Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program

Skilled worker Stream

Under this stream, the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) encourages applications from businesspeople, new graduates, skilled foreign employees, and their families.


The MPNP for Skilled Workers is based on the requirements of Manitoba companies and is regionally oriented.


The two streams for skilled workers are as follows:

  • Workers with skills in Manitoba
  • Skilled foreign workers

Skilled workers in Manitoba

  • Locally motivated and based on the demands of Manitoba employers, the skilled workers stream.
  • Temporary foreign employees and recent graduates from international schools who are employed in Manitoba and have been given the option to work there permanently are both eligible to apply.

Skilled Workers Overseas

Candidates are suggested if they have a proven link to Manitoba through:

  • Assistance from family or friends.
  • Prior employment or education inside the province.
  • Received an invitation from MPNP as part of a deliberate hiring effort.

Business Investor Stream

Entrepreneurs and qualified business investors who want to start or purchase an existing firm in Manitoba are welcome to apply. For the first 24 months, they will receive a temporary work permit.


Applicable Stream

  • Entrepreneur Pathway
  • Farm Investor Pathway

Entrepreneur Pathway

Entrepreneur stream calls applicants who want to open a business in Manitoba.



  • Minimum three years full time work experience in the past five years as an active business owner or has worked in senior management level.
  • Minimum business ownership of applicants must be at least 33%.
  • Language proficiency – Minimum CLB/NCLC 5
  • Minimum education Canadian high school or its equivalent.
  • Age – No minimum or maximum age. However, applicants from 25 to 49 years is allotted extra points.
  • Minimum investment of $250,000 for businesses located in the Manitoba and investment of $150,000 if business located outside Manitoba Capital Region.
  • Business to be started in Manitoba must have at least 1 job position reserved for Canadian Citizen or PR in Manitoba (must not be owners of the business or any close relative).
  • Business research visit by applicants is required for extensive research purposes on their future investments here.
  • Applicant must visit not earlier than 1 year before submission of EOI.


Adaptability points are awarded if

  • Applicant’s spouse shows score of CLB/NCLC 5 or higher.
  • Both applicant & spouse show score of CLB/NCLC 5 or higher in second official language.
  • Close relative currently resides in Manitoba for more than 1 year.
  • Applicant’s children are already studying on a full-time basis for at least 6 months in an accredited Manitoba educational institution before submitting EOI.
  • Either applicant & spouse or common-law partner has completed a full-time study in post-secondary institution in Manitoba for at least 1 year. Or they have completed at least 6 months continuous full time employment in Manitoba. A work experience letter from the employer is to be provided in this case.
  • Minimum net worth is $500,000.

Farm Investor Pathway

Farm investor stream calls applicants who want to establish and operate a farm in Manitoba.



  • Minimum farm business experience of 3 years as farm owner.
  • A farm business plan that suits primary agriculture production and is economically viable.
  • Language proficiency in either of Canada’s two languages.
  • Minimum investment of $300,000.
  • Farm business research visit in Manitoba.
  • Must stay in Manitoba to participate in the management of farm business.
  • Minimum net worth of $500,000.

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