Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)

The beautiful Province of Manitoba is often called the “Gateway to Western Canada”. Located in the middle of the country, Manitoba is an open and friendly place with a thriving labour market thanks to its abundant natural resources and agriculture. Canada has a long tradition of welcoming immigrants, and Manitoba is no exception. Winnipeg is perhaps the friendliest major city in the country, and the province is filled with pluralistic communities that are extremely open to new Canadians. People from around the world establish permanent residency in Manitoba, and so can you. The easiest way to immigrate to Manitoba is through the Canada Express Entry immigration system.

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) enables the province to attract the exact immigrants best suited for the local job market. Manitoba recognizes the many benefits skilled immigrants can bring to both the economy and society. For this reason, the Manitoba PNP was established in order to expedite the immigration process for talented individuals who wish to live within the province.

There are two different ways a prospective immigrant can go about applying to the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program 2018.

  • Outside of Express Entry, they can send an Expression of Interest (EOI) directly to Immigration Manitoba. If given a Manitoba nominee certificate from the MPNP, the person can then apply to become a Canada permanent resident using Express Entry by creating a new profile and uploading their credentials.
  • Alternatively, people interested in immigration to Manitoba through the MPNP can start out by creating a Canada Express Entry profile that formally shows an interest in Manitoba immigration. The Immigration Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program can send the person a Notification of Interest (NOI) via Express Entry, inviting the prospective immigrant to submit an EOI to the program. If given a Manitoba nomination, the potential immigrant’s Express Entry profile will then be instantly credited with the nomination certificate providing him or her with an additional 600 points under the Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System. This significant increase in CRS score should secure the person an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian Permanent Residency during the next Express Entry draw.

There are three categories within the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program 2018.

MPNP categories:
  • Manitoba Invitation
  • Manitoba Connection
  • Business Investor