Manitoba

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Each year, over 15,000 from all around the world move to Manitoba. Immigrants choose Manitoba for different reasons, such as new jobs and careers, friendly communities, and affordable family living.

 

As per the Government of Manitoba: "Manitoba immigrants are succeeding! According to a recent survey, 85 percent of Manitoba provincial nominees were working three months after arrival, 76 percent were homeowners within five years and 95 percent of families settle permanently in the community, making Manitoba their new home."

Learn More About the Programs of Manitoba

The province of Manitoba has two main pathways to apply for a nomination: the Skilled Worker Stream and the International Education Stream. 

The skilled Worker Stream is locally driven and based on the needs of Manitoba employers. The province selects internationally trained and experienced workers who have the skills needed in the local labour market. There are two different programs under this stream. 

The International Education Stream is a new stream for International Student who graduated from a University or College in Manitoba to gain a nomination. There are three different programs under this stream.

The Skilled Worker Stream

Skilled Worker in Manitoba Program

Skilled Workers in Manitoba applicants will be nominated via their strong connection to Manitoba through ongoing employment and sufficient skills, education and training, work experience, and official language proficiency to make an immediate and ongoing contribution to the Manitoba economy.

Note: to be eligible under this program, you must have at least 6 months of ongoing work experience in Manitoba.

Determine Your Eligibility

  • You must have qualifying work experience which means, you must have been working for an employer who is incorporated or registered under the province of Manitoba or the parliament of Canada + operating as a business that has an established production capability, plant or place of business in Manitoba.

       Note: Self-employment, unauthorized work or work experience gained while you were a student does                    not count. 

  • You must have a valid work permit, a letter of employment from your employer that proves that you have been working for at least six months, as well as a job offer. International Student Working Graduates are also eligible for this program. 

Conditions to respect:

  • "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.

  • You must have all qualifications for the position including training/education and any required licence or certification.

  • You must have job-ready English; specifically you must demonstrate the English or French proficiency to fulfill the duties of your job description.

  • Your connection to Manitoba through employment must be stronger than ties you may have to another province.

  • You must demonstrate in a Settlement Plan your intention and plan to live, work and establish your work and family life in Manitoba as a permanent resident.from Manitoba PNP website.

  • If you are an International Student Working Graduates, you must also: 

    • You attended an authorized education or training program at a public, or registered private vocational, post-secondary institution in Manitoba. (Language programs are specifically excluded.)

    • Your academic/vocational program was full-time and at least one academic year in duration.

    • You successfully completed your program and were awarded a diploma, degree or certificate.

    • You have a valid post-graduation work permit from Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)." from the Manitoba PNP website.

Note: If you are working in Canada on a work-permit exempt occupation, or in the work-study program, you are not eligible to apply. 

If you determine that you are eligible to apply, you must submit an expression of interest to the Province of Manitoba.

Step 1:

An expression of interest is the creation of an online profile. Your profile will be entered into a pool of all eligible candidates (valid for one year). You will receive a number of points once the profile is submitted. The Province of Manitoba will invite the highest-scoring candidates to submit an application. 

Step 2:

Send your application to the Government of Manitoba once selected to apply. 

Step 3: 

Once you receive a positive nomination from the Government of Manitoba, you will be able to apply under the Federal Provincial Nominee program to get your permanent resident status. 

Skilled Worker Overseas Program

Note: you do not need to be in Manitoba or Canada to apply under this program.

Determine Your Eligibility 

  • You must have an established connection with the province of Manitoba, it can be the support of a family member(s) or friends, through previous education or work experience in Manitoba or through an Invitation to Apply received from Manitoba as part of a Strategic Recruitment Initiative*.

  • You must score at least 60 points based on five factors (Language proficiency, Age, Work Experience, Education, Adaptability) in order to be eligible.

*An invitation to apply under the Strategic Recruitment Initiative can be done by recruitment missions ("the Manitoba officials regularly travels overseas on recruitment missions, often in partnership with Manitoba employers") or by doing an exploratory visit if invited to do so by the Province. If you speak French, you might be eligible to come for an exploratory visit

 

If you determine that you are eligible to apply, you must submit an expression of interest to the Province of Manitoba.

Step 1:

An expression of interest is the creation of an online profile. Your profile will be entered into a pool of all eligible candidates (valid for one year). You will receive a number of points once the profile is submitted. The Province of Manitoba will invite the highest-scoring candidates to submit an application. 

Step 2:

Send your application to the Government of Manitoba once selected to apply. 

Step 3: 

Once you receive a positive nomination from the Government of Manitoba, you will be able to apply under the Federal Provincial Nominee program to get your permanent resident status. 

If you would like to receive more information on how to apply for a nomination through the province of Manitoba, please feel free to email us or book your consultation now. 

The International Education Stream

Note: This stream is only eligible for international students who graduate in Manitoba. If you graduated in another province of Canada, you might be eligible under the Skilled Worker Stream. 

Determine Your Eligibility in One Program

Career Employment Pathway

You must have graduated from a post-secondary program and have a valid job offer in an in-demand occupation consistent with your education. 

Minimum Requirements

  • Education: at least 1-year post-secondary program in Manitoba within the past three years.

  • Language (French or English): minimum of CLB7. 

  • Current Employment in Manitoba: a full-time job offer from an eligible Manitoba employer, with a contract of at least 1 year in an in-Demand Occupations that is consistent with your completed program of studies in Manitoba. 

  • Settlement Funds: you must show that you have enough financial resources for a period of six months or you must be employed in a full-time long-term position in Manitoba. 

  • Adaptability: you must be residing in Manitoba at the time of application and prove that you intend to live in the province. 

Graduate Internship Pathway

You must have graduated with a Master's or Doctoral degrees through internships contributing to industry innovation in Manitoba. (Graduates who complete an Accelerate or Elevate internship with Mitacs in Manitoba can apply to the MPNP immediately after graduation, whether or not they have a job offer.)

Minimum Requirements

  • Education: at least a Master or Doctoral Degree in the past 3 years in Manitoba.

  • Language (French or English): minimum of CLB7. 

  • Internship in Manitoba: Completed a Mitacs Elevate or Accelerate (including Accelerate Entrepreneur) internship with an eligible industry and research enterprise in Manitoba.

  • Current Employment in Manitoba: You don't need to have a job offer at the time of application. 

  • Settlement Funds: you must show that you have enough financial resources for a period of six months or you must be employed in a full-time long-term position in Manitoba.

  • Adaptability: you must be residing in Manitoba at the time of application and prove that you intend to live in the province. 

International Student Entrepreneur Pathway

Each year, the Province of Manitoba will provide for up to 20 international students who have graduated, an opportunity to pursue entrepreneurship rather than employment. 

Note: you must attend an information session before you submit any application to the province of Manitoba. 

Minimum Requirements

  • Business Experience: you must submit a business plan + you must operate your business as a senior manager for at least 6 months on a valid temporary work permit + you must own at least 51% of your business equity. 

  • Age: between 21 to 35 years old. 

  • Language (French or English): minimum of CLB7. 

  • Education: you must have graduated from at least a 2 years program. 

  • Adaptability: you must have a valid open work permit or a PGWP at the time of application, have continuously resided in Manitoba since graduation; and show that you have the intention to reside in the province after being nominated. ​

  • Net Worth/Settlement funds: there is no minimum net worth. However, your net worth or source of funds will be considered to evaluate your chance to execute your business plan. Moreover, you must have financial resources for a period of twelve months. 

  • Business Performance Agreement: once your application is approved, you must sign a Business Performance Agreement (BPA). 

If you determine that you are eligible to apply under one of the programs explained above, you must submit an expression of interest to the Province of Manitoba.

Step 1:

An expression of interest is the creation of an online profile. Your profile will be entered into a pool of all eligible candidates (valid for one year). You will receive a number of points once the profile is submitted. The Province of Manitoba will invite the highest-scoring candidates to submit an application. 

Step 2:

Send your application to the Government of Manitoba once selected to apply. 

Step 3: 

Once you receive a positive nomination from the Government of Manitoba, you will be able to apply under the Federal Provincial Nominee program to get your permanent resident status. 

If you would like to receive more information on how to apply for a nomination through the province of Manitoba, please feel free to email us or book your consultation now.