2023 160 774
Expressions of Interest are valid for one (1) year from the date you submit it to the MPNP. If you do not receive a Letter of Advice to Apply (LAA) after 12 months and you still want to be considered for the MPNP, you will have to complete a new profile.

Step 2: Submit Application to MPNP

If you receive a Letter of Advice to Apply (LAA), you will be able to log into your account and gain access to the full MPNP application.

You will have sixty (60) days from the date of your LAA to submit a complete application.

If you fail to submit a complete application by the deadline, your LAA will be automatically removed and you will have to start the process again.
Once you have submitted your complete application through your online account and paid the processing fee, your application will be reviewed.
An MPNP officer will contact you by email if information is needed to assess your application and will tell you how to send the information.
MPNP Application
Submit the application online:
Official Program Guide:
MPNP Application Fee:
Processing Time:
Document Checklist:
[email protected]
You may be required to participate in an interview as reasonably required to verify information related to your application, or any other reason to be disclosed at the time of the request.

Non-Express Entry Applicants: If you are approved and nominated, you should apply to IRCC for Permanent Residence. The nomination certificate will be valid for six (6) months from the date of issuance and is considered valid if you submit a complete application for PR before the expiry date on the nomination certificate.

Express Entry Applicants: If you had an Express Entry profile when submitted your EOI, upon approval you will receive a nomination certificate through the Express Entry portal. The MPNP will also send you a nomination certificate that you should retain for your records. 

You must accept the nomination within thirty (30) days after it is issued through the Express Entry portal in order to receive an Invitation to Apply for permanent residence.

When you accept a nomination, you are awarded 600 additional points in the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) (➨Page). This will help you quickly get invited to apply for permanent residence through your Express Entry profile.

Step 3: Apply for Permanent Residence

Non-Express Entry Applicants: If you are nominated by the Province of Manitoba, then your next step is to submit a complete application for a permanent resident visa within six (6) months (➨Page).

You must submit your application using the IRCC Permanent Residence Portal (PR Portal) (➨ 

If your application is complete, you will receive a letter or an email confirming that your file has been received and accepted for processing. This letter is called the Acknowledge of Receipt (AOR) and will include your IRCC file number.
Once you have received your acknowledgement of receipt, you can create an online account and link your application to it. By creating an account, you will be able to receive email updates and a more detailed case status.

Express Entry Applicants: If you have an Express Entry profile, you should apply for permanent residence (➨Page) through Express Entry if you’ve received an invitation to apply.

Your Express Entry invitation to apply is valid for sixty (60) days only.
Apply for a Temporary Work Permit

When you receive a Nomination Approval Letter and an MPNP Certificate of Nomination, you may also send a request to MPNP to have a work permit support letter so you can apply for work permit (➨Page) while your application for permanent residence is in process.

If your PR application is not finalized, you may also be able to apply for a Bridging Open Work Permit (BOWP) (➨Page). This will let you to stay and continue working on a valid work permit until your PR application is finalized.

You may apply for BOWP only if your PR application is approved in principle meaning you have passed the eligibility stage and still have to pass the medical, security and background checks.

Step 4: Landing in Canada

If your application is approved, you will be asked to pay your right of permanent residence fee if you haven't already done so. You will receive a Confirmation of Permanent Residence (CoPR) and if you are from a country that requires a visa you will also be issued a permanent resident visa.

You will only become a Permanent Resident of Canada when you cross a Canadian port of entry. This is referred to as ‘landing in Canada' (➨Page).

You must land in Canada before the expiry date, which appears on your Canada Immigration Visa. Usually, the expiry date is one (1) year from the time medical examinations were completed. As this is not always the case, be sure to verify the expiry date as soon as the Canada Immigration Visa is received.

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