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Manitoba is one of the Canadian provinces which enjoy ethnically diverse community of immigrants that significantly contribute to its growth and development. It is a great place for both job seekers and international students because of the presence of world-class educational institutors and companies. Moreover, to maintain the flow and quality of immigrants, the province has introduced multiple immigration streams and timely updates their respective requirements, eligibility criteria, process to meet the demands of its labor market.
Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) is a PNP which manages the applications for immigration to Manitoba with PR status. It has three Primary categories including, Skilled Worker Stream, International Education stream, Business Investor stream to target graduates, skilled individuals, entrepreneurs, business persons and more.
|Categories of MPNP||Sub categories|
|Skilled Worker Stream||Skilled Workers in Manitoba
Skilled Worker Overseas
|International Education Stream||Career Employment Pathway
Graduate Internship pathway
International Student Entrepreneurship Pilot
|Business Investor Stream||Entrepreneur Pathway
Farm Investor Pathway
There are three primary categories of MPNP, and applicants can apply to any of them after checking the eligibility. The MPNP has designed to allow the entry of eligible professionals in the province in a swift and easy manner. Candidates with skills or experience in fields which are in high demand in the province, are prioritized over others and have a good chance of selection through the draws.
The general minimum requirements to become eligible for the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) include
The accepted personal connections for MPNP are:
Mother, Father, Sister, Brother, Grandmother and Grandfather.
After qualifying the eligibility criteria, an applicant must be ready with the checklist of documents required by MPNP in support of his/her application for immigration to Manitoba. The following is the list of documents required by MPNP to apply for Canada PR visa
Although the provincial government of Manitoba takes only 4-5 months for processing applications for immigration; however, the application needs to be verified at both the state and the federal level. As a result, the overall processing time for MPNP applications becomes 12 to 15 months which can be further extended up to 20 months in some cases which require extensive verification
Like other PNPS, MPNP has also Express Entry-linked immigration program to nominate Express Entry candidates for provincial from the pool. Remember, an applicant needs to qualify both the criteria set by provincial program as well as Federal Express Entry program to apply to Manitoba Express Entry Program. Nominated Candidates get additional 600 points to their respective Express entry CRS score which surely move them to the front line for getting ITA for Canada PR.
Irrespective of the immigration program, every candidate needs to appear to Language proficiency test like IELTS, TEF, CELPIP to show that he/she is well-versed in reading, writing, speaking and understanding English or French. To become eligible for MPNP, a candidate needs to score a minimum of CLB level 6 across all linguistic abilities including reading, writing, speaking and listening. The minimum CLB level for MPNP is lower than the Federal Express Entry Program as it requires a minimal CLB level of 7 in all linguistic abilities.
MPNP uses the point-based system based on factors like age, education, work experience, adaptability, and risk assessment. The overall score is 1000 and higher score of candidates facilitates the process of immigration to Manitoba
Factor 1: language Proficiency
|First Language (English/French)|
|CLB level 8 or higher||25 per band|
|CLB 7||22 per band|
|CLB 6||20 per band|
|CLB 5||17 per band|
|CLB 4||12 per band|
|CLB 3 or lower||0|
|Second language (English/French)|
|CLB 5 or higher||25|
Maximum Points: 125
Factor 2: Age
|21 to 45||75|
|50 or older||0|
Maximum Points: 75
Factor 3: Work Experience (in the past five years)
|Work Experience (In years)||Points|
|Less than one year||0|
|Four years or more||75|
|Fully recognized by the provincial licensing body||100|
Maximum points: 175
Factor 4: Education
|Master’s or Doctorate||125|
|Two post-secondary programs of at least two years each||115|
|One post-secondary program of three years or more||110|
|One post-secondary program of two years or longer||100|
|One year post-secondary program||70|
|No post-secondary education||0|
Maximum points: 125
Factor 5: Adaptability
|Close relative in Manitoba||200|
|Previous work experience in Manitoba (at least six months)||100|
|Completed post-secondary program of two years or more in Manitoba||100|
|Completed post-secondary program of at least one year in Manitoba||50|
|Close 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|
|Immigration destination in Manitoba is outside of Winnipeg||50|
Maximum points: 500
Factor 6: Risk Assessment
|Close relative in another province and no close relative in MB||0|
|Work experience in another province||-100|
|Studies in another province||-100|
|Previous immigration application to another province||0|
Maximum points: -200
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