Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)

Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)


Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) seeks recent graduates, skilled workers, businesspeople and their families with the intention and ability to successfully settle and economically establish in Manitoba as permanent residents. Manitoba makes it easy to immigrate and settle in the province.

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) ranks amongst the most popular Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) operated across Canada. Under the MPNP, Manitoba welcomes newcomers and immigrants to acquire permanent resident status across its picturesque expanse and a stable job market. The Manitoba immigration nominee program is divided into three steams, discussed below.

MPNP Categories

Skilled Workers Stream

1. Skilled Workers Overseas

2. Skilled Workers in Manitoba

International Education Estream

1.Career Employment Pathway

2. Graduate Internship Pathway

3. International Student Entrepreneur Pilot

Business Investor Stream

1.The Entrepreneur Pathway

2. The Farm Investor Pathway

MPNP Requirements

  1. You must have graduated in the past 3 years from a designated post-secondary institution in Manitoba (minimum one year, two semesters, full-time coursework);
  2. You have been working a minimum of 6 months in Manitoba in an occupation on the In-demand Occupations list, or a minimum of 12 months in occupations that are not on the list;
  3. Meet minimum official language proficiency that depends on the assessed NOC (CLB 4 for NOC C/D occupations);
  4. You must demonstrate the ability and intent to reside in Manitoba;
  5. Demonstrate liquid funds equivalent to Low-Income-Cut-Off (LICO) requirements for independent financial resources for a six-month period.

Note: You must inform MPNP of changes to jobs or unemployment.

Application Process

1. Apply for a work permit;

2. Find eligible employers;

3. Accumulate work experiences (Minimum of 6 months or 12 months of work experiences);

4. Expression of Interest (EOI) submission;

5. MPNP application submission;

6. MPNP Nomination ;

7. Permanent Resident application.

Program Highlights:

1. Job offer is not necessarily related to your field of study;

2. A minimum of 6 months in Manitoba in an occupation on the In-demand Occupations list;

3. MPNP is one of the popular immigration channels in Canada;

4. Minimum language requirements for applicants with low language abilities;

5. International graduates in Manitoba have higher approval rates.

Submit Method

  • The MPNP uses an electronic system for both the submission of Expressions of Interest and nomination applications 
  • Business applicants are required to submit a paper based application.


Q: How do I get a provincial Nominee in Manitoba?

A: Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program requirements are relatively low. For instance, immigration scores of Skilled Workers in Manitoba (SWM), immigration scores from February 2020 to Dec 2021 were all under 500 points, except six draws (#91, #92, #100, #103, #107 and #108). And the latest draw on January 13, 2022 was only 459 points. Skilled workers with an eligible employer’s job offer and have worked for 6 months can get 500 points.

Q: What are the minimum language requirements for MPNP?

A: Applicants are required to meet minimum language requirements CLB 4. (IELTS L4.5/R3.5/W4/S4 or CELPIP 4 in each section.)


  • To become eligible to apply for Skilled Workers and International graduates categories of MPNP, you need to pay a non-refundable $500 application fee, or $2500 for the Business Investor Stream.
  • At federal stage:
    1. Principal applicant processing fee: $825; dependent child: $225.
    2. Right of permanent residence fee: $500.
  • All prices are subject to change without prior notice.

Service fees do not include government application fees, translation fees, notarization fees, postage fees or other third-party fees.



Processing Time

Program Categories Online
Canadian visa application processing time
Temporary Resident Visa
50 Days
Visitor Record
84 Days
Super Visa 79 Days
Study Permit Made Outside Canada
12 Weeks
Study Permit Made Intside Canada
14 Weeks
Study Permit Extension 53 Days
Post Graduation Work Permit Made Outside Canada 17 Weeks
Post Graduation Work Permit Made Inside Canada 97 Days
Briding Open Work Permit
97 Days
Canadian immigration application processing time
Express Entry
5 Months
Provincial Nominee Program
11 Months
Self-employed Immigration
50 Months
Federal Skilled Worker Program
5 Months
Start-up Visa
38 Months
Spouse/CommonLaw Sponsorship
10 Months
(Grand) Parents Sponsorship
24 Months
Canadian Citizenship/PR Card processing time
8 Months
PR Card
77 Days
PR Card Renewal
71 Days

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