Skilled Workers In Manitoba

The Skilled Workers In Manitoba program encompasses three immigration streams targeting foreign nationals in Manitoba with a job offer as well as necessary skills and training to succeed in the Manitoba Labour Force.

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Skilled Workers in Manitoba (SWM) is a collection of immigration streams of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP), a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) operated by the province of Manitoba. Skilled Workers in Manitoba encompasses three immigration streams that target foreign nationals who already have employment experience or a job offer in Manitoba and who possess the necessary skills and training to succeed in the Manitoba labour force.

Skilled Workers in Manitoba includes the following streams:

Applicants who are successful through any of these Manitoba streams will receive an official provincial nomination from Manitoba. This provincial nomination makes applicants eligible to apply for Canadian permanent resident status.

Interested candidates should be aware that simply meeting the minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee success. All candidates will be ranked against one another using the MPNP Ranking System and only the most competitive candidates will be invited to submit applications.

Skilled Workers in Manitoba Stream

This pathway is for applicants who are qualified temporary foreign workers and international student graduates who are currently working in Manitoba and have been offered a permanent, full-time job with their Manitoba employer. Learn more about the eligibility requirements for Skilled Workers In Manitoba Stream.

Manitoba Experience Pathway

This pathway is for applicants currently working in Manitoba with temporary work permits, including temporary workers and international graduates of Canadian post-secondary institutions. Learn more about the eligibility requirements for the Manitoba Experience Pathway.

Employer Direct Recruitment Pathway

This pathway is for applicants who are interviewed by Manitoba employers outside of Canada by the MPNP and an eligible employer and received an Invitation to Apply for a provincial nomination from the MPNP. Learn more about the eligibility requirements for the Employer Direct Recruitment Pathway.

MPNP Ranking System

The following system is used to assign all MPNP candidates a score after the submission of their Expression of Interest (EOI). Those candidates with the highest scores will be invited to apply to the program in one of the MPNP Draws – Issuance of Letters of Advice to Apply (LAA).

Overview of Factors

Factor Maximum Points
Language Proficiency 125
Age 75
Work Experience 175
Education 125
Adaptability 500
Risk Assessment -200
Total 1000


Language Proficiency Ranking Points
First Official Language
CLB 8 or higher 25 per band
CLB 7 22 per band
CLB 6 20 per band
CLB 5 17 per band
CLB 4 12 per band
CLB 3 or lower 0
Second Official Language
CLB 5 or higher (overall) 25
Maximum Points 125


Age Ranking Points
18 20
19 30
20 40
21 to 45 75
46 40
47 30
48 20
49 10
50 or older 0
Maximum Points 75

Work Experience

Work Experience Ranking Points
less than one year 0
one year 40
two years 50
three years 60
four years or more 75
Fully recognized by a provincial licensing body 100
Maximum Points 175


Master’s degree or Doctorate 125
Two post-secondary programs of at least two years each 115
One post-secondary program of three years or more 110
One post-secondary program of two years 100
One-year post-secondary program 70
Trade Certificate 70
No formal post-secondary education 0
Maximum Points 125


Adaptability Ranking Points
Connection to Manitoba
Close relative in Manitoba 200
Previous authorized work experience in Manitoba (six months or more) 100
Completed post-secondary program in Manitoba (two years or more) 100
Completed post-secondary program in Manitoba (one year) 50
Close friend or distant relative in Manitoba 50
Manitoba Demand
Ongoing employment in Manitoba for six months or more with long-term job offer from the same employer 500
Invitation to Apply under a Strategic Initiative 500
Regional Development
Immigration destination in Manitoba outside of Winnipeg 50
Maximum Points 500

Risk Factor

Risk Factor Ranking Points
Close relative in another province and no close relative in Manitoba 0
Work experience in another province -100
Studies in another province -100
Previous immigration application to another province 0
Maximum Points -200

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