Manitoba Express Entry Pathway

The Manitoba Immigrant Nominee Program (MPNP)'s federal Express Entry-aligned stream began accepting applications in January 2018.

This pathway is open to candidates who may be eligible under an MPNP stream, and who also meet Express Entry criteria and have an active Express Entry profile. Candidates must also have the confirmed support of a close friend or relative who has resided in Manitoba for at least one year.

Express Entry candidates who receive a provincial nomination through an Express Entry-aligned stream, also known as an 'enhanced' nomination, are awarded 600 additional Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points, which leaves them well-positioned to receive an Invitation To Apply (ITA) for permanent residence in a subsequent Express Entry Draw.

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

CriterionMinimum Requirement
Express EntryDemonstrate 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.

Submit a complete Career Plan.

Official Languages Proficiency

The minimum official language proficiency depends on the NOC:

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

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.


Minimum age of 18 at time of submission


Demonstrate the ability and intent to become economically established and reside in Manitoba;


Have the confirmed support of a close friend or relative who has resided in Manitoba for at least one year;


Hold 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

NOCOccupation TitleSkill LevelMinimum CLB
0111Financial managers*07
0112Human resources managers05
0114Other administrative services managers05
0121Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers05
0122Banking, credit and other investment managers05
0124Advertising, marketing and public relations managers05
1111Financial auditors and accountantsA7
1112Financial and investment analystsA5
1114Other financial officersA5
1121Human resources professionalsA5
1122Professional occupations in business management consultingA5
1123Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relationsA5
1212Supervisors, finance and insurance office workersB5
1215Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupationsB5
1221Administrative officersB5
1223Human resources and recruitment officersB5
1224Property administratorsB5
1241Administrative assistantsB5
1242Legal administrative assistantsB5
1251Court reporters, medical transcriptionists and related occupationsB5
1311Accounting technicians and bookkeepersB5

NOCOccupation TitleSkill LevelMinimum CLB
0211Engineering managers05
0212Architecture and science managers05
0213Computer and information systems managers05
2121Biologists and related scientistsA5
2123Agricultural representatives, consultants and specialists *A7
2131Civil engineers *A7
2132Mechanical engineers *A7
2133Electrical and electronics engineers *A7
2141Industrial and manufacturing engineers *A7
2147Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers) *A7
2151Architects *A7
2154Land surveyors *A7
2161Mathematicians, statisticians and actuariesA5
2171Information systems analysts and consultantsA5
2172Database analysts and data administratorsA5
2173Software engineers and designers *A7
2174Computer programmers and interactive media developersA5
2175Web designers and developersA5
2211Chemical technologists and techniciansB5
2212Geological and mineral technologists and technicians *B7
2221Biological technologists and technicians *B7
2222Agricultural and fish products inspectorsB5
2231Civil engineering technologists and technicians *B7
2232Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians *B7
2233Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians *B7
2234Construction estimatorsB5
2241Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians *B7
2242Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment) *B7
2244Aircraft instrument, electrical and avionics mechanics, technicians and inspectors *B7
2253Drafting technologists and technicians *B7
2271Air pilots, flight engineers and flying instructorsB5
2281Computer network technicians *B7
2282User support techniciansB5

NOCOccupation TitleSkill LevelMinimum CLB
0311Managers in Health CareA7
3131Pharmacists *A7
3132Dietitians and nutritionists *A7
3141Audiologists and speech-language pathologists *A7
3142Physiotherapists *A7
3143Occupational therapists *A7
3211Medical laboratory technologists *B7
3212Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists’ assistantsB5
3213Animal health technologists and veterinary techniciansB5
3214Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists *B7
3215Medical radiation technologistsB5
3219Other medical technologists and technicians (except dental health)B5
3222Dental hygienists and dental therapists *B7
3236Massage therapistsB5

NOCOccupation TitleSkill LevelMinimum CLB
0423Managers in social, community and correctional services05
4112Lawyers and Quebec notaries *A7
4151Psychologists *A7
4152Social workers *A7
4153Family, marriage and other related counsellorsA5
4161Natural and applied science policy researchers, consultants and program officersA5
4163Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultantsA5
4164Social policy researchers, consultants and program officersA5
4165Health policy researchers, consultants and program officersA5
4166Education policy researchers, consultants and program officersA5
4167Recreation, sports and fitness policy researchers, consultants and program officersA5
4168Program officers unique to governmentA5
4211Paralegal and related occupationsB5
4212Social and community service workersB5
4214Early childhood educators and assistants *B7
4215Instructors of persons with disabilitiesB5

NOCOccupation TitleSkill LevelMinimum CLB
0513Recreation, sports and fitness program and service directors05
5131Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupationsA5
5225Audio and video recording techniciansB5
5241Graphic designers and illustratorsB5
5242Interior designers and interior decoratorsB5
5243Theatre, fashion, exhibit and other creative designersB5
5254Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitnessB5

NOCOccupation TitleSkill LevelMinimum CLB
0601Corporate sales managers05
0621Retail and wholesale trade managers05
0651Managers in customer and personal services, n.e.c.05
6221Technical sales specialists – wholesale tradeB5
6222Retail and wholesale buyersB5
6232Real estate agents and salespersonsB5
6235Financial sales representativesB5
6311Food service supervisorsB5

NOCOccupation TitleSkill LevelMinimum CLB
0711Construction managers05
0712Home building and renovation managers05
0714Facility operation and maintenance managers05
0731Managers in transportation05
7231Machinists and machining and tooling inspectorsB5
7232Tool and die makersB5
7233Sheet metal workersB5
7237Welders and related machine operatorsB5
7241Electricians (except industrial and power system) **B6
7242Industrial electricians **B6
7244Electrical power line and cable workersB5
7245Telecommunications line and cable workers *B7
7246Telecommunications installation and repair workers *B7
7282Concrete finishersB5
7284Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathersB5
7294Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)B5
7295Floor covering installersB5
7311Construction millwrights and industrial mechanicsB5
7312Heavy-duty equipment mechanicsB5
7313Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics **B6
7315Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectorsB5
7316Machine fittersB5
7321Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairersB5
7322Motor vehicle body repairersB5
7361Railway and yard locomotive engineersB5
7362Railway conductors and brakemen/womenB5
7371Crane operators **B6

NOCOccupation TitleSkill LevelMinimum CLB
0821Managers in agriculture05

NOCOccupation TitleSkill LevelMinimum CLB
0911Manufacturing managers05
0912Utilities managers05
9241Power engineers and power systems operatorsB5

* Regulated Occupation
** Compulsory Trade

Past Manitoba Express Entry Draws*

Date when Letters of Advice To Apply Were IssuedNumber of Letters IssuedMinimum Points Required for EOI Draw
48th MPNP Expression of Interest DrawJuly 9, 2018132519
47th MPNP Expression of Interest DrawJuly 6, 2018202519
46th MPNP Expression of Interest DrawJune 22, 2018114562
44th MPNP Expression of Interest DrawMay 11, 2018151562
42nd MPNP Expression of Interest DrawMarch 14, 2018253545
40th MPNP Expression of Interest DrawJanuary 31, 2018148560
39th MPNP Expression of Interest Draw (First Express Entry Pathway draw)January 11, 2018155565

*The MPNP no longer provides details on the number of LAAs issued under the Express Entry sub-stream. Please consult the Manitoba Skilled Worker Overseas Stream draw history table to find out more about past draws.