The Manitoba Immigrant Nominee Program (MPNP) has announced that the province will have a new federal Express Entry-aligned stream, which may begin accepting applications in January 2018.

This pathway will be open to candidates who may be eligible under a MPNP stream, and who also meet Express Entry critera and have an active Express Entry profile. The first draw to be conducted through this pathway is expected to take place in the beginning of 2018.

Express Entry candidates who receive a provincial nomination through an Express Entry-aligned stream, also known as an enhanced nomination or stream, may be awarded 600 additional Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points and may receive an Invitation To Apply (ITA) for permanent residence at a federal Express Entry draw.

Manitoba will now be joining other Canadian provinces by introducing at least one Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) stream aligned with Express Entry.This pathway is open to candidates who meet the eligibility criteria and have experience in a Manitoba in-demand occupation.This stream may also be open to candidates who are eligible under another MPNP stream.

Eligibility Criteria

Criterion Minimum Requirement
Express Entry Demonstrate acceptance into the Express Entry pool by providing a valid Express Entry ID and Job Seeker Validation Code.
Work Experience

Minimum of six months of work experience in an occupation on the In-Demand Occupations list.Candidate must submit a complete Career Plan.

Official Languages Proficiency

The minimum official language proficiency depends on the NOCThe minimum official language proficiency depends on your assessed NOC:

  • Minimum CLB 7 for NOC 0 or A
  • Minimum CLB 6 for NOC B
Education

Completed one post-secondary program of at least one year (Canadian equivalent)If the position requires licensure or certification, you must apply to the regulatory body to have your qualifications and skills assessed and/or pass an examination.

Age

Minimum age of 18 at time of submission

Adaptability

Demonstrate the ability and intent to become economically established and reside in Manitoba;ANDHave the confirmed support of a close friend or relative who has resided in Manitoba for at least one year;ORHold a valid Invitation to Apply issued by the MPNP.

Settlement Funds

Demonstrate liquid funds equivalent to Low Income Cut-Off (LICO) requirements for independent financial resources for a six-month period.

The process

The process of obtaining Canadian permanent residence through the Express Entry Pathway involves the following steps:

  • Assess your eligibility according to the information on this page above.
  • If you are eligible, you may create a profile in Manitoba's Expression of Interest (EOI) system for skilled workers.
    • At this stage, you become a candidate.
  • Candidates are assigned a score out of 1,000 based on a range of credentials under Manitoba's unique ranking system for skilled workers.
  • Periodically, Manitoba immigration authorities invite the highest-ranked candidates to apply for a provincial nomination.
    • This is known as a draw.
  • Invited persons may apply for an 'enhanced' provincial nomination under the MPNP.
  • After the nomination is uploaded to the Express Entry profile, an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence will be issued at a subsequent Express Entry draw.
  • Successful applicants may then apply to the federal government for permanent resident status, with processing times of six months or less in the majority of cases.

In Demand Occupations List

NOC Occupation Title Skill Level Minimum CLB
0111 Financial managers* 0 7
0112 Human resources managers 0 5
0114 Other administrative services managers 0 5
0121 Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers 0 5
0122 Banking, credit and other investment managers 0 5
0124 Advertising, marketing and public relations managers 0 5
1111 Financial auditors and accountants A 7
1112 Financial and investment analysts A 5
1114 Other financial officers A 5
1121 Human resources professionals A 5
1122 Professional occupations in business management consulting A 5
1123 Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations A 5
1212 Supervisors, finance and insurance office workers B 5
1215 Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations B 5
1221 Administrative officers B 5
1223 Human resources and recruitment officers B 5
1224 Property administrators B 5
1241 Administrative assistants B 5
1242 Legal administrative assistants B 5
1251 Court reporters, medical transcriptionists and related occupations B 5
1311 Accounting technicians and bookkeepers B 5

NOC Occupation Title Skill Level Minimum CLB
0211 Engineering managers 0 5
0212 Architecture and science managers 0 5
0213 Computer and information systems managers 0 5
2121 Biologists and related scientists A 5
2123 Agricultural representatives, consultants and specialists * A 7
2131 Civil engineers * A 7
2132 Mechanical engineers * A 7
2133 Electrical and electronics engineers * A 7
2141 Industrial and manufacturing engineers * A 7
2147 Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers) * A 7
2151 Architects * A 7
2154 Land surveyors * A 7
2161 Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries A 5
2171 Information systems analysts and consultants A 5
2172 Database analysts and data administrators A 5
2173 Software engineers and designers * A 7
2174 Computer programmers and interactive media developers A 5
2175 Web designers and developers A 5
2211 Chemical technologists and technicians B 5
2212 Geological and mineral technologists and technicians * B 7
2221 Biological technologists and technicians * B 7
2222 Agricultural and fish products inspectors B 5
2231 Civil engineering technologists and technicians * B 7
2232 Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians * B 7
2233 Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians * B 7
2234 Construction estimators B 5
2241 Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians * B 7
2242 Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment) * B 7
2244 Aircraft instrument, electrical and avionics mechanics, technicians and inspectors * B 7
2253 Drafting technologists and technicians * B 7
2271 Air pilots, flight engineers and flying instructors B 5
2281 Computer network technicians * B 7
2282 User support technicians B 5

NOC Occupation Title Skill Level Minimum CLB
0311 Managers in Health Care A 7
3131 Pharmacists * A 7
3132 Dietitians and nutritionists * A 7
3141 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists * A 7
3142 Physiotherapists * A 7
3143 Occupational therapists * A 7
3211 Medical laboratory technologists * B 7
3212 Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists’ assistants B 5
3213 Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians B 5
3214 Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists * B 7
3215 Medical radiation technologists B 5
3219 Other medical technologists and technicians (except dental health) B 5
3222 Dental hygienists and dental therapists * B 7
3236 Massage therapists B 5

NOC Occupation Title Skill Level Minimum CLB
0423 Managers in social, community and correctional services 0 5
4112 Lawyers and Quebec notaries * A 7
4151 Psychologists * A 7
4152 Social workers * A 7
4153 Family, marriage and other related counsellors A 5
4161 Natural and applied science policy researchers, consultants and program officers A 5
4163 Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants A 5
4164 Social policy researchers, consultants and program officers A 5
4165 Health policy researchers, consultants and program officers A 5
4166 Education policy researchers, consultants and program officers A 5
4167 Recreation, sports and fitness policy researchers, consultants and program officers A 5
4168 Program officers unique to government A 5
4211 Paralegal and related occupations B 5
4212 Social and community service workers B 5
4214 Early childhood educators and assistants * B 7
4215 Instructors of persons with disabilities B 5

NOC Occupation Title Skill Level Minimum CLB
0513 Recreation, sports and fitness program and service directors 0 5
5131 Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations A 5
5225 Audio and video recording technicians B 5
5241 Graphic designers and illustrators B 5
5242 Interior designers and interior decorators B 5
5243 Theatre, fashion, exhibit and other creative designers B 5
5254 Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness B 5

NOC Occupation Title Skill Level Minimum CLB
0601 Corporate sales managers 0 5
0621 Retail and wholesale trade managers 0 5
0651 Managers in customer and personal services, n.e.c. 0 5
6221 Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade B 5
6222 Retail and wholesale buyers B 5
6232 Real estate agents and salespersons B 5
6235 Financial sales representatives B 5
6311 Food service supervisors B 5
6322 Cooks B 5
6332 Bakers B 5

NOC Occupation Title Skill Level Minimum CLB
0711 Construction managers 0 5
0712 Home building and renovation managers 0 5
0714 Facility operation and maintenance managers 0 5
0731 Managers in transportation 0 5
7231 Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors B 5
7232 Tool and die makers B 5
7233 Sheet metal workers B 5
7237 Welders and related machine operators B 5
7241 Electricians (except industrial and power system) ** B 6
7242 Industrial electricians ** B 6
7244 Electrical power line and cable workers B 5
7245 Telecommunications line and cable workers * B 7
7246 Telecommunications installation and repair workers * B 7
7251 Plumbers B 5
7271 Carpenters B 5
7282 Concrete finishers B 5
7284 Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers B 5
7294 Painters and decorators (except interior decorators) B 5
7295 Floor covering installers B 5
7311 Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics B 5
7312 Heavy-duty equipment mechanics B 5
7313 Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics ** B 6
7315 Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors B 5
7316 Machine fitters B 5
7321 Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers B 5
7322 Motor vehicle body repairers B 5
7361 Railway and yard locomotive engineers B 5
7362 Railway conductors and brakemen/women B 5
7371 Crane operators ** B 6

NOC Occupation Title Skill Level Minimum CLB
0821 Managers in agriculture 0 5

NOC Occupation Title Skill Level Minimum CLB
0911 Manufacturing managers 0 5
0912 Utilities managers 0 5
9241 Power engineers and power systems operators B 5

* Regulated Occupation
** Compulsory Trade

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